02.14.2013
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Yes To
Yes to Carrots Moisturizing Eye Cream
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1.7 fl. oz. for $14.99
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Eye Moisturizers
Last Updated:02.14.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Overview

This emollient eye cream contains some great ingredients for dry skin anywhere on the face, but guess what? Its fragranced formula differs in no meaningful way from Yes to Carrot’s facial moisturizer for dry skin. It is further proof that most eye creams like this one aren't necessary. If you’re using a well formulated (preferably fragrance-free) moisturizer on your face, you can and should apply it around your eyes, too. What a great way to save money and truly not be missing out on the alleged benefits of eye creams!

Let’s say you decide you want to use an eye cream anyway. Is this a good one? As mentioned, it contains some great ingredients for dry skin but the packaging is a big problem. Because this is packaged in a jar, the plant-based antioxidant ingredients will break down as soon as you open this. Those beneficial ingredients are great to see in skin-care products, but they’re sensitive to light and air, not to mention the hygiene issues jar packaging presents. Ultimately, this eye cream is not only superfluous, it’s also a bad investment because the most important ingredients won’t remain stable, which means your skin won’t see much benefit from them.

Claims

Yes To Carrots Moisturizing Eye Cream smooths and hydrates that delicate area around your eyes, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, soft and moisturized.

Ingredients

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Propanediol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Silt (Dead Sea), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ipomoea Batatas Tuber (Sweet Potato) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Honey Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Ascorbyl, Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance

Brand Overview

Yes To At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; complete ingredient lists are provided on company Web site; some good cleansers; an impressive selection of reasonably well formulated moisturizers, both with and without sunscreen.

Weaknesses: No products to successfully address the needs of those with acne or skin discolorations; several products contain irritating fragrant oils; jar packaging; potentially weak preservative system compared with those of many other brands.

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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