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Yes To Coconut Cleansing Balm Review

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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.

Ingredients

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.

Claims

  • 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

Smell

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.

yes to coconut cleansing balm inside texture

Texture

Like most solid oils and cleansing balms, the texture seems pretty thick at first, but the warmth of your skin will melt it instantly.

yes to coconut cleansing balm texture on hand

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!

Have you tried any products from Yes To? Which one(s) would you recommend? Sound off below!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    sarahsarsby
    April 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I love coconuts and coconut-scented products, but I feel like this would potentially be bad for my oily skin? Whilst my skin isn’t too oily and has improved a lot over the years, I’ve used coconut oil in the past and found that it makes my skin look quite greasy. But I’ve been wanting to try the Yes To range for AGES. Also, glad to see another glowing review of the Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse because that’s on my skincare wishlist lol. Thanks for sharing! x

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 10, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for your comment!

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    Blogging Life
    April 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    This seems like a great post. I love skincare and I definitely am in need of a skincare routine for my dry skin. Would this be helpful?

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      Of course!

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        Blogging Life
        April 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

        Thanks, I’ll definitely see where i can buy it.

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    chantellewright94
    April 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I absolutely love Yes To face masks the charcoal ones are my personal favourites! I’ve never actually tried this before or any other cleansers from them, but I am new to cleansing balms and would love to give this one a try! 🙂
    Chantelle
    xoxo

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I’d love to try their masks as well!

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