40 Carrots Carrot Plus Vitamin C Serum Review

40 Carrots Carrot Plus Vitamin C Serum Review

Product Name: 40 Carrots Carrot Plus Vitamin C Serum

Review Date: July 19, 2016

Rating: 4.1


40 Carrots Carrot Plus Vitamin C Serum infuses the goodness of beta-carotene and vitamin C. As a result, the product works well in addressing hyperpigmentation as well as blackheads and sun-damaged skin.

About The Brand

There’s not much that can be found about the brand 40 Carrots online. But, we know it comes from its parent company called Jocott Brands, along with another line called Dermafreeze365.

As the brand’s name implies, its products are mostly infused with the benefits of carrots and beta-carotene. It markets a wide range of skin care items that includes eye gels, moisturizers and facial scrubs.

Because of the high-demand for vitamin C serums, it isn’t surprising to find a lot of manufacturers crafting their own mix of the vitamin to step ahead of the game. 40 Carrots is one of these brands and here’s what we have to say about its Carrot Plus Vitamin C Serum.

For a complete list of the top vitamin C serums, you can check out this link.

Main Ingredients

One ingredient that sets this serum apart from the rest is its beta-carotene content. Beta-carotene is a form of vitamin A that works great in decreasing hyperpigmentation, particularly melasma.

It’s also a potent antioxidant that can reduce sun damage.

This serum has ascorbic acid, grapefruit extract and tea tree leaf oil. It even comes with witch hazel which is really good in tightening the skin.

Other ingredients you can find in the product include carrot seed oil, glycerin and soluble collagen.

Uses and Effects

One of the most common effects people who use 40 Carrots Vitamin C serum notice on their skin is the improvement in the size of their pores. They claim that the serum minimized their pores and even got rid of their blackheads.

It also made makeup application a lot easier since it helped smoothen out their skin.

Another effect you should expect from this product is its ability to brighten up your complexion and leave your skin with a noticeable glow. We feel that these effects are due to the combination of vitamin C and vitamin A in the product.

The serum can also help get rid of pimple, if you’re prone to breakouts. Aside from preventing bumps from forming on your skin, it’s also helpful in making wound healing a lot faster.

However, as with any product with retinol and witch hazel, this one is not suitable for people with very sensitive skin. It can result in irritation, redness and itching.


The serum has a watery consistency, but not absolutely runny. This makes application a lot easier since it requires less work to get the product to sink into your skin.

Although it has a thin consistency, some people claim that it’s not hydrating enough. If you don’t feel like the product is doing any good in moisturizing your skin, we suggest that you use a separate moisturizer.

The product also doesn’t have any SPF, so you better add a sunblock (which we all must) to your skincare routine. Or you can choose a moisturizer that contains SPF.

As for the scent, this one has a mild citrus fragrance. It isn’t overpowering and tends to dissipate quickly.

How To Use

As we mentioned, this serum doesn’t have SPF which means you have to apply it before your moisturizer and sunblock.

When applying layers of products on your skin, make sure to allow the serum to completely dry first to prevent unwanted interactions.


The serum comes with a pump which most users don’t really like. Aside from the difficulty in dispensing the product, it also makes it hard to control the amount that comes with each pump.

Aside from this, the product doesn’t come in a tinted bottle, too. Because it is transparent, there’s a good chance that it can oxidize fast.

The Verdict

What We Like

  • Contains beta-carotene
  • Easy to apply
  • Works well in reducing dark spots and pore size

What We Didn’t Like

  • Witch hazel content can be irritating for some people
  • Pump dispenser
  • Transparent bottle

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