Sunflower Seed Oil for Skin: 5 Benefits You Should Know


Whether natural, plant-based skincare is a top priority for you or you’re just interested in learning more about this skincare ingredient, it’s worth getting to know Sunflower Seed Oil.

If you’re not convinced just yet, don’t worry. We’re sure that after learning about these five amazing benefits of Sunflower Oil, you’ll be ready to try it!

1. Protects Your Skin Barrier

Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in Linoleic Acid. Linoleic Acid is also known as Vitamin F, and it’s one of those essential fatty acids that are important for glowing, younger-looking skin. Linoleic Acid is particularly rich in Omega-6s and Omega-3s.

Fatty acids, or lipids, are crucial to the health of your skin barrier. Your skin barrier helps keep out things like bacteria and germs that might harm you or instigate breakouts, and it also helps keep good things like moisture locked into your skin. A healthy skin barrier is step one in maintaining a healthier you.

Sunflower Oil can help protect your skin barrier and promote skin hydration. Fatty acids are also important when it comes to keeping your skin surface looking plump and firm. The firmer and fuller your skin is, the less likely it is to give way to visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, too. 

Our Calm Pure Radiance Oil is ideal for helping to promote a healthy skin barrier, utilizing the protective qualities of Sunflower Oil, and giving your skin the serious hydration it needs to glow. Ingredients like cold-pressed Cucumber Seed Oil and Fresh Ginger Root Oil flood the skin with the nutrients your skin barrier needs to stay healthy and resilient.

Oily or breakout-prone skin types may worry that adding a face oil will result in a breakout bonanza, but our face oil does just the opposite. Because our special oil blends are non-comedogenic, our oil works with every skin type to support your skin and keep it hydrated and smooth, but never oily.

2. Good for Sensitized Skin

Whether your skin tends to react to just about everything or whether it’s sensitized due to a damaged skin barrier, finding ingredients that will address your skincare concerns without making things worse can be challenging. Many publicly praised synthetic ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, and Retinoids are more likely to irritate sensitive skin than help it.

Luckily, Sunflower Seed Oil is effective without being irritating. Unlike other ingredients, which may lead to increased dryness and irritation in the short term, Sunflower Seed Oil doesn’t have any side effects.

Because Sunflower Seed Oil is so generous, you can use it daily without having to worry. It can also be used in combination with many other skincare ingredients without causing negative reactions.

If your skin is sensitized or just plain sensitive, a product like our Calm Pure Radiance Oil, which features Sunflower Seed Oil as a hero ingredient, is a must-have in your skincare routine.

When you’re experiencing sensitized skin, what you apply topically becomes more critical than ever. That’s why each of the 27 plant actives in this formula is curated from the highest quality sources, with molecular structures that closely mirror the structure of the lipids (oils) naturally produced on the skin. This means your skin can easily recognize and use them. 

This oil is designed to help nurture a resilient skin barrier that can keep skin calm, fight signs of aging, and look even-toned and radiant. What’s more, while it’s formulated without

any sensitizing, synthetic fragrances, our formula is still so luxurious thanks to skin-calming Ginger and Neroli that give it a beautiful aromatherapeutic smell.

3. Soothing for Dry Skin and Breakout-Prone Skin

Because Sunflower Seed Oil can help you maintain a healthy skin barrier, it’s also useful when addressing concerns such as breakouts. Sunflower Seed Oil can act as an emollient, filling in cracks in dry skin and soothing the appearance of redness and irritation.

Oils like this also act as occlusives, creating a barrier on top of your skin. While a traditional cream or moisturizing lotion delivers hydration to your skin, oils are useful because they lock all that moisture into the skin and prevent water loss throughout the day.

This is especially important if you’re struggling with breakouts or dry skin. Moisturizers are all well and good, but if you live somewhere dry — or if you’re trying to repair a damaged skin barrier — your skin may not be retaining that moisture well enough to improve your skincare concerns. 

