With SO many oils on the market, what makes this gentle, fragrance-free classic such a go-to? We take a look into why you need sunflower seed oil in your routine, and break down the reasons it’s such an essential ingredient in our Radiance Ritual Glow Mask.
WHAT ACTUALLY IS SUNFLOWER SEED OIL!?
Helianthus annus, widely known as Sunflower Seed Oil, is a regularly used emollient across skincare products and routines. Made up of 60% linoleic acid, Sunflower Seed Oil is all about rebuilding and nourishing the skin to reveal a bright and healthy complexion.
Filled with nutrients and moisture, Sunflower Seed Oil aims to work on skin concerns such as acne and inflammation to soothe redness and renew skin cells.
WHY SUNFLOWER SEED OIL IS A LUNEIA-APPROVED SKINCARE ESSENTIAL
It’s a moisturising powerhouse
Easily absorbable with a light texture, Sunflower Seed Oil is packed full of emollient properties such as Vitamin E to keep your skin hydrated and plump
It’s packs an antioxidant punch
Vitamin E provides the best in antioxidant protection, working to protect against environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution. A bonus boost of beta-carotene makes Sunflower Seed Oil amazing for the wider appearance of healthy, luminous skin.
It works hard to fight acne
Sunflower Seed Oil has a variety of essential fatty acids and vitamins that help to rebuild and renew skin cells. Vitamin A, C and D support acne prone complexions, ridding them of the bacteria that can lead to breakouts. It’s non-comedogenic and will not clog pores of those that are susceptible to spots.
It can help the signs of ageing
The antioxidant qualities in Sunflower Seed Oil that help protect the skin from environmental aggressors can assist in helping your skin age-well. Vitamin E provides Sunflower Seed Oil the ability to preserve the natural elasticity of the skin to protect the skin’s collagen and reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.
It’s skin soothing and a dry complexions’ best friend
High in linoleic fatty acids, also known as Omega 6, Sunflower Seed Oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm redness and speed up new skin cell regeneration. It’s natural soothing qualities lock in moisture aiding those with sensitive or dehydrated skin.
SHOULD I BE USING SUNFLOWER SEED OIL?
Sunflower Seed Oil is of great benefit to the majority of skin types. Skin that has been compromised due to environmental factors, such as sun exposure or pollution, benefits greatly from Sunflower Seed Oil’s ability to repair the skin’s barrier. This is heightened by the linoleic acid in Sunflower Seed Oil maximising the skin’s natural lipids and ceramides.
Sunflower Seed Oil can help stressed skin. It’s natural anti-inflammatory effect soothes signs of irritation, redness or rough texture, leaving you with calmer and smoother skin.
WHICH INGREDIENTS ARE A PERFECT PAIRING WITH SUNFLOWER SEED OIL?
The reason to include Sunflower Seed Oil in our Radiance Ritual Glow Mask, is that it is a key building block for your other skincare ingredients.
It is a great accompaniment to the majority of products within your skincare routine. It's emollient qualities make it an essential carrier of other ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin, maximising their ability to hydrate, calm and offer protection.