EWG Level: 1
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil is the oil expressed from the seeds of the sunflower, Helianthus annuus, consisting primarily of triglycerides of linoleic and oleic acids. It is commonly used in food as a frying oil and supplies more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil is a clear, slightly amber-colored liquid. The addition of hydrogen atoms to sunflower seed oil results in Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower Seed Glycerides is a mixture of mono-, di- and triglycerides derived from sunflower seed oil, while Sunflower Seed Glyceride is the monoglyceride derived from sunflower seed oil. Sunflower Seed Acid is a mixture of fatty acids derived from sunflower seed oil. In cosmetics and personal care products, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and the other sunflower oil-derived ingredients are used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types, including bath products, makeup, cleansing products, depilatories, hair conditioners, shampoos, other hair care products, skin care products, and suntan products.
Funtions: Skin-Conditioning Agent – Miscellaneous; Skin-Conditioning Agent – Occlusive; EMOLLIENT
Ecological Concerns: “Not suspected to be an environmental toxin, Not suspected to be bioaccumulative, and Classified as a low human health priority” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)