I am such an inveterate snob when it comes to potions and lotions (amongst other things) that I would barely deign to look at one that costs a mere $7.99. However, Yes To Carrots keeps appearing in just about every magazine I pick up and curiosity finally got the better of me. For no particular reason, I picked out the Body Moisturizing Lotion. Yes To Carrots boasts being paraben free and its key ingredients are Dead Sea mud, as well the obvious carrots. I thoroughly expected them to be mere needles in a haystack of gloop and chemicals. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Yes to Carrots Body Moisturizing Lotion has an emollient, propylene glycol (which I, personally, believe is largely safe) and imidazolidinyl urea, a preservative that can irritate sensitive skin. Apart from that, however, it is excellent value for money with olive, jojoba, avocado and almond oil, organic extracts of pumpkin, sweet potato and melon. Then there is vitamin E and niacin (vitamin B3 supposedly good against rosacea and for brightening skin) and no less than three algae extracts.

If I find myself in Walgreens (where it is exclusively sold) I shall definitely pick up a tube.

Water (Aqua), Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Daucus Carota (Carrot) Juice, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Gel, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Juice, Ipomoera Batatas (Sweet Potato) Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract, Silt (Maris Limus), Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Lactate, Chamomila Recutita (Chamomile Oil), Tocopherol Acetate, Algae Extracts (Rhodella, Dunaliella, Spirulina), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Propolis Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Niacin, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Peel Extract.