Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser ($9.99) is a new gel or cream cleanser that works in one of two ways to remove dirt, oil, and makeup while leaving skin soft and hydrated. If you like products like Banila Co Clean It Zero, the new E.L.F. Hydrating Gel Melt, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, or other balm-like cleansers you’re sure to enjoy Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser.
Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser is simply awesome! I love so many things about this cleanser except one thing but I’ll get to that in a second!
This is a super thick petroleum-like balmy cleanser that looks like a thick, slightly sticky translucent gel. At first I was a little put off my the formula as it was a bit sticky and it was super thick and yeah, it felt like Vaseline! But it actually emulsifies very, very quickly when water hits it.
So here’s the deal, you can use this bad boy in one of two ways! 1. Slather it all over your dry face and massage it in! Now take a little water and apply it to your face. The balm will break down and go milky aka it’ll emulsify. Apply more water and begin to rinse! Boom! Done! Dirt, oil, makeup be gone plus it leaves skin nicely hydrated but not greasy or oil which I was worried about considering how very thick this is. Or you can use it a second way! 2. Squeeze a dollop from the tube, add water and work it into a milky cleanser, now apply to face, and rinse.
Personally, I don’t like the second option for use as I didn’t feel this got my skin as clean as the first way. It seems once you add water it breaks down pretty fast which makes it hard to apply to your face since the formula is thinner and watery compared to the original thicker balm. So I’d go with option 1!
Did I mention this smells incredible? Like sun tan lotion! Mmm creamy delicious coconuts!
Now the bad news…
So I loved this. First off it did a great job removing makeup and gave me a nice deep clean! Secondly, it didn’t leave me tight or dry! My skin felt nicely hydrates but not greasy or oily. But..you can’t use it on your eyes. UGH! Such a deal breaker for me. I use eye makeup remover as the VERY first step in my cleansing routine. However, I depend on my cleansing oil, balm, etc…to remove any access mascara or eye makeup that didn’t completely come off with my eye makeup remover. For example, I’ve been testing It Cosmetics latest mascara and man that stuff is hard to remove. I used Garnier Micellar Water to get most of it off but when I go in to cleanse my face I rely on my cleansing oil to get off any excess that may be remaining.
Sadly, right on the tube, Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser says avoid contact with eyes. I have to say this boggles my mind because when I wash my eyes I don’t typically avoid my eyes! It’s just part of the area I cleanse when washing my face. I mean dude, my eyes are on my face, kinda a little hard to avoid them when I’m cleansing my face ya know?
Needless to say after cleansing my face I had streaks of mascara running down my face once the water hit my skin. So I had to rinse, dry off, and proceed to follow up with cleansing oil to get all the excess eye makeup off.
Here’s the good news…
If you’re wearing minimal eye makeup I’d say Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser should be a good fit for you. However, if you’re like me and not only find it difficult to avoid your eyes when cleansing but also rely on the cleansing process to remove excess eye makeup you might find this formula a little annoying.
I love this and I REALLY REALLY wish I could use it ALL over my face! If it wasn’t for that I’d totally slap a Muse Approval on this!
Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser is available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.
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