Yes to Carrots: A Good Exfoliating Scrub?
Disclosure: The reviewer has not been compensated for this review. The reviewer was provided with a free sample of this product.
I was given a tube of Yes to Carrots Carrot Rich Moisturizing Body Scrub at a recent women's event as part of their complimentary gift bag. Now I love trying new skin care products, so I was excited. First the Yes to Carrots line is different in that they use carrot juice because carrots are known for containing Beta-Carotene, a powerful anti-oxidant that helps reduce daily damage to your skin. The scrub also mixes in Dead Sea Water and Dead Sea Mud, extracts of pumpkin, sweet potato, melon, orange, and honey along with other ingredients to give your skin a glowing look. The company also claims that it is Paraben free. This is supposed to be good because there have been studies that claim that paraben influences the growth of breast cancer. However, other studies that have replicated the experiment were inconclusive so I would say right now the jury is still out on whether parabens influence the growth of breast cancer.
All Scrubs are Exfoliating Scrubs
During my shower, I squirted a quarter-size of scrub on my palm. The texture is light. It was not as grainy as I expected. Now, I know that Yes to Carrots bills itself as a moisturing body scrub, but why have grains in the cream if you didn't want to exfoliate the skin? So in reality this is an exfoliating scrub that claims to moisturize the body -- and all exfoliating scrubs claim that because why would you want a scrub that doesn't moisturize. So the texture is light, creamy but not too many grains which is not a good thing if you want to exfoliate. I rubbed it on my skin and I actually kept putting more on because the grains seemed to disappear before it did its job effectively. After rinsing and drying myself with a towel, I felt my skin and was disappointed. I have sensitive skin and didn't feel that my body was moisturized well enough, it still felt a little dry. Other exfoliating scrubs that I liked, my skin felt very smooth and moist, practically drenched in moisture. I could not say this about Yes to Carrots. What I could say is that my skin didn't have the greasy feeling that some scrubs leave. I also couldn't say that it exfoliated well because I don't think there was enough grains in the product to be able to exfoliate effectively. My skin did not feel glowing.
Conclusion: Not Recommended
So would I advise a friend to try this exfoliating scrub from Yes to Carrots. Probably not. I would recommend this to a teenager, it just doesn't feel heavy duty enough for a woman. It's lovely that it has some natural ingredients but the bottom line is that it didn't perform the way I expected an exfoliating scrub to do the job.
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