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Yes To Carrots!

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I got this set of Yes To Carrots products but I’m just going to be reviewing the gentle exfoliating facial cleanser today and I’ll briefly talk about the moisturiser too. (the products to the left of the photo).

I don’t really have many problems with my skin. My skin type is sensitive with an oily chin but at the moment it’s sensitive/dry so I needed a face cleanser that still scrubbed my dead skin off but didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Voila! Yes To Carrots. My mum bought the set for me as a gift and I was quite intrigued as to what this product would be like. I get one or two spots every so often but since using this face wash (and the moisturiser) I think I’ve seen one in two months which is quite nice. My skin is still dry but the moisturiser sorts that out.

The products don’t really have a smell to them at all I don’t think. If anything, just slightly sweet but that’s it. It is definately a gentle exfoliator. When I first used it I thought I’d come out of the shower and my face would feel no different, I felt quite disappointed with it. But then when I got out and felt my face, it felt so soft and smooth. I don’t often find gentle exfoliators that work for me. I usually scrub with exfoloiating gloves before I am happy, which actually isn’t good for my sensitive skin… Whoops!

ANYWAY, I’m very impressed with this facial cleanser and I would be happy to buy it again.

For a 100ml tube of the cleanser from Asos it’s £9.99 which is quite a lot but the results are good so it’s worth it 🙂 I’ve found a replacement to the previous scrub I was so loyal to before (Soap and Glory’s Scrub Your Nose In It). This is much nicer to my skin and doesn’t dry it out.

Yes to carrots INDEED!

Tangle Teezer

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I have heard great things about a product called a Tangle Teezer so I asked for one for Christmas and got one in a purple glittery colour. I was already expecting this hairbrush to be epic and I was definately not disappointed.

The brush’s teeth flex at the tangles rather than dragging through them.

I have quite long hair and it’s a medium thickness as well as being bleached so I am always looking for new ways to make my hair care routine better.

Usually when I brush my hair, there is so much hair left in the brush afterwards which genuinely makes me feel sorry for myself. I also NEVER used to brush my hair when I got out of the shower until it was bone dry.

I tried this brush on dry hair first and it made it feel smoother and took out the knots without leaving half my head of hair on the brush. I had to show my boyfriend the brush because I was so surprised at how LITTLE came out of my head.

I’ve also used this on wet hair and wowza! Honestly! It glides through so well. I brush my hair into a ponytail most days and I like the smooth look and this definately helps me out with that. I can’t stop stroking my hair it feels so good.

I have this brush for when I’m at my partner’s house but I am going to have to get one for my house and one for my bag too because going back home to my old hairbrush feels rubbish haha, I’m addicted! You can buy ones that have a cover so that they’re protected when you’re out and about.

Honestly the best hair brush I’ve ever owned and I will never buy any other. This is the most impressive beauty product I’ve ever bought/tried/reviewed etc. It’s absolutely AMAZING. I couldn’t recommend it enough. I will rave about this product to everyone I chat with. Arghhh.

There’s a fair few colours you can get and they cost about £10 from Boots.

Thanks to Tangle Teezer for sending me a photo to use.

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter

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Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter is a body butter which contains shea butter and aloe vera.

This is yet another product from Soap and Glory that smells so good. It’s fruity and sweet and absorbs really quickly which is great.

My skin felt soft and smelt yummy for a few hours afterwards.

A bonus that I don’t think I’ve pointed out yet about Soap and Glory products is that they’re not tested on animals.

I’m not sure what can make one body butter better than another but this one feels pretty nice.

For a 300ml tub, it costs about £10.21 which is quite steep but it’s worth it.

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush

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Soap and Glory Sugar Crush is a body exfoliator with brown sugar and macadamia grains. It has a refreshing lime and sweet smell which is tempting to eat (but don’t!).

I dip into the pot quite a few times while using it because it doesn’t spread very well. It just sort of sits. If I add more water then it spreads a bit easier but still not much. It has no lather.

