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60 Second Beauty: Yes To Blueberries + Cucumbers On-the-Go Facial Towelettes

Yes To Blueberries and Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes Review

When it comes to the beauty products I use everyday - like facial moisturizer, cleansers and deodorant - I try to pick items that are as natural and chemical-free as possible. One natural brand I'm already a fan of is Yes To, and recently I was sent a travel-size pack of their Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Cleansing Facial Towelettes and a travel-size pack of their Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes to try out. Here's how it went...
What they say: Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Cleansing Facial Towelettes ($2.99 for 8): Our famed facial towelettes in mini! If you like the larger version, you'll love these. Like their big sister, these towelettes are 99% natural and made from Lemon Peel and Apple to help brighten skin. Designed for the trendy traveler, this package of travel towelettes will fit right into your purse (or a TSA size clear plastic bag!) to cleanse, brighten and remove makeup to refresh your beautiful face, regardless of where you are. Now hop on that plane and go somewhere exciting! Towelettes are 99% natural, biodegradable & FSC certified, free of parabens, phthalates and SLS.

Yes to Cucumbers On-the-Go Facial Towelettes ($2.99 for 8): Our famed facial towelettes in mini! These all-natural and hypoallergenic Towelettes and made with soothing ingredients like cucumbers, green tea, and aloe. They fit right into your purse, gym bag or even your TSA size clear plastic bag! Regardless of where you are (let's imagine Hawaii) your skin will feel gorgeous, hydrated, smooth and most of all refreshed! Towelettes are 98% natural, biodegradable & FSC certified, dermatologically & opthalmologically tested.

What I thought: I love facial towelettes because let's face it, I'm too lazy to wash my face every night (even with my fabulous Spa Sonic). I've tried quite a few brands over the years and Yes To ranks among my favorites.

I love that you don't have to rinse after using these wipes nor do you have to worry about leaving behind harsh chemical residues on your skin. I love that both wipes have natural fragrances. The cucumber towelettes smell very clean, subtle and refreshing. I was surprised by commenters on the Yes To website who said the smell is overpowering - it's like they're using a different product! The scent is almost imperceptible. Huge plus.

The Yes To Blueberries towelettes smell much stronger with obvious citrus peel notes. I could understand how this might be a turn-off for some, but personally I like the smell. It's unique and not chemically. Win.

Some towelette brands have lots of moisture, to the point where they drip when you pull one out of the packaging - these wipes are not like that. They're just moist enough to cleanse. And when I'm done I usually use the wipe to clean up around the sink or vanity, LOL, kill two birds with one stone.

Surprisingly, both wipes leave my skin feeling soft and refreshed. I say "surprisingly" because my skin has become drier in recent years and usually needs hydration after cleansing. But honestly, with these Yes To towelettes, my skin doesn't feel tight or dry, so I can even skip moisturizer if I'm so inclined. This attribute makes these wipes the perfect travel companion, too.

The only downside is that these wipes are not amazing for removing makeup, but they work well enough to remove everyday makeup, say, a little mascara that's fallen under your eyes, some tinted moisturizer and blush. If you have a full face of makeup, I don't think these will cut it. You'll end up rubbing your skin too much, which can become irritating.

The bottom line: These towelettes are solid beauty buys that you can feel good about using on lazy days or when you're on the go. I get mine at Target and would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a natural facial towelette option.

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Well.. you sold me! Totally picking some of these up before I go to STL this weekend!

#1 Kayla (Homepage) on 2013-04-25 11:02 (Reply)
I love cucumber face products because the scent is so refreshing! I found these amazing cucumber towelettes while visiting London (Boots' drugstore brand actually) but since I ran out of my stash, I've been looking for something similar!

Thanks for the review :-)
#2 Anna (Homepage) on 2013-04-25 11:24 (Reply)
Now I need to go find some of those bluberry wipes! I also highly recommend the Yes to Tomatoes wipes for skin prone to breakouts - gentle and effective!
#3 diane on 2013-04-25 11:50 (Reply)
I use both of these and they're perfect, as you say, for those lazy days (or late night arrivals home) when you don't want to do the full face wash routine. I also use them to clean my makeup off before I go to yoga after work and in after yoga class in the summer when I get particularly sweaty and want to all that off my face.
#4 Andrea on 2013-04-25 16:17 (Reply)
I have the cucumber ones and keep them in my gym bag, I really love them for post-workout refreshing.

I agree on both points that I wouldn't use these to try and get off make-up and I have very dry skin and always have to moisturize, but not with these!
#5 Justine on 2013-05-02 14:52 (Reply)
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