Yes to Baby Naturals Body Lotion
Baby skin can suffer dryness just as skin of any age can, but finding a body lotion that does the job and does it gently can be challenging. This lotion from Yes To has a number of positive aspects, but one ingredient keeps it from reaching its full potential and when it comes to skincare every ingredient counts.
This bottle packaged, pump-dispensed lotion is lightweight yet hydrating and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. It absorbs quickly and isn't greasy at all. There are a good number of antioxidants and other skin-beneficial ingredients, including some to help soothe skin which is nice to see.
The problem is that, like so many other baby lotions, this also includes fragrance. It's not high up on the ingredient list, and it's very mild to the nose, but even so, whether natural or synthetic, it still has the potential to irritate skin. That potential is increased in the case of babies, whose skin is still very delicate and whose immune system hasn't fully developed.
That's a shame, because without that fragrance this would have been an impressive, lightweight, inexpensive drugstore option for baby lotion. There are superior options that you'll find on our list of Best Moisturizers.
Note: Yes to claims this body lotion is 100% natural, which is a bit misleading. Almost all of the ingredients are natural (or can be naturally derived) but the preservative phenoxyethanol, which can be found in some plants, is synthetically derived when used in cosmetics.
- Lightweight yet hydrating lotion texture.
- Absorbs quickly without feeling greasy.
- Contains antioxidants and skin-beneficial ingredients.
- Contains fragrance, which can irritate skin.
That's no cashmere blankie you're cuddling up to, it's your baby's skin! Yes to Baby Carrots 100% Natural Nourishing Baby Lotion nurtures, soothes and softens your cuddly little one, naturally. Leave it to us and well leave you with less time worrying about your babys skin and more time for those extra nuzzle moments and lullabies!
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.
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