Yes to Carrots

Posted on May 2 2012 - 10:12am by Demelza Young

"Yes To" is a natural skin care line for both men and women that packs its products with vitamins, fruits, and vegetables and is free of parabens, petroleum, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and phthalates.  Recently, I picked up a product from their sub-brand Yes to Carrots—a line made for normal to dry skin and hair.  I had run out of my usual cleanser, and decided to try one that was natural.  My pick was the nourishing daily cream facial cleanser, which is packaged in a simple tube, much like an oversized toothpaste container (retailing for around $8).

The product itself is very thick and creamy, much like a lotion, with a scent reminiscent of a mixture of pureed carrots and sweet potatoes and a hint of aloe vera.  While it has a luxurious, smooth, and pleasing feeling when you put it on (and you don’t need very much) it doesn’t lather, and—perhaps because of the thick consistency—does not rinse off as easily as one might expect.  It does, however, do a decent job of removing makeup.

I have sensitive skin, and while this product did not irritate it, or cause my face to redden, it did have a very unpleasant side effect I did not expect—it completely dried out my skin.  Despite the word “nourishing” in its name, its description that it knows “just how to nourish dry skin,” and its boast of aloe vera as a “hydration superhero,” within seconds of rinsing the product off my skin felt tight, as if it had been completely stripped of its moisture.  I do not typically have an issue with my face drying out, but soon after patting it dry (as I usually do) my skin began to flake.  If you use this product, I would highly suggest having your moisturizer less than an arm’s length away and to slather it on within seconds of washing your face.

In short, while I really wanted to “say yes” to and love this product (it has so many wonderful qualities), my face did not.  Unfortunately, I think I will have to say no to carrots from now on (at least on my face).


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Demelza Young is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Her current plans are to attend graduate school and to study clinical psychology in the hopes of one day working with eating disordered patients.

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  1. meloney May 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    WOW, who would have thought that a natural skin cleanser would strip your skin of all its natural oils. I do love carrot juice but i know now to stay away from yes to carrots face cleanser. Thanks for the heads up Demelza.

  2. Melinda Dunne October 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I have wondered about these products. I have sensitive skin and allergies so I wouldn't try this. Thank you for the honest review I appreciate it! 

  3. MamaBreak October 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I love the smell of all of the Yes To products! They work so well!

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