Carrot oil is an anti-ageing tan activator and most often used before and after sun bathing. Best applied to moist skin after showering, use before and after sun bathing for a healthy tan.Carrot Oil is a golden coloured extract from carrots with extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits derived from the high quantities of oil soluble carotenoids (beta carotene) that it contains. Carotenoids are naturally occurring anti-oxidants, which are present in a wide range of fruits and vegetables but most abundant in carrots. Carotenoids are known for their anti-ageing benefits and directly reduce the damaging effects of UV by enhancing the body's immune response to UV exposure.Lovea Carrot Oil is made by soaking carrot roots in sunflower oil.This product does not offer any SPF protection so it should be applied to the skin before your SPF sunscreen.Lovea oils are supplied in an airtight glass bottle with a sealed pump dispenser at the top. Prior to shipping we store bottles in dark boxes to keep the oils fresh and preserve the anti-oxidants. Once opened we recommend the oil is stored away from direct sunshine and heat sources.