Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

by Yes To  Yes To Cucumbers
Price:
$8.99 - 6 fl. oz.
Best Read Member Comments
Add To Faves»

Want to buy this product?

Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
4/1/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This minimally fragranced cleansing milk is an outstanding option for normal to dry skin. Its gentle formula soothes and helps remove makeup while rinsing cleanly. The addition of cucumber doesn’t count for much because this plant’s benefit is mostly rinsed down the drain, but it’s great Yes To didn’t include fragrant plants known to cause irritation. Note that because this contains fragrance (albeit a very low amount) it isn’t a top choice for those with sensitive or rosacea-affected skin. Otherwise, it comes highly recommended—and the price is great, too!

Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser is perfect for you sensitive types, made with all natural, calming ingredients for a smoothing cleanse that will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Our gentle, milk-based formula combines Soy Proteins, for a moisturizing cleanse that won't strip skin, and Green Tea for an anti-oxidant dose of softness.

Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isostearyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Sorbitol, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, 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.

Member Comments

Summary of Member Comments

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

    3 / 4 Good
  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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

    3 / 4 Good
Page of 1
  1. Doreen
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    My new favorite cleanser
    • I was using a foaming cleanser by Olay that is rated high by Paula. Decided to try this and I really like it. It has a thicker consistency and washes off easy using a wash cloth. If you don't use one, you'll just need to rinse and rinse to get it off. I am very sensitive to smell, and I can't really say that it has much of any.

  2. Claire C.
    Reviewed on Friday, May 10, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    My favorite cleanser
    • Unlike the previous reviewer, I find the fragrance to be mild & pleasant & have no trouble rinsing it. With any cleanser I prefer to remove it with a wet washcloth, but after reading the other review I tried just splash rinsing & it was fine. It leaves my skin softer than any cleanser I've tried and removes makeup well. I had a hard time giving up lathering cleansers but I like the consistency of this lotion, & appreciate the pump bottle. Tried it because of Paula's "Best" rating - thanks!

  3. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, April 08, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Slow to Rinse Off
    • This cleanser has a strong fragrance. The consistency is not milky, but rather a lotion combined with a gel. It takes a long time to rinse off. I wanted to like this cleanser because it's hypoallergenic and paraben-free, but it's not for me.

You May Also Like These Products From Paula's Choice

About the Experts

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:

View Media Highlights

 

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.

585630-IIS2 v1.0.0.338 10/1/2014 9:24:02 AM
Skip to Top of Page
15% Off Everything | FREE Shipping on $50+

Create an Account

Create Account»
  • »

New Customers

You will have the option to create an account after you have submitted your order.