Never judge a flower by its pretty petals — starting with sunflowers. Though this garden staple is a consistent crowd-pleaser, the flower has a lot more to offer than its sunny yellow hue. Native to North America, the bold floral has been adored for their vibrancy for centuries, but just behind their signature petals, you’ll find their nutrient-rich seeds.
Aside from being a delicious snack, sunflower seeds make a hydrating oil. This seed oil can be used on all skin types, including dry, oily, and acne-prone skin. Plus, the sunflower seed oil is super-absorbent, meaning your skin will soak up every last benefit. Keep reading to see the perks and discover where to find them in your soulcare ritual.
Where does sunflower seed oil come from?
Sunflowers aren’t just striking because of their color; these blossoms are huge. (In fact, some sunflower varieties can grow up to 16 feet and produce over 2,000 seeds per floret. Once these seeds are harvested and cleaned, the oil is extracted through a cold-press process. Through mechanical pressure, the seeds are ground down to separate the fibrous materials of the seeds from the crude oil before refining for packaging.
What are the benefits of sunflower seed oil?
Sunflower seed oil supports your skin’s health in three ways:
Sunflower seed oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil. Put it simply? It won’t clog pores, but will easily penetrate the skin sans irritation.
Sunflower seed oil is a mecca for antioxidants. Rich in vitamin E, sunflower seed oil can protect skin from free radicals and sun damage, aiding in premature aging.
Sunflower seed oil supplies the skin with linoleic acid. This essential fatty acid maintains the skin’s natural barrier, locking in moisture and blocking out irritants.
Where can you find it in Keys Soulcare?
Make You is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of sunflower seed oil. As the base for our Gleam On highlighter and Sheer Flush Blush, you can shine brighter and bolder with these color care offerings. Ready to wind down? Wash away the day with our Nourishing Cleansing Balm. Our hydrating formula gently removes makeup and impurities while soothing skin with purifying ingredients.
Are you loving sunflower seed oil, too? How do you like to apply this skincare superstar? Share your favorite offerings in the comments!