Should You Believe The Hype About Sunflower Oil?

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

What's the big deal with Sunflower oil? Before I learned about it, the only thing I wanted from a sunflower was to enjoy its beauty and its yummy sunflower seeds. Then I did some research, to justify a reason I might indulge. I learned there are several reasons sunflower oil should be part of your skincare regimen, but I'll give you four easy reasons you can remember.


1. It's Absorbent

As you may have already assumed, sunflower oil comes from the seeds of the sunflower. The oil produced from this beautiful plant is non-comedogenic, which means it absorbs good and does not clog pores, which can lead to acne.

2. Vitamin E

Sunflower oil has high levels of vitamin E. Did you know Vitamin E is an antioxidant? It is believed that vitamin E helps guard your skin from free radicals. Vitamin E protects the skin from UV sun rays that may be harmful. It also fights early aging and wrinkles.


3. Soothing

For those with dry skin conditions like eczema, sunflower oil is your friend. Sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe itchy or irritated skin.


4. Retains Moisture

Sunflower oil also has linoleic acid which helps keep your skin's natural barrier intact, which allows it to retain moisture. It has Omega-9 fatty acids which help make your skin soft to touch and radiant.



If you're like me, you want to find ways to preserve the health of your skin and improve the look and feel of it. You can do that by simply including sunflower oil in your daily pampering. A clever way to implement sunflower oil in your skincare regimen is to use products that already have sunflower oil in them, such as Penny Peau's Centennial Luxe Thick Body Butter. It has a traditional cream base combined with sunflower oil and other plant goodies like aloe, chamomile, soybean, and jojoba. The combination makes it a superior non-greasy, skin-protecting, softening body butter.


There are several reasons sunflower oil is great for your skin. Hopefully, these four are easy for you to remember. Try adding sunflower oil to your skincare regimen and notice the improvement. Find other products with healthy oils and extracts by visiting Penny Peau's online skincare boutique.