Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water ($8.99) is one of three new hydrating micellar waters created with drier skin types in mind that combines coconut water extract and micellar water to remove makeup, dirt, and oil.
I recently tried out the Yes to Cucumber Micellar Cleansing Water and I wasn’t terribly impressed but considering that formula wasn’t created with my skin type in mind I decided I’d give Yes to a second chance with the coconut formula.
Let’s take a look at my Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water review below!
Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water comes housed in a 7.77 oz bottle with a top lid pump and that allows for easy dispensing of the cleansing water. I loved the idea of the packaging more than I actually loved how it worked. Bioderm has the same packaging and it’s very neat and tidy but Yes to didn’t quite get it right. You should be able to press your cotton pad to the top and press down. This will release the micellar water into your cotton pad easy and mess-free. Not so much! When I press down the water tends to shoot all over the place place and it makes a mess. Originally, I purchased my Yes to Cucumber bottle from CVS and it spilled in the bag as the pump is leaky. I ordered the Yes to Coconut one from Ulta and thankfully Ulta placed it in a bag prior to shipping it with the rest of my order because again it leaked everywhere! Yak! Although the pump is a good idea, it doesn’t quite work out
I keep hearing how amazing this is for dry skin and when you gotta admit when you’re throwing around words like ultra and hydrating things can get exciting for this dry skinned girl. But…no. It’s not ultra hydrating in any way, shape, or form. It feels like any other cleansing water out there. There’s nothing super hydrating or moisturizing about this formula and I have to admit I’m slightly irritated they are trying to make that a selling point. Granted, it’s not stripping nor drying but it isn’t super hydrating either that’s for sure.
Anyway, rant over.
This has a very light coconut scent which isn’t as synthetic ad fake as the Yes to Cucumbers formula which seemed terribly fake and very strong. Note the back of the bottle, yet again, says avoid contact with eyes. WHY??! This drives me nuts and I’m starting to sound like a broken record but please make cleansers eye safe. The point of micellar water is to quickly get off your makeup if I have to avoid using it on my eyes it becomes somewhat pointless and it adds to my skincare routine if I have to use a separate eye makeup remover to get off my mascara, eyeshadow, etc…. It contains witch hazel and it also contains niacinamide so, maybe that’s wh they don’t suggest it for use near eyes? Because I know when I try my eyes sting slightly and look red after.
Unlike the Yes to Cucumbers formula this did a fairly good job getting my makeup off. I had to use a lot of water and a lot of facial cotton when using the Yes to Coconut formula but the Yes to Coconut one did a great job swiping away makeup. Although it did struggle with waterproof mascara but considering it stings and isn’t recommended for the eye area I guess this isn’t too big a deal. But it still angers me that I can’t use it on my eyes. After removal it didn’t leave me dry nor sticky nor tacky. I’m a person that only uses micellar waters when I’m getting in late and I don’t want to do my entire nightly removal routine which consists of several steps. However, I wouldn’t say that Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water would be the water I’ll be reaching for during those late nights. This formula is mediocre at best and their are far better options around at around the same price tag or sometimes even cheaper.