Ingredient Spotlight - Sunflower Seed Oil
Why Sunflower Seed Oil?
Essentially the seeds are the fruits of the sunflower plant which are harvested from the sunflower heads, often containing up to 2,000 seeds in one head.
With two main types, one is grown for eating, the other is grown for the oil.
Edible sunflower seeds are encased in inedible black-and-white striped shells, also called hulls, and the seeds used for extracting sunflower oil have solid black shells.
They have a delicate nutty flavour and a firm, tender texture - and are best roasted to enhance the natural flavours.
Sunflower seeds are brilliant sources of many nutrients, including vitamin E.
Rich in antioxidants, and Vitamin E, Sunflower oil is a highly absorbent non-comedogenic carrier oil that’s non-irritating and suitable for all skin types.
With Linoleic acid, which helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier, supporting its ability to retain moisture.
The oil also has an anti-inflammatory effect when used topically making it a great option for dry skin.