Our Pure Radiance Body Oil is formulated with sunflower oil to get your whole body in on the pampering. Pregnancy-safe and ultra-nourishing, Pure Radiance Body Oil is full of biocompatible oils like Hemp Seed, Green Tea Seed, and Sandalwood that help replenish skin with nourishing Omega Fatty Acids.

Our luxurious, glow-inducing body oil delivers moisture to your gorgeous body, leaving skin feeling silky and sensually soft – never greasy. As a bonus, this oil is hypoallergenic so that even sensitive skin can feel some love.

4. Packed With Antioxidants

Sunflowers are loaded with Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants are a non-negotiable skincare ingredient because they help support the health of your surface skin cells during the day.

Many things can cause your surface skin cells to become stressed, including UV rays, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and environmental irritants. When your surface skin cells aren’t in tip-top shape, it can contribute to premature signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. 

Antioxidants help support your surface skin cells, even during exposure to irritants, in order to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion. While you can get plenty of antioxidants through dietary sources, it’s also important to utilize antioxidants in your skincare routine.

Antioxidants can help protect your skin and stave off visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. While no skincare product could ever replace sunscreen, powerful antioxidants like Sunflower Seed Oil can help add an additional layer of protection. 

Whether you’re looking for visibly younger skin or an overall healthier-looking you, utilizing skincare products rich in Sunflower Seed Oil can help!

Another way to give your skincare regimen a burst of antioxidants is to mix our Vitamin C Booster with our Chebula Active Serum

On its own, our Chebula Active Serum outperforms two leading anti-aging serums. Chebula is a special type of antioxidant known as a cascading antioxidant, which means it can help fight off free radicals indefinitely, rather than being used up after it does its job. 

If you’re looking for an antioxidant powerhouse — and you’d like the added benefit of plant actives like Elderberry, Ginger, Echinacea, and Hyaluronic Acid — Chebula Extreme Cream is what you want.

Add to that our Vitamin C Booster, which offers a straightforward formulation to help promote brighter skin and minimize dark spots. Its winning combination of Vitamin C and potency-increasing Ferulic Acid is the ideal way to elevate your favorite cream or moisturizer.

Our Vitamin C formula supports surface skin cell turnover and protects overall skin integrity to reveal even-toned, smoother, and brighter-looking skin. As a bonus, our Booster comes as a powder so that it stays potent – which means maximum skin benefits!

5. Promotes Overall Skin Wellness

Some skin conditions can deplete your natural oils and cause damage to your skin. Depending on what type of breakouts you struggle with, you may end up with redness and small open wounds — especially if you pick at pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads. 

Not only that, dryness — particularly when associated with skin irritation — can lead to broken skin. These small breaks in your skin may seem like no big deal, but they can open your skin to further damage.

For instance, dirt and bacteria will likely infiltrate your skin. This can damage your skin barrier and cause breakouts and irritation. In addition to being painful, these issues can get in the way of an even, glowing skin tone.

Luckily, some studies have shown that Sunflower Seed Oil may support overall skin wellness and integrity

If you’re experiencing a serious skin condition, you should schedule an appointment with your dermatologist or primary care provider. But if you’re dealing with everyday irritation or breakouts, go ahead and apply some Sunflower Seed Oil to get a head start.

In potentially promoting overall wellness for your skin, Sunflower Seed Oil may help improve the appearance of dryness, redness, or breakouts and make these issues less likely to recur in the future.

In Conclusion

When it comes to skincare, oils are a common ingredient in many products. In addition to working as occlusives to help your skin retain moisture throughout the day, some plant oils come jam-packed with helpful vitamins and nutrients.

Sunflower Seed Oil isn’t as commonly known as other skincare oils like Jojoba Oil, but it’s a powerhouse that can provide a wide range of benefits. If you’re looking to improve your complexion all around, working a product formulated with Sunflower Seed Oil into your skincare regimen can help!

Need a little more help figuring out which skincare botanicals will work best for you? Take the True Botanicals Skin Quiz here!


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The Effects of Topical Application of Sunflower-Seed Oil on Open Wound Healing in Lambs | Sci Flo Brazil