Sunflower Oil

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4.5

11 reviews

90% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

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on 7/17/2018 9:17:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I’m using an organic hair oil that has sunflower oil as the main ingredient. It makes my hair SO SOFT. I love it. I think it works as well as sesame oil (previous favorite) but it’s lighter in texture which is great for me since I have fine, somewhat oily hair.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

How does this wonderful oil, not have more reviews??? Sure it isn't the most exotic, luxurious nor particularly exciting, something you might fry your chips in. But oh my, it's great when you think outside the box and use it in your skin and haircare routine.

I'm currently enjoying olive oil for my Oil cleansing method. I think Sunflower oil may be a little too light for that purpose. I love a Brigitte Bardot smoky eye, bronzed cheeks and nude liquid lipstick on a daily basis. And don't think sunflower oil could maybe handle removing all that. It seems a little bit more timid and doesn't have the richness of olive oil.

I use mine as a hair serum. I pour the oil in an amber coloured glass bottle. And apply 2-3 tiny drops for my bobbed hair (think 1920's flapper girl hair) and it looks so so good. The texture is so light doesn't weigh hair down, which is a reason I stopped using serums. Provides gorgeous shine and gets rid of winter dryness. It could rival a lot of hair oils and serums on the market, in my humble opinion.

I also have recently started to use it after showering. And I'm loving it. I used to use baby oil, which I was quite happy with. But sunflower oil is something else. It absorbs into the skin rather than just sitting there like baby oil does, probably due to the mineral oil. And it's good to know that the naturally high vitamin E content in sunflower oil. Will do my skin some actual good.

It does have a slight cooking oil smell, mind you. Only slight though. I mix a few drops of ylang-ylang in my Oil. And it provides a gorgeous floral romantic scent. Ylang Ylang had lots of good benefits which include aiding those with anxiety, depression and worry. Therefore, it's great to apply to your body, before bed to promote good sleep.

Like I said I'm suprised to see so few reviews.. But for me it's easy accessible, affordable and very very light. A great base oil for mixing in essential oils too. It's super.

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on 7/7/2016 7:46:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I tried organic cold pressed sunflower oil as a facial moisturizer because I'm trying to move towards natural, organic skincare. I'm sad to say this oil broke me out pretty bad in both acne and spots of eczema. It's also not as moisturizing as I would like, so even if you do not have sensitive skin, but are on the dry side, I don't think this is the best oil.

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on 4/1/2016 12:46:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Violet

Really utterly delighted with the results of sunflower oil on my hair.

I was out of my normal pre-poo oil also I am doing my part to cut back on spending (we are getting married). I didn't expect the sunflower oil to be brilliant, but as we buy it for cooking in a 3L plastic bottle for less then $10 AUD I thought it would do for now.

The results are surprisingly lovely, I have used it 3 times now for a pre-poo with the same results. My hair very soft and full and my dry ends feel and curl much better. Its the lush fullness I love the most, its a better result then using grapeseed or macadamia oil which are my usual pre-poo.

This is what I do:

1: Heat the sunflower oil in the microwave for 30 sec
2: Massage the oil into my scalp (based on available data hair growth is accelerated more by massage that stimulates blood flow as apposed to any particular oil, because there are limitations on the ability of scalp to absorb)
3: Let it sit for an hour
4: Shampoo it out with my $3.50 AUD shampoo, a product I think is very good http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=138512
5: Put in one of my Ultraorgaic treatments; there are 2 made by the company and they are my hair HG. If your an Australian do your self a favor and part with $6 for a 500gm tub of the best conditioner on the market.... I live in fear they will take it off the shelves
6: Rinse out
7: Apply one of the Ultraorganic;s as a leave in at the bottom of my hair

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on 4/18/2014 1:16:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love sunflower oil for so many reasons!!! Its sooo cheap and totally simplified my beauty routine. I am acne prone, read my other reviews for more on that. My skin is now clear yay! I want to keep it clear so I don't use any moisurizer on my face, everything makes me breakout so I don't take too many chances.

