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Yes to Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion SPF30- tested and recommended

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Dry Skin
Reviewed by Marta June 4, 2010 5 Comments
I can't say that I have found many body lotions doubling as sunscreen that I enjoy using. They are usually too thick and chalky to even consider putting near clothing that hasn't been put on for the purposes of cleaning out the basement. Or they are greasy and degenerate into sweaty rivulets while doing nothing more strenuous than walking to the bus stop. Drum roll please.... Yes To Carrots Hydrating Body Lotion SPF30 ($14.99).

This cream goes on easily leaving the skin  looking hydrated but feeling perfectly dry and cool. No greasy sheen and no chalky streaks from the 10% zinc oxide. I have found that this is a perfect sunscreen for daily use in the city and it is even relatively sweat proof for outdoor sports and exercise. A useful ingredient is kaolin clay. Not only is kaolin soothing, it will help mattify the shiniest of skins.

As you'd expect from Yes To Carrots, the price to quality ratio is excellent. In fact, it deserves to be added to the list of beauty bargains that do a great job that I pulled together the other day. There are Yes To signature ingredients such as dead sea water and, of course, carrot, a major source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, potassium, copper, vitamin A and vitamin K. Shea, jojoba and coconut oil moisturize while chamomile soothes. I also like the inclusion of melon, a source of potassium and vitamin A as well as being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

The only thing not to like is polyhydroxystearic acid, which although considered a low hazard ingredient by the Cosmetic Database is biocumulative and hence its use is limited in Canada.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (10%)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Prunus Amygdalus (Almond oil) Fruit extract, Kaolin, Ceaprlic/capric triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Dead Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetate Acid, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)
  • May 14, 2011

    by Jennifer

    I bought this recently & used it while in Hawaii. Despite massaging the tube, it still came out gloppy, with the liquid & lotion a bit separated. Did I just get a bad batch? Or is this how it's supposed to be?

  • February 27, 2011

    by Ana

    This product sounds great, but I'm concerned about Retinyl Palmitate(Vitamin A) which supposedly may cause cancer when exposed to the sun light. However this article claims otherwise http://www.aad.org/media/background/news/Releases/Analysis_Finds_Sunscreens_Containing_Retinyl_Palmi/. Thoughts anyone?

  • June 7, 2010

    by Susan

    I just found this sunscreen at Walgreens about two weeks ago, it is now my Holy Grail of sunscreens. I love it! I am dark complected and this leaves no white residue on my skin whatsoever, and it doesn't dry my skin out, but also, doesn't leave my skin with a pile of oil on it either. I can purchase it locally, No more ordering and paying for postage.

    I plan to try out some of their other products as well.

  • June 4, 2010

    by Angela

    Marta,

    You had me at "No greasy sheen and no chalky streaks." I will definitely keep a tube in the car to protect my hands and arms while driving and another tube in my handbag for when I'm out and about.

    Thanks for the review!

  • June 4, 2010

    by Junko

    Thank you Marta, I've been waiting ~ and this one sounds worth buying :)

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