Helianthus Annuus

Products we use it in: Eczema Relief

Helianthus Annuus - Commonly known as Sunflower. It is scientifically recognized as part of the Helianthus genus, and is a member of the Asteraceae family, which is native to North America. Sunflower seed oil is extracted through cold pressing of the seeds of the plant.

Usage Benefits: Sunflower oil is known for its emollient properties, making it an excellent choice for moisturizing hair and skin. In hair care, it is appreciated for its ability to soften and smooth the hair shaft, reducing frizz and adding shine. It is also rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that can help protect the hair from environmental stressors and may promote scalp health, potentially preventing hair loss.

For skin, Sunflower oil's high Vitamin E content is also beneficial, as it helps to protect the skin barrier, maintaining skin hydration and elasticity. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm and soothe irritated skin, making it suitable for a variety of skin conditions, including dryness and eczema. It also contains linoleic acid, which can help maintain the skin's natural barrier, supporting its ability to retain moisture.

Other Benefits: Beyond its hydrating and protective effects, Sunflower oil's non-comedogenic properties make it a suitable moisturizer for all skin types, as it is unlikely to clog pores. Additionally, its light texture and mild scent make it a pleasant base oil for various cosmetic formulations, enhancing the skin's overall appearance without causing irritation.

Safety Rating: EWG Score - 1