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Beta-carotenes and Carotenoids: essential in natural cosmetics

betacarotenos y carotenoides en la cosmética natural

The powers of carotenoids

With the arrival of summer and the shift in our diets towards a greater consumption of foods rich in carotenoids, it is the perfect time to delve into how these powerful compounds not only benefit our internal health, but also how they can transform our skin.

These pigments, like notes of music in the air, vibrate in shades of red, orange and yellow, offering not only a feast for the eyes but also an elixir for the epidermis.

Carotenoids, and especially beta-carotene, are celebrated in natural cosmetics for their numerous benefits, from protecting skin against sun damage to improving skin tone and texture.

What are carotenes and beta-carotenes?

Carotenes are natural pigments found in many plants, algae and photosynthetic bacteria, responsible for the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges in many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are a broader class that includes carotenes and are essential for photosynthesis and plant protection.

Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid with pro-vitamin A properties, which means that the body converts it to vitamin A as needed. It is one of the most researched for its health and skin benefits, acting as a natural antioxidant that protects cells against oxidative damage.

Properties and benefits of beta-carotene in natural cosmetics

Beta-carotene is more than just a natural colorant. Its antioxidant properties make it a valuable ingredient in natural cosmetics for several reasons:

  1. Antioxidant protection: Combats free radicals generated by sun exposure and pollution, helping to prevent premature aging.
  2. Improved skin tone: Beta-carotene can help give a more even, naturally tanned skin tone without sun exposure.
  3. Cellular regeneration: As a precursor of vitamin A, which is essential for the cell renewal process, beta-carotene helps keep skin healthy and vibrant.

This carotenoid is a clear expression of the alchemy of life: its transformation in the body releases its potential to nourish and revitalize our epidermis.

As its magic unfolds, skin reflects the nuances of radiant health, with improved tone and texture that defies the marks of time.

Natural sources of beta-carotene

The main sources of beta-carotene are brightly colored vegetables and fruits. Some of the richest include:

  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Cantaloup melon
  • Apricots

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Incorporating these foods into our diet not only benefits our internal health, but is also reflected externally in the quality and appearance of our skin.

Now that summer is coming, enjoy cold melon soups, carrot hummus, spinach salads with apricot and walnuts, cold salads with sweet potato and macerated kale…

Recent studies have shown that beta-carotene may help protect the skin against solar erythema, a form of redness caused by sun exposure.

In addition, research suggests that a diet rich in carotenoids is associated with a lower risk of various chronic diseases, including some types of cancer and heart disease, due to their antioxidant properties.

At Såper, we understand the value of natural and potent ingredients like beta-carotene. Our products are designed to maximize the benefits of these compounds, not only to beautify but also to protect the skin.

The hidden treasures of carrot oil

Within the botanical garden of Såper Cosmética, where nature intertwines with science, comes carrot oil, a luminous and vital ingredient.

Obtained by macerating fresh carrots in organic sesame oil, this elixir is a bastion of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, and beta-carotene.

Each Såper product that incorporates it offers a kaleidoscope of skin benefits, from revitalization to protection against the signs of aging.

Bio-Illuminating Serum Vit C Antiox

organic antioxidant serum with beta-carotene from carrot oil

Såper Bio Illuminating Vit C Antiox Serum is a symphony of light for your skin. Not only does this antioxidant concentrate provide instant radiance thanks to mica particles, but carrot oil works deep within the skin to rejuvenate and improve overall texture and appearance. It is an essential ally to combat dullness and signs of fatigue, leaving the skin visibly more vibrant and uniform.

Bio-Protect 360° Fluid Cream

organic fluid cream with beta-carotene from carrot oil

Bio Protect 360 is a light but powerful armor against daily aggressions. Formulated with carrot oil, this protective fluid strengthens the skin’s barrier against pollutants and free radicals. Its richness in antioxidants helps prevent cell damage, keeping the skin healthy, nourished and resilient to the environment.

Radiant Look Eye Contour

Radiant Look Contour is a specialized care to illuminate and refresh the eyes. Carrot oil, along with other organic oils, revitalizes the delicate skin around the eyes, smoothing lines and reducing signs of fatigue. This product is an awakening for your eyes, offering a more youthful and luminous look.

Calendula Lip Balm

The repairing lip balm is where carrot oil combines with calendula to offer deep healing and nourishment. Specially formulated for dry, chapped lips, this balm works to soften and protect the most stressed lips.

Bio-Repair Oil Night Elixir Serum

organic night serum with beta-carotene from carrot oil00

Finally, Bio-Repair Oil Night Elixir is a night treatment that promotes intense cell regeneration. The carrot oil in this nighttime elixir nourishes and revitalizes skin while you sleep, helping to smooth fine lines and even skin tone. It is a repairing care that works in synergy with your skin’s natural regeneration cycle, waking you up with a firmer and more radiant face.

Each of these Såper products not only embodies the pure essence of carrot, but also celebrates the alchemy of nature transformed into skin care.

Tips for incorporating beta-carotene into your skin care routine

Adopting beta-carotene in our care routine is no less than composing a symphony.

As we nourish our skin with this golden elixir, we must also harmonize it with other practices: meticulous sun protection, deep hydration and a rich, colorful diet that sings to the rhythm of carotenoids.

Mother Earth, generous and wise, offers an abundance of beta-carotene in her annual harvest. In every carrot, every spinach leaf and every piece of pumpkin, there are hidden secrets of beauty waiting to be discovered.

By integrating these foods into our diet, we nourish our skin from within, allowing vitality to burst forth like a flower in the spring.

Each step is a chord in the melody that composes the radiance of our beauty.

Skin care is a reflection of our overall health and beta-carotene is a perfect example of how nature offers effective solutions for personal care.

At Såper, we are committed to providing products that not only care for your skin, but also promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Adopting a holistic approach to natural beauty not only improves your skin, but also contributes to lasting overall wellness.

About the author
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Victoria Sánchez
Soy una apasionada de la cosmética natural y ecológica, y creadora de la marca Saper Organic Skincare en 2011. Máster en Cosmetología y experta en evaluación y seguridad del producto cosmético. Mi objetivo es la belleza, la salud y la sostenibilidad del planeta. Para ello busco siempre los mejores ingredientes e investigo formulaciones de cosmética vegana, obteniendo los mejores resultados para la piel, cuidando siempre del medio ambiente.
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