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5 Benefits of Safflower Oil

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

Read to know why you should include cold pressed Safflower oil in your skincare routine



Scientific name

Carthamus Tinctorium

Skin Type

All skin types including acne prone and sensitive

Safflower oil is a non-comedogenic oil which means that it does not clog pores. This oil is suitable for all skin types including oily and acne-prone skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants along with Vit E making it ideal for moisturization and mature skin.


1. Anti-ageing


Safflower seed oil contains polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds which help prevent oxidative stress thereby reducing signs of ageing.


2. Essential fatty acids


Safflower seed oil is also rich in essential fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 which are crucial to skin function and appearance.


3. Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial

Cold-pressed safflower seed oil is anti-inflammatory and helpful in preventing dry skin infections.


4. Non-comedogenic


Safflower is non-comedogenic and effectively moisturizes the skin without clogging pores. This makes it beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin.


5. Reduces acne and blemishes

Safflower oil is rich in linoleic acid which helps in reducing acne.



References


  1. Zemour K, Labdelli A, Adda A, Dellal A, Talou T, Merah O. Phenol Content and Antioxidant and Antiaging Activity of Safflower Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius L.). Cosmetics. 2019; 6(3):55. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics6030055

  2. Ikram Khémiri, Badiaa Essghaier, Najla Sadfi-Zouaoui, and Lotfi Bitri. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Potentials of Seed Oil from Carthamus tinctorius L. in the Management of Skin Injuries. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2020, pp. 4103418, 2020. Note: https://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2020/4103418.pdf

  3. Downing DT, Stewart ME, Wertz PW, Strauss JS. Essential fatty acids and acne. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986 Feb;14(2 Pt 1):221-5. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(86)70025-x. PMID: 2936775.

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