Anyone who knows me well will know that I hate tomatoes. Loathe them. With a passion. And, I should point out, this isn’t for lack of trying. I would really love to like them – they add such a great splash of colour to a salad, plus they’re in pretty much every sandwich that you buy from a shop and picking them out is just so messy.
Anyway, for one reason or another, tomatoes just ain’t my bag. However, when it comes to skincare, I’m willing to make an exception! Now I’m sure a lot of you will have seen the Yes To… skincare ranges at one point or another. The Yes To Carrots and Yes To Cucumber are the products that I was most familiar with but neither were specifically suited to my skin type so I’ve never really given them a lot of time if I’m honest. But when I stumbled across a small range of Yes To Tomatoes products which are aimed at combination skin, I was intrigued and quickly picked up a couple of items.
While I’m still trying and testing all of the bits and pieces I picked up, one item has already piqued my interest – the Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser. I really struggle to find daily moisturisers that suit my skin – they’re either too heavy, too light, too greasy, too mattifying… the list goes on – and on. But this one seems to be hitting the nail on the head. I still turn to my beloved Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturiser on days when I know I’ll be out and about, but when it comes to an SPF-free alternative, this one is easily my first choice.
Formula-wise, it’s incredibly lightweight and absorbs into the skin quickly, without any tackiness which is ideal when you’re in a bit of a manic morning rush and don’t have time for your moisturiser to sloooowly sink in. Despite the lightweight texture, it still feels nourishing – something which I find can be quite rare in lighter day creams. It doesn’t lead to break-outs, it doesn’t aggravate my skin and it has a subtle fresh fragrance – nothing overwhelming.
All in all, a real winner and it’s spurred me on to try a few more products from the range – watch this space…