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Mine's Carrot Creme - Yummy For The Skin

Introduction

For those of you who read my article on the MINE Blue Monday hair products, here’s another great deal from MINE-- MINE Carrot Crme Skin Moisturizer!

Please don’t get the idea that you’ll smell like carrots and only date Bugs Bunny for the rest of your life; you won’t. However, if you’ve already tried any of the MINE products, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

A Word on Moisturizers & Carrots in General

Remember, if your skin is even occasionally exposed to wind, heat, cold, pollution, and especially sun, you should moisturize it daily. Moisturizing your skin helps prevent premature wrinkles and fine lines. In fact, moisturizing and using sunscreen are the only sure ways to keep wrinkles at bay; that is, outside of plastic surgery. No matter what shape your skin is in, moisturizers re-hydrate and replenish natural radiance of your skin. Using them once or twice a day will help return your skin's natural, healthy glow.

“Carrot extract (Daucus Carota) contains carotine, vitamin B1, B2, and C and ethereal oils, sugar and pectic substances, and is used in skin care products. Carrot Oil is a golden colored extract from carrots with extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits derived from the high quantities of oil soluble carotenoids that it contains. Carotenoids are a class of easily assimilated antioxidants, which are present in a wide range of fruits and vegetables but most abundant in carrots. Antioxidants protect human cells from harmful free-radical attack. Free-radicals are stray oxygen molecules that attack healthy cell walls and react with polyunsaturated fats to create a chain reaction of unlimited free-radical regeneration. Free-radicals are produced by a wide range of environmental pollutants, including UVR. If left unchecked by antioxidants, free-radicals damage both the structure and function of cell membranes, resulting in premature aging, cancer and an array of degenerative diseases.” (Excerpts from Aesoph and "Carotenoids: What they are and what they do," Carotenoid Online Factbook, 1998.

Pretty neat, huh? And you thought you knew all about moisturizers and carrots!

Ingredients

Water, isoarachidyl, neopentanoate, urea USP, stearic acid, glycerin USP, sweet almond oil, lavender extract, cetyl alcohol, DEA cetyl phosphate, tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), polyquarternium-7, phenoxyenthanol and methyl paraben and butyl paraben and ethyl paraben and propyl paraben, carrot extract, dimethicone, carbomer-940, triethanolamine, and fragrance.

Packaging

MINE Carrot Crme Skin Moisturizer comes in a white plastic bottle with a black top, and the edgy MINE gal (with the flower in her teeth) on the front, sporting a (what else?) carrot-orange dress and dangling a bouquet of the same vegetable.

Fragrance

Believe it or not, this does not smell carrot-y at all. Rather, it has a sweet and fresh scent with a breath of lavender. The scent does not linger on the skin.

Using MINE Carrot Crme Skin Moisturizer

Truly, this is a wonderful lotion, and can be used for all skin types. A big plus with me is that it absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling slimy with residue (yuck). And get this—you’ll notice the moisturized feeling of your skin for up to 12 hours! It is particularly effective on those patches of rough skin we all have—knees, elbows; you know the routine.

Now I don’t generally make this fact about myself known, but I will for the sake of telling you how good I think this lotion is—the soles of my feet are rapidly turning into hooves. I go barefoot nearly all year round, and over the years I have lost all hope of winning the Pretty Feet Contest. So, to really put this product through its paces, I used it on my own hard, calloused, tough old feet.

May I just say—WOW! What a difference! Even after one application of this stuff, my feet not only felt better, but actually looked better. I also put it on my elbows and knees, and felt positively glamorous. Trust me, I’ve put lotion on my feet before, but this was the first time I did it where I didn’t immediately fall on the floor afterward because it made my feet so slippery. It really does sink in quickly!

Conclusion

MINE Carrot Crme Skin Moisturizer will definitely be part of my skin arsenal from now on. I can now enjoy going barefoot as always, and still have nice, soft feet!

Jane’s Rating

On my own scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, I give MINE Carrot Crme Skin Moisturizer a hand-to-foot 10!

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