Skincare has always been a nightmare for me – going from using nothing but teatree oil soap in the hopes of cleaning up spots, to using heavy lotions to cure blemishes. In the past few months, I’ve widened my skincare regime to include a natural cleanser, toner and moisturiser, using a gentle soap in the evenings too and a weekly face mask. So far, so good!
Today I’ve decided to give the Yes to Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream for normal to dry skin a review, as I’ve been using it for just over a month and thought you guys should know about it! I’ve grown to be a bit cynical of widely available skincare products simply because the majority take advantage of some crazy chemicals, but this is made from 95% natural ingredients (which they clarify as renewable resources found in nature) and no parabens, phthalates, SLS, petroleum, silicones and chemical sunscreens, making it in fair standing for my shelf of green beauty products. All Yes To products are also cruelty-free, certified by the Leaping Bunny Program.
The moisturiser is relatively light and soaks into the skin quickly, without stickiness or an oily feeling. It smells pleasant and as a girl with combination skin, it really keeps the dry patches of my face soft throughout the day – even under makeup. The one downside is that I have to target only the drier areas of my face as it does cause me to breakout if applied to the “normal” areas. I guess this way I get to conserve the amount that I use, but I would ideally like to find something that was suitable for all over.
Another thing that I have noticed is that without application of my weekly face mask, it doesn’t quite handle the dryness of my skin, nor does it reduce redness. I’d say if you have serious dry skin, to try something a little more intensive than this – perhaps a true moisturiser rather than day cream. However, for a high-street purchase that only set me back £10.00, it’s a good start to finding the perfect option!