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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Coconut Oil Stick

2.00 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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Yes To Coconut's Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Coconut Oil Stick is a convenient way to add moisture to skin, with only one minor setback that keeps it from earning our top rating.

It's housed in a twist-up stick with a plastic cap, making it easy to pack along if you want. The moisturizer is in stick form, though quickly "melts" when it comes in contact with skin.

Though the formula is largely no-frills, it features good emollients for instant hydration. It's especially great as a body moisturizer, particularly in areas prone to rough skin like elbows, knees, and heels.

Yes To does suggest that this can be used on the face, but we recommend against this, as it's super-emollient, and can feel too thick and heavy, even for the driest facial skin!

The drawback is that the potentially-pleasing coconut scent this product has doesn't come from the coconut oil it contains; rather it's because of the addition of fragrance. While it's not at the top of the ingredient list, it still has the potential to cause irritation.

Still, this is a good body moisturizer for being on the go, especially when travelling.

Pros:
  • Convenient packaging for moisturizing on the go.
  • Instantly hydrates dry skin, particularly elbows, knees, and heels.
Cons:
  • Contains fragrance, which can irritate skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Coconut Oil Stick is going (coco) nuts for coconut oil and this first ever, do-it-all moisturizing miracle in a stick, which is a clean, easy, mess-free way to apply it. It can be used on the face, body or anywhere you need extra hydration. It has a non-greasy texture and melts on contact with the skin. Consider this your holy grail of head to toe hydration-especially when on-the-go.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Glycerol Caprylate, Glycerol Undecyleneate, Fragrance (Parfum), Coumarin.

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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