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Safflower Seed Oil in Skin Care

Posted by on 6/30/2018

Safflower Benefits in Food

Safflower Seed Oil has Omega-6 Fatty Acids essential to overall health. Because our body cannot produce Omega-6 Fatty Acids on its own, we must find Omega-6 in foods sources to enjoy its broad health benefits.

Safflower Seed Oil contains components that have a broad range of heart-related benefits, including thinning the blood to prevent clotting, widening blood vessels, lowering blood pressure, and stimulating the heart. And the high levels of Omega-6 Fatty Acid in Safflower Oil help manage blood sugar levels.

But health benefits derived from the use of Safflower Seed Oil do not end there - this special oil has amazing effects when used in skin and hair care products.

Safflower Benefits for Skin

Safflower Oil is a natural alternative to synthetic emollients - components that soften or smoothen the skin.

Safflower Oil is a potent hydrator and the ideal emollient for dry and sensitive skin because its occlusive (stops moisture or water loss) properties encourage skin to retain water and moisture. These hydrating properties produce a healthy glow, promote elasticity, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Safflower Oil naturally softens dry areas, smoothens rough patches and improves the texture of skin. All of these benefits make Safflower Seed Oil a key ingredient in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Also known as Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Safflower Oil is made by cold pressing Safflower Seeds. The resulting oil is packed with Linoleic Acid.

There are only two types of Safflower Seed Oil: High Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid. It is Linoleic Acid Safflower Seed Oil that is ideal for improving the quality and texture of skin.

Linoleic Acid cannot be synthesized by the human body and so it fights acne by combining with the skin’s sebum to remove dirt and oil and unclog pores. It does this successfully without drying out the skin. Thus, it also reduces rashes and facilitates the regeneration of new skin cells.  

Safflower Oil is used mostly alone or can be added to other oils.

Now you see why many skin care experts, like Dermatologist Dr. Michael S. Spicer, use Safflower Seed Oil in their skin care products.

Épicé's Hydrating Facial Mask and Therapeutic Moisturizer both contain Safflower seed oil.

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