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Cheap Thrills, Skin Care - January 29th, 2009

40 CarrotsWhen it comes time to look at places to trim the budget, the cosmetics budget is an obvious contender. But if you are like me, you still care about your skin and don’t want to use just any old inexpensive product – you still want quality. Affordable quality: can it be had? I’m pleased to say yes!

40 Carrots is a brand built around offering quality skincare for an affordable price. The products include the anti-aging ingredient vitamin A, as well as the anti-oxidant beta-carotene. The products aren’t tested on animals, and are paraben-free. It’s a simple line – there is a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, and an eye gel. I’ve been using it for a week, and I’m really liking the results.

Quick review about me again: I’m turning 30 in a month, so anti-aging is becoming a concern. I have combination skin and occasional breakouts, but my skin is basically healthy.

The Carrot + Creme Cleanser is creamy, with a light lotiony texture and a scent like orange creamsicle. It does its job well – my skin is clean, soft, and makeup-free after use. It is not drying at all. Personally, I like a little foam in my cleanser, but that’s just me. This is a great creamy (but not greasy!) cleanser.

The Carrot + C Vitamin Serum is a new favorite product. It’s a light gel formula with beta-carotene, vitamin a, and vitamin c, and my skin seems to love it. Since I’ve been using it (only a week!) my face seems brighter and the few red marks from old acne blemishes are fading. LOVE IT! At $15.99 it’s a steal compared to department store brands.

The eye gel in the line is called Carrot + Cucumber Eye Gel and contains, you guessed it, carrots and cucumbers. It has a light texture that sinks in immediately, but doesn’t leave a sticky film like some gels do. It is hydrating and soothing, takes down morning puffiness like a champ, and generally just feels good. Two thumbs up.

Carrot + Mango Moisture Splurge is the daily moisturizer in the line. It’s a lotion formula with safflower oil, mango butter, and apricot oil. It is not greasy or heavy at all, but sinks in and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. I use a pea sized amount, and massage it in. I experimented with using different amounts and while you can’t really use too much, this seems to be the right amount. It doesn’t have oil control (it’s more suited for normal to dry skin) but it also doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts. It’s a really nice moisturizer for the price, and I’d recommend it if you’re looking to trim the budget without sacrificing quality.

I’d add something to exfoliate, but otherwise you could stick to the products in this line and be very happy with how your skin looks and feels. iconiconiconicon

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18 Responses to “40 Carrot Gold Skincare”

  1. danielle kelley says:

    thank you for writing this review! This was the fifth review I had read regarding the above product lien I had purchased at TJ Maxx. I loved the product and searched every TJ Maxx store I could find within the last four months – I was happy to see two bottles in one store! I am just sorry that I didn’t pick up the serum. After reading your review I am going to return to the two TX Maxx stores looking for that product now! Thank you for an excellent rreview. I would like to add that I have had skincare challenges for over twenty five years and this product (couple with drinking green tea nightly) cleared up my skin and leaves it glowing! I love the product!


  2. claire says:

    Hi Danielle! Thanks for your comment! 40 Carrots can also be found at RiteAid.

  3. dd says:

    I just started using the eye gel and moisture splurge 2 days ago. My skin was a little irritated from a fake tanner that I used and I had a couple of break outs around my chin. Since using this product my skin has completely cleared up. My skin feels really good too (it’s sensitive to so many products I have used in the past). I’m excited to see what the results will be in a week or two of using it. I’m hoping the retinol it has will diminish some small lines I’m starting to notice and old acne scars.

  4. claire says:

    Thanks for your comment DD! I’m glad this line is working well for people. I am still using the eye gel and serum daily, will go back to moisturizer when I’m done test driving a new one for the blog.

  5. Terri says:

    I agree! I love this product!! I have searched for face cleansers with Vitamin A and C in it… it is nearly impossable to find in local stores! I found 40 carrots, have been using it for 3 weeks now and love the way it makes my face feel. I will try the serium next!!!!

  6. sweta says:

    Hey…i happen to find the vitamin serum in tjmax at 5.99 and bought it for the price..and believe me it has done wonders for my skin..i always had freckles and slight pigmentation on my face which have been addressed so fast by the product in just one week skin is clearer and blemish free now..just cant stop raving about the product,,wonderful….

  7. claire says:

    Hi Sweta! I’m glad it’s helping! I’ve been really pleased with the product line.

  8. Jennifer says:

    I just had to express how much I love the 40 Carrots line. I bought it last week at RiteAid and it was on clearance from $14.99 to $3.74! A steal and this stuff is amazing. I went back to RiteAid and stocked up. The cleanser smells so yummy! And the serum makes my skin so smooth and even. And the moisturizer makes me glow-not shine or greasy. This stuff really is great!

  9. Mira says:

    I had to add to the reviews as well. I have just bought the cream cleanser this morning from riteaid at $3.79. I decided to try it since it is marked down and one try, I am hooked.
    I went back this evening to get the last 2 items left on the shelf (cream cleanser & moisturizer). Just took a shower, use the cleanser with the moisturizer this time… I can see visible difference of my skin from this morning! Wow!!!

    Decided to research about this awesome product and it brought me to this page. Just have to share!

    Only today & the result is this great, cannot wait till the results built up with continued use.

  10. hosana says:

    i loved 40 carrots

  11. hosana says:

    i need more……

  12. kissanya says:

    i just bought this product in Canada @ a Winner’s store…anyone notice results more specific to fine line?

  13. Holly says:

    I absolutely love this product line. Stumbled upon it at TJMAXX on day. New that carrots were good for your skin so thought I’d try it. My skin is very sensitive and I have had no problems whats so ever. My skin looks great and I have only been using it for about a week. The best part is that it works and it is cheap!!!!

  14. Linda G says:

    OMG…I accidentally found the serum at Ross last night, was desperately looking for a serum based anti aging , and lo-and-behold they were there for 5.99 so i bought two and i love this stuff ! i really want to find the facial cleanser, but can honestly tell you the stuff rocks !

  15. Glory says:

    I bought the complete line of products in Marshalls at 6.99 each!!

  16. Maria Lourdes Guinto says:

    Does RiteAid offer free shipping? I am convinced by these reviews from people in my age group—-they must be 50s+ ladies.

  17. Deborah Pharant says:

    Does anyone know where I can find this in Canada, Toronto area. I’ve finished my first bottle and love it, but cannot find it anywhere now. Help!!

  18. I also bought 40 carrots at winners in Canada and can’t find it anymore … I LOVE IT