Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Overnight Hydrating Cream

by Yes To  Yes To Blueberries
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$19.99 - 1.7 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/10/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This is a simple, close-to-all-natural facial moisturizer formula that would be rated higher if it contained an assortment of antioxidants and skin-repairing and cell-communicating ingredients. As is, it is just an ordinary formula for normal to dry skin, and one that doesn't leave a greasy after-feel.

Fragrance and fragrant citrus extracts are present, which isn't the best, but the amounts are low. Overall, not bad, but could be better—and nothing about the formula is strongly anti-aging, though blueberries are a great source of antioxidants.

NOTE: Depending on where you shop online, this product is also known as Yes to Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

Pros:
  • Contains a good mix of emollients for dry skin.
  • Packaged to ensure stability of light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
  • Moisturizes without a lingering greasy feel.
Cons:
  • Not the most well-rounded formula because it's missing a range of antioxidants and skin-repairing and cell-communicating ingredients.
  • Contains some fragrant plant extracts and a form of alcohol that pose a slight risk of irritation.

An anti-oxidant rich bedtime treat. Formulated with moisture-retaining shea butter to help smooth and hydrate skin, blueberries to give your skin a powerful dose of anti-oxidant goodness while you sleep and noni fruit, an exotic fruit to help soothe and calm your skin from the day’s wear and tear.

Water, Vaccinium Cyanococcus (Blueberry) Fruit Juice, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry)Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Ethyl Palmate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Saccharum Offcinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sucrose Stearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponables, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, Limonene, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol, Linalool, Citral, Cholecalciferol, Dl-Alpha Tocopherol, Phytonadione, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Geraniol, Citronellol, Fragrance

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 four sub-brands: Yes To Carrots, Yes To Cucumbers, Yes To Tomatoes 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, call (888) 929-3786 or visit www.yestocarrots.com.

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  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, March 10, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Yes to Blueberries night cream
    • Paula may not be impressed with the cell communicating ingredients or whatever but it did exactly what I wanted it to do - fix my dry skin. And that's after trying L'Oreal, Olay, coconut oil, shea butter-based lotion and yes, Paula's moisturizer. This actually works.

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