Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15

by Yes To  Yes To Carrots
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$14.99 - 1.7 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Last Updated:
10/30/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This is a good daytime moisturizer with sunscreen for normal to dry skin not prone to blemishes. The active ingredients include the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and they're in an emollient formula that is cosmetically elegant plus treats skin to a good mix of antioxidants. This is highly recommended and, for the most part, is about as natural as you can get when it comes to moisturizers with sunscreen (but bear in mind that despite their mineral origins, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are not natural ingredients, unless you define that term very broadly)!

Note: The inclusion of fragrance and fragrant ingredients makes this product an iffy choice for those with sensitive skin.

Let's face it - we all love fun in the sun, but not some of its effects. Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 defends your skin against the sun's UVA/UVB rays while soothing and hydrating your beautiful face. Perfect for Spring, perfect for Summer. Actually, perfect all year-round.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (3.2 %), Titanium Dioxide (2.9 %). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Coco-Glucoside, Fragrance, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Isostearate, Hydrated Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Maris Limus Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenethyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate.

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.

Member Comments

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  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

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  1. Nora
    Reviewed on Monday, September 29, 2014
    • Value
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      2 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    sticky!
    • My bottle says Nourishing on it, its very sticky on my skin even and hour later! It is definitely scented . Will continue search for a light moisturizer that gets a best rating from Paula, that is reasonably priced.

  2. Sj
    Reviewed on Saturday, March 01, 2014
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Now fragrance free?
    • I loved the texture and wear of the yes to carrots spf 15, but couldn't stand the smell. Since I'm sensitive I was irritated by the fragrance. I noticed they now offer the same product but fragrance free! I have not tried it yet, but am definitely intrigued by this version. Does anyone know more about the new version?

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

    Hi there! The fragrance-free version of this product is better and will be recommended.

    —Admin
  3. Diana G.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    changed formula
    • The active ingredients for this product has changed. It now has zinc oxide in addition to titanium dioxide. The original formula did not leave a white cast, but with the addition of the new active ingredient, this new formula does leave a white cast.

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Hi, and thanks for the information! We'll have and updated review on the site in a few days.

    —Paula's Choice Research Team
  4. SUSANNE
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 26, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    discontinued?
    • I love this product! Just finished my 5th bottle and the new one has the added word 'Nourishing' and now it has a not so great fragrance. I'll be returning it. I'm back to searching for a 'no animal testing' sunscreen/moisturizer. :(

  5. Karin G.
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 29, 2013
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Dried me out
    • I was hopeful given the Best rating here but after a week of applying it underneath my makeup, my skin became increasingly drier and flaky. I stopped using it and now a week or two later, my skin is back to normal.

  6. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 21, 2013
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    A bit too oily
    • The primary downside to this product is that I find it slightly oily. It leaves an oily, sticky film on my skin. After applying and letting it absorb / dry, I have to use a light powder so that my skin is not sticky all day long. Decent product, but I'll be trying others that are a bit lighter in texture and not so oily.

  7. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, July 08, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      2 / 4
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    Very sttong scent
    • The fragrance is crazy strong. It's all I smelled all day. I do have a sensitive nose though. Too bad, I really liked the texture and that it's a natural product.

  8. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, January 12, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Great Product
    • I've been using this product for several months and I couldn't be happier. It goes on smooth with no white cast, it feels good all day, it'd creamy but not oily, and there's no sheen or shine to it. My skin looks and feels great!

  9. KELLI C.
    Reviewed on Saturday, December 22, 2012
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Again
    • ...not available in Canada.

  10. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Friday, December 14, 2012
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Awesome Product
    • I've been using this in last several years, I highly recommend. My skin looks and feels better. It gives my skin the suncare protection, a somewhat glow to face and doesn't cause irritation for me. Sometimes Walgreens has buy one and get second 50% off.

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

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