Drugstore deal is an ongoing series on Style Wylde where we discover the fantastic beauty products that won't break your budget, and that are easily found at drugstores nationwide. The latest discovery: Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Daily Repairing Moisturizer with SPF30.
As our reader's know from last Summer's Sunscreen Report, the safest and most effective sunscreens available on the market contain a mix of the natural derived Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Unfortunately for a myriad of reasons that vary from production costs to consumer demand these ingredients, which The Environmental Working Group calls "The right choice for children, people with sensitive skin and others who want the best UVA protection", are almost never found in daily or reparitive skin creams.
This is why we were more than a little intrigued, and definitely ready to test out the product for our readers when the kind people at Yes To sent us their newest offering: Yes to blueberries Age Refresh Daily Facial Moisturizer, a reparative cream with SPF30 that draws its sun protection from these exact ingredients.
Here's how the five day trial of the product went:
First pump from the Yes to product came out a little thick, but easily smoothed onto skin and quickly vanished without leaving the tell-tale white streaks most Zinc-based products are known for (and what makes sometimes unpopular with customers). After about 3-minutes of letting the Yes to Blueberries 'soak in' skin felt softer and we were able to smooth on foundation, skipping our normal step of using a primer between moisturizing and make-upping. Half-way through the day checks showed still no white streaks and make-up was in place. In the evening everything washed off without much fuss using a drugstore purchased cleanser. After five days, there were no break outs or new black heads appearing, which is always a relief when trying a new sunscreen!
In addition to all this sun protection, Yes to blueberries also contains anti-oxidant rich Vitamin C and Anthocyanins (the stuff found in grape skins that is SUPER good for your skin) which may be responsible for one SW tester's feeling that sun spots and blotchy skin seemed less noticeable after using the product; a definite win!
Yes to blueberries Age Refresh Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 is $19.99 per 1.4 fl. oz. package, and is available at drugstores nationwide, or online at the official Yes to site.