Hello loves!! Here are a couple of skincare/bodycare reviews including Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream and Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme.
The company Yes to was nice enough to send both Arabelle and I products to review from both their new(ish) line, Yes to Grapefruit, and some of their older lines as well, and we’re both excited to share our thoughts about them! We’ve both been using the products for about a month now, so without further ado…
1. Correct & Repair Dark Circle Correction Eye Cream | $15.99: This eye cream claims to “lighten and brighten those gorgeous peepers” by the three active ingredients in the eye cream, including Grapefruit (rich in Vitamin C and Lycopene), Crambe Abyssinica Oil and Licorice Root. I used it as directed, using a pearl-sized amount and gently dabbing it on around my eyes.
My first reaction was “this isn’t particularly moisturizing,” and that didn’t change over the course of the month. If you have a dry under-eye area, I would not recommend this unless you want to layer on another eye cream with more moisturizing properties. There is a slight grapefruit fragrance to the eye cream, so if you’re sensitive to fragrance, be warned! It does fade after a couple minutes, but it’s still there. It’s also slightly sticky on application, so I recommend waiting a couple minutes after application during the day if you’re going to use concealer.
Does it work? …eh. My opinion is eh. I don’t expect miracles, but it didn’t really work on my dark circles at all (at least any long-lasting effects). It does, however, brighten the eye area, which is really nice for a radiant look. Also, even though it’s not marketed as a moisturizing eye cream, I would appreciate some moisturizing factor, since the eye area is so sensitive.
Recommended? Nope. It’s nice for a temporary brightening fix, but for something that actually brightens your under eye area more permanently? No. With that said, I have used it for a month, so I’ll check back with you after two months and report if anything has changed.
2. Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Body Creme | $9.99: This product is supposed to ‘make the skin feel firmer, more resilient, softer and smoother’ while brightening your skin. First and foremost, the description on how to use this product is absolutely adorable (see here), and it makes me smile every time I see it :3. When it comes to the creme, it’s a lightweight white-colored creme that becomes colorless when massaged into the skin. It also has a light grapefruit scent that is prevalent throughout the entire collection, so again for people who are sensitive to fragrance, steer far away! This takes a good ten to fifteen minutes for the fragrance to fade away completely.
My main problem with this creme is that it is sticky on application. Quite sticky and this is during the harsh Midwest winter, so during the humid summers, I cannot imagine how uncomfortable it will feel. Once it does soak in, it leaves my skin happily moisturized during the whole day without reapplication. Also, it leaves my skin feeling very smooth and silky.
Does it work? Somewhat. When it comes to moisturizing and smoothing the skin, after the uncomfortable soaking in period, absolutely. Dark spot correcting? Currently not at all. Overall brightening? Very slightly. Firmer? Not that I can tell.
Recommended? If you like the scent of grapefruit and you’re looking for a new body creme. If you 1) don’t like grapefruit 2) can’t bear with stickyness 3) expect fast results - not recommended. Depending on how I like this when it gets warm (probably in July at this point -_-), I might repurchase. I have trouble with dry skin patches especially on my legs, and this creme keeps it at bay.
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