Benefits of Sunflower Oil in Skincare in 2023

Benefits of Sunflower Oil in Skincare in 2023

Did you know sunflower oil is one of the most commonly used ingredients in face oils, moisturizers, anti-aging skincare, and lip care products?

Sunflower Oil is a major hydrator with some serious skin benefits and one of the best natural skin care ingredients. In this article we look at what Sunflower oil is comprised of, and how it benefits our skin.


What is Sunflower Oil:

Sunflower oil is derived from the flower native to the southwest United States

Sunflower oil contains high levels of linoleic acid, a fatty acid found naturally in our skin’s sebum. Because of its high fatty acid concentration, sunflower oil has great emollient benefits, helping to improve skin barrier function and maintain hydration.

Sunflower oil is also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties helping to calm the skin.


Benefits of Sunflower oil in Skincare:

  • Non-Comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pours)
  • Delivers Antioxidants
  • Strengthens and Protects Skin Barrier

Since sunflower oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. It’s a super absorbent carrier oil and typically won’t irritate most people.

Sunflower oil has several compounds with tremendous benefits for the skin, including oleic acid, vitamin E and linoleic acid. 

  • Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, will help guard skin from free radicals and damage from the sun, including fine lines and other signs of aging.
  • Oleic acid is anti-inflammatory substance that stimulates wound healing, oleic acid can also help calm, balance, and help repair skin, even those with damaged conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
  • Linoleic Acid provides moisture and “plumpness” without weighing down the skin; it fortifies and protects the skin's barrier, thereby helping to fend off UV rays and air pollutants such as smoke, both of which cause free radical activity that can result in wrinkles and signs of aging.

Sunflower oil can be used on all skin types, including dry, normal, oily, and even acne prone.

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