Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream

Claims - 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! Only available size being 50 ml! Can be used as a part of daily skin care regime!

I bought these just before leaving UK! I always trust Margaret and Vicky @ TBS, so I bought this without giving a second thought! Each tub originally retails for 3.99, but that was Buy One Get One Free! So, I paid for one tub finally! Carrot Cream is from Body Shop Originals range otherwise called Anita's Favorites!

Anita's Favorites also include products like Banana shampoo & conditioner, Dewberry bath & shower gel, Dewberry body lotion, Ice Blue shampoo, Green Apple bath & shower gel, Passion Fruit cleansing gel, Cucumber water, Cucumber cleansing milk and Fuzzy Peach bath & shower gel - each £3.99! Carrot Cream is not "yet" available in India, unfortunately! How sad! As of United States, this originally retails for $8.99, but now available for just $3!

On a casual visit to the store, I found different range of products I have never encountered earlier! Vicky told me they were supposed to sell the Original line for Buy One Get Free for a while! She also told me the Original line wont last that long, which means they will be taken off the shelves! I only wish they stay forever! I consider this a wise investment ever made! I wish I had a heavy backup! Carrot Cream is just pure carrots including the pulp and smells more or less the same except for the superficial honey-rose fragrance! Honey-scented because of beeswax? May be! The fragrance of the product is not over-powering unless you are allergic to carrots! I wish you are not, as you might miss a wonder product!

Its a blessing for those with dry and parched skin! Normal to combination skin, you can no doubt go for this! Oily skin, better stay away! It tends to get greasy, especially in hot and tropical weather! I would prefer this as a night cream, rather! Next morning, you wake up to luxuriously soft skin! Winter is the best time to get more out of this! Definitely worth every penny, great value product! The cream being rich and thick, little goes a long way! 50 ml tub should last more than you expect! Product is peach-colored as the tub!

It felt a bit heavy on my skin during summers, so I saved mine for winters! The trick, peanut-sized product is more than enough to work all the way! Easily absorbs into the skin! To start off, skin feels a bit taut! Acts as a great primer for makeup application! It stays on for longer hours! Leaves your skin nourished and healthy all day long! For those blessed with flawless skin and who do not worry much about layering regime of makeup, Carrot Cream is one sufficient product for that radiating glow! Fits easily into your bag, no matter what size your bag is! I believe Body Shop made a big mistake discontinuing Carrot Moisture Cream!

Key Ingredients - Community Trade Sesame Oil helps to soften the skin! Community trade Beeswax helps moisturize and condition the skin while acting as a barrier to help seal in moisture! Beeswax, well-known for its moisturising properties, is a natural emulsifier and thickener and has been used in cosmetics for the past 2000 years! Its used in Body Shop products to help form a protective layer on the skin, which reduces moisture loss! Carrot oil helps revive and condition the skin! How would you react on your encounter with carrot pulp while applying? Who expected carrot to be this good? Not myself, definitely! Some things do prove us wrong! Enough rabbiting! Its time you try and let me know your perspective!

Ingredients - Aqua, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Lanolin Alcohol, Cera Alba, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Eugenol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.

P.S - Never let hubby near your vanity! I got to use only the first quarter, but he is already through the second pot! So religious, thanks to his dry skin during winters! He is a Body Shop convert, so he quite enjoys using their products! Repurchase? YES!!!

P.S.S - Sale period varies accordingly, so check your local stores! The right time to invest on Body Shop products is June and January, more or less 2 weeks! Thats when the madness sale starts! If you wish to try most of their products without spending generously, its that time of the year nobody can simply ignore!


  1. Sounds very nice - never seen it here ;(

  2. Wow, there is so much to discover at TBS, yep I've never run into this one too....sounds good..!

    Anamika K, www.purebotanicalcare.com

  3. hi tanvi, i tried locating this here, but in vain :) as usual! y not this one when other Originals made a debut, i dont get it :)

  4. yes anamika, there are a zillion things yet to discover, especially for Body Shop addicts :) love to see u around more as u appreciate TBS the way I do...

  5. Oh my love this product, will purchase it for sure tmmm!!!Thanks a ton for review