Yes To Cucumbers Cleansing Shower Gel

I don’t know why but I was never interested in the Yes To Carrots range. I think it was the smell. The newer Yes To Cucumbers and Yes To Tomatoes range look a bit more interesting but yet, I only made my first purchase very recently and still, it wasn’t for myself. I bought the Yes To Cucumbers Cleansing Cucumber Shower Gel for my husband who was complaining about his dry skin. The smell of this product appealed more to him compared with the one from Yes To Tomatoes and I also thought that this can probably help nourish his skin better.

Strong cucumber scent
Of course I had to give it a try as well but unfortunately, the smell just doesn’t get to me. Besides the strong cucumber scent, I detected a faint fragrance as commonly found in soaps and shower gels. But don’t get me wrong…the scent is pleasant but because I’m more of an essential oil and fruity type of gal so the smell of vegetables don’t appeal so much to me. My husband on the other hand, takes well to it. But we’re both in agreement when it comes to the nourishing factor.

Leaves skin soothing and clean
The Yes To Cucumbers Cleansing Cucumber Shower Gel does lather up fairly well, though not too much. If you’re used to SLS type of cleansers that leaves your skin squeaky clean, then you need some time to get use to this shower gel as it’ll leave a film over your skin because of the nourishing factor. But otherwise, you’ll find your skin well cleansed and soothing because of the dead sea minerals and aloe vera. Instead of SLS, this one uses Sodium Coceth Sulfate, which is described as semisynthetic detergent-like compound derived from fatty acids obtained from coconut oil. Personally, I think it’s good for those people who are lazy to apply any body moisturizer – like my husband.

Ingredient list of Cleansing Cucumber Shower Gel
Personally, I don’t scrutinize ingredients for shower gels too much. They’re good to me if they’re SLS-free, petroleum and paraben free as in this case. But for those who need to know, this product contains these: Aqua (Water), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Juice*, Sodium Coceth Sulfate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, Coco Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli) Extract*, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract*, Capsicum Annuum (Green Pepper) Extract*, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Leaf) Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis Cera (Jojoba) Extract*, Maris Limus (Silt) Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Spirulina Extract (Folic Acid, Vitamin E) *, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil*, Citric Acid, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Extract, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil*, Benzyl Alcohol, Calendula Officinalis Oil*, Ginkgo Biloba Extract*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Niacin*. * Certified Organic Ingredient

Made in Israel
Okay, although I know that this product contains dead sea minerals, I was still surprised to learn that the product is actually manufactured in Israel. I have nothing against products made in Israel but I was just curious – are all products containing dead sea minerals manufactured in that country?

Price and availability
You can find the 500ml Yes To Cucumbers Cleansing Cucumber Shower Gel at most Watsons for S$12.90. I think it’s pretty reasonable and should last quite a bit, unless you’re showering like 5 times a day or more with this! Though I’m not so fond of the smell, I think this product is worth the price tag.

Newest to the Yes family: Yes To Baby Carrots
Okay, since I’m reviewing a product from the Yes family, I might as well also introduce the Yes To Baby Carrots range. A few weeks ago, I received a huge carton from the PR company in US and in the box were very cute stuff from the Yes To Baby Carrots range. These are new – Yes To Baby Carrots Bubble Bath and Yes To Baby Carrots Soothing Diaper Cream. But I was disappointed because I was looking out for the Yes To Baby Carrots Natural Sunscreen with zinc oxide; it was not available as yet. You bet I’m eagerly waiting to get my hands on it!


  1. pf1123 says:

    I’m currently using this too!!!

    Actually, the smell doesn’t appeal to me. It smells quite…synthetic…I much prefer the smell of the Yes to Tomatoes shower gel.

    I like that it foams up nice and fine and quite a lot. I use a huge dollop because it feels quite luxurious this way. So, it takes about less than 2 months to finish using this huge bottle.

  2. sesame says:

    So the Yes To Tomatoes don’t have that fragrance? I smell it too that’s why I don’t like it so much but other than that, it’s worth the price.

  3. fwy says:

    I don’t like the packaging. I prefer those in a pump bottle.

  4. Audris says:

    On Dead Sea products made in Israel: I’m currently using Schaebens masks (made in Germany) and they have a Dead Sea mask made with Dead Sea minerals. So not all are made in Israel ?

  5. sesame says:

    Ah…now that you pointed it out…yes, the bottle is pretty big so a pump might work better.

  6. sesame says:

    Oh okay…thanks for letting me know cos I usually come across Dead Sea Mineral products from Israel. I guess my impression is that Yes To Carrots and family range is from US.

