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Sunflower Seed Oil

*Also Called: Helianthus Annuus

Cosmetic / Ingestion Purposes:

Viscosity Controlling

Ingredient Analysis

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Sunflower Seed Oil

What does it do? What is it used for? Read further to learn how Organna CBD uses this ingredient to compliment our product offerings.

in simple terms,

Because of its high concentrations of oils (oleic acid, linoleic acid) and Vitamin E, sun flower seed oil is used as a emollient agent in skincare. Benefits include: improving skin hydration and providing antioxidant protection.

How safe is 

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower Seed Oil rated a 1 of 10. This ingredient is considered low hazard and SAFE! Organna only uses All-Natural ingredients in the formulation of our products.

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Let's dive a little deeper...

Sunflower seed oil helps treat conditions associated with two very different skin types simultaneously. Rich in linoleic acid protects the skin and balances moisture. It constructs a shield around the skin and stops dirt, germs, and bacteria, the leading cause of acne breakouts. 

On the contrary, sunflower seed oil contains oleic acid, which nourishes dry, irritated, and aging skin because it penetrates the skin's surface, replaces lost moisture, and prevents moisture loss without clogging pores. 

Sunflower seed oil is a popular and versatile ingredient in the cosmetic industry, known for its nourishing and moisturizing properties. Here are some details, descriptions, and uses of sunflower seed oil in cosmetics:


Extraction Process: Sunflower seed oil is typically extracted from the seeds of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus) through a process called cold pressing. This method helps retain the oil's natural properties and nutrients.

Composition: Sunflower seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, which is beneficial for maintaining the skin's barrier function. It also contains vitamins E and A, known for their antioxidant properties.

Texture and Absorption: The oil has a lightweight and non-greasy texture, making it suitable for various skin types, including sensitive and oily skin. It is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a heavy residue.


Sunflower seed oil is often described as a versatile and mild oil with a faint nutty aroma. Its light consistency makes it a popular choice in cosmetic formulations, contributing to a smooth and comfortable application.

Uses in Cosmetics:

Moisturizer: Sunflower seed oil is an excellent moisturizer that helps hydrate and soften the skin. Its emollient properties make it an ideal ingredient in creams, lotions, and body butters.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin. It is often used in products designed for sensitive or inflamed skin conditions.

Antioxidant Boost: The presence of vitamin E in sunflower seed oil provides antioxidant benefits, protecting the skin from free radicals and environmental damage.

Hair Care: Sunflower seed oil can be found in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks. It helps nourish and condition the hair, promoting shine and manageability.

Cleansing Products: Due to its light texture, sunflower seed oil is sometimes used in facial cleansers and makeup removers. It effectively lifts away impurities without clogging pores.

Massage Oils: The oil's smooth texture and moisturizing properties make it a popular choice for massage oils, promoting relaxation while nourishing the skin.

Always check the ingredient list on cosmetic products to ensure the inclusion of sunflower seed oil, and perform a patch test if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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