For this Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel review, I have been using the shower gel for the past month. I purchased the 16.9 fl. oz. bottle of shower gel from Amazon for $8.49.
The Yes ToTM brands are each based upon a fruit or vegetable with beneficial properties for skin and hair. There is a Yes to Carrots nourishing line, Yes to Cucumbers soothing line, Yes to grapefruit correct and repair line, Yes to Blueberries age refresh line, Yes to Tomatoes clear skin line, and Yes to baby carrots for babies and toddlers.
An Alternative to
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel is an alternative to shower gels or body washes containing petroleum, parabens (preservatives which act as hormone distruptors), BHT (a masking agent which may cause cancer)[1. BHT, Skin Deep, http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700741/BHT/], and artificial colors.
- Water (Aqua),
- Lauryl Glucoside,
- Decyl Glucoside,
- Sodium Coco-Sulfate,
- Glyceryl Stearate SE,
- Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*,
- Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua),
- Maris Limus (Dead Sea Silt) Extract,
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)*,
- Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil,
- Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*,
- Spirulina Maxima Extract,
- Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract,
- Algae Extract,
- Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract,
- Punica Granatum Extract,
- Xanthan Gum,
- Citric Acid,
- Fragrance (Parfum),
- Sodium Benzoate,
- Potassium Sorbate.
* Certified Organic Ingredient
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel for sensitive skin claims on the bottle to be 99.8% natural. It would be nice if they also disclosed which of their ingredients are synthetic.
As soon as my husband tried the shower gel he asked, “are you sure this is natural? Did you look at the ingredients list?”. The ingredients list is long, with confusing words that most of us do not recognize. But I think what may have tipped him off that this shower gel is not purely natural is the synthetic-smelling fragrance. It just does not smell natural. I was curious about the green color at first too, but that could be from the Spirulina, green tea, and algae extracts.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel has a score of 3, indicating moderate hazard, in the Skin Deep Database. The first ingredient of concern is “Fragrance” which has a score of 8, high health hazard. The concerns posed by fragrance are “ecotoxicology, allergies/immunotoxicity, irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), miscellaneous, and organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)”.[5. Yes to Cumbers Calming Shower Gel, Skin Deep, http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/469267/Yes_to_Cucumbers_Calming_Shower_Gel/] Instead of hiding behind the catch-all phrase of fragrance (perfum), the brand should be transparent and let us know exactly what ingredients are being used to add scent to the product and whether or not those ingredients are natural.
The second ingredient of concern is Potassium Sorbate, which has a score of 3, moderate hazard. The health concerns posed by Potassium Sorbate are “allergies/immunotoxicity, and organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)”.[6. Yes to Cumbers Calming Shower Gel, Skin Deep, http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/469267/Yes_to_Cucumbers_Calming_Shower_Gel/]
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gels comes in a recyclable plastic bottle containing 500 ml (16.9 fl oz). The top pops open, for easy pouring.
Cucumbers are packed with Vitamins A and C to sooth and hydrate–making every inch of your skin calm, cool, and completely kissable.
Breath in. Breath out. Lather with a dollop of shower gel and rinse. If you have a few extra minutes, run some of this gel under warm water and enjoy a bubble bath. Ahhhhhhhhh.
The Yes to Cucumbers body wash is pleasant to use and non-irritating. It easily works into a very bubbly lather and fully rinses off. It has a mild, but unnatural scent.
Yes to Cucumbers is effective at washing skin without having a drying effect.
Rating (3.5 / 5)
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel earns half a star for containing mostly natural ingredients. I wish the Yes to brand was more forthcoming about disclosing which ingredients are natural and which are artificial.
The shower gel earns half a star for being packaged in a recyclable plastic bottle.
Yest to Cucumbers shower gel earns a star for effectively cleaning sensitive skin without irritating or leaving residue.
It earns another star for being a good value for your money. Although $8.49 sounded a bit expensive per bottle, it looks like the bottle will last about three months with two people using it daily.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel earns half a star for being a pleasure to use. It bubbles nicely and rinses away completely. I just wish it had more of a natural scent.
Overall, Yes to Cucumbers Calming Shower Gel earns 3.5 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for an all-natural shower gel I would recommend checking the Skin Deep Database. There are many shower gels with 0-2, low hazard, safety ratings.
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Have you tried any of the Yes to Carrots, Yes to Cucumbers, or other Yes to products? What did you think?