Yes to Coconut Cleansing Balm is a new coconut oil infused cleansing balm created for dry skin to remove makeup, dirt, and oil while leaving skin hydrated and smooth. Yes to Coconut Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm is actually one of two new cleansing balms that the brand released but prior to that they have done a balm-like cleanser that I didn’t really loved called Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser. I know many people really loved that formula but I wasn’t terribly into it.
I did have some reservations about the cleansing balm as well prior to purchasing it as I was concerned it wouldn’t be eye safe (as many Yes To products come with a warning to not use them near eyes) and also, I was worried about the formula which I was concerned wouldn’t break down and emulsify. Cleansing balms were created to start out life as a balm but breakdown into an oil as you massaged them on and completely emulsify and turn milky once water was applied while rinsing clean away. Sadly, there have been formulas I’ve tried that didn’t quite do this like Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm, NYX Cleansing Balm, and Equate Wipe the Day Away Cleansing Balm just to name a few. I came to this conclusion simply because Yes To includes a sponge to remove the balm. Why would we need a sponge of the formula emulsifies? Would it be formulated more along the lines of products like Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm or Lush Ultrabland where you have to apply it and wipe it off with a wet sponge or cloth? This isn’t a bad thing by any means but I do find emulsifying balms are easier to use.
Another concern I had was coconut oil which I seem to be allergic to in certain formulas. There have been times I used coconut oil skincare without an issue and other times it’s made me itchy beyond belief. So, this was also a major concern of mine.
Let’s see how things went down.
Yes to Coconut Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm is $10.99 and arrives in a 4 oz jar with a sponge for removal. The sponge is not attached to the actual jar which it appears to look like it promo images but no worries it isn’t. If it was that would make for a rather awkward cleansing experience as the jar is fairly heavy.
This is your basic run of the mill cleansing balm texture much like you’ve see from many popular ones like Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm or Banila Co Clean It Zero. It’s a softly textured balm that applies easily on my face but doesn’t completely break down into an oil but does however, thin out considerably as I massage it in. It’s actually formulated quite nicely but as I mentioned above the coconut or almond oil could be an issue for those allergic to either. Thankfully my skin has been very agreeable to the coconut oil and I haven’t broken out or had an itchy reaction after using it. It does have a pleasant coconut scent but this may or may not be something most users will enjoy.
One of my main concerns with the formula was the fact it contains cerifera and beeswax which aren’t harmful by any means but are a bit more difficult to remove. Turns out neither harmed the formula at all and it thinned out easily as I applied and broke down just as quickly once I introduced water to the mix. I wouldn’t say it emulsified it went milky as more traditional cleansing balms do but it did break down and rinses clean away. They recommend using a small amount on your dry skin and removing with the sponge but I was perfectly fine rinsing it away with just water.
There’s no warning or mention on the jar about using it near your eyes which so, I did test on my eyes as well and it didn’t burn, itch, or sting in the least however, it did leave me with slightly cloudy vision which disappears after a few minutes.
It broke down my makeup fairly easily and did remove mascara quite nicely as well (although, I do prefer removing all my makeup prior to cleansing my face with this). I wasn’t tight nor dry after using it and my face felt pleasantly smooth and soft but not terribly hydrated.
All in all, Yes to Coconut Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm was quite a nice way to remove my makeup. I was concerned about the way it was formulated but in the end I had nothing to worry about as it worked great and easily removed my makeup!
Tried it already?