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Yes To Blueberries

October 6, 2012 Reviewed by Marta 6 Comments

Yes To Carrots has always done an admirable job of making a largely natural product range for very affordable prices sold through big chains like Target. A year or so ago, it got us to say yes to tomatoes and now it is expanding to blueberries. I took a look at  Yes To Blueberries Daily Repairing Moisturizer ($19.99) and while I’m not saying no, I don’t feel like shouting yes from the rooftops.

The fact that the base is blueberry juice is great, but you shouldn’t overlook that the second ingredient is diluting water.  Blueberries have tremendous antioxidant properties as a result of anthocyanins (the pigment that makes blueberries dark blue). The USDA gives them an Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) score of 2,906.

Whilst the Blueberry range doesn’t seem to be as bursting with ingredients as Carrots, kudos to Yes for not only coming up with a new range, but a new ingredient: cotton thistle. This is not your everyday botanical, although it has been used for the treatment of burns. At a 2% concentration, it is supposed to act on epidermal differentiation, help the natural regeneration process and promote cutaneous repair. Plus research shows it to be a good antioxidant.

What lets Yes To Blueberries down is the four forms of “alcohol” in the formula. There’s cetearyl alcohol, a low cost stabilizer that is also an emollient. Behenyl alcohol can cause skin irritation, as can phenethyl alcohol. Still, I’ve seen much worse in products that purport to be all natural and cost four times the price.

Ingredients

Vaccinium cyanococcus (blueberry) juice, water, glycerin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, cetearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), ethyl palmate*, onopordum acanthium (cotton thistle) flower/leaf/stem extract*, tocopherol (vitamin e), alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, behenyl alcohol, sucrose stearate, phenethyl alcohol, xanthan gum, glyceryl caprylate, fragrance .

  • July 5, 2015

    by Loretta

    I am a 46 , caramel skin African american female whose skin is going through acne , stress, bad makeup choices and proactive skin care products that left me with blotches pimples and dark spots. I started useing yes to blueberry 2 month and i am amazed with my results. Skin feel great, no itching or stinging skin looks less dark , blotches and pimples not as noticeable. I plan to keep useing yes bluebberry products .

  • February 20, 2013

    by Charlene Bruns

    I am 60 years old and am constantly told I don't look like it. I have always used good, but economical skin products, eg, Avon, Jafra, Noah's Naturals. I love the Yes To Blueberries products. I have used day, night, and eye creams; love the way my skin feels and the fact it uses natural ingredients.Btw, I have a farm and landscape business, so am out in the hot Missouri summer sun and find the product literally "beats the heat," not to mention the drying winter winds and cold.

  • October 17, 2012

    by Steve

    I am 38 years old and have spent a fortune on skin care products... believe me, I have tried everything: La Prairie, Lancome, Dr Hauschka, L'Oreal, LABS, Anothony for Men, Principal Secret, Meaningful Beauty, Nivea, Ole Henriksen, Vichy and many organic skin care lines. No cream has taken care of my skin as much as Yes To Blueberries has. I've been using it for a couple of months only and the results are amazing. I have very dry skin and Yes To Blueberries seems to be the perfect choice. The wrinkles haven't completely disappeared but I am realistic enough to know (at least by now) that no skin care line will be able to do that. The only disadvantage is that the Yes To products are not very easy to find here in Germany, so I order them off the internet.

  • September 8, 2012

    by Karen Nelson

    I use the entire line on my very sensitive skin, and love it! It doesn't cause me any problems and makes my skin feel great!

  • June 8, 2011

    by Deborah

    I tried a sample of the eye cream and love it too! I also have tried many, many eye creams and feel it has out performed all others.

  • February 6, 2011

    by Trish

    I use the yes to blueberries eye cream and love it! In my 49 years I've tried more eye creams than I can count and have never found anything that performs better, at any price, on my extremely dry, sensitive under eyes. It's incredibly moisturizing without being greasy. And it absorbs beautifully...leaving my under eye area soft and hydrated all day and night. Concealer blends like a dream now! Hooray!! This stuff blurs the fine lines and crepeyness like magic and doesn't sting or cause irritation like so many other eye creams do! I've been using it for almost a month, day and night, and my eyes are looking better everyday. I can't say I see an improvement on the dark circles but I don't think it claims to do that. In the short time I've been using this it has dramatically reduced the dryness and softened the lines...which is what I wanted. I LOVE this eye cream and will continue to use it as long as it's available. I can't wait to check out some of the other products in the blueberry family! If they work half as well I'll be thrilled! Ps I don't work for or represent this company...just a totally satisfied customer!

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