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SKINCARE | Yes To Cotton Collection

Say, what now? An actual skincare review since June?! I've said before that I absolutely adore skincare and if you saw my bathroom counter you would wonder how I even keep track of what I am using, but I have a system, I really do! At the beginning of summer, I started testing out the newest addition to the Yes To... family - Yes to Cotton! I had been a fan of the Yes to Cucumber and Grapefruit line when I first got into skincare so this was a great reminder for me of just how many good AND fun products Yes To had. With all of their products being at least 95% natural and of course paraben-free, this is a drugstore brand that can rival many green beauty brands.

Introduced to Shoppers Drug Mart in the Spring of this year, the Yes to Cotton collection includes: Comforting Facial Wipes, Comforting Facial Moisurizer and Comforting Micellar Water. From the Yes To website, I also see that two masks and eye makeup remover pads have also been added which I will have to hunt down because ladies and gents, I REALLY liked this collection!   

Yes to Cotton Review

Ah, micellar water. Ever since this type of cleanser stormed the beauty market I have tried countless ones so I would to think of myself as a "micellar aficianado". I compare all micellar waters to my beloved Bioderma Sensibio so let's see how the Comforting Micellar Water* ($8.99 CDN) compared!

Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Water Review

Firstly, we have a pump which I generally like for all liquid skincare products, but this one felt really tall so whenever I would reach across my sink for a pump onto my cotton pad, there were a few times where the bottle almost fell because I wasn't completely centered above the bottle. Summary, I would prefer a lower center of gravity if the pump is present. As a cleanser, this had a faint cotton scent and did a very good job of removing face makeup. I used it on my eyes a few times before reading the instructions to NOT use this on the eyes because it does feel a little bit uncomfortable. This is where I was sad because I want my micellar water to be used for both face and eyes. It also did not leave a funny residue and left my skin feeling comfortable enough to require no moisturizer (I remove my makeup right when I get home from work) right away.

The featured ingredients are cotton extract and cottonseed oil, both of which are right in the middle of the ingredients list which I would consider to be quite good. Cotton is an old herb that like many ancient herbs, has a variety of uses from food, relieving menstrual cramps and of course for relieving skin ailments. In the case of the Yes To Cotton series, cotton extract helps to condition skin so you don't feel like your upper mantle layer needs replenishment and cottonseed oil softens.

Yes to Cotton Comforting Micellar Water Review

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate, Polyglyceryl-4 Capylate/Caprate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Hexylene Glycol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Niacinamide, Disodium EDTA, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum)

Yes to Cotton Comforting Facial Moisturizer Review

I usually brush off moisturizers as there are so many out there that have silicone in them, but not the Comforting Facial Moisturizer* ($16.99 CDN)! This moisturizer has a VERY similar to that of one of my favourite moisturizers, the Odacite Time Release Delivery Creme with oleosomes. This has such a beautiful non-greasy texture that absorbs quickly, but not with the quickness of a gel moisturizer. This moisturizer is already on its last few pumps because my husband has been loving it too and often gets red areas on his cheeks which have calmed down ever since he started using it.

Yes to Cotton Comforting Facial Moisturizer Review

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Ether (plant derived oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose Distearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Isopropyl Myristate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Cetearyl Glucoside, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil,  Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutitia (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Vulgaris (Linden Blossum) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal

Yes to Cotton Comforting Facial Moisturizer Review

I realized that I dove right into the Comforting Facial Wipes* (25 wipes/$9.99 CDN) without taking a photo because I was THAT excited about them. I have had REALLY good luck with Yes To wipes with the Yes To Cucumber being my all time favourite. The weave of these wipes are slightly quilted and large enough to easily do the face and neck. Just make sure to avoid the eyes like with the micellar water. While I would love it if these wipes could remove eye makeup, I generally use a separate waterproof eye makeup remover anyway.

Yes to Cotton Review

Final verdict: While I was fairly pleased with all three products, the moisturizer was a surprise favourite for me! It's already on my Shoppers Drug Mart List of things to pick up during the next points event because it is so well-loved. I think the only product I would leave is the Micellar Cleansing Water solely because I want to be able to freely use it on my eyes too. If I didn't have that frame of reference, I would probably hang on to it because it was an effective cleanser for my face.

Yes to Cotton is available at Shoppers Drug Mart. 

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