Ingredient Spotlight: Sunflower Oil
We often see sunflower oil in the kitchen as a good alternative for olive oil, but did you know that this ingredient is a lifesaver in skincare? Find out what it does here in this article!
Sunflower Oil: What is it?
As the name suggests, sunflower oil is extracted from compressed sunflower seeds. Sunflower oil is naturally abundant with nutrients that would help you nourish your skin for the better. It’s also composed of fatty acids that are deemed beneficial for your skin health, like oleic acid, linoleic acid, and sesamol – a component found in sesame seeds and sesame oil.
The best part about sunflower oil is that it’s very gentle on the skin, and you can use it and enjoy its benefits, regardless of your skin type.
The Benefits of Using Products with Sunflower Oil
Prepare to take advantage of these benefits when you use skincare products with this ingredient regularly!
- It decelerates signs of aging.
Sunflower oil actually contains high levels of Vitamin E, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that works directly with your skin. You can slow down aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage because this antioxidant protects your skin from free radicals.
- It’s non-comedogenic.
One thing you’ll notice about sunflower oil is that it’s highly absorbent; this means that this component doesn’t clog pores, unlike other oil-based ingredients. It’s also non-irritating, so it’s effective on all skin types.
- It provides your skin with a protective barrier.
Linoleic acid is one of sunflower oil’s prime elements, and it’s known for its anti-inflammatory abilities. Sunflower oil can keep moisture on your skin, allowing it to stay hydrated and making it perfect for those who have dry skin. If you’re suffering from eczema or psoriasis, this ingredient can soothe those conditions’ symptoms and effects.
Of course, UBIIKA Beauty won’t let this incredible ingredient go. Our GLOW Brightening Serum has sunflower oil as one of its main ingredients so that you can enjoy these benefits and more!