Carrot Seed Oil Benefits for the Skin
28th July 2011
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What is Carrot Seed Oil?

Women hear about carrot seed oil all of the time. But carrots don't have seeds, so what gives? Deborah Hicks, senior director of product development at Arbonne International, a health and beauty product retailer, explains that carrot seed oil is basically white carrot and Queen Anne's Lace. She says that the seeds are gathered in late summer to early fall for extraction. The process involves extracting essential oils from the crushed seeds of the wild carrot plant.

What is Carrot Seed Oil Infused With?

Carrot seed oil has lots of wonderful properties that makes it so great for the skin. Hicks says the oil is rich in beta-carotene, which protects the skin's cell membranes and actually stimulates the growth of new skin cells. Hicks says carrot seed oil is also infused with vitamins B, C, D, and E.

What Does it Do For the Skin?

Carrot seed oil is classified as a fat and oil, so it can be used as an emollient for the skin. Because of the vitamins infused in carrot seed oil, Hicks says it has the ability to stimulate cellular renewal and rejuvenation, leading to firmer and younger-looking skin. Hicks adds that carrot seed oil also has anti-bacterial and toning properties. She says it also softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps reverse the effects of sun damage.

Different Skin Types

Thankfully, carrot seed oil is beneficial for all skin types. So no worrying about what harmful things it may do to your precious skin, ladies. Hicks says carrot seed oil is especially prized for its beneficial properties for mature, dry skin and for anyone looking for anti-aging fixes. Hicks also says there are no known side effects with using carrot seed oil. She says that many skin care products from cleansers, toners, lotions, and moisturizers can contain carrot seed oil.

References:- Deborah Hicks; Arbonne International; Irvine, California

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