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Yes To

Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Smoothing Daily Cleanser

4.50 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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This is a good, creamy cleanser that is best for dry to very dry skin. Its rich, buttery texture helps remove makeup, but because it doesn't rinse easily, you'll want to use a washcloth with it.

The lemon and apple extracts are present in teeny amounts and contrary to claim don't have benefit for skin. Lemon peel isn't the least bit cleansing and neither lemon nor apple extract are natural sources of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) as claimed. Although lemon and apple do contain citric acid and malic acid, respectively, these do not function the same way as AHAs, even if the citric acid or malic acid is present in appropriate amounts in a product with an appropriate pH level. Even so, in a cleanser, these ingredients are rinsed down the drain, so it's all nonsense, anyway you look at it.

Pros:
  • Creamy cleanser is well-suited for dry to very dry skin.
  • Won't leave skin feeling tight.
  • Easily removes makeup.
Cons:
  • Requires use with a washcloth to avoid a residue.
  • The teeny amount of the so-called AHA contents of lemon and apples aren't AHAs, and they don't exfoliate skin.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This milk-based gentle facial cleanser will make you say YES to a fresh face. A gentle start to your skincare regimen, this cleanser is formulated with apple, rich in powerful anti-oxidants and natural alpha-hydroxy acids to help refresh and brighten skin; and lemon peel, a naturally derived cleanser to help sweep away dirt and grime and brighten the skin.

Water, Vaccinium Cyanococcus (Blueberry) Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance.

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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