Heads up! This review is for the body butter in the orange container, not the white one.
I love this body butter! It is so rich and smells lovely! I have dry eczema-prone skin and this has worked very well for me.
I always stock up on this when I see it for sale at Ross. It's thick and a little greasy, so keep that in mind before putting your clothes on. I like to give myself a little drying time before I dress.
I bought the trial size of this after smelling it. As someone said previously, this smells exactly like a plastic Barbie doll. Kind of reminds me of a Cabbage Patch babydoll or something! It has that plastic yet baby powder scent. I really like it actually. This is definitely a thick cream or whipped cream rather than a true dense body butter, but I like that also. It melts right into my skin and makes it silky soft. It only leaves a bit of oiliness if I use too much which is REALLY easy to do. You barely need any of this at all! I like to keep this by my bed and use it at night on my hands and feet. I wake up with silky soft hands. I would absolutely repurchase.
This is a good product that actually works well as a face moisturizer. The smell is nice and is not too thick.
I think it is not a body butter, it is an body lotion. But it is a very good body lotion. It is moisturizes well.
This cream is definitely moisturizing. It goes on smoothly and is very easy to use. The packaging is convenient and overall, this is a very effective product. My only complaint is that it smells like plastic Barbie doll and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I purchased a trial size to keep as hand cream in my purse. It feels strange, more like a lotion than a body butter. Didn't find it to be particularly moisturizing. Wouldn't recommend on those two counts.
This is a good option for those people with normal skin. It smells lovely, like orange blossoms, it sinks in well and is not sticky nor does it leave a film. However I have super dry skin and you could see within a few hours that this wasn't going to cut the mustard and as it was relatively expensive for my budget, I will not be repurchasing.
I am absolutely in love with this product. I am almost done with my first tub and will certainly repurchase it again.
Before I begin, I have agree with the reviewer below me - it is not really a body BUTTER, but more like a whipped creme. Something right in between a lotion and butter. Personally I prefer that over the heavy butters, but if you truly are looking for a butter, then this product may not be for you.
Anyways, my skin gets a bit tight after a shower and this nourishes it well. A little goes a long way because it is so silky and absorbs into the skin really quickly. No need to spread it and rub it in for a while like the butters. It has a light scent which I like, and it dissipates very quickly. Since I hate scented stuff this is perfect for me.
The tub is sturdy and low so I know I'll be able to get every last bit, which is important to me. And the price is extremely affordable and you can get coupons everywhere. I just placed a huge order from yestocarrots.com with a 50% off coupon. I highly recommend this butter and other products from this company. And they are ALL cruelty free too!!
As an artist, I spend a lot of time at the sink scrubbing paint off my hands, leaving them dry (and unsightly). I keep a trial size of Yes to Carrots body butter in my purse and use it sparingly, not more than once a day. The thick white cream sinks into my skin without too much greasy residue and completely rejuvenates my hands, keeping them soft and conditioned (and looking younger) for hours. The softness lingers even after multiple subsequent washings which I find very impressive.
While it is on the pricier end of what I can afford, I feel the quality is worth it. The smell is pretty subtle and more "unisex friendly" than most creams.
I also buy the larger tub to keep in the bathroom and use it on sensitive areas (bikini line, etc.) immediately after showering/shaving. This is the only lotion I've tried that has significantly reduced if not eliminated razor burn/bumps and the itch factor of stubble growing in. Again I only use it in shaved areas, (and the cheaper Palmer's cocoa butter for everything else), so it lasts a really long time. And, from the larger tub, I am able to refill my small travel-sized container, which is durable enough to reuse again and again.
Packaging-wise, the tubs are durable, easy to open, and allow me access to every last smidgen of the product (unlike annoying squeeze bottles). I do, however, prefer the smaller design of the old trial-sized tubs to the new bulkier opaque ones.
I highly recommend picking up a $2 trial sized tub (I get mine at Target) to see if this stuff works for you. What do you have to lose (besides $2)?
Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter is meant to "indulge your skin with a nourishing, revitalizing, and long lasting moisture treatment that will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft, and hydrated, and you feeling amazing - naturally." Lol good play on words. Yes To says the key ingredients in this butter is shea butter and organic carrots, though there are lots of beneficial ingredients in this moisturizer. This is the first body butter I've used for quite a while, but I really like them and hold them up to higher standard then most lotions. Yes To is a cruelty free brand that strives to make their products as natural and organic as possible. This body butter is paraben free. Yes To products are made in American and Israel. I bought the 1oz (28g) sample sized jar at Target for $1.99, which is a kinda sucky value. The full 8.45 oz tub retails for $12.99. Yes To products are available at just about any drug and grocery store, Ulta, Target, and Walmart in the US. I've also seen Yes To products being sold at a reasonable price at Priceline in Australia. Yes To can also be purchased from the company's website.
This body butter comes in a small, white, recyclable plastic jar with a screw on lid. The bright orange label peels off to reveal a $1 off coupon for any Yes To product over $7. That's a bangin' coupon! The orange and white label on the front of the jar features the Yes to Carrots logo, product name, full ingredient list, and some warnings. I like how thorough Yes To is with their packaging, even on their mini products. Every brand should do this.
Yes To gets really, really creative their their description of this body butter. It's so ridiculous that I feel the need to copypasta it right into this review. "Close your eyes. Imagine: A rich, creamy lotion being relaxingly messaged all over your delicate, hungry skin. A faint, light, refreshing scent fills the air around you. Now stop imagining, open your eyes, and a jar of Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter". Calm down, Yes To. Don't get too excited. Was that supposed to be like, some sort of hypno-therapy session? It seems to me that Yes To takes their body butter way too seriously.
On to the actual product. This body butter is more of thick cream than butter, you know what I mean? It doesn't have that super dense, melty quality to it. That's what separates a body butter from a body cream/lotion, isn't it? It applies very smoothly, but you don't have to spread it on like a body butter. You need less of this product then you think. When I first opened this little jar I thought I'd use it twice and it'd be gone, but I've gotten 3 or 4 uses out of this little 1 ounce jar, and I still have 1/3rd of the product left. Not bad.
This product moisturizes well. I kept it in my purse on the plane to Aus, as 15 hours on a plane can lead to some very dry skin and it kept my skin feeling hydrated. I don't think this particular body butter gives the kind of rich, deep moisture a body butter should, I really do consider it more of a thick, maybe whipped cream. Just because it isn't a true body butter, doesn't mean I think it's a bad product though. It's a really nice hand cream that sinks in quickly but gives lasting moisture. The mini version the perfect size to carry around with you and is more portable than most hand creams. This butter is also a fantastic lip balm when you're in a pinch, though the "external use only" warning on the side leaves me to believe that using this butter on the lips isn't the best idea. You probably also shouldn't use it on your face either, but I did once out of curiosity and it gave me the softest skin ever with no negative reactions.
Even though it's great on the hands, lips, and face, the places you aren't necessarily supposed to apply it, it gets poor marks when used on the body, where it is meant to be used. It doesn't give me any special, impressive results. My skin is soft, smooth, and fairly hydrated, but no more so than when I reach for any old Bath&BodyWorks lotion, and I get way better results from my St. Ives Intensive Healing Lotion. I will admit that my elbows, where I have my driest skin, seem less red and scaly than usual. Maybe this body butter is best used in areas where it's most needed, as opposed to all over.
The scent of Yes to Carrot's Body Butter isn't what I expected. I guess I assumed it'd smell like carrots (which I thought was a safe bet). But it doesn't, and I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. When I was reading reviews on this before I started using it, an overwhelming number of people described the scent as "heavenly". Why? I, and the 5 people I surveyed, all agree that this body butter is baby powder scented. Baby powder isn't heavenly, just powdery. I guess if you want a lightly scented body butter that doesn't linger, this is a good choice, but if you want a more heavily scented one, go to B&BW.
Overall, I'm kinda torn on Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter. On one hand it's great for use on my hands and lips, and the sample size is purse and pocket friendly, but it doesn't excite me otherwise. This butter lacks the texture and moisture I expect from body butters, it smells like baby powder, and isn't the best value; though it is more affordable than some butters which tend to be on the pricier side in general. I probably will buy another mini jar of this butter to keep in my bag, but I won't purchase a full size. I recommend trying the mini jar first to see if you like it before investing in the full size tub. This body butter is alright, it just isn't buttery enough for my liking. I might've liked it better had it been called "Super Rich Body Cream", which in my opinion is a more accurate name.