safflower seed oil

Plant Extracts , Antioxidants , Emollients

Emollient plant oil similar to all non-fragrant plant oils. Safflower oil can be an antioxidant when consumed in the diet, but whether it retains this benefit when applied topically to skin is unknown.

Safflower seed oil contains beneficial fatty acids, primarily linolenic acid, that can help repair skin's barrier and are of particular value to those with dry skin.

Note that safflower seed oil can be problematic for those allergic to ragweed, but this concern seems to be more about oral intake rather than topical application.

See natural moisturizing factor (NMF) , linolenic acid

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