A botanical oil that can help strengthen the skin barrier, in Kiehl’s formulations it also has smoothing and hydrating abilities.
Also known as helianthus, the sunflower is a surprisingly versatile plant that can be used for everything from decorations to food. That versatility extends to its uses in beauty products, as it is equally effective in formulations for the skin and the hair. Read more about how Kiehl’s uses Sunflower Oil in our products.
What Is Sunflower Oil?
The oil doesn’t actually come from the flower itself, but rather the seeds. Sunflower seeds, when compressed, produce a moisturizing oil similar to that of almond or olive .
Is Sunflower Oil Good For Skin?
Sunflower Oil is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that studies have shown can help maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier and prevent trans-epidermal water loss — a key cause of skin dryness. Sunflower Oil for skin can help keep moisture in and also has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a great option for those with skin sensitivities .
Does Sunflower Oil Help Dry Hair?
There are also Sunflower Oil benefits for hair. Sunflower Oil contains beneficial amounts of Phospholipids and high concentrations of Ceramides. These nutrients help nourish dry hair as well as help strengthen and protect it from environmental aggression and sun damage .
Where Can I Find Sunflower Oil In Kiehl’s Products?
At Kiehl’s, we incorporate Sunflower Oil in an array of products that range from hair masks to face oils. To ensure maximum efficacy, our botanical Sunflower Oil is extracted by molecular distillation to preserve its benefits.
Daily Reviving Concentrate: This lightweight daily facial oil features a revitalizing blend of Tamanu, Ginger Root, and Sunflower Oils. It helps to correct the visible appearance of skin fatigue and defends against free radical damage. Within this formula. Sunflower Oil also helps strengthen the skin barrier while helping to smooth and hydrate.
Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo: A sulfate-free hair cleanser made for color-treated hair, this shampoo is infused with nutrient-rich conditioning Sunflower Oil, which is known to contain powerful levels of antioxidant Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Used in a formula that contains a Vitamin C complex, Apricot Oil, and a UV-protective filter, the Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo conditions and moisturizes dry hair for long-lasting color in between salon visits.
Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Masque: As part of the Sunflower Color Preserving haircare line, this silicone-free hair mask is infused with a fortifying blend of Vitamins B3, B5, and B6. It’s also rich in Apricot Kernel Oil, plus Sunflower Oil, which contains beneficial amount of Phospholipids and Ceramides to strengthen, protect, and help further nurture dry or damaged hair.
Silk Groom Serum: For a glossy, non-frizz finish, this ultra-light serum makes styling your hair a breeze. Its non-greasy texture tames frizzy and rebellious hair for a groomed look without the oily feel. Infused with a blend of Sunflower and Sesame Seed Oils, our formula smooths frizz and dry ends without weighing it down. Hair looks and feels shiny, soft, and silky.