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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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is the first time I've heard about this product, Flightkeeper. I guess it didn't take off? (Awful joke). Thanks for sharing this one. The only scrubs I really used on a daily basis was the Apricot scrub for acne when I was a teenager and Noxzema later on for ridding my face of oils (usually from wearing a baseball cap too frequently). Thanks!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

It's a fairly new product line, dohn. Thanks for visiting.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hi flightkeeper! this is nice! I always thought that carrots is beneficial to health, aside from giving us Vitamin A. Carrots is my fav veggie because of the color and the nutrients. It is also easy to nibble on, just wash it and there you go. I love orange color, it is my favorite one. and now they have this. I will try this one.


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi Pretty, good luck with the product.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

i love reading about beauty products so enjoyed this. not sure if the product appeals to me, but am definitely thinking of eating more carrots now! keep posting..!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Yes, carrots for its beta carotene seem to be a recent trend in skin care. Thanks for coming by myownworld.


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

This is something new. I think I've got to try this one.


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi beth, good luck with the product and thanks for visiting.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Flightkeeper

I have been using these products for about 2 years-also now 'yes to tomato' and 'yes to cucumber'-I love them,especially shampoo and conditioner-Great feel good factor!As for exfoliating -you can't beat rock salt.


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi itakins, I didn't know it was around that long. Thanks for correcting me. I know about the tomato and cucumber and I thought of trying those. I have tried sugar scrubs but not salt scrubs, another thing I should try. I'm glad you have another perspective on the product. Thanks for coming by.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

It's been here in Ireland that long anyway.Make sure it's rock salt! Enjoy.


aims 6 years ago

you might have been using too hot of water, and thats why the grains were dissolving too fast. i have sensitive skin as well, and all skin types react differently to skin care products, and for me this has been the best thing i have found yet. i could feel the coat of moisture on my skin and it wasnt oily or anything like that. if you try it again, try turning the temperature of the water in your shower down


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

I do like a hot shower and could be that's why it didn't work for me. Thanks for the different view.


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Patti Ann 6 years ago from Florida

I love the Yes To Carrots body lotion - it is fantastic!!


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi Patti Ann, I have to try the body lotion. Thanks for letting me know.

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