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Taking care of your skin can be hard work and I find that to get the best results I have to vary my skincare routine. I spotted this Carrot Moisture Cream in The Body Shop and was intrigued to try a vegetable based moisturiser so I bought a tub to see what it was like. It costs RRP £4.00 for a 50ml tub which I think is excellent value for money.
Product description: "We could rabbit on about our old favourite for hours. Let's just say it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, just like our original one. Now with Community Trade Beeswax from organic sources."
It comes in a plastic tub with a screw-top lid. I quite like the appearance of the packaging, as it has an orange coloured base with a green label on the top, which mimics the appearance of a carrot and fits in with the overall theme of the product. The cream itself has a pale peach colour to it, and appears very thick and heavy. It has a dense texture with an almost waxy finish to it, and to begin with I was worried that it would overload my skin. Despite it feeling very thick and rich, it spread over my skin easily and was absorbed very quickly without leaving any residue behind, and the waxy feeling of the cream does not transfer onto my skin. I have combination skin and usually experience areas of oiliness that builds up across my forehead, nose and chin. This cream seems well suited to my skin type, and gives a light level of moisture which helps to keep my skin feeling smooth and soft to the touch. I like to wear make-up during the day and this moisturiser provides a good even surface in preparation for my foundation. Despite my tendencies to break out in oily patches, I have noticed that with frequent use this moisturiser helps to keep my complexion balanced and I do not end up with a shiny face by the end of the day.
I had previously heard of the organic beauty range, "Yes to Carrots" which has a range of carrot-based skin care and body products. They offer a moisturising day cream which is available at the RRP of £15.00 for 50ml. I've not yet tried it so can't compare in terms of performance and quality, but I feel that this version from the Body Shop is a bargain buy that works well and I would happily buy it again. I'd be tempted to splurge on the more expensive organic version, but for the time being I am very happy with this one and can definitely recommend it.
I really like The Body Shop and often make online orders from their range when there is a special offer on. This product, the Carrot Moisture Cream, is much cheaper than many of their other ranges, at only £4 for 50ml, but I still managed to get it half price!
I used to have really sensitive skin and couldn't use any skincare other than Simple. Nowadays, my skin isn't as sensitive and I can get away with more, hence why I was willing to try this product. It is part of a range which includes Body Shop products that were popular in the past, and is packaged accordingly, with a green label bearing a picture of an old-style store. The tub itself is pale orange, complementing the cream, which is a similar shade.
The cream is definitely a cream rather than a lotion: it is thick but not ridiculously so. My first impression was that it seemed moisturising but not greasy: handy as I do have combination skin but like something a bit more moisturising in the winter. It smells of something that is recognisably carrot-like, albeit transformed into a face cream: the smell is by no means overpowering and I actually found it to be quite pleasant. The cream contains Community Trade beeswax, which helps to keep moisture in the skin.
I only need to use a small amount of the cream at a time, and dab a little onto my finger before dotting it onto my face and blending in. It sinks in pretty well and my face doesn't look particularly shiny, although I always apply powder as a matter of routine. The cream doesn't irritate my skin at all.
I have been impressed with this cream: it is intense enough to keep my skin soft, without any dry patches, during the winter, including the cold spell we had a couple of weeks ago. It isn't particularly greasy either, and I haven't noticed an increase in spots at all, or any more shine than usual on my face. In fact, if anything, the shine has been less. I think the cream might be slightly too intense for the summer, but for the colder winter months it is ideal.
Overall, I like and would highly recommend this Carrot Face Cream. It's a bargain even at full price, and works very well indeed.
Until the other day when I was browsing in my local The Body Shop store I had forgotten all about this product. Its one I actually was bought by a friend many moons ago and I liked it but moved on as you do to other things and forgot all about it. The Body Shop not being a shop I frequent until recently due to a bad lack of decent shops here in Weston Super Mare has never held my interest really. I like the the ethics but not not the prices usually and so I was pleased when I was enticed in the other day and a sale was on many items.
A pot of this which is simply a black plastic pot and is 50ml in size with a screw on/off lid to the top of it usually retails at a very decent price of £4.00 a tub. However I bought a couple of them at £2.00 each as I was running out of face moisturiser and decided to have a wee stock up!
