Spotlight On: Sunflower Oil

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Don’t you just love using pure, natural ingredients to beautify your skin?  

There’s nothing better than knowing what you are rubbing into your skin is pure, gentle and natural, whilst also being effective! Skip the nasty toxic ingredients every time I say!

One of my fave natural ingredients is Sunflower Seed oil. 

It has so many awesome skin benefits. It is a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants and has been found to be effective against acne, eczema, inflammation, redness and irritation of the skin. 

Here are 5 ways that sunflower oil can benefit your skin:

1. Moisture

Sunflower oil has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture. Vitamin E helps trap moisture inside skin cells, keeping skin hydrated for longer periods. 

It also has natural calming properties that improve your skin’s ability to retain moisture making it very beneficial for dehydrated or sensitive skin. Using sunflower oil regularly can help remove dead cells and impurities, leaving behind smooth, hydrated skin.

2. High Vitamin Content

As mentioned Sunflower oil is extremely high in vitamin E which is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Antioxidant helps protect skin cells from harmful sun UV rays and other environmental stressors.

It is also an excellent source of beta-carotene, a fat-soluble compound that can be converted into Vitamin A which is very beneficial for the appearance of your skin.

3.  Fights acne

In addition to vitamin E, sunflower oil is also rich in vitamins A, C, and D, making it effective in the treatment of acne. Sunflower seed oil contains vitamins and fatty acids that act as antioxidants to regenerate new skin cells and help your skin rid itself of acne-causing bacteria.

4.  Anti-ageing

The antioxidant properties of sunflower oil help in preventing premature signs of aging, as it helps protect the skin from exposure to sunlight. The vitamin E in sunflower seed oil can help protect the collagen and elastin in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face.

5. Healing properties

Sunflower seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin redness and help skin feel and appear smoother. The high Vitamin E content and omega -6 in sunflower seed oil helps decrease skin inflammation and enhances the development of new skin cells.

Our bodies produce fat known as ceramides which helps to protect the skin barrier from infection. Studies by the National Eczema Association suggest that sunflower seed oil can stimulate natural ceramide production enhancing the skin-barrier function which increases protection from bacteria and helps to heal the skin. Sunflower seed oil is also naturally soothing and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture making it very beneficial for dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin.

So with all of these amazing skin benefits, who wouldn’t want to get sunflower seed oil onto their skin! 

It’s one of the key active ingredients in some of our award-winning products – try it out today!

Kakadu Plum & Sunflower Body Lotion  is a crafted blend of certified organic Kakadu Plum extract, sunflower seed oil and natural lemon myrtle leaf oil. As well as being great for sensitive skin, It is a natural power house of vitamins which rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft & supple. RRP $17.95

This lotion has won the 2019 Beauty Short list award for  BEST BODY LOTION and  was also the winner of “highly commended” in the 2018 Natural Beauty Awards. 

Moisturising Pure Cleansing Bar

Our all-natural cleansing bar has been hand- crafted using simple, pure ingredients. A blend of natural coconut, olive fruit & sunflower seed oils with pure lemon myrtle essential oil. An all-natural pure blend, free of palm oils or artificial fragrances. Very gentle and kind to your skin. RRP $5.45

Try it for yourself today!

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