What ingredients are in YES Products?

 

Every YES product is certified organic, and thus guaranteed to be pure. There’s nothing unknown, hidden, or damaging in these products. Click here to see the YES ingredients policy.

One of the reasons YES products are better for you is because of what they don’t contain when compared with old-style lubes and moisturisers such as KY Jelly, Sylk, Durex Play, Replens or Astroglide.

YES Products Do NOT Contain

  • Petrochemicals
  • Oestrogens or oestrogen-mimicking chemicals
  • Know skin irritants such as parabens (which have cancer concerns)
  • Glycerine/glycerol (causes thrush outbreaks, is a skin irritant & leaves skin sticky)
  • Grapefruit seed extract (banned in Switzerland because it is often adulterated with parabens)
  • Propylene glycol (cell wall disrupter, pulls chemicals through and into the bloodstream)
  • Hormones (making YES safe to use if recovering from Breast Cancer or wanting to avoid HRT)
  • Silicone

YES Products DO Contain

  • Pure plant extracts laden with skin healing & nourishing properties, grown & manufactured to organic standards

Therefore, here at Natural Intimates we believe that YES products are the safest on the market, anywhere in the world.

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (Aloe vera)*, Linum usitatissimum (Flax) seed extract*, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Guar gum)*, Ceratonia siliqua (Locust bean gum)*, Xanthan gum, Sodium chloride, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Sodium benzoate.

*Organically grown ingredients

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond oil)*, Cera alba (Bees wax)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*,Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

*Organically grown ingredients

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (Coconut) oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

*Organically grown ingredients

Helianthus annuus (Sunflower oil)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond oil)*, Cera alba (Bees wax)*, Vanilla planifolia fruit extract (Vanilla extract)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa butter)*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

*Organically grown ingredients

Aqua (water), Linum usitatissimum (Flax) Extract*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (Aloe vera)*, Ceratonia siliqua (Locust bean gum)*, Cyamopsis tetragonolobus (Guar gum)*, Sodium chloride, Xanthan Gum, Potassium sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

*Organically grown ingredients

Aqua, Lauryl betaine, Decyl glucoside, Calendula officinalis extract*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (Aloe vera)*, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate.

*Organically grown ingredients

Aqua, Lauryl betaine, Decyl glucoside, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower oil*, Calendula officinalis extract*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder (Aloe vera)*, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate.

*Organically grown ingredients

Why Organic Ingredients?

Organic production works with nature, avoiding pesticides, chemical fertilisers and genetic engineering. It, therefore, promotes the health of the soil, plants, animals and us in the following ways:

1 / Quality

  • No use of growth hormones, chemical fertilisers or damaging pesticides
  • No genetic engineering

2 / Health Benefits

  • 60% of all chemicals put on the skin end up in the blood stream
  • No synthetic chemicals are present to be absorbed by the skin

3 / Standards

  • Due to rigorous standards, no compromise on ingredient quality
  • No Parabens allowed for preservation

4 / Environment

  • In the UK, organic farms have 44% more birds and more than five times as many wild plants – a great and positive impact!

5 / The Future

  • We’re facing a brighter future when sustainable crop production methods that work with nature are employed

Do YES products contain preservatives?

YES OB contains no preservatives, only Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant and extends the shelf life.

YES WB uses 2 preservative systems, which are sodium benzoate and phenoxyethanol.

YES VM contains the preservative phenoxyethanol.

Because YES don’t use animal body parts and can’t get commercially available plant extracted sources, they have to revert to synthetically produced versions. These are approved by …

  • FDA
  • UK/EU bodies for food and/or cosmetic applications
  • Organic Certifier: The Soil Association

To date, YES haven’t found a naturally occurring preservative package that is safe, non-irritant and effective. When used not above 1% both preservative systems work excellently without being skin irritants or having any other concerns associated with them. Without chemicals known to be penetration enhancers (such as propylene glycol) YES preservatives are NOT pulled through the skin into the bloodstream. YES products contain NO penetration enhancers.

 

Why do YES use preservatives in natural products?

In water-based products, preservatives of some kind are always needed because water is the basis of all life. That includes bacteria, fungi and moulds. Preservative-free products have a very short shelf life, even if refrigerated (think of milk or orange juice). Products, even when made in a clean environment, which are not properly preserved become a health risk when exposed to the microbes present in life. So YES preserve their products to give them shelf life and to ensure they are hygienic – to protect you. As registered Medical Devices YES products also have to meet strict preservation standards. While on a permanent hunt for a more truly natural and effective preservative, they will NOT performance in the pursuit of purity.

Is YES gluten-free?

All YES products are gluten-free.

Is YES oestrogen-free?

YES products DON’T contain oestrogen. The purity and distinctive formulations of YES products make them uniquely suitable for women recovering from cancer.

To elaborate … Many personal lubricants are preserved with methyl paraben, which is an oestrogen mimic, and contraindicated for anyone who has had an oestrogen receptor-positive cancer.

However, vaginal dryness is experienced by many women recovering from cancer. Both breast care nurses and oncologists recommend YES intimate moisturisers. They are confident that they will safely provide real relief from dryness without compromising recovery or challenging immune systems like other products do.

YES, on the other hand, cherishes and nurtures precious and sometimes traumatised intimate tissue.

Is YES vegetarian-approved?

All YES products are vegetarian approved.

The Vegetarian Society’s trusted seedling symbol has been awarded to YES WB and OB, which is a further endorsement of their ethics and ingredients philosophy. It also means YES is free from animal-derived and GMO ingredients.

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