On the top of the pot we are of course told what it is and who it is by and the size is stated and of course contact details for The Body Shop are given. Its a nice and robust enough little pot this and easy to open and close and so on.
The Moisturiser Itself:
Well you can use this any time that you want to of course, day times night times under make up and so on. I always cleanse and tone my skin first and always apply a dab of moisturiser after doing that as the skin on my face tends to feel quite tight if I don't.
A little of this peachy coloured thickish cream goes a very long way indeed as it becomes slightly greasy on contact with the skin as it warms up and then it dries into the skin very quickly indeed. This doesn't agitate my sensitive eyes at all and makes my skin feel really moisturised without giving my face a heavy and/or greasy feel.
This doesn't smell of carrots and the fragrance is nice enough though hard to describe really. Its a cross between fruity and floral and creamy...... like I say its very pleasant an the smell of it does linger on the skin gently for a good couple of hours after application.
Once I apply this to my skin skins feels softer, more supple and appears more dewy. I like to use this on its own on my face or under make up as its a great make up base.
This doesn't promise to help with lines, wrinkles or sagginess and its only is meant to promote healthy looking skin in the way of hydration and this does that for me really well and is great for daily light moisturising days!
Still on sale on Thebodyshop.com at £2.00 a tub or nip into your local store (for a limited time only).
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I first tried this cream as I was looking for a moisturiser and saw Carrot moisture cream was half price on The Body Shop website so it was only £2. With the price tag and something sounding so good for my skin I had to try it. I have really sensitive skin which can react to almost anything so I am always unsure when trying something new but after reading good reviews I thought this was worth trying.
I use this moisturiser both morning and evening, I apply it all over my face and neck. When applying the cream there is a really light scent but this disappears within seconds. This moisturiser is described as lightweight but I find it quite heavy on my skin so have to wait a few moments before applying make up but it is perfect for on a night, the texture means it is really effective to massage into the skin as it does not sink in straight away and is quite a thick cream. I have dry patches under my eyes and although I do not apply my moisturiser directly under the eyes it really does help my dry skin which is slightly below the eye.
This cream comes in a 50ml tub with a screw lid which is nice and secure! The tub includes some information about the product but overall it is kept nice and simple. There is nothing I think could be changed about the packaging!
A 50ml tub costs £4 and can be purchased from The Body Shop instore or online. I generally buy from online because there are so many great offers on, I don't think I have ever paid full price for anything on The Body Shop online. I paid £2 for my pot but even at £4 it is such good value.
As with many of my beauty products I find it difficult to stick to one make or product but I will continue using this moisturiser until I use up the tubs I have in my stash of toiletries. I would recommend this moisturiser to everyone, even those with sensitive skin like myself.
This is one of the cheapest moisturisers from The Body Shop and I really like it. I like the way it is different as it is called 'Carrot' and I gave it a try for the price and the uniqueness. I now use it all the time. It costs £4 for 50ml and is really good value. It is in a black tub, where you just unscrew the top and apply. I normally apply it to my face after washing and toning my face. I have found it lasts a few months, as you only need a little bit for your face and neck. The design of the tub also means you can get all the moisturiser out of it and you don't feel like you are throwing any away.
The moisturiser is orange in colour and has quite a pleasant scent. I can't put my finger on what it smells like but it is nice and subtle and not too overpowering. It contains community fair trade beeswax, which is good ethically and means it is quite natural. It is really moisturising, and makes my skin feel smooth and soft. It is light in consistency and is not greasy on my skin. It is a classic product in my opinion, and nice to use to give your skin some care.
Overall, I would give this moisturiser a try if you want to try something a bit different, and care for your skin.
With sensitive facial skin I always have a bit of trouble tracking down a suitable moisturiser which doesn't leave me with a red blotchy face. I bought the Carrot Moisture Cream as I had a 50% off voucher code to use on the Body Shop website. So, instead of paying the usual £4.00 for the 50ml pot I got it for just £2! I usually use a Lush brand product for my face but this cream looked like an absolute bargain. If it worked well it could have been a new favourite for my temperamental skin.
Unfortunately, the bargain has not worked out. The 50ml pot is small with a pale peach coloured exterior with the usual black/dark green Body shop lid and labelling. If I had found this a suitable cream I would certainly get through this pot very quickly and according to the website it is not available in a larger size at the moment.
