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Yes to Coconut Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion

10.00 fl. oz. for $ 9.99
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Yes to Coconut really succeeded with this sheer body oil/lotion hybrid! Its unique consistency makes it even more surprising that it feels so light despite being loaded with plant oils (sunflower, jojoba, and its namesake coconut) as well as beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants. Those with normal to dry skin below the neck will appreciate this mix, and that it dries quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Did we mention the price? At about $10 for a generous 10 ounces, it's a steal!

The spray nozzle applicator works well for the fluid consistency of the Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion. However, use it with caution around clothing or other fabric—the oil content of the formula can stain (it takes only a stray drop hitting the wrong place to ruin an outfit, not to mention that it will make bare floors slippery). There is a small amount of fragrance, but the slight amount present shouldn't present an issue for most.

We should note that the amount of fragrance makes it potentially problematic for those with sensitivity issues like eczema; fragrance-free is always best.

Pros:
  • Loaded with rich moisturizing plant oils, fatty acids, and skin-repairing ingredients.
  • Includes additional antioxidants.
  • A beauty bargain!
Cons:
  • Contains a small amount of fragrance, making it iffy for those with issues like eczema or sensitive skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This super snazzy formula contains Virgin Coconut and super-light Jojoba Oils which penetrate the skin in a way that only few oils can. Its perfect for those with dry skin that require intense moisturize.

Water (Aqua), Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Tamarindus Indica Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Trehalose, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, 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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