Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Everything you need to know about this secret skin rejuvenator
Ask anyone what carrots are good for and they’ll probably say your eyes (and they’re absolutely right!), but when it comes to carrot seed oil, it’s a whole different ball game. Carrot seed oil puts your skin in the spotlight as the recipient of true anti-aging, skin brightening goodness.
But what exactly is carrot seed oil?
Derived via steam distillation of dried carrot seeds from the carrot plant (Daucus carota), carrot seed oil is incredibly potent for its antibacterial and healing properties—in addition to being a naturally hydrating ingredient that restores moisture loss from dry skin. The oil has a viscous consistency, with a yellowish-brown tone and woody scent that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin. You can use it on its own, or pair it with other skincare during your usual routine. Anything works!
Here are some of its remarkable skin-boosting properties:
1. Fights free radicals to reduce wrinkles and fine lines...
Free radical damage, largely from pollution and UV exposure, is the biggest culprit of wrinkles and fine lines appearing on one’s face. Antioxidants are your best bet to fight against free radicals, as they neutralize molecules and promote anti-aging. Carrot seed oil contains the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene as well as Vitamin A, which greatly help in delivering youthful skin, keeping it free of wrinkles and fine lines.
2. ...and also brightens!
Besides promoting anti-aging, carrot seed oil has the ability to brighten skin and make it glow! The oil contains high carotol content, which lightens dull complexion and skin tone. A closer look at the components of carrot seed oil will also reveal that it has limonene, a natural skin brightening agent that’s found in lemons and lemon essential oil.
3. It’s naturally rejuvenating
Lovers of fresh, glowing skin, you’re in the right place. One of carrot seed oil’s best qualities is its ability to rejuvenate dull skin cells as well as stimulate cell growth.
4. Soothes with healing properties
The healing properties of carrot seed oil help to calm inflammation, making it the preferred solution in the treatment of skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It also softens up skin tissues to facilitate faster healing.
5. A wonderful source of hydration
Carrot seed oil lubricates cells in the outermost epidermal layer of skin, restoring moisture that is lost from the skin via evaporation. If you have dry skin or oily skin and are concerned that slathering on the oil will have adverse reactions, you have nothing to worry about—carrot seed oil naturally balances both to deliver enough moisture without clogging up your pores.
How should carrot seed oil be applied?
You can apply a few drops directly to your face, but we’d recommend making your application a little more luxurious. The Moisturizers Co’s Brightening Moisturizing Cream with Arbutin and Vitamins uses carrot seed oil as one of its ingredients because of its renowned skin-regenerative properties and ability to fight off signs of aging and wrinkles. But don’t just take our word for it—Allure called it one of the best oils you can use for your face, along with jojoba, another key ingredient in the Brightening Moisturizing Cream that works with carrot seed oil to reduce wrinkles and lighten dark spots.
Have you tried carrot seed oil in your skincare? It wouldn’t hurt to add a little glow in your complexion. Best to get started early, so get your jar now!
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As featured in Her World, CLEO, FEMALE, Shape, Nuyou, Singapore Women’s Weekly, Daily Vanity, Layers of Skins.