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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

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Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Sunflower oil is a mild tasting, amber-coloured oil expressed from the seeds of sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Cultivated globally, sunflowers typically grow to about 3 meters tall in sunny climates, with distinctive large bright-yellow flower heads containing spirals of seeds. Sunflower oil is particularly high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that is known to benefit the skin with its anti-inflammatory and moisture-retaining properties. It is also rich in vitamin E and oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid. Sunflower oil is used in many industries including in cooking as a carrier oil, in beauty products as an emollient and even as a biodiesel.

Botanical name: Helianthus annuus

Other names: Sunflower

Main constituents: Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid

INCI Name:
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Ingredient origins:
Sunflower Seed
Emollient, Skin Conditioning Agent, Solvent
Common name:
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
EWG score: The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.