Although a lot of the sunflower oil on the market is highly refined, the warm-pressed version is easy to obtaain and is usually labelled ‘Sunflower Seed Oil’ as opposed to just ‘Sunflower Oil’.
It is golden yellow with a slightly sweet, nutty odour and a fine texture.
This oil is an excellent source of antioxidants, helping the skin protect itself from the damaging effects of free radicals.
It is also high in a wide spectrum of minerals, and is an especially good source of zinc – renowned for its skin healing properties.
Sunflower seeds also contain high amounts of Vitamin E and thiamine, giving the oil anti-ageing properties that help protect the skin from signs of ageing such as wrinkles and age spots.
High vitamin E contents allows the oil to act as an emollient, trapping moisture inside the skin when applied
Vitamin E also helps to lower skin redness and roughness meaning sunflower seed oil is excellant at improving complexion
Oil is high in Omega-6 fatty acids giving it an evidently strong anti-inflammatory effect on skin
The carotenoids in sunflower oil help in prevention of uterine, lung and skin cancers
High in proteins that are vital for building and repairing tissues and the production of hormones and enzymes.