While you can spend a lot of money on pricey potions, some of the most affordable brands, easily discovered in mass market retailers and drug stores, are also some of the most satisfying. The YES TO collections of skincare products are really good. They contain organic fruits and vegetables and other natural ingredients that help to hydrate and pamper your skin.
At the beginning of the year, I did a review of a number of YES TO….skin care products. Each one of the collections: Yes to Carrots, Yes to Tomatoes, Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Baby Carrots and the newest, Yes to Blueberries, address a variety of skin care needs. All are free of parabens, petrolatum and other harsh chemicals. If you want healthy skin, you don’t have to pay a fortune. YES TO products are all under $20.00. And, even better, a portion of the profits also goods to the Yes to carrots Seed Fund, a 501C3 non profit that helps to make a difference with school gardens for kids.
Yes to Carrots caters to those with normal to dry skin and hair, featuring carrots, shea butter and sweet almond
Yes to Cucumbers caters to those with sensitive skin and color-treated hair, featuring cucumbers, aloe vera, and green tea
Yes to Blueberries caters to those with age-damaged or mature skin, featuring blueberries, cotton thistle, a paracress flower
Yes to Tomatoes caters to those with acne-prone skin, featuring tomatoes, witch hazel, and salicylic acid
Now there’s something new from the Yes to Cucumbers line: Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($7.99/45 pads) that can take you through a whole month of clean, makeup-free eyes without washing, scrubbing, or irritation. Many eye makeup remover products work using oils, or other things that can really irritate your eyes. Who wants to end up with stinging, pink eyes, like a rabbit? It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t feel good, either. But these new little YES to..Cucumbers pads, are very gentle, with a hypoallergenic formula that includes Calendula and Chamomile (soothing, calming, hydrating and helps to tighten skin), and Organic Cucumbers (softening, nurturing, cooling).
The formula is light and refreshing. After all, an age-old beauty remedy for puffy eyes has always been to put two cold rounds of raw cucumber on them! While you may need more than one pad to get rid of every single trace of mascara and eye liner (if they are the longwear type designed never to stray off your face), these pads make removing most makeup, easy and pleasant.
Here are more details: 99% Natural, Dermatologist and opthlamologist tested, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and paraben/phthlate/SLA-free
With a nice price ranging from around $6.50 to $8.00, who wouldn’t say YES, to cucumbers?!!!!
Also new and nifty are YES to products for your hair. The shampoo lathers nicely, the scents are minimal and pleasant. These products are nicely packaged although not fancy, they work well without exotic ingredients, and are priced under $8.00! Just because something can be purchased in Walmart or Target, or a drug store, doesn’t mean it isn’t good. These YES to products are as good as anything else you’ll find — just pick the right formula for your hair: : Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo and Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Conditioner, Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Shampoo and Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection Conditioner, Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief Shampoo, Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief Conditioner, and Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum (for normal to dry hair).
I tried the YES to Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair. I like the colorful graphics and nice flip top bottle. I wish it really did smell like blueberries, but it doesn’t really have a scent. But it does contain blueberries (with antioxidant protection and Vtaimins C and E), Clover Flower (healing properties); Sunflower (Vitamins A, B and E, rich in fatty acids for shine, and nourishing properties to defend against blow dryers and heat stylers). It feels clean and rinses out that way, too. Ditto the conditioner that also helps de-tangle so you don’t have to struggle a comb through your hair after shampooing. When a product is $7.99 for 11.5 fl. oz. you might not expect it to be packed with good for your hair ingredients, but this one has them along with a 98% natural, free of parabens, petrolatum and SLS formula. Use it for a week and see if your hair doesn’t look and feel shinier, healthier, softer!
*follow your shampoo and conditioner with YES to Carrots Ant-Frizz Serum ($7.99 3 fl.oz.) for hair that looks like it was never dry, brittle or frizzy. You don’t need much to make a difference, and you can do it even on a tiny beauty budget, This one in a pump bottle has organic carrots, avocado oil and mango butter, all emollient and nourishing to hydrate and add shine, while reducing frizz. It’s a nice product, nothing fancy, but it works.
You can find YES to products in drugstores and mass market retailers and also learn more about them at http://www.yestocarrots.com/index.html