Carrots in skincare are a type of antioxidant and has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Carrots has an abundance of beta-carotene, also spelled ß-carotene. This is the quality that gives it the extra orange colouring, but thankfully, on skin it has an entirely different effect. Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A—the vitamin responsible for cell regeneration—so when it's applied topically, it steps up the skin's rate of cell turnover, bringing the younger, more radiant skin cells to the surface.
The main benefits of carrots are increased cell turnover, brightening skin and reducing inflammation. It is great for brightening dull skin for most skin types.
Carrot extract as antioxidants are vital in fending off skin-damaging free radicals found in everything from polluted air to the sun's rays, and it can help fade any pesky patches of hyperpigmentation. It's pretty great for people who want something gentle to even out their skin.
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