Also known as proVitamin A, Beta-Carotene serves as an antioxidant – protecting the skin from free radicals and sun damage. It also helps even the skin tone.
Beta-Carotene (β-Carotene), found in many fruits and vegetables, belongs to the carotenoid class of compounds and is a precursor of Vitamin A. Most notably, it responsible for pigmentation qualities, such as the orange color of carrots.
Beta-Carotene, also known as “Pro Vitamin A,” plays a role in the treatment and prevention of many chronic health conditions. It is used for its antioxidant properties because it induces the breakdown of free radicals. In skincare these properties are used to protect the skin from sun damage that contributes to premature aging of the skin.
It also helps even the skin tone by reducing hyper-pigmentation of the skin. Beta-Carotene can be effective in reducing brown or dark-brown blotchy spots the develop in areas to the skin due to overexposed from the sun. It is also a helpful protective application for skin prone to photo-sensitivity.