Yes to Blueberries Line Reducing Lip Treatment (Discontinued)

by Yes To  Yes To Blueberries
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$2.99 - 0.1 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm Without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/10/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This product is made out to be an anti-aging lip treatment that reduces wrinkles in 7 days as it firms skin, but it's just a regular lip balm composed of plant oils and wax.

The twist-up stick makes application easy and this balm is easy to take along wherever you go, but all it can reliably do is moisturize dry lips and prevent chapping. The oils can help soften the appearance of lines on the lips, but that's true of any well-formulated lip balm (ChapStick® is not one) or just applying plain Vaseline to the lips.

The formula contains some antioxidants, including blueberry extract, but the packaging exposes them to light and air with each use, which reduces their effectiveness. In the end, this is merely a good lip balm, which is nice for dry lips but not the answer to lines on the lips or around the mouth.

Pros:
  • Moisturizes dry lips and prevents chapping.
  • Easy to apply and conveniently portable.
  • Fragrance-free (though this does contain flavor).
Cons:
  • Not the antiwrinkle wonder it's made out to be.
  • Twist-up packaging will routinely expose the antioxidants to light and air.

Clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around lips in 7 days, perfect for someone looking for an added dose of moisture and firming.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Flavor, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Spilanthes Acmella (Paracress) Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Linalool

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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