Safflower is a really versatile oil extracted from the seeds and petals of the flower which is a relative of the sunflower. It has a light consistency and so can help to deliver nutrients from other ingredients to the skin. Along with moisturising vitamin E, the oil contains palmitoleic acid which controls premature ageing because of its hydrating properties that encourages skin elasticity making the skin look and feel tighter with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. It contains a high level of Omega 6 fatty linoleic acid which soothes problematic skin by working in tandem with the skins natural sebum to unclog pores and reduce redness. The Omega 9 oleic acid softens skin and boosts radiance. Generally the oil reduces oxidative stress and free radical damage. This prevents the slow down of collagen production and improves the skin's texture and appearance of dark spots. The stearic acid within the safflower oil is a natural preservative, helping to prolong the shelf life of the oil.
Otherwise known as: Carthamus Tinctorius