Chemical peels have been around for decades. These peels address the textural changes that occur in the skin with the ravages of time and environmental factors like smoking, sun damage and facial expressions. Chemical peels vary in their strength, depth of penetration and thus their effect. To choose the best peel among thousands is difficult unless we have the prior knowledge of ingredients that lead to the best chemical peel. Carton oil is one of such well known ingredient used in best rejuvenating peels.
Croton oil is oil prepared from the seeds of Croton Tiglium a flowering plant. It is poisonous oil, and can be lethal. It is mainly used to make rejuvenating chemical peels, due to the caustic exfoliating effects it has on the dermal components of the skin. Used in conjunction with other chemical peel products, it results in an intense reaction which leads to initial skin sloughing and then eventual regeneration.
Skin Lightening Effect
Carton oil is superior to even the skin or remove liver (dark) spots for its excellent skin exfoliating and rejuvenating ability depending on the formulation with other active ingredients like Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide), L-Glutathione, L-Ascorbi Acid (Vitamin C), Licorice Extract, BearBerry (Uva Ursi), Tranexamic acid and Phenylethyl Resorcinol.
Carton oil is also helpful in reducing wrinkles around the mouth, crow’s feet, forehead furrows and cheeks. The Croton oil peels are especially impressive for peri-oral wrinkles (those around the mouth) and of the lower eyelids. These areas can be done isolated with much less recovery time.
One of the most popular uses of carton oil is deep skin exfoliation. It is used in the manufacture of chemical peels for skin exfoliation. When applied on the skin, it sloughs off a thin layer off the outermost skin layer. This leads to deep pain and burning sensation on the skin. There is obviously visible redness and it usually takes 2 weeks to heal. This is where the most important part comes. When the skin heals itself back, collagen and elastin fibers fill up the space uniformly. This evens out wrinkles, fine lines, depression scars and raised scars, making the skin look more desirable, fresh, young and glowing with life.
Age Spots and Pigmentation Problems
Carton oil based chemical peels have anti-aging benefits as use of such peels leads to 25% to 30% skin tightening and also helps in age spots and pigmentation problems.
Surprisingly, croton oil is used as anti-irritant. It leads to irritation on the skin when applied. This is made use of as a counter irritant when used in the right combination; it actually helps to lower pain, stiffness and discomfort. A low concentration of croton oil is used to divert the mind to some other place on the skin and leave aside some other place which is suffering from severe irritation or inflammation. ]