February 3, 2016

Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Yes to Coconuts Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser

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.

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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.

Tried it?

What did you think?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    I tried this. I also had the same frustration, since I cleanse the same way. On top of not being able to use it in the eye area, it also caused a break out that took weeks to clear up.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh no! I didn’t break out thank god! I loved IT! BUT the fact I can’t use it on my eyes was a total deal breaker 🙁 It seems foreign to me to not also wash my eyes as I wash my eyes or I am weird!?

  • Anie

    It probably has stuff that would be sensitizing to the eyes and cause stinging. Considering Johnson’s No More Tears Baby Shampoo makes my eyes sting like hell, but Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover causes no sensation (just a bit of greasiness), eyes can be a pain to formulate for. Also, just because one ingredient is banned for use in the eye area in one country, doesn’t mean that other countries think it’s safe (FD and C dyes, neon pigments, etc), so many one of the ingredients is US friendly.

  • ann b

    I doesn’t say to avoid the eye area just that it shouldn’t come into contact with the eyes. I read this as it will sting if it touches your eyeball but if you keep your eyes closed, you shouldn’t have any problem.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t chance it. Only two eyes 🙂 don’t want to irritate or potentially cause them damage just to clean my face! 🙂

  • Shelly

    It didn’t burn my eyes just made my vision blurry as any oil cleanser does for me. I don’t wear much if any eye makeup

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t chance putting it anywhere near my eyes since it said no to in the back of the bottle.

  • Katherine T.

    Oh, I’m definitely going to try this!! I was eyeing the Algenist Melt In Cleanser, but it’s almost $40 a tube. I love some of the Yes to Coconut lip balms and creams, and the coconut smell too. And a balm cleanser sounds perfect for dry winter skin. As for getting it around the eyes, eh, not too worried. If it stings, I’ll stop, but I doubt it will cause any serious harm. The ingredient list looks like 95% oils and fruit/plant extracts. If you look at the average ingredient list for the average shampoo, there’s probably 25 mystery chemicals in there, and that always get in your eyes when you wash your hair.

  • steph

    I think “avoid contact with eyes” refers to your actual eyeballs. most beauty products say that. I say wash away!!

  • Jaime

    Hi Muse! Thanks for the awesome review!

    I am really in need of a cleanser that I can use on my eyes too! What do you suggest?

    My skin is like yours. I need a moisterizing cleanser that does not leave my skin feeling tight. I used the Bare Minerals Purifying Cleanser for years, and am so sad they discontinued it. It was perfect! I tried their new clay cleanser and I hate it. I tried Cereve Hydrating Cleanser with some of my pure Jojoba Oil added, and it does not remove all my make up, and I only usally wear a tinted moisterizer and concealer, plus light eye make up. Philosophy Purity burns my eyes so bad, so that one is also out.

    That for your guidance!

    • Isabella Muse

      I personally like cleansing oils Jamie. Garnier makes a nice one! I have a review of it in the archives 🙂 Hope this helps!

  • Jaime

    Thank you so much! No problems using it on the eye area? Thanks again! 🙂

      • Jaime

        Great! I did not know cloudy vision was normal with cleansing oils! I have had this happen, and discontinued use because I thought this was a bad thing! 🙂 Thanks!

        • Isabella Muse

          oh def! Don’t get scared! It rinses away after a second! It’s kinda weird! If you rinse a few times you’ll find it goes away!

  • Katherine T.

    Muse, I just want to let you know I’ve been using this cleanser for almost 3 months every night, including around my eye area, with no problems at all. No stinging, no irritation, no film, no greasiness, no blindness, nada. In fact, it’s one of the few cleansers that I can use around my delicate eye area without drying it out! It’s totally awesome for dry skin, very moisturizing, and gets off all full coverage makeup, except for waterproof eye makeup. On the front label, it actually says 95% natural product, so a lot less chemicals than the average face cleanser out there. If my face needs extra cleaning, I follow with a little foaming cleanser to do a double-cleanse. This has become my fave face cleanser!

    • Isabella Muse

      fantastic I’m so so glad it is working for you Katherine! That’s great news!