Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
A popular and affordable all-purpose oil, sunflower blends easily with other bases and essential oils. It is very high in vitamin E, which repairs and protects skin, and is easily absorbed into the skin.
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
There is evidence that sunflower oil can help to improve the barrier function of the skin, helping skin to retain moisture and fight off infection. This effect is due to the presence of light waxes, which help form a protective emollient barrier on the skin.
The oil is protective and helps to repair sun-damaged skin. Healing vitamin E and carotenoids (a vegetable form of vitamin A) can reduce scarring and smooth the appearance of existing wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, the oil contains omega-6 linoleic acid, which helps decrease skin inflammation in acne, eczema, and sunburn, and helps to generate new skin cells.
The carotenoids in the oil are excellent for cleansing and moisturizing acne-prone skin.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
NOT FOOD GRADE