No, it’s definitely not a culinary oil. Say hello to this carotene filled oil that’ll help wipe away fine lines and have you continuously glowing.
What is Carrot Seed Oil?
If you’re anything like me, when you first heard “carrot seed oil” you immediately thought of some sort of not-so-pleasant orangey pulp. However, my conjured image is completely off-base. Carrot seed oil is actually extracted from the seeds of the Daucus carota, a wild carrot that’s commonly referred to as Queen Anne’s lace. This plant boasts beautiful and delicate white flowers. This oil is essentially a one stop shop, boasting anti-aging, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil
We’re all aware of the plethora of benefits vitamin C doles out. One of the most powerful anti-aging and brightening ingredients, vitamin C “stimulates the synthesis of new collagen production and as a result, minimizes the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines” according to Dr. Lucy Glancey, founder of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery Dr. Glancey Clinics.
The vitamin A and vitamin E in carrot seed oil also do some heavy lifting. Vitamin A, which is a group name for retinoids, is an antioxidant that reduces the look of wrinkles and fine lines while it also simultaneously combats whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne. Whereas Vitamin E serves as more of a protector, with its antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radicals that damage our cells. These three vitamins band together to protect the skin from free radicals, restore the skin’s barrier, and produce collagen to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Better yet, carrot seed oil possesses a carotenoid, beta carotene, that helps remove skin impurities through further antioxidant properties.
Additionally, it has antifungal, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Carrot seed oil provides a killer combination- this super powered cocktail oil’s rejuvenating properties were backed up in a recent study that explored all things carrot seed oil.
What Skin Types Does Carrot Seed Oil Benefit?
Carrot seed oil is a universal ingredient whose benefits can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone. However, if you have sensitive skin, be sure to consult your dermatologist or conduct a patch test before you incorporate carrot seed oil into your routine, as vitamin C and vitamin A can be irritating for some.
We get our daily dose of carrot seed oil in Neogen’s new Carrot Deep Clear Remover Oil Pad, a gentle cleansing pad what combines the anti-aging properties of this new holy grail ingredient with niacinamide, moringa, and the gentle exfoliators poly hydroxy acid (PHA) and beta-lipohydroxy acid. The results? Clean, smooth skin.
If we feel we need an extra age defying boost in our serums and oils, we reach for the Benton Let’s Carrot Multi Oil. Chock full of beta-carotene, this oil also helps to keep moisture within the skin!
The Bottom Line
Carrot seed oil is here to stay. It’s perfect for lazy days when you want to skip out on your anti-aging creams, vitamin C serums, and antioxidant rich moisturizers because, well, it can do pretty much everything.
A powerful vehicle for vitamins and antioxidants, there’s no end to the amount of products that this oil can and soon will be incorporated into. We can’t wait to see future products, but for now, we’re obsessively using our Neogen Carrot Deep Clear Remover Oil Pads.