I am always on the look out for brands who are passionate about natural beauty and really stand out on the green beauty market, something which I certainly found in the form of Happy Carrot Skincare.

Happy Carrot Skincare is a brand with positivity at its core, creating innovative skincare that is vibrant and effective, with fun packaging and branding that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Their identity appeals to the masses, with vegan friendly products that are visually great for the young and young at heart, with quirky names and bright colours that epitomises Happy Carrot Skincare’s aim to put the fun back into skincare – something which they certainly capture within their capsule collection. Yet what is more impressive is that they still maintain the professional quality that makes their products award-winning, with a 100% plant based range that is Earth-friendly, cruelty-free and registered with the Vegan society. The brand have made their products accessible to all with multiple purchase options that allows you to tailor your experience right from the get go.

I recently featured their Skin Superheroes Mini Set in my Natural Skincare Christmas Gift Guide as this gorgeous set of miniature products make a great gift for someone looking to start their green beauty journey. I have been using these particular products for some time now so I thought it was only right to share these beautiful products with you. The Skin Superheroes Mini Set is a discounted set of travel-friendly versions of the whole Happy Carrot Skincare capsule collection, housed in a mixture of recyclable (and reusable) plastic pots and glass bottle.

Terrific Tomato Facial Oil

It is no surprise that Terrific Tomato Facial Oil was commended at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2020 as this is a hero product if ever I saw one.

The Terrific Tomato Facial Oil is formulated with oily, combination and inflammed skin in mind and contains some beautiful, skin-loving ingredients including:

  • Tomato Seed Oil
  • Watermelon Seed Oil
  • Passionflower Seed Oil
  • Papaya Seed Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Extract
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract

What I love most about the formulation itself is the incredibly subtle aroma of the facial oil itself, as the natural scent from the minimal ingredients really enhances the application experience. The texture is lightweight and highly absorbent, yet still feels incredibly nourishing on the skin.

Despite my own skin type being dry, I actually really enjoyed using this when my skin was experiencing some irritation, as it seemed to calm the redness within a few days and really left my skin feeling soft and smooth. I also really liked how it had a brightening effect on my skin, even during the short amount of time I was using this within my skincare routine.

Happy Carrot Skincare: Terrific Tomato Facial Oil – £15.00/10ml

Incredible Carrot Hero Balm

I am a complete balmaholic, so out of all the Happy Carrot Skincare products, this was possibly the one I was most excited to try. The Incredible Carrot Hero Balm, which contains 48% upcycled ingredients, is a multipurpose balm to calm and balance all skin types. It is a great all-rounder as it can be utilised in a multitude of different ways such as a cleansing balm, 20-minute moisture mask, overnight treatment for for dry skin or as a remedy for dry patches on the face and body. When it comes to multitaskers, Incredible Carrot Hero Balm is one of the best, with a silver award from The Green Global Awards 2020 to prove it!

The balm contains some stunning nourishing ingredients that are antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammory, with a buttery texture from the vegan ingredients including:

  • Murumuru Butter
  • Watermelon Seed Oil
  • Tomato Seed Oil
  • Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Myrica wax
  • Candelilla wax
  • Carrot CO2 extract
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract
  • Sunflower Seed Oil

The balm has the most beautiful, vibrant hue and an incredibly buttery texture, which was surprising, considering the lack of beeswax in the formulation. It melts onto the skin instantly, allowing you to massage the oils onto the skin, breaking down all traces of make-up and SPF when using as a cleansing balm, and simply massaging into the skin with ease when used on dry areas or skin in need of a little extra nourishment. In a similar way to the brand’s Terrific Tomato Facial Oil, the natural aromas of the ingredients make the Incredible Carrot Hero Balm is a pleasure to use, with a subtle scent that doesn’t over power. It’s overall performance never fails to impress and is why the full-sized version will be added to my collection in the not-so-distant future.

Happy Carrot Skincare: Incredible Carrot Hero Balm – £15.00/15g

Awesome Apricot Lip Balm

I am quite the lip balm hoarder as it is a product that I always have to hand no matter what the weather. I have to say, when it comes to a lip balm that lasts, Happy Carrot Skincare’s Awesome Apricot is top of the list, with a soft balm texture that gives a demi-matte finish which doesn’t slide or wear off the lips too quickly.

Awesome Apricot is made with over 86% upcycled ingredients, all of which are skin softening and incredibly beneficial for dry, chapped skin:

  • Mango Butter
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Plum Kernel Oil
  • Rice Bran Wax
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract
  • Sunflower Seed Oil

The lip balm has a lovely delicate aroma of sweet almonds thanks to the addition of Plum Kernal Oil, a scent which does dissipate quickly after application.

The product longevity and overall performance makes this one of my favourites. What is even more impressive is how long this lasts, as it really is the gift that keeps on giving. I also love the fact that it comes in a recyclable and reusable plastic pot as it makes it great for on the go thanks to it’s lightweight nature and resilience to being thrown into your bag or bedside drawer (especially when you are as clumsy as I am!). This is a great lip balm if you are looking for a non-greasy texture and affordable product that delivers each and every time, even when braving the elements.

Happy Carrot Skincare: Awesome Apricot Lip Balm – £7.50/15g

To say i’ve been impressed by Happy Carrot Skincare’s Skin Superheroes Mini Set seems like an understatement as the brand have formulated some truly beautiful products that are ethical yet all so effective. The performance of each and every product within the brand’s range has exceeded all expectations and they are certainly a brand to check out if you haven’t already.

Take Care,

Emma @ Beauty Folio x

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