While it doesn't contain a lot of fragrance, this very emollient body lotion for dry skin could have been an even better product for dry skin. Be careful applying this over freshly shaved legs, as you will most likely feel the burn the fragrance causes.
Loaded with emollients and beneficial, antioxidant-rich plant oils, this is about as soothing as it gets for dry skin. This is a potential beauty bargain for the body at the drugstore (and don't you just love that alliteration!).
Note: The UK version of this product has a different ingredient list.
The Yes to Carrots Daily Moisture Body Lotion was created in response to customers demading a larger size of their favorite daily moisturizer. This basic daily-use product will moisturize and smooth your skin with carrots and sweet potatoes for Beta-Carotene nourishment, and safflower seed oil for a big ol' dose of softness. This larger pump is the perfect bedside or bathroom addition!
Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sea Silt Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
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. It’s sold in over a dozen countries and we’ve 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? We’ll 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. That’s 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? We’re 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 doesn’t make over-the-top anti-aging claims, a skin-care line should help take care of skin’s daily needs, and this line’s products are somewhat lacking. All the fruits, vegetables, and any natural ingredient you can name isn’t 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. It’s 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 that’s simply not the case. Still, if you shop this line carefully you’ll 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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