Yes to Baby Naturals Shampoo & Body Wash
Yes To's Baby Naturals Shampoo & Body Wash has a lot going for it, but falls just short of being among the best because of one less-than-ideal ingredient that's present in far too many baby products and that's fragrance and that's just not fair to a baby's skin (or adult skin for that matter, but we digress).
While fragrance makes the cleanser smell pleasant, it's not ideal for skin, since it can cause irritation (even if it's natural fragrance and that's particularly true for delicate baby skin). As a cleanser, this product is rinsed off so it's not as much of an issue as if it were a leave-on product, but it would be much better without fragrance.
This wash is a gel that comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. It's convenient and works well to cleanse skin without drying it out. That's thanks to the inclusion of gentle cleansing agents instead of harsh soaps.
This also contains some soothing ingredients and antioxidants. They're largely rinsed from skin in a cleanser, but they're still good additions and always welcome in skincare.
As it is, this mild cleanser is a tough sell for use on baby's skin because of the risk fragrance presents; however, it's an OK option for adult skin provided you rinse thoroughly.
One more comment: Yes To claims this formula is "100% Natural", but it isn't. Although many of the ingredients this contains are natural, the preservative phenoxyethanol assuredly is not.
- Cleanses skin without drying it out.
- Contains soothing ingredients and antioxidants.
- Contains fragrance, which can irritate baby's skin.
Pampering is not just for diaper changes! Yes to Baby Carrots 100% Natural Gentle Foaming Shampoo & Body Wash pampers your little bundle of joy as it cleanses, nurtures and softens their delicate hair and skin. Go ahead, dress your baby up in that bath foam hat and beard, its all-natural, safe, and super cute!
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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