Yes to Cucumbers Exfoliating Cleansing Balm Review

Yes to Cucumbers Exfoliating Cleansing Balm Review
Yes To says their Cucumber Exfoliating Cleansing Balm will help you say "Yes to coming clean with cucumber oil to gently remove dirt and makeup." This drugstore cleansing balm contains 120g (4 oz) of  product and retails for $15AUD ($10USD). Yes To is cruelty free. This cleansing balm was made in Israel

Yes to Cucumbers Exfoliating Cleansing Balm comes in a green and white plastic pot with a flip top lid. Directions for use and a full ingredient list are printed on the label. A green silicone cleansing pad is included with this product. Personally, I'm not a fan of those, and even if I was I don't think they'd work very well with this product's texture. I'm just gonna disregard it. This product's packaging is recyclable.

The Cucumber Exfoliating Cleansing Balm is a semi-solid mint green balm, peppered with natural wax exfoliating beads. I find the product to be quite visually appealing - it looks like a mint sorbet. This cleansing balm melts into a slightly heavy, oily consistency when it comes into contact with the skin. Yes To's cleansing balm removes makeup nicely, but I feel so uncomfortable putting scrubby beads so close to my eyes - it feels like a retinal injury waiting to happen. A bit of warm water helps Yes To's Exfoliating Cleansing Balm emulsify into a light, milky consistency, which wipes away easily with a wash cloth - except for those pesky exfoliating beads, which are difficult to remove - I always end up with a few stragglers. The Yes To Cucumbers' Exfoliating Cleansing Balm leaves my skin feeling quite soft but otherwise it has no impact on my skin (not that I expect miracles from my makeup removers, I just want them to work!). I had originally though that this cleansing balm was one of the products that triggered my fungal acne, but I've since ruled that out.
This cleansing balm has a base of sweet almond oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride. beeswax, and castor oil, with caranuba wax beads suspended within it. Next up are a handful of emulsifiers and thickeners, followed by Vitamin E and moisturizing oils like coconut, cucumber, jojoba, and sesame. Preservatives and fragrance round out this cleansing balm's ingredient list. As you can expect, the Exfoliating Cleansing Balm has a fresh, almost fruity cucumber scent that's pleasant but a bit overpowering.

Yes to Cucumbers' Exfoliating Cleansing Balm isn't bad, but I wouldn't repurchase or recommend it. This balm removes makeup decently, but I really detest the inclusion of exfoliating beads (even if they aren't plastic), they make the product difficult to remove and hazardous to the eyes. I believe Yes To make a different cleansing balm without them - pick that one over the Exfoliating Cleansing Balm, or choose the similarly priced Palmers' Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm instead. Your experience will be much more pleasant.


Ingredients:
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactose, Cellulose, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

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