Beauty Skincare

Yes To Cotton

May 31, 2017
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The ‘Yes To’ range has been one I’ve tried and loved over the years – with my favourites being the Yes To Grapefruit (smells amazing), Yes To Coconut (smells like holidays) and Yes To Carrots (the scalp friendly shampoo & conditioner are both ace). So when they launch a new range I’m immediately interested! What could they be saying yes to next? Well, turns out the latest ‘Yes To’ is Yes To Cotton – a range designed especially for sensitive and allergy prone skin.

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Yes To Cotton

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The new Yes To Cotton range includes Cotton Extract and Cottonseed Oil. Each product is designed for ultra-sensitive and allergy-prone skin. With the main aim being that you can go back to basics with gentle nourishing and softening skincare. The Cotton Extract nourishes, conditions, and protects sensitive skin, while the Cottonseed oil is a protective and skin softening oil.  It also smells great and leaves skin clean yet hydrated. The ingredients are 95% natural (at least – varies by product), cruelty free (Leaping Bunny Certified), vegan and formulated without Parabens, SLS and Silicones!

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The new Yes To family includes:

  • Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes
  • Yes To Cotton Comforting Eye Makeup Remover Pads
  • Yes To Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water
  • Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Moisturiser
  • Yes To Cotton Comforting Paper Mask

A feature that’s worth a special  mention is that the Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes and Eye Makeup Remover Pads are made in-part from recycled cotton t-shirts, saving energy and water, preserving land and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Yes To Cotton Comforting Paper Mask is also made of 100% natural cotton. Can you see a theme?!

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I’ve never really thought of my skin as all that sensitive but turns out it is – I’ve had a couple of Dermatologist appointments recently and turns out what I just put down to ‘blushing easily’ or having pink undertoned skin is actually a sign my skin is sensitive. I don’t tend to get burning or discomfort, but the flushing and redness is still a sign of sensitivity so I’ve started choosing my products with this in mind rather than taking it for granted.

The main product from the range that really caught my eye are the Comforting Eye Makeup Remover Pads – anything that makes taking off eye makeup quick and easy is a win. This is a little pot filled with individual pads to remove every trace of eye makeup. I really put it to the test as I’ve been wearing waterproof mascara lately – notoriously hard to remove. But it did the job! As with any eye-related beauty product, even when it’s designed for sensitive skin, still take care and don’t go too harsh around the delicate eye area as even the most gentle products can irritate if they’re prodding and poking at your eyes too much! One pad per eye did the trick for me so with 45 pads in each pot I’d expect this to last around 21 or so days, which is great!

I’ve also been really loving the moisturiser. One of the biggest changes I’ve made to my routines is going back to using simple moisturising products in the morning, then adding an SPF of my choice on top. This is a great essential moisturiser – soothing and hydrating but leaves a matte finish. Great for daytime or pre-makeup. As a heads up, the pump takes a bit of work to get going, this is to protect the integrity of the formula – keep going and it will work wonders, promise!

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The ultimate challenge for any cleanser type of beauty product is will it pass the white t-shirt test? You know that annoying thing where you take a top off and next thing you know you have make-up marks around the neckline? Eugh. annoying. One because of the marks and two because you realise your skin still has dirt and make-up on it. Yes To set me the challenge (along with cotton t-shirt) to prove that their new cleansing products really do get every last drop off – by putting them to the white t-shirt test.

For me, when it comes to cleansing I tend to do three things. If I’ve been out and about and wearing make-up all day, then as soon as I get in I tend to do a quick refresh/cleanse using either a cleansing wipe or a micellar water. Then when it comes to the pre-bed routine I’ll do a double cleanse to make sure every last drop of make-up is off and my skin is ready for moisturiser or whatever overnight product I’m using. So for the purposes of the Yes To Cotton challenge I did a bit of a double cleanse – I used one of the Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes first to remove any ‘top level’ make-up and dirt. Then I used the Comforting Eye Makeup Remover Pads to properly remove mascara and any other eye make-up I have on. Then as a final all over I went over twice with the Micellar Cleansing Water. I went over twice because I find that whenever I remove eye make-up it often ends up leaving some marks around my cheeks where it’s come off my cheeks on to the pad but then left behind. So one sweep with the micellar water to remove any residue/left over bits and then a second sweep for a thorough cleanse. Finished off with the comforting facial moisturiser.

If you want to see how I got on with the white t-shirt test then take a peek over on Instagram to see the results!

The Yes To Cotton Range is available now from ASOS

Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes £3.99

Yes To Cotton Comforting Eye Makeup Remover Pads £6.99

Yes To Cotton Comforting Micellar Cleansing Water £6.99

Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Moisturiser £12.99

Yes To Cotton Comforting Paper Mask £3.49

Yes To Cotton range available from ASOS: http://www.asos.com/search/yes-to-cotton?q=yes+to+cotton

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