  7. Jyoan says:

    I didn’t really think of smells so much. The dead sea minerals appeals to me a lot more than anything else, plus cucumber range is supposed to be good for my dry skin as well, so I actually picked up the Yes To Cucumbers Hydrating Gel. =) I am finishing my day cream very soon, and will replace it with that. Can’t wait.

  8. Vonvon says:

    As much as I like fruity and floral scents for my shower gels, I like cucumber-scented bath and body products as well. Been wanting to try the YES TO range of products, which is not available here. ?

    And I forgot to check them out the last time I was in Singapore.

  9. pf1123 says:

    The Yes to Tomatoes products don’t smell that synthetic to me compared to this cucumber one.

    Actually, contrary to the opinion of some, I like the packaging. Without a pump, product is not trapped inside, so no wastage. In addition, the pump itself takes up material.

    Sometimes I see the dirt accumulate at the mouth/neck of the product with pumps and I would feel icky.

  10. sesame says:

    I was considering the Yes To Tomatoes cleanser but the last time I wanted it, it wasn’t available and now…I’m no longer keen. Will look forward to your review on the hydrating gel.

  11. sesame says:

    This one has a mix of fragrance and if they take away that, maybe I’ll like the smell better. But it’s not a biggie…I can leave with it.

  12. sesame says:

    Okay, will try out the Yes To Tomatoes one when this one runs out. Is it as nourishing or moisturizing as this one?

  13. Hazel says:

    ha! i’m a lazy person who needs to force myself to moisturise my body after showering. So i think i’ll give the YES TO range a try since you mentioned that it’s nourishing.

    Wooo… YES TO BABY CARROTS… gonna check out the diaper cream and see if it contains zinc oxide. coz only creams with this ingredient seems to work for my baby’s bottoms.

  14. tina says:

    ? i’m using the yes to tomatoes facial hydrating lotion . i love the smell though , and i love how natural moisturisers absorbs fast and don’t leave that greasy feel . but are you really sure they will have the sunscreen available anytime soon ? waah i’d want to try that ..

  15. Natalja says:

    I’ve never tried this product but would if it didn’t have artificial fragrance in it. But it does and that explaines the inexpensive price, as cucumber distillate that would create real natural cucumber scent is VERY expensive. Besides of this it sounds like a great product. I just wish that showering with vegetable shower gel would add to daily veggie intake as I am not a big veggie fan.

  16. sesame says:

    Yup, personally I find that it helps to an extend…at least your skin won’t be so dry when you don’t moisturize after you use this. But of course, the ideal is still to slather some body moisturizer.

    Oh wait…the Yes To Baby Carrots is still not available in Singapore. Currently only in States. If it’ll be brought in, I assume it’ll be later part in the year. But the diaper cream has 25% zinc oxide.

  17. sesame says:

    YES! The Yes To Baby Carrots range will have a natural sunscreen soon but it’s still not available I think. I think we can use too! I’m also very excited because first glance at the ingredients and I was going – I want this! And if it works, it’s probably going to be quite reasonably priced too. ?

  18. sesame says:

    Ah…I see. Thanks for explaining about the cucumber distillate. ? I guess there’s a compromise somewhere but I wish they’ll take away that fragrance cos it’s not too nice to me.

    Oh and I like the idea too – that showering with vegetable shower gel would add to daily veggie intake as I am not a big veggie fan either. ?

  19. pf1123 says:

    The Yes to Tomatoes one is as moisturising. The scent perks me up more than this one. ?

  20. sesame says:

    Ok thanks for letting me know! ? Will give it a try after this one depletes.

  21. Nur Fazilah says:

    At which watsons are there yes to tomatoes and yes to cucumbers available here in Singapore?? I am searching for it.

  22. sesame says:

    I see it in the bigger stores – Takashimaya, ION, Compass Point.

  23. Nur Fazilah says:

    Ok thanks alot:)

  24. Figaroa says:

    Shampoo cucummber I bought it cause when I heard of sls is not good for your hair I was shocked, they said garage holders use it to clean the floor. For the first time use and I will buy it forever my head is not itching anymore. Dead sea mineral is very good. In the Netherlands you can by it at The tuinen. (The garden) is a healt shop.

  25. Figaroa says:

    must be buy it sorry.

  26. sesame says:

    For some reasons, we no longer have Yes To range here. I actually like some of their products.

  27. Chandrika says:

    Would you know where to buy it here in Singapore?

  28. Sesame says:

    Used to be available at Watsons but not anymore.

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