It really scrubs though. It feels like a harsher scrub rather than a gentle exfoliant. Which for some is good but others not so good. For me though, I love it. It makes my skin feel a lot smoother and softer.

Washing the scrub off is a pain. It takes a while to get all of the grains off. They’re stubborn and tend to need to be directly sprayed onto with the shower head to get them all off rather than letting the water just run off with them.

It does feel like a luxurious product because of the smell and it’s a fairly big tub so it does last a while even if you do have to use a fair amount for the whole body. But I mainly use it on my legs so it’s lasting me ages.

This product is £8 for a 300ml tub. This isn’t cheap but it’s a nice product to treat yourself to when you feel like pampering. Another good product from Soap and Glory.

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel

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This is the Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel whichcontains Vitamin C to stimulate the skin’s natural defences, Turmeric which is a powerful antioxidant to support the Vitamin C actions. It also contains Alchemilla which is a plant extract to regulate sebum production and finally it contains Ginkgo biloba which improves the skin’s uptake of oxygen.

The Daily Energizer range of products from Clarins are specifically designed for 18-late 20’s age group.

This cleanser foams quite well. I use an amount that’s about the size of a 10p coin and it covers my face enough. It feels really smooth on my skin and doesn’t feel harsh at all. It feels like a really gentle but effective product.

The product rinses off easily and makes my skin feel clean, smooth and soft. Even better when I moisturise afterwards. My skin has actually been clearing up lately (I don’t have spot-prone skin usually but it had a bout of a few) so I’m guessing this product is working for me.

This cleanser is quite expensive so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to buy it. I might try to find other products first that are cheaper and work just as well before I jump to be loyal to this one. It is good though. The only thing I can fault it for is the price. So that’s pretty good going 🙂

This product retails at around £10.50 for 75ml of product. Which is fairly expensive but it works so maybe it is worth it.


The Beauty Parlour Butter It Up

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The Beauty Parlour Butter It Up Body Butter is a sweet smelling thick body butter which contains shea butter to keep skin moisturised and soft.

The product applies well. It is thick but it’s not difficult to absorb nor is it oily like some moisturisers seem to be. Sometimes I feel like I need to wash my hands after applying moisturiser because it leaves a greasy feeling on my skin but with this one my hands feel just as soft as the rest of me.

The body butter smells great. It contains citrus sinensis oil which is orange oil. It’s sweet but not overpowering. So the skin has a nice smell to it but it doesn’t clash with perfume.

This product makes my skin feel smooth and soft and not greasy even if I apply it twice a day.

It retails at £6.99 for a 300ml tub. It’s definitely a product I’d recommend for body lotion-lovers.

 

 

 

Bio-Oil

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Bio-oil is the most amazing thing for scars and stretch marks. It reduces scars greatly. I’ve never had the experience of trying it with stretch marks but I’m going to focus on the scars.

Firstly the smell… It has a bit of an odd smell but I like it. Not sure how to describe it. But it doesn’t smell bad. Maybe a bit like some incense so not a smell you would think is necessarily gross to have on your skin.

It has the consistency of thick water really. Or a really thin gel. More of a thick water. It doesn’t flood out of the bottle either which is really good but not much is needed either. It rubs in really nicely and it’s nothing damaging for any spare to be wiped on other skin.

It doesn’t help scars straight away, it needs some decent use. I used it twice a day for about 2 months and I noticed that it had helped the scars fade a lot. If I still used it they’d probably look even less visible but I got lazy with it.

It’s not something you can apply once every few days or once a week and expect results in 2 weeks. It’s something that needs to become a routine for a while.

It retails from about £9 for the 60ml bottle, to around £14 for the 125ml bottle and about £18 for the 200ml bottle. I wish I didn’t spend money on the biggest bottle now though because of how little actually gets used. I would probably buy the smallest if I ever had to replace mine… which is unlikely.

Overall a fantastic product though.