Beauty product of the week: The Body Shop Carrot Wash and Cream
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Who knew wonky carrots could make you glow?
Why we love this product
If you haven't heard about The Body Shop's Ugly Beauty range, then you are missing out. The motivation behind the campaign is to actually use wonky, weird-looking fruit and vegetables instead of letting them go to waste. Food waste contributes to landfill. In Australia, five million tonnes of food ends up in landfill over a single year. The solution? Use the fruit and veg that gets left behind! The carrot wash and cream are just some of the products within the fabulous campaign.
I'm a big fan of incorporating active ingredients in my skincare routine. Why? Because I can see the difference it makes. But sometimes, I feel like my skin just needs a break. So, I take it back to the basics and I love using a cleanser and moisturiser that gets the job done in a simple way. It cleans, hydrates and nourishes my skin. This is why I was so intrigued to try The Body Shop's Carrot Wash and Cream, and I was impressed.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? Using both the cleanser and moisturiser together reveals a clean, clear and glowy complexion.
How much is it? The face cleanser is $22 for 100mL and the moisturiser is $27 for 100mL.
Where to buy it? The Body Shop
The Carrot skincare range from The Body Shop promises to keep your skin balanced and healthy. The energising face wash is designed to purify the skin. The cream promises to provide 72-hour hydration, nourish the skin naturally and provide a youthful glow. The wash is enriched with 93% ingredients of natural origin, while the cream weighs in at a solid 97%. The range previously existed at The Body Shop but the brand pulled it from the shelves and improved the formula. Now it's back and it's packed with Vitamin A and antioxidants. Similar to all products from The Body Shop, the range is vegan and cruelty-free.
It's a simple 2-step skincare routine that can be done morning and/or night. I apply the energising facial wash on damp skin so that it lathers up and really cleans out my pores and purifies my skin. It's a gel-based wash but when mixed with water, it lathers well. My favourite part about the wash is that it doesn't strip the skin and leave it feeling dry. My natural oils are still intact and my face feels balanced and nourished. Following up with the rich moisturising cream is a delight, which I imagine is suitable for most skin types. It seriously made my skin glow and it was perfect to use before applying makeup. Most of the time, I didn't feel the need to use a primer because the glow was natural and not from another product.
I am a big fan of the packaging. Not only is it 100% recyclable but it's travel friendly. Both items measure up to 100mL which is ideal for when you are on the go. The products come in squeeze tubes, so the whole application process is simple and easy. The size is also fairly small, so it won't add any unnecessary bulk.
Is there anything I didn't like? Well, I wasn't a fan of the scent. As promised, it does indeed smell like carrots and I'll be honest, the scent is stronger than I thought. Personally, I could handle the scent enough to use it and enjoy the benefits, but the scent can linger for a while. I can imagine some people to be put off from using the range, so I recommend trying and smelling the products in-store first before buying. However, if you follow up your routine with makeup application, the smell doesn't linger and it's not noticeable anymore.
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For 100mL of product, the wash will set you back $22 and the cream costs $27. Considering the thoughtfulness behind the brand and the fact that the products work, I would be happy to pay that price again. The Carrot range is simple, easy and gets the job done. And with both items, a little certainly goes a long way, so I think it's worth the price.
Where to buy
The one and only place to buy any kind of item from the beauty brand is directly from The Body Shop online. We recently reviewed The Body Shop Shea Butter Hair Mask and (spoiler alert) it was fabulous!