Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask can absorb excess oil and leave skin smooth and matte, but its potent fragrance is far from soothing, making it a poor choice for sensitive skin.
This single-use mask is packaged in a paper pouch with an aluminum-like lining. You get plenty of product for one use, and some will find they get a couple of uses from the contents. The question is whether you’ll want to use this more than once!
The beneficial ingredients include absorbent clays and a series of vegetable-derived antioxidants, the latter better serving your skin in leave-on products rather than those you rinse from skin.
Separate from the potent fragrance and the strong risk of irritation it presents, this mask is very difficult to rinse from skin, even if you don’t leave it on for the recommended timeframe of 5-10 minutes. Clay masks like this can be tricky to rinse, but this one takes a lot more effort than we’re used to—we actually had to rub and pull at our face because warm water splashing alone wouldn’t make it budge.
Bottom line: Just say no to this Yes To mask. The price might make it seem like an inexpensive treat, but it ends up costing more per use than most of today’s best clay masks packaged in regular size tubes.
- Absorbs excess oil, leaving skin smooth and matte.
- Intriguing mix of antioxidants from leafy greens and other vegetables.
- Highly-fragranced formula likely to irritate skin.
- Takes considerable effort to rinse.
- Not suitable for sensitive skin.
- A bit pricey for single use pack given it’s not much different from tube-packaged clay masks.
Yes to being cool with cucumbers and French green clay to calm and soothe your sensitive skin. The single use Yes to Cucumbers Calming Mud Mask helps remove impurities and balances skin while leaving it feeling cool and hydrated. Sit back, relax and enjoy a spa-like experience.
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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