I’ve talked about some of the Yes To range that I’ve really enjoyed using in the past, there are a few products from the range I’ve tried before, but more on the body front than skincare. But when I was asked if I wanted to give the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser and Mud Mask a whirl I was definitely interested – especially since it tied in perfectly with a bit of a ‘bad skin’ phase.
I’ve mentioned how since the start of the year I’ve had a few issues with my skin breaking out more than usual. Which I think is partly down to diet changes and partly down to hormones, but I’m always on the hunt for skincare that can help, My biggest issue with dealing with breakouts being that my skin is dry, so when I tackle breakouts I don’t want to strip it even more than it already is. So I need to find products that deeply cleanse and really get the gunk out, without stripping extra moisture out and leaving me with dull dry skin. No matter how blemish free that skin might be.
A little about the range: the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask is perfect for skin that’s suffering from breakouts or acne. It’s 96% natural and contains mud with ‘activated charcoal’ to really act as a magnet for toxins in the skin to help draw them out. The cleanser from the same family contains 97% natural ingredients (all Yes To products are 95% or higher) plus some eco friendly jojoba spheres to give a gentle exfoliation effect along with the activated charcoal again to help draw out bad stuff. All in a gel like formula that manages to cleanse without over drying skin. All the Yes To range are formulated without parabens, SLS and silicones too – plus they’re cruelty free.
Of the two products I was particularly impressed with the Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Cleanser – there’s something about it that I really like. It smells REALLY good. Not at all muddy/like charcoal as you might expect, but very fresh and clean and feels lightly exfoliating to use. And don’t worry about cleansing your skin with a black product – although strange at first, it rinses away really clean and easily. My skin is left feeling clean and fresh but definitely not over stripped of moisture.
The mask is one that’s good to add in as an extra deep cleanse process to really encourage the skin to shift any deep down toxins and sebum. Mmmm SEBUM. Such a lovely word. My preference with clay masks it to use them in targeted areas and I would recommend this if you (like me) have combination skin. For me I have ‘problem’ areas that need the help of clay masks, but also areas that are better suited to moisture boosting intense treatments. So I apply mud masks like this Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask on my T zone only, or even just on my chin area which is where I tend to have the most issues. This means I get more of a custom approach to the areas of my skin where I need the most help.
I can use the cleanser all over to give skin a good clean and then follow with the mask to target areas in need of extra deep cleansing. It is a clay mask so it needs to be applied thick (I use a cheap foundation brush to apply mud masks as find it much less messy than fingers!), leave on for 10minutes or so then rinse off. In this time the mask dries down a bit, but not totally so you don’t get that full cracking/dry feeling some masks can leave you with.
If you have oily or combination skin and want something to give your skin a good deep cleanses without stripping moisture out, then give these a go. My top pick of the two would be the cleanser as it’s nice and gentle but feels like it’s really doing something. Plus THE SMELL. SO good.
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal range is available from: Boots.com
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