Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream
Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream has what it takes to hydrate delicate eye area skin. While we wouldn’t categorize it as the most hard-hitting anti-aging formula, it still has enough going for it to make it a worthwhile purchase… especially for the price!
Right off the bat, Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream gets two things right that many other eye creams get wrong. We’ll start with the opaque, air-tight pump bottle packaging. This is important because it help preserve the efficacy of key ingredients, such as the antioxidants, as opposed to the jar packaging that many eye creams come in which allows air and light to degrade the formula.
We’re also happy to see that this eye cream omits irritating fragrance ingredients. A surprising amount of eye creams are fragranced, which ultimately leads to inflammation. Yes To took the right precautions to make this formula fragrance free.
On to the stars of the show, Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream is front-loaded with moisturizing olive oil and sunflower oil, followed by emollient shea butter and the humectant glycerin. Other antioxidant-rich plant oils are sprinkled throughout the formula, including the namesake avocado oil, as well as coconut oil and jojoba oil.
Despite all the oils and emollients, the texture is on the lighter end of the spectrum for a cream. It absorbs without a heavy feel or slick shine, yet still feels like it leaves a little something behind to protect skin’s barrier against drying elements.
Don’t put much hope in Yes To’s claims that this eye cream “stands up to bags and circles.” More often than not, undereye bags and dark circles are caused by genetic factors that even the best skin care ingredients cannot address, and there’s nothing in this formula that stands out for those concerns.
That said, we are glad Yes To included hyaluronic acid in the formula. It’s not going to help with bags and circles, but it can help “plump” skin to a certain degree and deliver a smoother appearance.
Long story short: Yes to Avocado Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream is a great, budget-friendly eye cream for beginners.
- Front-loaded with antioxidant-rich plants oils and emollients to alleviate dry skin.
- Contains humectants, including glycerin and hyaluronic acid, for a plumping boost of hydration.
- Lightweight yet still protective against drying elements.
- Packaged to preserve the efficacy of the formula.
- Fragrance free.
Formulated with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, this fragrance-free daily eye cream hydrates the skin around your eyes, helps smooth fine lines and stands up to bags and circles. This light non-greasy eye cream contains star ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and of course, avocado oil.
Yes To At-A-Glance
How this Israel-based brand of skin-care products came to be so widely distributed is an impressive marketing feat. Its sold in over a dozen countries and weve seen it locally in such diverse places as Safeway (a grocery store) and Ulta (a salon/spa/cosmetics boutique). Business is booming in the natural products market, and it appears that the Yes To brand is on its way to being one of the frontrunners! Yes To products were even featured on the popular daytime talk show The View. Clearly, this line has attracted the attention both of consumers and the media.
Why all the fuss? Well do our best to explain, but the simple reality is that the success of this brand is due to the fact that lots of consumers want natural products, regardless of whether or not the formula is beneficial for skin. Many women (but not those who read our reviews) are completely unaware that many of the products from the so-called natural product lines contain just as many synthetic ingredients as unnatural brands. Thats no longer the case with Yes To products, but not too long ago, it was!
The Yes To brand is divided into multiple sub-brands. To name a few: Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, Yes To Grapefruit, Yes to Coconut and Yes To Blueberries. The original launch and the largest group is Yes To Carrots. After the carrot-containing products became a hit, the company began to assemble a tossed salad of other products, including their Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes, and Yes to Blueberries. What next? Were anticipating Yes To Lettuce and Yes To Blue Cheese Dressing, that way you can make a complete salad!
All kidding aside, Yes To products are worth a look if you prefer mostly natural ingredients, though not every natural ingredient Yes To uses has been proven beneficial for skin, and some are problematic. As with most natural-themed lines, there are a handful of Yes To products to consider. But few of them are state-of-the-art and there are no products to successfully manage acne or blackheads, lighten skin discolorations, or significantly reduce redness
Although it is commendable that Yes To doesnt make over-the-top anti-aging claims, a skin-care line should help take care of skins daily needs, and this lines products are somewhat lacking. All the fruits, vegetables, and any natural ingredient you can name isnt enough to protect skin from the cumulative damage of unprotected sun exposure (the Yes To brand does sell a couple of excellent sunscreens) or to satisfy other skin-care needs. Its a nice idea to think that tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and blueberries are as good for your skin when applied topically as they are for your health when consumed as part of a healthy diet, but thats simply not the case. Still, if you shop this line carefully youll come away with some workable products that are pleasant to use.
For more information about Yes To and its food-themed brands, visit www.yestocarrots.com.
About the Experts
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