This little beauty is a game changer for me and when combined with Nap in the Meadow they become a powerhouse for anti ageing, anti pigmentation hydration, anti inflammatory and immense healing properties.
– Create.love.heal., Brigid
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 1 fl. oz.), but that uses a different, even milder natural preservative and contains no carbomer (even though the carbomer content in the classic version is less than 0.5%, some customers can be allergic to it).
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*, carrot seed oil*, natural non-GMO tocopherol (vit. E from sunflowers), Italian everlasting oil*, German blue chamomile oil*, spearmint oil*, naturally derived Polysorbate 20, potassium sorbate (natural preservative, food grade), xanthan gum, rosemary extract, ascorbic acid (vit. C), citric acid.
*Certified organic. Aloe vera certified by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and content. Our Polysorbate 20 is carefully sourced and naturally derived (from cornstarch). According to the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) we received from the manufacturer, there are no impurities or hazardous components in this ingredient. We use Polysorbate 20 in minimal amounts (0.5-1.5%) to emulsify essential oils and carrier oils into an aloe base. Emulsifying of essential oils is important to prevent "pockets" of essential oils in a product, which could potentially be sensitizing. We are aware of recent concerns over the purity of Polysorbates available on the market and are currently testing other naturally derived alternatives.
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).
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.