There are very few products in my skincare drawer that I go through as fast as I do cleansers. As long as I have at least one Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse backup, I’m always down to try out new cleansers. As I was saying in my updated skincare routine post last month, the Yes To Coconut Cleansing Balm was the next in line.
Price, quantity and brand info
About the brand: the Californian company was founded in 2006 and boasts a range of hair, body and skincare products whose ingredients are 95% natural. The cruelty free brand can be found in 27,000 stores across the world.
Price: €11.25 on Beauty Bay. Yes To products can also be found at Target, Wallgreens, Ulta, Amazon, Tesco, Boots, Superdrug, etc. MSRP: $10.99
Quantity: there’s 120g of product. It comes with a reusable coconut infused cleansing sponge as shown in the picture above.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).
The Yes To Yes To Coconut Cleansing Balm is cruelty free, silicone free, paraben free, EU allergen free, sulfate free, and alcohol free.
The sesame seed oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil are potentially comedogenic on some oily skins. If you want to know if it caused my oily skin to break out, keep reading.
- luxuriously nourishing
- leaves the skin super soft and hydrated
- removes stubborn makeup while moisturising the skin
- best for dry skin
My thoughts on the Yes To Coconut Cleansing Balm
Coconut scent lovers, rejoice. This is as close as you’ll get to rubbing a Bounty chocolate bar on your face.
I would consider myself a coconut connoisseur (and a keen Bounty bar eater), but this is probably as much fragrance as I can take on my face.
If you hate scented skincare or coconut scents in general, this is going to be a challenging first cleanse.
Like most solid oils and cleansing balms, the texture seems pretty thick at first, but the warmth of your skin will melt it instantly.
Efficiency and how it compares to other cleansers
About the balm being potentially comedogenic, it didn’t cause any breakouts on my oily skins.
I’ve found the sponge, which I hadn’t even realised was coconut infused until I wrote this post, quite gimmicky. I don’t feel it enhances the performance of the products in any way, shape or form.
Overall, I’ve been enjoying using the Yes To cleansing balm, but I have to confess that I keep it for the days I haven’t worn heavy makeup because I know it won’t be as good at removing it as my tried and true Pixi Double Cleanse.
I’m partially to blame, though. I hate the hassle of removing eye and face makeup separately. I want my first cleanse to take care of everything. The Pixi Double Cleanse does it better than the Yes To balm. It’s that simple.
However, there’s something that Yes To does better than Pixi, and that’s the price. Let me spare you the trouble of opening your calculator application: An average of €280/kg for Pixi and roughly €94/kg for Yes To. Hard to beat.
Of course the ingredients and the packaging aren’t the same quality and the Double Cleanse has the added value of having both a first and a second cleanse in the same pot. It also has to be said that I’m a sucker for anything Caroline Hirons related. Yet, the Yes To Coconut Cleansing Balm is a great budget option for those who really, really like coconuts.
If you don’t, the brand also carries an exfoliating cucumber cleansing balm. Might be my next review!