What I love about this thin gel-like serum is that it is immediately firming and plumping upon application, and once again easily absorbs into the skin with a matte-like finish…. this particular serum has been great for my skin as it’s hydrating without being heavy or clogging my pores, brightening, lightening for scars, and also has worked well in improving fine lines.
– Vivian Safaria
One of our top, top sellers of all time is the Carrot-a-Day Face and Eye Serum, which we now call Classic, to distinguish it from this new, Sensitive version. Many customers love the gel texture of Carrot-a-Day Classic, but we have found that for one reason or another, a handful of customers have reported they were allergic or otherwise had mild irritation when using the gel. For that reason, we wanted to offer an alternative that is equally potent—this Sensitive formula contains exactly the same amounts of all the active ingredients per fluid ounce, including the ultra-effective carrot seed oil—but that uses an even milder natural preservative. (Though the carbomer content in the classic version is less than 0.5%, some customers are sensitive to the carbomer, honeysuckle, or other components of the Classic version’s preservative). If you are sensitive to carrot seed oil, we do still recommend patch testing even the sensitive version before regular use.
While the Classic version uses a thicker aloe gel as a base, the Sensitive version is suspended in a semi-liquid, dew-like, completely and instantly absorbent cold-press aloe juice that has been given a touch of body, a touch of thickness with natural xanthan gum.
The main active ingredient here is carrot seed essential oil, one of the most effective skin tissue regenerating ingredients, which also contains natural sun-blocking and sun-damage-preventing and -correcting properties.
We have added anti-inflammatory German blue chamomile to reduce any possible skin irritation and redness, and helichrysum (Italian everlasting). We often combine three types of helichrysum: Corsican (the first choice for pain reduction, including painful acne breakouts), Croatian, and Albanian, as each one has a slightly different chemical composition and aroma, and all three give the broadest spectrum of healing components and the most complex scent. Helichrysum is one of the top essential oils for scar and other spot reduction and for wrinkle reversal (and is also used in wound and burn healing by medical aromatherapists).
The high content of top-quality, truly minimally processed aloe (found after months of search and testing) plus a touch of spearmint offer a slightly cooling and definitely de-puffing quality.
Incidentally, due to the high content of betacarotene-rich carrot seed oil and lack of any possibly comedogenic ingredients (this serum is technically oil-free because essential oils are more extracts than oils), this gel has been of great help to anyone with acne tendencies. We have also had reports of this serum removing skin tags.
The gentle preservative used in this formula is ECOCERT approved for use in certified organic cosmetics.
Cruelty free, vegan, cold process, handcrafted.
For all skin types, especially dry, mature, acne, combination, and skin lacking firmness.
Cold-press aloe barbadensis juice*, Daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil*, natural non-GMO tocopherol (vit. E from sunflowers), Helichrysum italicum (Italian everlasting) oil*, Marticaria recutita (German blue chamomile) oil*, Mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*, caprylyl capryl glucoside (naturally derived), potassium sorbate (natural food-grade preservative), xanthan gum, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, ascorbic acid (vit. C), citric acid.
*Certified organic. Aloe certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content.
Use alone or under an emollient product on the face, and under eyes if your skin tolerates the product well on this sensitive area, 1–2 times a day. Shake often to remix. Store away from direct light exposure. Ideally REFRIGERATE, which protects freshness and enhances its cooling, refreshing, and de-puffing properties. If redness or sensitivity appears when you first use Carrot-a-Day, allow your skin to adjust to the product gradually by using only a thin layer once a day for the first 7–14 days. Use as a spot treatment for acne and scars 2–3 times a day.
Filled to the brim. Freshness guaranteed for 6 months. Full sizes 2 fl. oz. (60 ml) or 1 fl. oz. (30 ml). Sample 0.25 fl. oz. (7.4 ml).
Full size products are available on the Carrot-a-Day Face and Eye Serum, Sensitive main page.
Due to the very high cost of our ingredients and the labor-intensive (highly time consuming) small-batch production process, we are unable to accept returns of opened or unopened products at this time. But most products have a sample size option for purchase, so we encourage you to buy a sample first to ensure that the product suits your skin's needs and that you enjoy the texture, fragrance, and healing properties.