Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability & Responsibility at Yes To™

At Yes To™, we’re committed to pushing ourselves to operate as sustainably and responsibly as possible. While we’re always testing new, innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint, here’s what we’re delivering on now.

Our team is dedicated to choosing the best ingredients in every Yes To™ formulation. We have a rigorous Natural Standard, and are the only mass skincare brand to claim at least 95% natural ingredients before water. Natural ingredients are those that come from or are made from a renewable resource found in nature. We are proud to list the natural ingredient percentage on the front of each Yes To™ item.

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And, since 2006 we’ve not only been natural, but clean as well. Our products are formulated without over 2,000 questionable ingredients banned in both the EU and Canada. We do not use microbeads nor synthetic colorants, and certified Responsibly Sourced Palm Oil (RSPO) is used in our bar soaps.

As a beauty brand, it is of the utmost important that we remain completely cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny Certified. This means we never test any products on animals, and none of our ingredients are tested on animals either. Over 90% of our formulas are vegan. As a matter of fact, we often test our products on ourselves and friends and family!

And, it’s important for us to eliminate as much waste as possible. Our Charcoal, Cucumber and Watermelon Wipes can be composted at home and are made with compostable, plant-based fibers that are suitable for home composting. We also use FSC certified, recyclable paper for boxes and trays. And most of our tubes and jars are 100% recyclable. For at home recycling, we recommend:

  • Removing excess formula in the product by rinsing it out completely with water.
  • Taking off the label before recycling.
  • If the product contains a pump, remove it.

Our company is far from perfect, but we remain committed to constant improvement, learning about and implementing new sustainability practices whenever possible.

Benefits of Grapefruit

Despite having relatively few calories, it’s loaded with nutrients to help your body thrive. Sometimes referred to as a superfood, grapefruit is loaded with Vitamins A and C, which boost your body’s immune system. This powerful combination could help keep the amount of time you spend sick to a minimum. The benefits aren’t only from ingesting the fruit though.

Grapefruit in Skincare

In addition to being an amazing source of vitality from the inside out, grapefruit, rich in Vitamin C and Lycopene (two antioxidant heavy hitters), naturally evens the appearance of skin’s tone, enhances glow, promoting healthier-, smoother- and softer-looking skin. It is actually an effective natural exfoliator for dull and uneven skin.

Additionally, the antioxidants in Vitamin C may help defend against the damage that UV light can cause. That doesn’t mean that you can use a Vitamin C skin product in place of sunscreen. It can’t replace SPF since it doesn’t absorb UVA or UVB rays. But, if UV light does get into your skin, some research suggests that Vitamin C can help blunt the harm.

Yes To Grapefruit Products

With all of the benefits of this powerful citrus, it’s no wonder we launched the Yes To Grapefruit line in 2013, helping dull and uneven skin tone feel radiant and glowy. With the power of natural ingredients and a full regimen of products, there’s truly something for everyone.

All great routines start with a cleanse. Our Daily Scrub and Cleanser or Daily Foaming Cleanser are the perfect way to invigorate and brighten your skin. The gentle exfoliator enhances skin glow and washes away makeup, dirt and oil while using natural Jojoba spheres to slough away dead skin cells. The soothing foaming cleanser will wash away dirt and oil without stripping the skin, setting the perfect base for an AHA or BHA treatment. Both cleansers leave skin feeling soft and smooth and ready for the next step of your routine.

Our Glow-Boosting Exfoliating Acid Pads will make you feel like you just got a facial since they naturally exfoliate with Grapefruit and AHA + BHA, giving your skin the glow you want, without the dryness you definitely don’t. In fact, after 4 weeks of use, 87% of users said the pads made their skin look and feel smoother, softer and visibly improved the appearance of their skin texture; and 87% of users said the pads left skin feeling resurfaced, renewed and revived.

After any chemical exfoliation it’s best to follow with a moisturizer.  Most people reach for our rich Nourishing Moisturizer to hydrate and brighten skin or our Daily Mineral Lotion with SPF15 to protect skin from UV rays and long-term blue light exposure without an greasy residue.   

So what are you waiting for? Get glowing on how to build your very own skincare routine using Yes To Grapefruit products today!

Avocado in Skincare

Did you know avocados are your new secret weapon to ultra soft skin? It’s the omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant powered Vitamins C and E that make avocado an ideal solution for parched skin in need of natural nourishment. This is why we are so excited to introduce our new Yes To Avocado product line, specially formulated to majorly moisturize dry skin.

Yes To Avocado Products

Yes To Avocados is the most natural of all our collections. Our luxurious Avocado based formulas are proven to work on dry skin with immediate hydration and plumping effect without irritation. Each product is effective used on its own, or the entire line can be applied as a full skincare routine. From moisturizing cleansers to hydrating masks, and even a daily hand cream, Yes To Avocado products keep skin looking and feeling soft, supple, and happy. And, it’s all completely fragrance-free.

“A lot of natural skin care products contain essential oils and aromatic extracts, which is fine (and even fun!) if you have normal, tolerant skin,” explains Dr. Christine Choi Kim. “However, as a board-certified dermatologist, I recommend choosing fragrance-free products as much as possible if you have sensitive, dry skin.”

Avocado Collection

Dr. Kim continues to say, “Yes To’s Avocado line is specifically tailored for dry skin, so it incorporates nourishing ingredients such as Avocado Oil and Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. It contains both Linoleic Acid and Lauric Acid; the latter even has antimicrobial properties.”

Yes To’s Avocado Daily Cream Cleanser is ideal for dry, sensitive skin types because it is packed with nourishing Avocado Oil and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid,” recommends Dr. Kim.

This cleanser has been proven to work. In a 4-week blinded study, over 90% of participants felt the cleanser was gentle to their skin and left it feeling soft. Over 85% felt it cleansed without leaving skin feeling tight, feeling nourished, and was a good addition to their routine.

The perfect pairing for the Daily Cream Cleanser is the Fragrance-Free Daily Eye Cream. Formulated with skin-plumping Hyaluronic Acid, this fragrance-free daily eye cream hydrates the skin around your eyes, helps smooth fine lines, and stands up to bags and circles. It’s a light, non-greasy eye cream that hydrates with Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and of course, Avocado Oil. In a 4-week blinded study, over 90% of participants felt the eye cream left the undereye area visibly less dry, and feeling moisturized, nourished and soothed.

Whether you have dry, parched skin or you’re looking to restore hydration without fragrance, green means GO! Check out our new full line of Yes To Avocado products.