Exploring the benefits and nutrients the orange ‘superfood’ holds and the Alumier MD products rich in its nutrients.

4 April 2021 was International Carrot Day; a day celebrating the carrot in all its magnificence across the world.

Myth buster: Carrots and night vision

Many of us have been brought up thinking the carrots only benefit and magic power was helping us to see in the dark.

This is mainly untrue – the provitamin A beta-carotene found in carrots doesn’t actually help people to see in the dark unless they suffer from vitamin A deficiency.  This myth was propaganda used by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War to explain why their pilots had been so success during night air battles, but was actually made up to disguise advances in technology.

Fact: Carrots are a Superfood

Don’t fret – the carrot is still as magical and as beneficial as you were told!

Carrots are a superfood, rich in vitamins (particularly Vitamin A), minerals, and fiber and are a good source of antioxidants in the form of beta carotene (found in orange carrots).

Did you know Vitamin A is also known as Retinol?

The skincare hero: Retinol

Most of us have heard of the skincare ingredient retinol. It’s on every dermatologist’s top shelf and is one of the most effective topical treatments available.

It’s one of the only proven ingredient to visibly reduce the appearance of ageing and it’s a skilled multi-tasker.  

Benefits of retinol:  It can increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production, increase the appearance of firmness by plumping up fine lines and wrinkles, improve uneven skin tone, treat pigmentation, smooth the surface of skin and even help with cystic acne and blemishes.

Treat your skin to the products it deserves

Just like the carrot, Alumier MD products are rich in vitamins essential for your skin.

We recommend their following Vitamin A rich products:


Retinol (Vitamin A) Resurfacing Serum 0.25

A microencapsulated 0.25% pure retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture and reduces the signs of ageing.

Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.25 is a pure potent retinol serum that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and skin texture, while evening skin tone.

Cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol allows for gradual timed release overnight. By encapsulating the retinol and adding soothing and hydrating ingredients like niacinamide, honey, and sodium hyaluronate, maximal results can be achieved in comfort.

Retinol Eye Gel

An innovative microencapsulated retinol eye gel that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and firms the skin.

Retinol Eye Gel is formulated especially for the delicate eye area and contains a pure, gentle and cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol that firms, tightens and strengthens the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

By encapsulating the retinol, as well as adding soothing and hydrating ingredients like allantoin, niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate, effective results are achieved in comfort.