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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Crème Cleanser

4.00 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Crème Cleanser is worth considering because it contains gentle cleansing agents, a host of skin beneficial non-fragrant plant oils, and rinses thoroughly to leave skin feeling clean and soft, not tight. The brand advises you not to use this on your eye area, requiring a separate makeup remover for that, and it contains a small amount of fragrance making it iffy for those with extra-sensitive skin, but those are the only drawbacks.

Ultra Hydrating Crème Cleanser comes in a plastic squeeze tube with a flip cap. The cleanser dispenses as a thick, milky white cream that works into a slight lather. It feels moisturizing and spreads easily across skin, rinsing clean without any residue.

This cleanser contains gentle cleansing agents and many skin beneficial, non-fragrant plant oils that combination-dry to very dry skin will appreciate, even in a rinse-off product. Coconut, avocado, chia, and olive oil are each beneficial to skin and their fatty acids help this cleanser provide moisture that softens skin.

The entire Yes to Coconut line has the same tropical coconut scent (which comes more from the added fragrance than the coconut-derived ingredients). In rinse-off products such as this, fragrance is likely not cause for concern for most. However, perfume isn't skincare and those with extra-sensitive skin (or noses!) may not find this preferable over fragrance-free options available.

This cleanser's label also warns to avoid the eye area, so you'll need a separate remover to eliminate eye makeup. As such, we did not test this cleanser's ability to remove eye makeup. It does a good job of removing face makeup, however.

Overall, Yes to Coconut Hydrating Crème Cleanser has an appropriate name and lives up to its claims, so it earns our kudos. If you have dry skin, aren't sensitive to highly fragrant products, and are looking for a moisturizing cleanser that leaves skin feeling soft instead of tight, you may want to grab this beauty bargain on your next trip to the drugstore.

Pros:
  • Contains a good blend of several skin beneficial non-fragrant plant oils.
  • Leaves skin feeling soft.
  • Rinses easily without leaving skin feeling tight.
  • Affordable.
Cons:
  • Contains fragrance, so may not be best for those with extra-sensitive skin.
  • Not to be used around eyes, so a separate makeup remover is needed for eye makeup.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
In a (coco)nut shell, this cleanser is a creamy dream come true for dry skin. That's because it's packed with virgin coconut oil - an ultra rich hydrator that moisturizes even the thirstiest complexions (thanks to a fatty serving of fatty acids). Crack it open and let its decadent texture whisk away makeup and dirt and soothe dry, cracked skin. Can you say "ahhhhloha?"
Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, 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, Coco Glucoside, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Coconut Alcohol, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, 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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