Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yes to Cucumbers Facial Hydrating Lotion

Everyone's heard that a couple slices on cucmbers slapped over the eyes work wonders to brighten and soothe skin. So how about cucumbers in your face lotion?

This lotion contains organic cucumber and aloe vera extracts to soothe the redness and roughness associated with sensitive skin. It's my go-to night cream. It has a nice, thick texture but soaks into skin easily and most importantly, it doesn't break me out! I recently bought a new bottle after a few days of using other products and I've already noticed a difference in my skin. My skin is brighter, smoother, less red, and much more even (this lotion seems to do a pretty good job at fading acne scars).

I pick mine up at Walgreens, but this product is also available at Target, other drug stores, and online. It's a little pricey (~$14.99 for 1.7 oz) but it lasts a long time - one small pump is all you need to get your face and neck.

For those with sensitive noses, it does contain fragrance - I detect a jasmine-y floral scent. But on the plus side, it does NOT contain parabens, petroleum, or Soduim Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)!

Eco-Conscious Rating: A+
In addition to the great stuff this product contains (and the icky stuff it doesn't), the packaging is recyclable and a portion of proceeds from every bottle is donated to the Yes to Carrots Seed Fund, which connects kids and young people with organic gardening and healthy food sources.

Green Beauty Blog Rating: A+++!!
Tempts to check out the other stuff in Yes to Carrots' line...!