The scent of the cream is subtle which is perfect for use on your face and it does not overpower your sinuses! The cream is described as a lightweight moisturiser but is certainly a cream consistency; do not buy this thinking it will be more like a lotion. Despite having dry thirsty skin I found this cream needed a moment to sink in properly. It could easily be a bit greasy so I would advise you only use this on the dry areas of your face and avoid any greasy areas.
The main reason I cannot give this a good review is that it made my face very red. It also made my skin feel really tight across my cheeks which was very uncomfortable. I had high hopes for this cream given the use of natural ingredients like community trade beeswax and it has good ethics behind it which is always a great plus.
Because it hasn't got on well with my face, I'm now using it as a hand cream and leave it in my handbag. Given the small pot size, it's a convenient alternative use for it but I won't be buying it again. Overall I'm just so, so disappointed as I do love some Body Shop products but given the reaction I must have some sort of allergy to an ingredient...the scent and consistency means it just about retains a two star score. Sorry Body Shop!
I'm a huge fan of beauty products and over the years I have accumulated and tried a large number of moisturising products. With night time "intensive" moisturisers I tend to pay slightly more however for day time use I tend to look for more value products suitable for combination skin. One recently suggested by a friend was The Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream.
The Carrot Moisture Cream is available from The Body Shop stores and online. I purchased it online and was told this was a "limited edition product" and that it will only be in stock for a limited time (when purchased in April 2011) however the sales advisor did not know just for how long it would be in stock for.
A 50ml pot of the Carrot Moisture Cream is available for £4.00. I think this is excellent value and would definitely be considered a low price moisturiser even though it is a Body Shop product which is known for using ethical and good quality ingredients.
***Packaging and Claims***
The Carrot Moisture Cream comes in a small pot with screw off lid. The bottom of the pot is clear so the orange moisturiser is visible inside. The lid of the pot is black with the product description written on top. The packaging isn't particularly attractive but it is functional and fits in a handbag or make up bag easily and the lid is very secure.
The packaging description is as follows:
"It's back! You will be rabbiting on about this rich daily moisture cream that leaves the skin feeling beautifully soft and smooth. An old favourite from The Body Shop®, originally launched in 1980 - now improved with added Community Trade sesame oil and Community Trade beeswax!!!"
I was recommended this by a sales advisor in my local The Body Shop store when I outlined I was looking for a moisturiser suitable for combination skin which is oily around my t zone and dry on my cheeks and forehead.
***Application and Results***
I use this product as part of my morning regime. I apply the moisturiser about 10 minutes prior to applying my make up so it is important that my skin is not excessively greasy or wet feeling after applying moisturiser which is why I find the Carrot Moisture Cream so effective.
The moisturiser is a light orange colour and does have a reasonably strong fragrance. I do not feel this is an apparent carrot scent it is a mix between floral, fruity with a slightly creamy milky scent. I personally like the scent but it is quite a strong scent so may be off putting for those who do not like fragranced products.
The moisturiser is reasonably thick; it does not run off your finger or drip but it is not so thick as Nivea moisturisers which I find to be very thick in consistency. When applied to the face the moisturiser glides on and rubs in very easily. I find that around 3 small dabs on my finger tip worth of moisturiser is enough on each application to use on my face. When rubbing in I find the moisturiser has quite a silky feel which is less wet and greasy than many other moisturisers I have used.
On immediate application the moisturiser does feel wet however after only 30 seconds the shiny wet look disappears and skin feels smooth and silky but matte in a very similar way a make up primer works. I was very pleased as I have often found with less effective moisturisers my face is so wet and greasy I cannot apply make up after but this is not the case with this product.
I can apply my make up in my usual way and my foundation allows my skin to look soft and hydrated without any excessive oil, grease or shine.
Even after 2 applications I could notice that my skin was feeling very smooth and soft and the dry spots did not look dry. My greasier areas around my nose and chin were still greasier than the rest of my face but not apparently greasy and not made worse by this moisturiser. I did find that the moisturiser gives skins enough moisture but not too much and on very dry patches of skin it is not so effective. Therefore I would say this is good for those with normal skin or slightly dry or slightly greasy skin but not either extreme.
I have been using this product daily for around a month now and I have used less than half the pot. I think that this is excellent value and a very economical option for those not wanting to spend a lot of money on a moisturiser.
