Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizer

by Yes To  Yes To Tomatoes
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$14.99 - 1.7 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime) > Moisturizer without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/10/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

The claims for this moisturizer are opposite of what the formula reveals. This product is supposed to contain powerful ingredients to absorb oil (and it’s marketed to those with breakout-prone skin) yet it contains a triglyceride (a component of skins’ oil) as well as non-fragrant plant oils! What was Yes To thinking? Did anyone check the claims against the ingredient list? Apparently not because this moisturizer is way too emollient for anyone struggling with breakouts, not to mention it has zero ability to absorb excess oil!

Ordinarily we’d shift gears and recommend this for normal to dry skin that’s not prone to breakouts but because the formula contains potent irritant red pepper extract, it isn’t advised for anyone’s skin. Red pepper causes irritation that can stimulate more oil production in the pore lining, making oily skin worse, and its irritancy is bad news for any skin type.

Rich in antioxidants and powerful sebum (acne-causing oil) absorbers, it both moisturizes and balances, keeping your complexion carefree.

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Laurate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Capsicum Annuum (Red Pepper) Fruit Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (African Red Bush Tea) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Xanthan Gum, Dead Sea Salt(Maris Sal), Potassium Sorbate, 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.

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  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, March 24, 2014
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Gave me rosacea
    • My skin was never sensitive to any product until I used this nightmare. Ever since, I have struggled with rosacea and sensitivity. I wanted to sue then. I should have.

  2. Karen H
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 12, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    This mosturizer is wonderful!!!!
    • Yes to Tomatoes daily balancing moisturizer is amazing. Paula rates it poorly but I highly recommend you try it! I have oily breakout prone skin that is often "pink." This lotion does it all. It DOES control oil, it had completely cleared those tiny bumps I would get on my temple, chin, etc and my favorite part is it is SO CALMING. For anyone struggling with these issues, I encourage you to google the product and see what people who are actually using the moisturizer have to say.

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