Of Amerindian origin and brought back to Europe towards the end of the 16th century, this plant was particularly appreciated by the Amerindians who used it for its nutritive and medicinal properties. Helianthus annuus (INCI), or formerly Helianthus or Sun, the term helianthem attributed to the sunflower comes from the Greek ''helios'' meaning the sun, and ''anthos'' meaning the flower, which is translated by the flower of the sun. We will of course guess that this is because of the radiant shape of the flower, and its bright yellow that reminds of the sun. This week, we explain the intervention of this luminous plant in the quest for a healthy glow effect in facials, as in the case of our serum and our eye cream 365.
Its field of action !
Softening and nourishing, the unsuspected power of sunflower oil is revealed in its ability to intervene for all skin types but especially for dry, even very dry, mature or fragile skin, becoming essential in the prevention of dehydration. the skin. Historically associated with the sun, this plant is therefore associated with longevity. So let's see why !
To counter all environmental pollutants, and the many factors that influence the aging process of the skin, the latter covets ingredients like sunflower oil because of its richness in omega 9 and vitamin E. In doing so, it is therefore a very nourishing, protective and softening oil, resulting in a guaranteed healthy glow effect ! Your skin can therefore count on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of sunflower oil to help maintain its elasticity, hydration and balance.
Targeting ingredients that act like substances naturally produced and present in our body, or that reproduce their behaviors should be the winning formula to adopt for concrete and visible results. In the case of sunflower oil, oleic acid that we find mainly in the sebum produced naturally by our body, corresponds in particular to omega 9 in sunflower. When applied to the skin, sunflower oil therefore helps maintain the elasticity, suppleness and hydration of the skin. It would also have a restorative and protective function.
When you read the labels and see Helianthus annuus, do not ask yourself the question, the sunflower is your partner of choice to preserve and nourish the healthy glow of your skin, for a more radiant complexion from one season to another !