I would definitely recommend the Carrot Moisture Cream to those looking for a good value day time moisturiser to use as part of their day time regime which leaves skin soft and smooth without leaving their skin shiny or greasy.
For £4.00 I think this is a great moisturiser for those with combination skin providing that it is not extremely dry or excessively oily, or those with skin that has features of dry or oily skin. It hydrates and leaves skin smooth
It is definitely not the best moisturiser I have used but for £4.00 I was not expecting this, but it is far from the worst I have ever used. Four stars!
I'm not old enough to remember the body shop favourites products when they first came out but I was still excited to go and have a look at some of the old classics. With the offer of 2 for £6 on I went with this carrot moisture cream because if it was as good as the vitamin e cream, it would be much better value.
You get a 50ml pot that's light orange with a black lid. It looks a bit strange but doesn't remind me of Halloween so the packaging is nothing to complain about. On the lid it says 'we could rabbit on about our old favourite for hours. Let's just say it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, just like our original one. Now with community trade beeswax from organic sources.' Carrot seems an odd choice for a moisturiser, I've not heard anything about them being especially good for skin, so I was intrigued if this would live up to its promise.
Inside I'm greeted by a thick cream the same colour as the tub with a distinctive carrot smell- but don't worry, you won't go around smelling like a salad. It's more of a sweet smell, but I'm still not crazy about it. It feels quite thick and I was worried I would look shiny as I have combination/oily skin but this wasn't the case(it says suitable for all skin types on the lid). I used this at night after cleansing skin and used my usual amount of a pea size on cheeks, forehead etc. and rubbed in. It sank in fairly quickly but my skin felt a bit sticky and heavy. I gave it about 5 minutes to fully sink in and my skin felt quite soft and definitely smooth. It still felt too much on my forehead area so I now only use a small amount.
I've been using this for about 2 months now and I can't say my skin has improved much. It keeps my skin soft and supple and only a tiny amount is needed but it's not a miracle. However it delivers what it promised. I wouldn't repurchase this because there are cheaper moisturisers that do the same job and it doesn't have SPF which I think is important for a day cream. Although, it uses community trade ingredients which is a definite plus as all Body Shop products do.
Usually, I use Lush skin care, as the natural ingredients suit my sensitive skin. However, the moisturisers are expensive and so I decided to try something different.
The Body Shop's Carrot Moisture Cream seemed like the ideal solution. I recall my mum using it when it was originally released and the smell immediately brought back some fond memories.
At £3.99 for 50ml, it seemed perfect and promised to give me skin that felt 'beautifully soft and smooth'- great! The product seemed gentle enough, with carrot oil, beeswax and sesame oil amongst the main ingredients listed so I happily bought it.
The smell was still as lovely as I remember and the pale orange cream had a nice smooth, slightly thick texture, which I hoped would help my sensitive but dry skin. I rubbed a little on my hand and was pleased to find it sunk in nicely and didn't feel greasy on my skin.
After cleansing my face, I rubbed in a small amount. Immediately, it began to sting slightly, mainly where I have blemishes, such as on my chin. However, I didn't want to write it off straight away so I persevered for a couple of weeks. Although my face was smooth, the stinging continued and irritated my spots, making them harder to treat.
The Carrot Moisture Cream is a bargain at £3.99, and would probably be wonderful for those with older or less sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it just wasn't suitable for me.
Recently The Body Shop decided to bring back some of the products that it had discontinued over the years, mostly dating back to the 1980s when the Body Shop was a real purveyor of natural beauty products rather than the chemical-laden stuff they tend to sell today.
The products that they've brought back are now grouped together as "Anita's Favourites" on their Web site. They're named this for the founder of the company, Anita Roddick Why she discontinued them if they were her favourites is anyone's guess, but what matters is that they're now back, if only for a limited time.
I placed an order for several of these "favourites", one of which was the carrot moisture cream. This cream appealed to me because I have very dry skin and the reviews I read on the Body Shop web site and here on Dooyoo indicated this would be a good choice for me. I wasn't disappointed.
The cream, like the other Anita's favourites, comes in a retro-type packaging that looks very plain by today's standards - just a boring green label that doesn't make the product look particularly appealing. Opening the pot, you can see a light orange cream inside that looks nice and fluffy and light.
