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Organic Sunflower oil

Organic Sunflower seed oil

Sunflower seed oil website description:

While Sunflower oil is low on its variety, what is does have is highly potent and incredibly beneficial. Being one of the richest natural sources of vitamin E along side the strongest variety (Tocotrienol) with over 40 times the Antioxidant activity of other types of vitamin E. The skincare industry sometimes uses Sunflower oil as a Natural preservative for oils due to its Vitamin E content being high enough to improve the lifespan of the oils contained. Imagine what that could do for your skin!

Its rich Linoleic content helps to unclog pores and Even skin tone while the Vitamin E cleanses away free radicals and renews your skin cell membranes. Emollient, while it’s a common ingredient usually found in your kitchen it isn’t one you should look down on lightly.

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Detailed benefits of Sunflower seed oil see below:

INCI name: Helianthus Annuus

Extraction method: Cold Pressed

Origin: Uk

Standards: Organic, Vegan, GMO free, Unfiltered

Comedogenic level: 0

Absorption Rate: 2 (Fast)

Best for Skin Types: All skin types

Best for Skin Conditions: Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis

Acidic Profile:

Omega 6: Linoleic acid:

Concentration up to 74%

A Polyunsaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 6 or vitamin F). Our bodies can’t produce Linoleic acid, so we must get it primarily through food consumption. With its light texture and primarily concentrating on the Epidermis, it works to improve the skin’s Lipid barrier. This helps to lock in moisture while balancing Sebum levels. Linoleic acid is known to be good for most skin types, but its primary benefit is for oily skin due to its ability to balance Sebum levels usually caused by too high a concentration of Oleic acid.

While it’s always good to have a combination of Oleic and Linoleic acid-based oils the usual rule is high Linoleic oils for Oily skin and high Oleic acid for dry skin.

Omega 9: Oleic acid:

Concentration up to 39%

A Monosaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 9). Loved for its deep skin absorption into the Dermis, due to be a heavier oil it is incredibly powerful for oil-based Hydration, making the oil it is concentrated in have the benefits to improve dry and mature skin tones from softening to plumping the skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

While it’s always good to have a combination of Oleic and Linoleic acid-based oils the usual rule is high Linoleic oils for Oily skin and high Oleic acid for dry skin.


Vitamin E: (Alpha-Tocotrienols)

Vitamin E has 8 different types split into two classes of varying chemical differences. Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, both having variations of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. They all have certain similar benefits of improving and protecting both your Epidermal and Dermal layers cellular membranes, while all being Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory based.

The unique thing about Tocotrienols is that they have shown to have over 40 times the amount of antioxidant activity compared to Tocopherols, while having a smoother absorption rate due to their molecular size.