Welcome to the 9th edition of "Meet Our Ingredients". Each month we will showcase the ingredients we use in our products to keep you informed of what you are putting on your body, why it is so powerful, and how it works to give you amazing skin.
Hawaiian Healing Skin Care prides itself on using only natural and organic ingredients in each of our products. We don't include any chemicals or synthetic elements – only items nature provides. We like to say nature knows what you need, so we are giving it to you in each amazing Hawaiian Healing product.
This week’s showcased ingredient: Carrot Seed Oil
When reading through the list of ingredients in your favorite all-natural products, it’s common to see the additions of argan and jojoba oils, shea butter, or goat’s milk.
But carrot seed oil? Carrots have seeds? And someone actually thought to press it for its oil?
Apparently, yes, carrot seed oil IS a thing. In fact, this specific wild carrot plant (scientifically known as Daucus carota and commonly referred to as Queen Anne’s Lace) has been used for both external and internal medicine. However, this special carrot plant is unlike the typical orange carrots we buy from the grocery store or local farmers markets.
It’s still packed full of the beta-carotene and vitamins A, C, & E that our bodies need, but this specific species is renowned for its additional skin-beautifying perks.
Any product claiming to be completely natural and/or organic is only as good as its ingredients, and carrot seed oil is one that is not talked about nearly enough!
This little known, undervalued golden-yellow oil is a skincare lover’s dream! Jam-packed full of antioxidants, this oil goes to war for your skin in the fiercest way! Antioxidants are natural compounds which fight oxidants (or free radicals: the every-day-grossness that pollutes our skin tissue) and limit the harmful effects causing the appearance of premature aging.
Additional key compounds of the carrot seed oil include:
alpha-pinene - helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
beta-pinene - anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
limonene - anti-inflammatory; reduces skin damage and rashes; increases the production of new cells and blood vessels, and aids in healing minor wounds
sabinene - antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial
myrcene - anti-inflammatory; improves blood circulation; antibacterial
geranyl acetate - anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial
carotol - high content level to brighten dull complexions and lighten skin tone
To break it down simply, Carrot Seed Oil…
Within its chemical compound structure, more than half of the compounds are either anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, oxidant, or all of the above.
Heals Your Skin
The alpha and beta pinene’s fight blemishes, limonene helps to heal wounds, and myrcene is anti-inflammatory.
Brightens Your Skin
The carotol content brightens and lightens the skin while the myrcene improves blood circulation (bye-bye, wrinkles!).
Don't confuse Carrot Seed Essential Oil with Carrot Seed Oil...
While this vicious, earthy, nutty-scented oil blends beautifully in aromatherapy to help aid the healing of stress, anxiety, digestive, and respiratory problems do not confuse ‘carrot seed essential oil’ with ‘carrot seed oil’.
Carrot seed essential oil is to be vaporized and absorbed into the body - as the warm, earthy scent provides a calm and soothing experience for both a mental and physical health boost. Essential oils are highly concentrated forms of the seed and should NEVER be put directly onto the skin. With, of course, one condition: it must have a carrier oil.
Carrot seed oil is a carrier oil that, safely carries the essential oil within it. So, when used topically, carrot seed oil provides impeccable nourishing, healing, revitalizing, and healing benefits down to the deepest layers of your skin.
When you think about it, that’s pretty powerful considering the oil was pressed, from thousands of tiny seeds, from a weed-looking plant, and yet has been proven to combat the countless destructive skin pollutants we face every second of every day.
Along with 18 additional ingredients in our Hawaiian Healing Pure Revitalizing Cream, Carrot Seed Oil is one of the most hydrating, rejuvenating ingredients for your skincare regime. It’s so great, in fact, that we’ve also included it in our Hawaiian Healing Nourishing Night Oil and Under Eye Serum.
Hawaiian Healing Skin Care Products are FILLED with the finest natural and organic ingredients. Our glass and bamboo packaging help to support sustainability and are eco-friendly. By having some of the most luxurious ingredients sourced directly from the islands of Hawai’i, and all over the globe, Hawaiian Healing Skin Care is able to provide your skin with the best all-natural and organic skincare products available.
Check out our other blog posts for more information on these super ingredients, or CLICK HERE for a complete list and description of each element.