The sunflower is a plant in the Asteraceae family, which originates in North America. Sunflower oil is extracted from the plant’s seeds, which contain 40 to 65% oil.
Sunflower oil is interesting because of its linoleic acid content (omega 6). This fatty acid is essential because the human body can not synthesize it. It is known for its important structural role within cell membranes. This oil reduces the transepidermal water loss by restoring the hydrolipidic film. It benefits from regenerating properties, allows an excellent hydration of the skin and to fight against its aging.
Sunflower oil also contains significant amounts of oleic acid with emollient properties. This oil softens, softens and gives radiance to the skin.
Sunflower oil is used in the food industry (sauces, seasoning and other preparations). In the cosmetics industry, it is known for its moisturizing and restructuring functions.