The orange colour did worry me a bit when I first saw it but after applying I was happy to find that my skin wasn't orange at all. I was also happy to note that the cream didn't smell at all like carrots, which was a big relief. It does smell quite woodsy, like freshly cut pine I would say. It's a pleasant smell but not overwhelming in any way.
The cream itself is definitely great for my dry skin. I put it on and my skin stays hydrated for most of the day without the need to use a face oil under it, which I usually have to do with most daytime moisturisers. At the same time, my face doesn't look oily with this on. And it's a good base for foundation or you can just wear it on its own.
This moisturiser costs £3.99 but I was lucky enough to get mine in a buy one get one free sale. This sale is now finished but hopefully it will come on again. If not, though, £3.99 is still a great price for a day moisturiser!
Overall, I'm very pleased with this moisturiser. I hope the Body Shop continue to sell this along with many of the other Anita's favourites that I have also bought and enjoyed. I highly recommend this to people with dry skin, particularly those on a budget.
I used the Body Shop, Carrot Daily Hydrating Moisturiser last summer whilst staying with my parents in Italy.
- Packaging -
This was in a 50ml, cylindrical tub with a screw top lid.
- What it promises -
~ Rich non-greasy moisturiser.
~ Contains carrot oil and sweet almond oil to smooth and soften your skin.
~ Suitable for normal / dry skin.
- Smell -
Given that this proclaims to contain almond oil, I was hoping for at least a hint of the scent of almonds but unfortunately this was not the case.
On a more postive note, it doesn't have a strong aroma of carrots. I'm not averse to the taste of carrots but wouldn't really want to be smelling of one!
The smell is quite non-specific, it smells of a regular moisturiser - fresh and clean.
- Appearance -
The moisturiser is a very light peach colour with a lovely rich, creamy texture.
- Using It -
At the time, the normal / dry skin condition suited my skin, needing a little extra nourishment due to the heat and sun of Tuscany for a couple of weeks.
It has a lovely smooth, creamy feel to it when applied and absorbed easily in to my skin without making it feel greasy or clogged up!
It's suggested that it is used twice a day after cleansing on your face and neck.
- Overall -
A great moisturiser for my normal / dry skin at the time. It gave my face the necessary hydration that it required at the time although I only acquired this due to the fact that it wasn't sufficient for my Mum's dry skin.
Ok, I needed a challenge today whilst sat at my desk and this is what I came up with. An opinion a beauty product. It really all started in the office anyway, which is why I found myself on the prowl for decent moisturiser. Sitting all day under an air-conditioining vent doesn't do much for your skin, and in no time at all, voila, dry peeling face. Very attractive wouldn't you say. Anyway, I had been recommended the Body Shop Nut moisturiser by a friend so I went in to look. Sure, it smelt fab, felt okay (I have no idea what it's supposed to feel like!), but it came in quite a hefty size tub. I don't really want to carry something that size around with me. And then I saw it. I little orange tub with the word "Carrot" printed on it. It was about £4.00, I think it was on offer, so I brought it. It's a very smooth orange cream with a kind of fruity smell, not over-powering or even noticeable, but quite pleasant. When applied it's very refreshing, kinda makes a guy feel good. I've been using it now for three weeks and I haven't even used up half of the tub. I put it on twice a day, and only a really small amount. My face was so bad bad before, I would get of the shower and my skin would be all blotchy and red. Within 3 days of using this cream, that had stopped completely. I can't tell you that it's made my skin smoother and less wrinkly, but it seems to have certainly stopped the dryness that was going on. Overall, I would be happy to recommend this moisturiser for cost, effectiveness and feel factor. There. I did it.
Top marks for this, it's a no nonsense moisturiser! It's an intriuging orange colour and smells yummy for a start. On the pack it says it's suited for "normal to dry" skins. I found it excellent, as it moisturises but doesn't leave your skin feeling really greasy, especially in the parts that tend to get oily like forhead or around the nose lol! It's absorbed well and doesn't feel sticky either! There's both carrot oil and almond oil in the ingredients. The only down side is that it seems a bit expensive for the size of the jar it came in. It was £6 in Ireland, but maybe the fact that a little goes a long way will make it last longer so that's a very minor gripe. All in all it does the job!