“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori Proverb
As a skincare brand and small farmer, we are passionate about using the highest quality ingredients in our products and supporting sustainable agriculture.
Our Canadian grown cold pressed organic sunflower oil is one such ingredient that we are particularly fond of. Not only is it highly nourishing and beneficial for the skin, but it is also a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice.
Cold pressed sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, making it an excellent choice for all skin types, including dry, oily, and sensitive skin. It is rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors. It is also high in linoleic acid, which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.It is particularly beneficial for those with acne-prone skin, as it helps to balance oil production and reduce inflammation. It is also great for mature skin, as it helps to improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are numerous skincare benefits of cold pressed sunflower oil, including:
Moisturizing: Sunflower oil is a natural emollient, meaning it helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated.
Anti-inflammatory: Sunflower oil contains high levels of vitamin E, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it great for reducing redness and swelling, as well as calming irritation and sensitivity.
Healing: Sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help to repair and regenerate the skin. It is also high in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage.
Anti-aging: Sunflower oil contains high levels of vitamin A, which is known for its ability to stimulate collagen production. This helps to improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Balancing: Sunflower oil helps to balance oil production in the skin, making it great for those with acne-prone skin. It also helps to unclog pores and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
One thing to note is that not all sunflower oils are created equally.
When choosing a sunflower oil to use for skincare and/or culinary purposes It’s really important to know the process in which the oil is created. What sets our sunflower oil apart is its unique properties as an organic, cold-pressed oil. Unlike refined ‘commodity’ sunflower oil, which is often subjected to high heat and chemicals during the extraction process, organic cold-pressed sunflower oil is extracted using a low-heat process that preserves its natural nutrients and beneficial compounds.
In terms of agricultural benefits, sunflower oil is a sustainable crop to grow. A drought tolerant crop, sunflowers require minimal water, and has a positive impact on soil health, as it helps to improve soil structure and fertility. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, sunflower oil also has a lower carbon footprint compared to other vegetable oils. This means that the production of sunflower oil has a smaller impact on the environment and contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions.
At our skincare brand, we believe in supporting small farmers and local communities. That’s why we choose to buy our organic cold pressed sunflower oil direct from the farm, ensuring its quality and freshness. By supporting small farmers and choosing locally grown ingredients, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to the sustainability of our planet.
As renowned environmentalist David Suzuki once said, “The health of soil, plant, animal, and human is one and indivisible.” By choosing natural and organic ingredients like cold pressed sunflower oil, we can support the health of our planet and our own health at the same time.
As the famous quote goes, “a little bit of sunshine goes a long way.” And when it comes to sunflower oil, a little bit goes a long way in improving the health and appearance of your skin. So next time you’re shopping for skincare products, consider incorporating sunflower oil into your routine for radiant, healthy skin.