Despite the “day cream” designation in the name, this moisturizer is nearly identical to others from Yes to Carrots, including those designated as night creams. Actually, this day cream is ill-advised for daytime use because it does not offer sun protection. Yes, you can pair this with another moisturizer or foundation that’s rated SPF 15 or greater but why apply two moisturizers when only one is needed (and for daytime it should ideally contain sunscreen)?
Besides, because this moisturizer is packaged in a jar, all of its beneficial plant- and vitamin-based antioxidants won’t remain stable. All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients.
If you still wish to consider this, the formula is best for dry to very dry skin. The amount of fragrant orange oil this contains poses a slight risk of irritation, while the amount of salicylic acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is too low to function as an exfoliant.
Yes To Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream softens, smoothes, and firms your skin, leaving you with a healthy nourishing glow that radiates through the day.
Water, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Tuber (Sweet Potato) Extract, Silt (Dead Sea), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Honey Extract, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Squalane, Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, 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.