Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil is more commonly known as sunflower seed oil, which, of course, comes from the sunflower. This beautiful plant is native to many parts of the western United States, as well as to northern Mexico and some regions of Canada. Sunflowers and their seeds have been used for centuries, for a variety of health and cosmetic purposes. The oil that the sunflower seeds produce is a slightly amber colored lightweight liquid, and, because of the benefits that this ingredient brings, is an oil that OROGOLD uses in some of our products.
Sunflower seed oil is able to slow down the natural evaporation that occurs within the skin, helping it to retain its moisture for longer. It does this by forming a natural barrier on the outer layers of your skin, thereby also protecting it from damage. Sunflower seed oil is also able to effectively condition the skin, which is especially useful for people who have dry or damaged skin.
Rich in Antioxidants
Sunflower seed oil is packed with antioxidants, with the most beneficial ones being vitamins A, C and E. This means that it is able to protect the skin from the sun, helping to prevent some of the damage that is caused by free radicals. This means that wrinkles and fine lines are kept at bay for much longer, preserving your youthful appearance.
Promotes Cell Production
Oleic and linoleic acid are two ingredients that are highly effective at boosting cell production, and sunflower seed oil contains plenty of both of these. Our skin is constantly renewing, but the rate of this renewal slows down as we age. Sunflower seed oil helps to boost this back up, leading to a more youthful complexion. Oleic and linoleic acid also have calming effects on the skin, and are great at keeping bacteria away. This is why sunflower seed oil is the most recommended oil to be used on newborn babies, as it is safer and even more powerful than olive oil. Since it is able to help prevent infection, it is an ingredient that is often recommended to those that suffer from acne.
OROGOLD loves the many benefits that sunflower seed oil has on the skin, and this is why we have formulated many of our products to take advantage of this. For a daytime moisturizer that contains sunflower seed oil, the OROGOLD 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer, or the 24K Deep Day Moisturizer, may be perfect for you. We also use it in some of our night time moisturizers, such as the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment. If you would like to know more about the products that we have that contain sunflower seed oil, please feel free to visit your nearest OROGOLD store for information and product demonstrations.