Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Yes To Carrots: Lip Butters Review


I'm obsessed with lipbalms (and you thought it was nail polishes that I was obsessed with, eh?).

The long and the short of it is that I had been addicted to Vaseline since my teens (and let's just say that I'm not a young chick anymore). I didn't switch to natural lipbalms until just under three years ago.

The lovely Jellynat sent me these many months back when she read that I was on a quest for the perfect lipbalm. The Yes To Carrots Lip Butters are her favourite and she thought I would like it too (this was when Yes To Carrots lip products weren't easily available in stores over here). The thing is, she was supposed to send me only the Mint variant to try but bless her, she decided to send me all three that came in a promo pack. In our little swap, I sent her errr....nail polishes in return.


It has taken me a long time to write this review simply because I wanted to go through all three variants first before penning my thoughts on them. On top of that, I had also been interspersing these Lip Butters with lipbalms from other brands, some already purchased before I received these Yes To Carrots ones. Now, now, I'm a good girl and I do finish every lipbalm that I have, right to the stump (except for the one that caused an allergic reaction!), and these Yes To Carrots Lip Butters are no exceptions.

Great Stuff
I can definitely understand why Jellynat loves these Lip Butters. They are made of mostly certified organic ingredients. They go on so smooth and creamy and in my experience, they can repair troubled chapped lips. They are extremely moisturising (one wouldn't expect otherwise!) and they keep the lips soft and protected for hours and hours. I love these!


Flavours
I've tried these three variants/flavours: Berry, Melon and Mint. They all have the same basic list of ingredients with minor differences for the different flavours. The Melon one really smells like honeydew (melon), the Berry variant like strawberry and you've guessed it, the Mint one smells minty and leaves a cool, fresh, tingling sensation on the lips (which lasts no more than fifteen minutes). My favourite of the three is Melon. The scent is spot-on.


By the way, Yes To Carrots has two other Lip Butter flavours - Carrot and Citrus.

According to Yes To Carrots (excerpts)
Yes To Carrots USDA Organic Lip Butters conditions, invigorates, and revitalizes your lips, moisturizing to keep them the smoothest and softest they can be.

• All natural ingredients
• No animal testing
• Paraben, petroleum & phthalate free


Ingredients


Final Words
I can recommend you many good lipbalms but I think you should try the Yes To Carrots Lip Butter if you've been looking for a great lipbalm. In my eyes, it is the perfect lipbalm.

However, for now, I love exploring the big, wondrous world of natural lipbalms too much to stop at Yes To Carrots. I will definitely go back to Yes To Carrots every now and then though - must try out the Carrot and Citrus ones next.

On the Yes To Carrots website, the Lip Butters go for USD12.99 for a set of 5. Unlike before, the Yes To Carrots Lip Butters are now easily available here in the Netherlands in stores like De Tuinen, Sephora and Etos. They're usually priced at €3.99 each (4.25g / 0.15 oz). I've also seen them with a €4.99 pricetag (not in the abovementioned stores) and if you see that too, please be wise and walk away. If you can't find Yes To Carrots products at your local drugstores, try Amazon - I've also seen it on Amazon DE.


Further reading:
My Lip Treatment Series featuring natural lipbalms I've tried in the past
Yes To Carrots website

13 comments:

rock-or-not said...

I did not know this product!!
Looks really nice, if I have a chance to get a hand on it , I'll try!

amusedPolish said...

You're not alone with your lip balm and nail polish "obsession" ;).

Those lip balms really sound great but there's another company which also has great natural lip balms- eos... sadly, they only sell them in a few countries (america, canada) but if you ever get the chance, give them a try :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

I love that these come in a stick...Korres Lip Butters, which I love, come in a little tub in which you have to stick your fingers. Your fingers feel stick and your lip balm is contaminated. I am not a big fan of that...these seem to counter just that! Thanks for the review!

BlackCherry said...

This pack looks very pleasant. Currently I'm trying to make my own lip balm with lycopene olive oil and without any artificial preservatives or colorants. When I'll get it maybe I could send you a sample for a review ;)

Arie said...

Hi Witocicity, Great post! I always see that brand here mmmm I need to try it one of those lip balms one of days ;).
I am fine,and kind of back to blogging :P, hope you are doing very well, xoxo

MissDoll said...

They look interesting and I also like the 'all natural' idea, if I see them I will definitely buy them.
Citrus would be my first pick and I'm also curious how carrot smells ;)

lavender said...

Heard of this product but not available here in Malaysia. Price is reasonable too!

Anonymous said...

I like these lip butters, have tried melon, mint and citrus sofar. As I am not that crazy of strawberry lips and as much I love "Yes to Carrots", I hate carrots LOL. "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@rock-or-not
I think you should be able to get it from your Sephora. :)

@amusedPolish
Oh, good to know that I'm not alone! :D Yes, I've heard of EOS and their cute round lipbalms. I haven't gotten round to buying one yet but it's somewhere on my to-try list. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

@Adorable On Your Vanity
My pleasure! I hear you! I'm not too fond of lipbalms that come in little tubs either. It's not convenient and, you're right, it's not hygienic. Lipbalms in stick format get my vote! :)

@BlackCherry
How lovely that you're making your own lipbalm! That's a distant dream of mine but urgh, I just can't find the time! Lycopene and olive oil? Sounds good. Yes, do keep me updated on this, BlackCherry! Thanks! :D

@Arie
Hey, Arie! It's really good to hear from you. I'm glad you're well. I'm doing all right over here. I hope you're having a good week. :)

@MissDoll
Haha, me too, I wonder how the carrot one smells. I used to use their Eye Cream and there was nothing carrot-y about its scent at all. So, I'm very curious about this lipbalm version. :)

@lavender
Yeah, the price in USD is reasonable. Over here, such things often work out to be more expensive in Euros. Not fair! :(

@KTee
Aah, so you know these Lip Butters inside out! I'm not crazy about carrots either but the scent...I'm so trying to imagine what the lipbalm smells like. Anyway, the citrus one must be very nice (I know you like citrus scents)! :D

Anonymous said...

Normally I have no problems with dry or chapped lips (some days in winter a bit more dry), but I will keep this in mind in case. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@Nicole
You're so lucky that you don't often have problems with dry lips! How nice! :)

Anni said...

You've made me really curious to try/buy this! :) I'll keep an eye out for these babies whenever I'm at the tuinen or etos!

Witoxicity said...

@Anni
Hi, Anni! Well, if you're looking for natural lipbalms, you'd be spoilt for choice these days. The two brands I would recommend (that are easily available in stores like De Tuinen and Etos, for example) are Yes To Carrots and Burt's Bees. I've been using Burt's Bees lipbalms too but I haven't written a review on them yet. However, I can say now that they are pretty good stuff too. :)