Hydrating and smoothing
Sunflower oil is made from the seeds of the beautiful yellow flower. It is high in natural antioxidant vitamin E and leave the skin hydrated, bright and smooth.
The sunflower, belonging to the Asteraceae plant family, is an annual flower that grows up to 15 feet tall on a long, hairy stem and has large flowers on top, usually 7cm-30cm wide. It originates from South America, but it is now grown all over the world.
Whole plants are harvested as flowering begins and used fresh for liquid extracts. The petals obtained from the plant contain a yellow dye that can be used for tinctures. Seeds are collected in autumn and used fresh, pressed for oil or roasted.
Sunflowers, especially the seeds, are packed full of different vitamins and minerals. They especially got a high level of a vitamins E, which is a well known antioxidant.
Sunflower oil is hydrating and has an emollient effect on skin, making it supple and soft.