Yes to Carrots have developed this exfoliating mud mask by harnessing the power of carrots enriched with minerals from the Dead Sea. Designed for normal to dry skin, its mud formula is unique in that it caters for both skin types.
Product: ‘C the Difference’ Exfoliating Soothing Mud Mask for normal to dry skin
Brand: Yes to Carrots
Buy it from: Amazon
Tester’s skin type: Combination skin (oily t-zone with dry patches)
The product is at least 95% natural – carrot oil, silt, dead sea water, pumpkin oil; petroleum, paraben, SLS and cruelty free – and all packaging used is recyclable. The company also pioneers their ‘Yes to Seed Fund’ in an attempt to plant more gardens around the globe from a portion of product sales. The ‘Our Story’ section on the Yes to Carrots website is well worth a read to discover how they are working towards a sustainable business which gives back to the community.
The smell is not what I’d have expected from a natural product, having the aroma of baby powder, but it was pleasant nonetheless. The clay texture is lovely, and moist enough to not feel cakey when applied to the skin. Despite the packaging stating a 12month shelf life, I could see it drying out before then once opened however.
Ease of use
When applying the product, it’s quite tricky to get it to stick to your skin properly, so make sure you only use a small amount at a time. You also have to really press it on to the skin in order to gain full facial coverage. The product is then left on for 5 minutes, after which starts the messy process of removing the clay, so make sure you have plenty of water and towels on hand because trust me, you’ll need them!
Does it leave me feeling as pretty as the packaging claims? Well, I certainly felt refreshed long after I’d removed the product, and my skin did feel smoother. So, if you’re looking for a gentle exfoliator to brighten and refresh your skin and want to recreate that spa experience at home, then this product is definitely one to consider.
Value for money
At £7.75 for a 50ml pot, this is a mid-range face mask product. You can probably get 5 applications from each pot, however making it £1.55 per use, but with a wide choice of other products on the market, I’d rather spend the money on an alternative. The longer shelf life compared to fresh products though give it an edge.
In terms of eco credentials, this product packs a punch, but be prepared to take time applying and removing the mask; if you want a quick treatment, this mask isn’t the product for you.
Total score: 16/25