Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser is a very gentle, 98 percent natural skin cleanser that's good for most skin types, including combination dry or sensitive skin. It's completely free of parabens, phthalates and harsh detergents, although it does have a little artificial fragrance that keeps it from being recommended for very sensitive skin.
Fragrance may irritate sensitive skin. Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser delivers a gentle, light cleanse for almost any skin type. Occasionally users wish it were a little more powerful -- but if a natural product is your bottom line, this 98 percent natural cleanser is the best we've found. "It doesn't exactly strip away dirt like some powerful stuff, but it is really gentle and works well around my eyes which are extremely sensitive," writes one Amazon.com user. It receives a Best rating from skin care expert Paula Begoun, and a low/moderate hazard ranking from the Environmental Working Group due mainly to its fragrance content.
Cool as a cucumber. Editors at Allure magazine say Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser provides a deep, refreshing cleanse with no irritation, leaving your skin soft, supple and soothed. Most user reviewers agree, and they're very happy that the product is free of parabens, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate. "It smells wonderful & rinses cleanly. It's not over drying which is great especially since my skin tends to dry out in the winter," writes one Amazon.com user. The product's light, artificial cucumber fragrance draws mixed reviews and is the only thing keeping us from recommending it for those with sensitive or problem skin.
The Environmental Working Group rates this Yes to Cucumbers cleanser at the very low end of moderate hazard; the biggest culprit is its fragrance content.
Review: Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, Editors of EWG, As of May 2014
Paula Begoun says Yes to Cucumbers is "an outstanding option for normal to dry skin." She says it's not a top choice, however, for those with sensitive skin or rosacea because it contains a very small amount of fragrance.
Review: Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, Paula Begoun, April 1, 2014
Allure magazine editors review Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser in conjunction with their 2012 annual beauty awards. The cleanser is listed as a top performer among the "Natural Wonders" category. Editors say it "gently cleanses, calms and soothes skin."
Review: Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, Lindsay Colameo, Not Dated
More than 30 Amazon.com reviewers give the Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser a 4.1-star average rating out of 5. The general consensus is that it's a good gentle, light daily cleanser that's suitable for most skin types.
Review: Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, 6 Fluid Ounce, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014
5. Real Simple
The author selects Yes to Cucumbers Gentle Cleansing Milk as one of the best cleansers for less than $40, saying it leaves your complexion soft and healthy-looking.
Review: 6 Great Face Wash Picks Under $40, Rosa Casoni, As of May 2014