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Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser

4.00 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser is a somewhat updated take on the classic cleansing cream. Designed to cleanse dry skin without stripping it, it does a good job, with just a couple of caveats.

It comes in a squeeze tube with a flip-top cap that's easy to use. The texture is definitely that of a semi-solid balm, almost ointment-like initially. As soon as you spread it on your fingers, though, it begins to "melt" into a much more workable texture.

Yes To advises using this two ways: Either spread it all over your face straight from the tube and rinse it off for a true balm cleansing experience, or mix it with water to create a milky emulsion. We found this did a slightly better job cleansing mixed with water, though in both cases it does a good job of removing dirt, oil, and most makeup. Thanks to its very emollient formula it doesn't dry out skin, and despite that emollience it rinses cleanly.

The only drawback is that waterproof makeup requires extra effort to remove. Just using the balm on its own wasn't enough to get rid of all traces of waterproof makeup, though we were able to remove it using a washcloth.

Still, if you don't mind this aspect and want to see what the buzz is about cleansing balms, this is a good, user-friendly option, and at a good price, too!

Note: This product does share the same light coconut scent as the rest of the product in the Yes to Coconut line, but that's due largely to its inclusion of coconut oil but coconut oil is not a skin sensitizing oil like many fragrant oils are. It does contain a very small amount of fragrance, but since it is designed to be rinsed off and does rinse well, it should not be an issue for skin.

Pros:
  • Does a good job removing dirt, oil, and most makeup.
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth, soft, and replenished.
  • Rinses/removes cleanly whether used with or without water.
Cons:
  • Doesn't remove all traces of waterproof makeup.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

We'll stop the world and melt with you! This dual-texture cleanser can be mixed with water for a creamy cleansing experience or slathered directly onto skin (sans water!) for a luxurious, balm-like feel. Either way, itll melt right in, dissolving dirt and makeup and hydrating with virgin coconut oil and moringa seed oil then effortlessly rinse right off. Like buttah!

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Water (Aqua), Tocopheryl Acetate, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

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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