Carrot Extract(Daucus Carota Sativa Extract)
Carrots are root vegetables belonging to the Apeaceae or Umbelliferrous family. A carrot plant has green leaves and a long slender orange root
that is edible. As skin-healing products, carrot oils add moisture and may even provide antioxidant protection through topical application. Look for either carrot seed essential oil or carrot root carrier oil. Both possess sim- ilar skin-soothing, cell-regenerative qualities for complaints ranging from stretch marks to wrinkles. Just as eating heaping helpings of carrots each day might result in orange skin, applying only carrot oil products to your face could produce the same unfortunate hue. For that reason, homemade skin care recipes and commercial products use carrot oils in small propor- tions.
The high vitamin A content, for which carrots are best known, comes from beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in your liver. Interestingly, there’s a reason why ‘carrot’ and ‘carotene’ sound so alike. The word car- otene was devised in the early 19th century by a German scientist after he crystallized the compound from carrot roots.