Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yes To Tomatoes! Daily Balancing Moisturizer

Morning Ladies! Hope everyone is having a good Sunday so far! I'm taking a break from my finals studying and thought I would throw a little post on here! :)

As you may know, a while back the people at Yes To Carrots! were nice enough to send me a bunch of products to test out to help with my crazy winter skin! (Oily/dry/dehydrated/breakout prone - you name it, I have it!)

They sent me mostly the Yes To Tomatoes! line to help with my oil control and breakouts, while still nourishing and hydrating my skin. This is the Yes To Tomatoes! Daily Balancing Moisturizer. Here is what the Yes To Carrots! website says about this moisturizer:

"We know you juggle many aspects of life on a daily basis, hydrating and balancing your skin shouldn't be one of them! Let us tend to your needs with Yes To Tomatoes Facial Hydrating Lotion. Rich in antioxidants and powerful sebum (acne-causing oil) absorbers, it both moisturizes and balances, keeping your complexion carefree. So, go on, give up the balancing act and try something more fun, like the trapeze!
Having oily, breakout prone skin, I'm ALWAYS nervous to try a moisturizer. My face is generally greasy enough and I don't need more! That being said I know hydration is essential for any skin to be healthy and it can even help with breakouts to have a hydrated skin. So.. I of course gave this product a test run!

I love the packaging of this moisturizer. I really dislike putting my fingers into "pots" and "jars" because of the hygiene factor (especially scary when you have breakout prone skin). Also, air-tight pumps keep the ingredients more stable by not introducing them to air and bacteria!

As you can see this is definitely a cream consistency. (Nervous!) It is fairly thick and rich - BUT this cream spreads and absorbs well. I will be very honest on how this feels on my skin. After applying (less than one pump worth) I can still "feel" it on my skin and it does feel a little thick. I'm not sure if I can really say anything because I'm not used to wearing moisturizer so this is probably how it is supposed to feel! haha Even though this feels like a thick, rich cream - it leaves the skin looking matte after application with no excess oil or grease, just hydration. Here are some pros and cons:


- Ultra Hydrating
- No oily/greasy feel
- Calming/soothing
- Does NOT cause any clogged pores!
- 98% Natural
- Petroleum, SLS & Paraben Free
- Antioxidants
- Packaging - Air-free pump


- Thick Consistency - Stick it out because it has great benefits!!
- Smell - as with all the Yes To Tomatoes! products, I'm personally not into the fragrance but its nothing overwhelming!
- I can't get it in Canada! I'm seriously going to stock up on everything Yes To Tomatoes! Everytime I go to the states! lol

Overall, my skin has also looked continuously better since I started using this particular product range - I haven't been using anything but the Yes To Carrots/Cucumbers/Tomatoes! line! Even my facialist said my skin was looking great and asked me what I was using different!! :D I have found that using these all natural products has really helped my skin in the past few weeks and has made me realize the importance of not using anything too harsh on my skin to combat my blemishes - I think those drying products only makes it worse!

If you are struggling with blemish prone/oily skin that is dehydrated you need to get a moisturizer even though your mind is screaming "NO DON'T DO IT!" - it will really help I promise!! :)

This is an amazing moisturizer that I am so happy I tried out because it has made such a difference in my skin! The whole Yes To Carrots! brand has not disappointed me in the least! I have more reviews to come so be sure to stop back! Thanks for reading! :)

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Donna ♥ Baby said...

great review :) when i go to the states im definitely going to pick up the clay mask you reviewed earlier i want that sooo bad!

Priscilla aka MUJunkie88 said...

I found this one at walgreens on Friday! I'm going to get a few of these items so i can try it out! Once again awesome review =)

Pammy said...

Great review Shaylee!!! I love the idea that this moisturizer is in a pump! You are making me want to try this whole line!!! :) Cant wait to try some of the products! :)

Kat O said...

Hey! Thanks very much for entering my giveaway - just a reminder that you must be a follower via Google Friend Connect for your entry to be counted!

Allison said...

Omg, I'm relieved that there is something out there that can moisturize without making my skin worse! I'm very breakout prone (which I thought I'd outgrow when puberty stopped, but these guys apparently want to hang around), and the acne medication I'm on now is drying my skin out like CRAZYY! I'll definitely have to look into this - so fun!
P.S. Since you're such a makeup fiend, I thought I'd let you know I'm having a giveaway for a $25 Apothica giftcard!

CleverRabbit said...

Haha!! Yes to Tomatoes! I've seen the Yes to Carrots range. Didn't know this existed :-)

Nice review x

Catanya said...

Hi sweet Shaylee Anne!
Lots of luck for your finals!
Thanks so much for this great review. I was curious about this brand since I first sar it at Sephora!!

Tammy said...

Thanks for this review! I've been looking for a good moisturizer for my hot mess (oily/acne/dry?!) skin. Must try this!