The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Common name||Wild carrot, Queen Anne’s lace|
|Scientific name||Daucus carota sativus|
|INCI name||Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||당근추출물|
|Used part||Root /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-oxidant / UV protection / phytoestrogenic /|
|Known active compounds||beta-carotene, vitamins, minerals sugars|
Daucus carota, commonly known as wild carrot or Queen Anne’s lace, is an herbaceous, biennial plant with clustered white flowers which resemble lace. There are various subspecies and/or varieties of carrot many with inedible roots. Daucus carota sativus is a domesticated subspecies, which has enlarged roots with a sweet taste. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, and are especially popular in salads. Carrots are also eaten boiled, steamed, or cooked in soups and stews. Carrot oil has a long history of use in massage products and as a facial oil.
Carrots contain high quantities of β-carotene, and the carotenoids found in carrots act as anti-oxidants. They defend against oxidative damage and are involved in the scavenging of reactive oxygen species. Additionally, carotenoids are photo-protective compounds as they protect the skin from UV-induced photo-oxidation. Carotenoids also protects against the development of a sunburn reaction.