February 23, 2010

Inexpensive Facial Moisturizer, You Need It: The Body Shop Originals The Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream Review

Think of 11 products, all priced to own at $8.99 (or 3 for $20) think of great formulas, think inexpensive, think something wonderful…got that all? Now think of The Body Shop Originals Collection which consists of 11 fabulous products traveled back in time from the 80’s and available for a limited time at your local Body Shop.

Can I hear a likey please?



The Muse has been testing out The Body Shop Originals Collection this past week and I’m duly impressed. You so need an affordable moisturizer in your life right? Who wants to spend $30, $40, even $50 bucks when you can shell out under ten and grab yourself a jar of The Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream and call it a day.

Absolutely loves it!

This stuff is divine, what do you mean it’s only around for a limited time? Bring it back Body Shop and keep it back! I need to know I’ll always have an endless supple on hand.

This is a creamy hydrating facial moisturizer that smells very fresh (not of carrots). It nourishes your skin while offering protection from the colder air in a non-greasy formula that you can use daily to supply hydration and moisture to dry skin. It’s meant for all skin types but I’m unsure how it’ll suit oily types however normal and dry skin users will love it. It absorbs so easily and leaves my skin feeling so soft and supply after. My face literally drinks it up! It just blends right in, sinking in and absorbing in a snap! It leaves my skin feeling fresh, moist, and ever so slightly dewy.

Beautiful stuff and well worth it’s $8.99 price tag!

Overall, I’m saying you can’t get a cheaper moisturizer. If you’re on a budget and you’re seeking the best, I’d go with The Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream, truly impressed with this stuff and deem it worthy of a haul.

Total Muse Approval for purchase.

Likey very much!

Anyone try?

Do share!

Vote for which “Originals” to keep for good at www.thebodyshop.com

Have you indulged in any of The Body Shop Originals yet?

Which ones?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Miss_M

    I have been using this moisturizer for the last two weeks (bought it together with the cucumber freshning water for only E5,- euros each!) and I’m not disappointed. I thought it would be to heavy for my combo skin, but it leaves my skin very soft and moisturized. The area around my nose starts to shine during the day, but I have that problem with every moisturizer, even if they are for combo/oily skin.

    This cream is a great bargain and I hope TBS will bring this back for good !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      miss m! Very exciting! I get so silly when I find something I love ๐Ÿ˜€ and I’m loving this. I thought it would be WAY heavy and WAY greasy but it’s so fluffy and light and quick absorbing! love! I hope so too ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve been using it both as a night and day cream and simply love it.

      • Miss_M

        LOL, I know the feeling ! I get a little silly and exited as well when I discover something new. I just want to share it with the world ! ๐Ÿ˜€

        For example, I tried their Love ect… fragrance and I loved it so much, it’s on my wishlist. It’s such a lovely scent ! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • the Muse

          god Miss M always happens here lol! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have not tried it yet…is that good?! ๐Ÿ˜€ must go sniffle!

  • Emily

    Yay, I’m glad you like the moisture cream since I’ve been eyeing it! Maybe I’ll have to buy it next time I’m at The Body Shop. Do you have any idea how long The Body Shop Originals will be around?

    • the Muse

      em get it, it’s quite good! I really like the texture and formula, so lovely ๐Ÿ˜€ I dunno ๐Ÿ™ sigh!

  • Angela

    Recently stumbled on to you and subscribed ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t used Body Shop products since probably early high school (i.e. 6-8 years!), but now I might have to check them out again!

    • the Muse

      hey angela. I have to say it’s been a while in between my body shop purchases, I normally head straight for the color cosmetics when I’m at the body shop and forget to look at anything else but the originals collection is truly making my day at the moment ๐Ÿ˜€ they have cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, etc…quite a nice lot of items! Banana shampoo and conditioner=AWESOME ๐Ÿ˜€

  • imprompturoses

    Hi muse, is there spf in it? I would try, but I’m iffy about no spf (even in winter!)

    • the Muse

      roses no sadly not. that’s DEF my big concern too. I use an SPF beneath when my moisturizer doesn’t contain it!

  • Brandie

    Stumbled upon your blog with the bare diamonds collection, I have all the other kits and was thinking about buying that one as well, however i have changed my mind on that after reading your post on it and seeing the colors in action, I am so in love with this blog i book marked it. Posting this comment here since that post was old and I am also going to check this out, I recently got the tea tree foaming wash and blackhead scrub and I am absolutely in love with it! scent is not the best but tea tree oil is not the best smelling stuff in the world but it works! leaves a wonderfully cool feeling on your face and is very gentle. Great job with this blog spent the past hour reading different posts and checking out the products. genius!

    • the Muse

      hi brandie ๐Ÿ™‚ thank YOU so much for your lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚ *hugs* I’m so glad you’re enjoying those two products from TBS. I haven’t tried either but sounds good for my skin in the Summer, when it’s oily ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aw geez so flattered you spent so much time reading my babbling thank you so much!

    • Miss_M

      It’s a facial moisturizer, and a very nice one I must say. I have been using the Carrot moisture cream as a nightcream for a couple of months and I wake up with babysoft skin every morning ๐Ÿ™‚