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Sunflower Botanical Oil

Flowering: From June to September.
Provenance, origin: France.
Commonly known as: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (I.N.C.I.), Heliotrope, Maurelle, Big Sun, Garden Sun, Common Sun, Parrot Seed, Helianthus.
Location: Native to North America, now cultivated on all continents.
Benefits: Antimicrobial, antioxidant, conditioning, regenerating, nourishing, softening, hydrating.
Botanical name: Helianthus annuus.
Extraction process: Cold pressing of sunflower seeds from organic farming.
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).
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.
Family: Asteraceae.
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.
Part of the plant extracted: Seeds.
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 of the Sunflower "Helianthus annuus" is derived from the Greek words helios (sun) and anthos (flower). "Annuus" is related to its annual life cycle. The name of the plant illustrates the fact that it orients itself according to the sun it symbolizes. Good to know: the seeds of the sunflower can retain pesticides and heavy metals, hence the importance of choosing an oil from organic farming.