Discover the Benefits of Carrots in Skincare

Rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins, carrots have a great reputation for their ability to help promote healthy vision, manage weight, improve immune function, support digestive health, and boost brain health when injested. It’s no wonder that carrots also benefit and enhance the skin. Because of beta-carotene, phenolic acids, and vitamin C, carrots help improve skintone, prevent dark spots and blemishes, protect skin from sun exposure, and more. “Carrot-based products are gaining popularity because people are becoming increasingly interested in using skincare products formulated with natural and organic ingredients,” says Natalie Pergar, lead skin care trainer at Eminence Organic Skin Care. “Incorporating carrot-based products can be a great starting point for those wanting to shift away from synthetic ingredients, as carrots offer multiple skin benefits, including increased cell turnover, brightening of the complexion, and reduction of inflammation.”

We asked our experts why offering carrot-based treatments and products in the spa setting is a perfect fit and here’s what they had to say.

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What are some of the benefits of carrot-based products on the skin?   

“Carrots, in particular carrot seed oil, are packed with vitamins A, E, and C, as well as beta-carotene. These nutrients work together to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin while protecting it from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays. Carrot seed oil’s high antioxidant content also offers protection against free radicals, contributing to its ability to promote a radiant complexion and maintain youthful skin.” —Natalie Pergar, lead skin care trainer, Eminence Organic Skin Care

What are some top uses of carrot-based products and treatments in the spa setting?

“Carrot-based products include a variety of different functions and effects in spa treatments. The main and most effective is utilizing the nourishing and soothing properties of carrot seed oil during a facial service. Regardless of skin type, carrot seed oil provides calming comfort and helps to support a healthy barrier function.” —Elizabeth Harvey, senior manager of education, Naturopathica

What are some interesting ways to promote and market spa treatments containing carrot?

“Beautiful pictures, videos, and displays can be used on social media, website promotions, or email marketing to feature the ingredients that make these treatments so effective, as well as on the counter or treatment rooms in the spa. Spas can also offer incentive treatment booking during off-peak hours by providing a fresh carrot juice or smoothie for treatments booked during the week. Offer a complimentary add-on using a featured carrot-based product, and include your clients in the fun ways their favorite carrot-based products can help your skin by having them post their favorite product you carry on social media and tagging your business.” —Victoria DeSoto, licensed esthetician and trainer, FarmHouse Fresh