What is a carotenoid anyway?


Several things!  The most obvious is that they are all the color of Orange which indicates the presence of Carotenoids.    So the real question is what is a carotenoid and why do we care? 

Well we should care if we want to have healthy skin.   Carotenoids (notice the word Carrot) are powerful antioxidants that are supportive of the body’s immune system and help us fight against aging.   So carotenoids are good right, problem is our bodies don’t product carotenoids on their own….We depend on getting them from our food such as carrots, papayas, oranges, cantaloupes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and mangos.  The good news is all of these orange foods are yummy and available.  So eat more Carrots, Right.   

That’s great for the inside, but what about for the outside.

Carrots and Sea Buckthorn is highly notable for applying topically.  It  is chalk full of  antioxidants, nutrients -including vitamins C and E,  and carotenoids.  They are anti-inflammatory, anti-Aging (reduces wrinkles) regenerates cells revealing fresh skin; natural sunscreen protecting from UV rays; emollient (great moisturizer) and great for healing wounds and burns. 

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Topically carotenoids can be applied to skin and is very absorbable with very positive effects.   The University of Maryland Medical Center, says that Vitamin E, alpha tocopherol, reduced skin roughness, length of facial lines and the depth of wrinkles when applied topically. Check out this recent clinical study of sea buckthorn for skin care.  http://www.seabuckthorninsider.com/news/mont-echo-study/

You know what else Carrots, Sea Buckthorn and Carotene have is common-GoodNight Moon Beams in Zenjenskin antiaging product line.