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All You Need to Know About Trending Ingredient Carrot Seed Oil

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You’ve probably read the ingredient “Daucus Carota” from time to time or saw its common name “carrot seed essential oil” and pictured those long, crunchy orange veggies that come out of the ground.

The truth is that Daucus Carota Sativa (or carrot seed essential oil) is actually the essential oil of those fluffy white flowers you see growing in fields along with poppies, and wild grasses—a.k.a. Queen Anne’s Lace, Wild Carrot, bird’s nest or Bishop’s Lace. 

I also always thought that carrot seed oil was derived from carrots—but that’s actually carrot oil, made from a mixture of crushed carrot roots immersed in a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil. Carrot oil isn’t an essential oil; it’s a plant oil. 

Carrot seed essential oil, pressed from those fluffy white flowers and steam distilled, is a super ingredient for skincare that can help erase sun damage, lines and uneven skin tone. This is thanks to a super payload of vitamins A, E and C, and beta carotene. In addition, carrot seed essential oil has proven antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it perfect for powerhouse serums.

Indigenous people groups have long used carrot seed oil to heal wounds and soften chapped skin. Why? The benefits are wide-ranging, including help with the healing of sun damage, supreme moisturization, softened and naturally balanced skin, improved skin elasticity and firmness, increased natural glow, and pore reduction. See why it’s often included in formulations for mature or dry skin?

We’ve rounded up seven of our top picks for skincare that utilizes the power of carrot seed essential oil. Keep reading to find out more.

7 Natural Skincare Products with Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Caralista Face Gold Botanical Serum

Caralista Face Gold Botanical Serum is a go-to remedy for any and all skin woes—and it’s particularly useful for cell regeneration and aging skin types. Created after years of trial and error by a certified herbalist, this serum delivers a surge of beta carotene, antioxidants and rich fatty acids to soothe inflammation, reduce hyper-pigmentation and protect the skin from environmental damage. This blend features not only carrot seed essential oil, but also carrot root extract making it even more powerful.


La Bella Figura Beauty Modern Radiance Concentrate

This water-based serum channels Vitamin C in its most potent form to preserve its skin-friendly bioflavenoids and phytochemicals. The serum targets daily wear and tear, soothes troubled areas, restores volume and increases elasticity. In just four to six weeks, skin is refined and reset, with visibly less discoloration (prepare for compliments), thanks in part to carrot seed essential oil.


Luxe Botanics Marula Hydrating Serum

Transform dry, depleted skin with this replenishing, restorative, skin fortifying concentrate. Wild harvested and cold pressed Marula oil infuses a burst of essential fatty acids and antioxidants that mimic the lipid barrier and effortlessly absorb into skin, sealing in moisture. A noticeably supple appearance and youthful radiance is restored, with carrot seed essential oil as a key component to the formulation.


Laurel Skin Sun Serum

The Sun Serum from Laurel Skin is loaded with plant-based ingredients that make skin look repaired and youthful with a bright appearance. This concentrated sun damage repair elixir is made by hand in ultra-small batches and features a luxurious cocktail of raw, organic, locally sourced ingredients including rosehip, red clover, bilberry, cranberry, red raspberry seed oils, and Laurel’s own biodynamic “house blend,” including, you guessed it, carrot seed essential oil.


Osmia Organics Restore Facial Serum

This healing treatment was formulated for dry, damaged or mature skin. It is packed with antioxidant-rich oils like pomegranate, amaranth, borage, and sea buckthorn. Organic lavender and helichrysum essential oils promote healthy skin, while wild frankincense and carrot seed nourish dry skin and enhance your skin’s texture. It’s also safe for use on post-procedure skin (peels, retinoid treatment, laser therapy).


Skinvolve Tyrian Sea Antioxidant Facial Oil

Skinvolve’s new Tyrian Sea Antioxidant Facial Oil blends carrot seed essential oil with a host of exotic, cold-pressed oils that restore, hydrate and protect skin from free radicals. It’s formulated with Skinvolve’s Immunity Blend of sea buckthorn, mediterranean borage and superfruit actives rich in vitamins and omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. This coastal-inspired oil absorbs into skin with an ultra-hydrating, matte finish. For all skin types, including the most sensitive.


Graydon Skincare The Putty

Whether you’re dealing with inflamed skin or overexposure to the elements (sun, wind or cold), this super-soothing moisturizer for dry skin helps protect and scale your skin. Made with a proprietary blend of healing ingredients including carrot seed oil, Putty helps to reduce redness and skin irritation. Experiencing skin issues, from eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or dermatitis? This could be the formula for you, because it helps reduce the appearance of inflammation, tenderness and redness associated with these conditions—but you don’t need to have challenging skin problems to enjoy how lovely it makes your skin feel.

Looking for other beauty hacks? Check out our top fall beauty picks or try out this DIY Manuka honey mask for an easy, at-home treatment you can do right now.

About The Author

Nicolle Mackinnon

Nicolle Mackinnon

Stemming from her personal journey to treat her celiac disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Nicolle serves as a writer and editor for several leading publications helping women understand how important, stylish and fun it is to commit to clean beauty. By way of her contributions to No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and numerous beauty brands' blogs, websites and social media, Nicolle has become a trusted voice on the correlation between health and beauty. Follow her journey on Instagram and connect with her via nicollemackinnon.com.

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