The Hidden Powers Behind Safflower Seed Oil

Did you know that oil can help treat acne?

Safflower seed oil, also known as Carthamus Tinctorius, comes from a bright orange and yellow thistle-like plant related to the sunflower. It has many uses, from being used in cooking to essential oils. It is also fantastic for skincare.  

What is Safflower Seed Oil?

Hidden Powers Behind Safflower Seed Oil

There is a difference between safflower oil and safflower essential oil. Safflower oil in the purest form, as seen in cooking, is pressed from the seeds of the plant. Meanwhile, the safflower essential oil version is distilled or pressed from the petals and flowering part of the plant. When used in luxury skincare, it needs to be diluted before applying to the skin. A way to tell the difference based on appearance is that safflower oil is very oily, similar to vegetable oil, while safflower essential oil is not. Both versions of this oil can be used in clean beauty skincare.

Safflower Seed Oil Benefits for Natural Skincare

Due to the fact that safflower seeds are very rich in vitamin E, it offers many important natural skincare benefits. Vitamin E is useful because it is rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties. This means that it is great for fighting against free radicals- such as excessive UV rays. Free radicals are horrible for your skin because they attack it at a cellular level which causes loss of elasticity. Antioxidants like Vitamin E can help heal fine lines and wrinkles. 

Usually people associate oils with causing acne. Safflower seed oil is different because it is non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog your pores. It will not only help you have clear skin, but it also works in treating pimples and acne spots. 

The most valuable power of safflower seed oil is its ability to moisturize. It is known to heal and repair all types of skin. This oil is very rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. These are critical to overall skin health and appearance. When applied topically, it minimizes inflammation on many layers of the skin, rather than just on the surface. This ingredient is so powerful that it has been shown to help heal eczema. When applying this oil topically, the linoleic acid from the oil maintains the durability and stretchiness of the skin to help prevent flaking. 

As you can see safflower seed oil is a very powerful ingredient that not many people know of today. Try implementing this ingredient into your natural skincare routine and see your results!

How to Incorporate Safflower Seed Oil Into Your Natural Skincare Routine

If you need help integrating Carthamus Tinctorius into your skincare routine, check out some of our natural skincare products that include this incredible ingredient. 

Breathe CBD Arctic Kelp Masque:

Hälsa Breathe CBD Arctic Kelp Masque works to eliminate blemishes and impurities while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and nourished. In addition to safflower seed oil, Breathe includes all natural and vegan ingredients, such as honeysuckle, lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile, and 250 mg of hemp CBD. This nutrient rich formula will keep your face feeling healthy and moisturized!

Dream CBD Enchanted Night Creme:

Hälsa Dream CBD Enchanted Night Creme is a thick and extremely rich moisturizer that helps treat your skin overnight. Plant based extracts, such as safflower seed oil and elderflower, help heal your skin from free radicals while also soothing and tightening your skin. COQ10 fights wrinkles while frankincense lifts and tightens for a firmer and fresher face.

Smile CBD Refresh Eye Creme:

Hälsa Botanicals Smile CBD Refresh Eye Creme contains natural ingredients designed to soothe and repair the delicate skin around the eyes. Shea butter combined with plant extracts, including safflower seed oil, help to calm, nourish and protect. Honeysuckle, aloe and quinoa seed soothe the effects of the day’s irritants, and collagen and elderflower provide additional nourishment and moisturizing effects. It also includes 250 mg of CBD to help calm the most sensitive and delicate skin.  

Comfort CBD Salve:

Hälsa Botanicals Comfort CBD Salve helps relieve tired muscles. If you are looking to help sore muscles while keeping your skin smooth and supple, this is the right product for you. It is formulated for easy absorption into the skin to provide maximum benefits of CBD and all of our other vegan and natural ingredients, such as eucalyptus, menthol, and safflower seed oil.