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Sunflower Botanical Oil

Commonly known as: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (I.N.C.I.), Heliotrope, Maurelle, Big Sun, Garden Sun, Common Sun, Parrot Seed, Helianthus.
Botanical name: Helianthus annuus.
Extraction process: Cold pressing of sunflower seeds from organic farming.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
Location: Native to North America, now cultivated on all continents.
Flowering: From June to September.
Provenance, origin: France.
Phytochemical composition: Saturated fatty acids (lignoceric acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidic acid, behenic acid), polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid), monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, gadoleic acid, erucic acid), tocopherols (vitamin E).
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear liquid above 3 - 4°C and pasty at lower temperatures; Color: Golden yellow to dark yellow; Odor: Neutral; Touch: Dry, penetrating.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0.918 - 0.923 g/cm3; Oxidative Potential: Stable with an induction time of 6.47 (110°C, 10 L/h); Comedogenic Index: 0; pH: Non-aqueous product; Insoluble in water; Soluble in hydrocarbons and alkaline solvents.
Benefits: Antimicrobial, antioxidant, conditioning, regenerating, nourishing, softening, hydrating.
Concerns: All skin types and particularly dry, mature and weakened skin. Also recommended for rather dry hair.



Face care (lip balm, face creams, eye contour creams, beard oils, make-up remover oils, BB creams, face masks, cleansing emulsions); Body care (balms, scrubs, milks, hand and foot creams, deodorants, sun creams and mists, solid soaps); Hair care (shampoos, care masks, conditioners, hair oils).


Store at room temperature in a dry place away from heat and light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

No danger has been identified following the cosmetic use of sunflower oil. Pregnant women and young children can use it. It is considered by the international committee of experts as a safe cosmetic ingredient, which can be used up to a concentration of 96% in the finished product, without particular toxic risk.

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The Latin name for Sunflower "Helianthus annuus" comes from the Greek helios (sun) and anthos (flower). "Annuus" refers to its annual life cycle. The name of the plant illustrates the fact that it orients itself according to the sun which it symbolizes. Good to know: sunflower seeds can retain pesticides and heavy metals, which is why it is important to choose an oil from organic farming.