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Base Oil and Massage Oil

Sunflower oil 葵花油 葵花油

Therapeutic Properties

Suitable for suitable for all skin types; Contains Vitamin A, D & E and calcium, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus;Good for skin complaints and bruises

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Sunflower originates in Central and South America. Its seeds were discovered as a vegetable oil source in the 19th century. It is now widely used as a cooking oil for frying and roasting.

Bontanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Origin: Australia

Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed

Plant Part: Seed

Properties: Thin oil

Base oil/ carrier oil is a vegetable oil rich in minerals and vitamins. Since essential oils are highly concentrated, they must be diluted into base oils/ carrier oils before safely applying them onto the skin. It can also help the essential oils to absorb into the skin more quickly.

Add 4-5 drops of essential oil to 10ml of carrier oil for facial or body massage or as a homemade body oil after shower.

Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus) tag: for all skin, acne, hydration, antioxidant, anti-aging, wrinkles, anti-inflammatory, eczema keyword: suitable for all skin type; vitamins and proteins; clogging skin; hydrate; moisturize Not clogging skin pores In a study for comedogenicity of skin care products, the comedogenicity of sunflower oil was rated at zero, which means no comedogenicity. No comedogenicity means the oil will not stick at skin pores, making it suitable for use for a lot of skin types, even sensitive skin as usage would not clog pores and increase risk of skin acne. Source: Fulton, J. E. (1989). Comedogenicity and Irritancy of Commonly used Ingredients. Prevents water loss Safflower Oil is rich in linoleic acid. According to research articles, linoleic acid is omega 6 and it has some usage on the dermis layer. It can repair the damaged skin barrier and bring it back to function, working on to reduce the trans epidermal water loss, trapping the water back inside the skin and keeping it moisturized. In a test, sunflower oil was also shown to preserve stratum corneum (outermost layer of skin) integrity and improve hydration. Sources: Elias, P. M., Brown, B. E., & Ziboh, V. A. (1980). The permeability barrier in essential fatty acid deficiency: evidence for a direct role for linoleic acid in barrier function. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 74(4), 230-233. The Permeability Barrier in Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency: Evidence for a Direct Role for Linoleic Acid in Barrier Function ( & Danby, S.G., AlEnezi, T., Sultan, A., Lavender, T., Chittock, J., Brown, K. and Cork, M.J. (2013), Effect of Olive and Sunflower Seed Oil on the Adult Skin Barrier: Implications for Neonatal Skin Care. Pediatr Dermatol, 30: 42-50. Antioxidant Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins, one of them is vitamin E. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E can help with eliminating free radicals and prevent skin from being degraded by strong sun UV and environment toxins and pollutants, reducing aging and wrinkles. Source: Keen, M. A., & Hassan, I. (2016). Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian dermatology online journal, 7(4), 311–315. Other health benefits for skin Sunflower oil is said to have other health benefits on the skin. A research article indicated that sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties, when used topically, it may be beneficial to skin conditions like eczema. Moreover, it has oleic acid content, with combinations of vitamin E it was found to be beneficial to treating wounds and increase the speed of healing. Furthermore, sunflower oil may prevent skin cancer as it has a component, sesamol, which is studied to prevent skin cancer in mice thanks to its chemopreventive properties. Source: Lin, T. K., Zhong, L., & Santiago, J. L. (2017). Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(1), 70.

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