Yes to Tomatoes Totally Tranquil Hydrating Lotion

Yes to Tomatoes Totally Tranquil Hydrating Lotion I’m instantly instantly impressed with this. A facial moisturiser to balance oily/combination skin, it’s one of the rare few that actually feels (and is) hydrating at the same time. Not all of us combination-skinned people want a tight-feeling gel formula or something that’s fluid and light.. Some of us, especially getting into the centrally-heated months, need something a little heavier that will hydrate the majority of the face whilst keeping the oily bits under control. Step forward ‘Yes to Tomatoes’ – I don’t like the name but the product is insanely good, especially for the price. Thick and almost greasy when dispensed from the pump-action bottle, it has a pleasing smell and a rich, luxurious consistency.

Bad for oily skin, then? You’d think so, wouldn’t you? But no – the formula absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling hydrated and soft, but not greasy in the slightest. The effect isn’t ‘matte’ by any stretch of the imagination, and if you have a proper, full-on oil-slick problem during the day then perhaps use sparingly on the T-Zone, but that aside, ‘Yes to Tomatoes’ really does seem to balance and calm the skin and leave a perfect canvas for makeup application. I’m assuming that the tomatoes are also included for their antioxidant properties, but I have no idea how much of the formula is tomato, so your guess is as good as mine on that particular issue. High up on the ingredients list, though, you have Rosemary (the balancing element?) and Camomile and Aloe (the calming elements, I assume) so I’d hazard a guess that these are the main players alongside the tomato extract. Organic tomatoes, no less. I do hope that they’re not buying them from M&S Foodhall – they’d be bankrupt within a week!

Top Marks Tomatoes! £12.35 with FREE DELIVERY from FeelUnique here:

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  1. sugarpuffish
    September 28, 2011 / 7:28 am

    The Yes To range always gets great reviews perhaps I need to investigate?
    Great review thanks for sharing

  2. Kharina
    September 29, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    I recently bought La Roche Posay’s Effaclar K (I think it is called that) and it’s epecially made for combo skin that want anti-ageing included (contains BHA and Retinol!). This is my 2nd day of usage, and considering the heatwave we’re experiencing, I am mighty impressed. Not mattifying, but the finish is awesome for makeup and the MyFace foundation goes on like a dream and stays put really well. 13 squids and you need only a little. I love it. :)

    • admin
      September 29, 2011 / 3:28 pm

      @Kharina nice! Sounds amazing, I have a sample of this so will have to check it out! x

  3. Sophia
    September 30, 2011 / 7:45 am

    I had heard that this stuff was good, but that the smell was awful… did you notice an unusual smell?

    • admin
      September 30, 2011 / 10:17 am

      Not mine! Smells perfectly OK! xx

  4. Kirsty
    September 30, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Just ordered some of this from for £11.99 plus free postage! Can’t wait to try it…

  5. Carmen
    October 6, 2011 / 12:36 am

    Hello, thnx for your post on this product! I have bought it and it was delivered today. but when i checked the expiry date it is 1/12/11. I am just wondering is it because Yes To Tomatoes is no longer carrying this product and hence it is a stock produced ages ago or is it simply because it doesn’t have chemicals that make it last long?? I am just a bit worried cos i don’t really want to use a product that was made a year ago or something! :(

    • admin
      October 6, 2011 / 12:42 pm

      @Carmen how weird! I just checked mine – it has the same expiry date! Anyone else have one of these and can check the date for us? (I’m sure it must be absolutely fine, as we both got from different sources yet same batch?!) x

  6. Carmen
    October 6, 2011 / 2:10 pm


    Thnx for your reply! I got it from feelunique too!… hmm let’s just hope that i can finish the whole bottle before the expiry date! :) but i do think the company has discontinued this product cos i can’t seem to find this on their official website! which is a shame since it has so many good reviews on it!

    • admin
      October 6, 2011 / 7:30 pm

      @Carmen hmm, I shall look into it! x

  7. lizziee
    October 19, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    I’ve got the daily balancing moisturiser (from Sephora) and it doesn’t seem to have an expiry date on it. But as Yes To have also now brought out a Blueberries (anti-aging), I don’t think the Tomatoes will be discontinued. I think they’re growing (sorry for the very unintended pun)

    • admin
      October 19, 2011 / 7:52 pm

      @Lizziee so long as they ‘ketchup’ with demand. (KILL ME.)

  8. Karina
    January 11, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I was just in Paris and bought “Diabolique Tomate”, a water cream by a brand named Garancia. Very high profile. Have yet to test it though, but I’ve seen it on Lisa Eldrige’s channel and looks quite amazing.

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