How does sunflower oil help your skin? Learn more about why we love Sunflower Oil in PMU GOO!
Sunflower oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the sunflower plant to create an amazing carrier oil for other essential oils. Sunflower oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog the pores that cause zits. This amazing oil is high in Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that prevents wrinkles. Antioxidants also contain free radicals which prevent the cell degradation that can allow skin cancer cells to mutate.
Sunflower oil has linoleic acid which is not only anti-inflammatory, it helps retain moisture as it seals the skin’s broken barrier! “The linoleic acid in sunflower oil makes it effective for protecting skin against bacteria and germs. A small study with 19 volunteers, which contrasted the benefits of topically applied sunflower oil to olive oil, found that sunflower oil was more effective at improving skin hydration and maintaining the integrity of the skin’s outer layer” (Whelan, 2019). This is an important distinction between sunflower oil and olive oil, as olive oil is also a popular ingredient in tattoo and PMU aftercare products. In studies, the higher levels of oleic acid in olive oil promoted yeast growth. We chose not to use olive oil in PMU GOO, opting instead for sunflower oil.
Another benefit of sunflower oil, is it is non-irritating for all skin types (dry, acne-prone, combination). We use organic sunflower oil to ensure the highest quality, especially since PMU GOO is safe to be used near the eyes for microblading and permanent eyeliner procedures. Use care applying concentrated sunflower oil near the eyes as it can cause a sensitivity, especially for those with a ragweed allergy.
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Whelan, C. (2019). What’s Good About Sunflower Oil for Skin? Healthline.com. Retrieved August 2, 2022.