In Our Makeup Bag: Yes to Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer
What It Is: Say Yes to Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Skincare is an important, yet unfortunately oft-overlooked part of any beauty routine. As I’ve said before, if the base isn’t great, no amount of makeup will help you!
Yes To is a drugstore skincare brand that incorporates natural ingredients like cucumbers, blueberries and tomatoes into their products. The Cucumber line is for sensitive skin, the Blueberries for aging skin and the Tomatoes for acne-prone skin, but anyone can reap the benefits of the products. I have slightly sensitive skin, but loved that this moisturizer has SPF 30 and wanted to try it out!
How To Use It:
Yes To recommends that you “apply liberally and daily at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.” Just as with any sunscreen, it’s also suggested that you re-apply after swimming or sweating excessively. I found this moisturizer to be too thin for nighttime use and therefore only tested it during the day.
CC Rating: B+
Overall, Yes To Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer is a great option and gets mega points for being affordable. At $14.99, it’s a lot cheaper than the high-end moisturizers I use and I found it to be effective. It smelled nice and fresh, absorbed quickly and kept my skin from feeling tight and strained in this cold, winter weather. The added SPF 30 was also a huge plus, as we should all be wearing sunscreen daily!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t really test it on it’s “soothing” claim. I don’t suffer from sensitive skin problems (thankfully!) and am also oily. This moisturizer is rather thin and would probably not provide enough hydration for you dry-skinned gals and guys out there.
If you’re shopping around for a new moisturizer and are on a tight budget, I would recommend that you check out Yes To Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturizer!
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