Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Acne Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes
25 sheet for $5.99
Last Updated:02.10.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Although these cleansing cloths are medicated with anti-acne salicylic acid and the pH of the formula is within range for it to function as an exfoliant, this isn’t the way to go to experience the benefits salicylic acid offers. The formula contains irritants including witch hazel, red pepper, and alcohol, all of which can make inflamed, reddened, acne-prone skin worse. These aren’t the type of ingredients to leave on your face but the fact that the cleansing solution really should be rinsed defeats the convenience of using cleaning cloths. If cloths are what you’re after, there are much gentler options from other brands—and you can apply a salicylic acid (BHA) exfoliant via a separate product designed to stay on skin (which is when salicylic acid will have the most benefit).


Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Towelettes help fight acne and blemishes when you’re on the go with powerful blemish-fighting ingredients that are proven to help heal and clear skin. Salicylic Acid helps unclog pores, break down blemishes, and control oil. Tomatoes help control sebum and oil production in skin, while protecting it from environmental agents that can cause breakouts.


Active: Salicylic Acid 1% Other: Water, Glycerin, Betaine, Salanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Leaf Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Alcohol, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Capsicum Frutescens (Red Pepper) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum

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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I love these things

I use these when I get home from work after sweating in our 100+ weather. Gets rid of sun screen and oils and makes me feel fresh instantly. Does not inflame my rosacea.

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It works for me

This may not be for everybody, but it works well with my skin. I had heard a long time ago about using tomatoes on the skin to help with acne but never really tried it. Then I found this randomly at Target a few years ago & thought "why not? I've tried so many other things." So I consistently used it in the beginning and see a MAJOR difference in the pores and pimples on my skin. I had these bumps on my forehead as well that started to disappear! Least you can do is try this product

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I have extremely x 1000 oily skin, very difficult to control, large pores (yuck), and hormonal breakouts. On a whim I decided to try the Tomatoes cleansing wipes, and I started noticing how clean and smooth they left my skin by the third day. I'm not suggesting all skins can take this, truth is Paula's facial cleansers just make me break out. My daughter has the same problem, and we're both Paula's-addicts! All I'm saying is if your skin can handle what you throw at it, think about Tomatoes.

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Ceci M.
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