A quick search of your favourite product on the Internet will most likely reveal a lengthy list of ingredients. Allow us to introduce the less famous, but extremely potent Carrot Seed Oil as a part of Vilasa’s goal to familiarise you with the properties of natural understated ingredients that enhance your beauty regime.
The Carrot Seed Oil has a rich history and is gaining popularity due to its efficacy and benefits. It is sometimes referred to as Carrot Seed “Liquid Gold” or Queen Anne's “Lace Oil”. It is extracted from the seeds of the wild carrot, Daucus carota plant, via steam distillation.
Carrot Seed Oil is an excellent source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of vitamin A, B complex, C, E and K. The most important components that make up this skin loving Carrot Seed Oil are Beta Carotene (Provitamin A), Linoleic acid (Omega -6), Oleic acid (Omega- 9), adding the properties of natural retinol to give nourishment, healing and glow to your skin by treating several skin problems.
A word of caution here: Skincare products that do not contain natural Retinol (like Carrot Seed Oil), but are high in synthetic / chemical retinol content can cause irritation, including redness, dryness, and peeling among first time users. If you use too high a strength or apply retinol more frequently than you should, you may experience further irritation, like itchiness or scaly patches
Carrot Seed Oil has also been researched by scientists as an amazing ingredient with plenty of bioactive properties, as shared below:
Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal:
These properties of Carrot Seed Oil contribute as an ingredient in beauty products like Vilasa’s Balancing Body Lotion and help in soothing & brightening your skin, helps maintain skin health for delayed ageing, and keep fungal infections at bay. It helps in reducing irritation and redness, further not allowing acne to make your skin feel like home.
Anti-ageing and antioxidant:
The Carrot Seed Oil has also been researched as a rejuvenator for aging skin due to its antioxidant properties. It helps in reducing wrinkles due to age and protects the skin from environmental damages from pollution or sunrays, thus reducing the chances of early wrinkles.
Enhances collagen formation and skin cell regeneration:
The carrot seed oil has Beta Carotene (Provitamin A), Linoleic acid (Omega -6), Oleic acid (Omega- 9) and is considered to be an alternative powerful natural retinol. It helps in regenerating skin cells and collagen formation, making your skin feel nourished, healthier and younger. Natural retinol is considered as the gold standard for anti-ageing and skin clearing benefits.
Reduces pigmentation and balances skin tone:
Vitamin A in Carrot Seed Oil has helped for many years to reduce and fade pigmentation, helps to enhance even skin tone by helping damaged skin cells to repair.
Benefits for hair
The carrot seed oil also nourishes the scalp and hair in repairing and giving relief from itchiness, dandruff, and irritation caused by a bacterial or fungal infection on the scalp.
Carrot Seed Oil is an excellent ingredient choice for people looking for natural ingredient rich skin care products. It can help restore your skin’s elasticity and improve its overall appearance.