Now that I'm 29 my skin is drier. I took a chance and decided to use sunflower oil to remove my eye makeup, it does this wonderfully while moisturizing my eye area. Then since I didn't see any breakouts and it's rated 0 on the comedogenic scale I decided to try it on my whole face to remove makeup. I have been using it 4 months now with 0 breakouts :)

Note: "oil free" beauty products have sinthetic oils, fragrance, and dyes which clog pores.

in the past I have used products with castor oil (cetaphil "oil free" moisturizer), olive oil, mineral oil, and coconut oil. All these gave me major breakouts!

Sunflower oil is perfect for adult acne issues: If I have a flaky dry area on my face I apply sunflower oil and then rub the area in a circular motion with a cotton pad to exfolite, fixes that issue perfectly, I also exfoliate my lips like that.

Thanks to sunflower oil I have totally simplified my beauty routine, saved space, and $$.
All my uses...

1. Makeup and eye makeup remover. I do double cleans meathod. (Details at end)

2. Body moisurizer, absorbs so quickly.

3. Hair product, I have long thick wavy latin hair, I apply very little of this on just my ends after towel drying my hair it gets rid of friz, I let my hair air dry it makes my waves look so perfect, I also flat iron almost every day and my hair is not damaged. I literally gave away all the serums and other hair junk I used to use.

How I use Sunflower oil on my face:
1. Remove eye makup and Face makeup by rubbing it on skin, tissuing off, then I wash my face with a mild cleanser. Even though I havn't broke out I'm still not brave enough to not Double-cleanse. My acne is 100% under control, and my skin feels so hydrated thanks to sunflower oil.

Note: sunflower oil goes bad after a few weeks of opening. I store my big bottle in frige and just refill a 2 oz pump bottle that I keep in my bathroom, that way it doesn't spoil.

For skincare purposes be sure to only use expeller or cold pressed. I buy mine at whole foods in the cooking section. its around $3 for a big bottle.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've only been using this for about 2 months as the OCM. Oil cleansing method for my acne. I had really really bad acne, cystic, painful, deep red marks, giant white heads... And it spread all over my cheeks and my neck! It was never this bad... I'm 26 for goodness sake! So I turned to home remedies and the OCM. Since January 2014, my face has totally cleared up!!!! It was a miracle!!!! My acne has cured from sunflower seed oil! I even use it less and less now because my acne has NOT come back! It's my magic potion and I know that it will work for other people. I'm using the Spectrum organic refined, expeller pressed Sunflower Oil. Only like $7. After I ran out, I turned to Trader Joes sunflower seed oil, and even ran out of that big bottle (only $4), and it's worked the same. I'm back with the spectrum. TRY IT! It works! OVERNIGHT!

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on 10/29/2012 10:10:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I've been using sunflower oil as a body moisturizer for more than a year now and it's been doing it's part. It's not a HG product for me, though so I'm on the lookout for other oils. (I just bought grapeseed oil and I am yet to see how that fares)

Even if it's not a HG product, I never let myself run out of this. Here's why:
- It made my underarms whiter. A while back, I had an allergic reaction to a deodorant so it made my underarms dark because of the rashes but I applied sunflower oil after every bath and my skin got noticeably whiter and the chicken skin looked better.
- I apply a small amount on my hair for that natural and beautiful shine. I concentrate on the ends.
- Has a very faint smell that I like in moisturizers so as not to interfere with my perfumes/body mists.

The reasons why it's not HG for me are:
- smells like cooking oil. Very faint, though, and very easily masked with perfume.
- made me breakout when I used it as moisturizer on my face so I just use it on my body.
- I actually got started on this because it promised diminished stretch marks but so far, no dice. But to be fair, stretch marks are said to never disappear :(

Here are some other benefits of sunflower oil I've heard of but haven't had the chance to observe:
- helps make eyelashes longer
- lightens dark lips
- soothes rashes and sunburns
- makeup remover
- helps lighten under eye area

Well, like they say, products work differently for everyone so I'd say this is definitely worth a try.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I adore this stuff. I use it as part of my OCM in a 1:1 ratio with almond oil. I also mix it with jojoba and almond oils in a spray bottle with jasmine essential oil for an overall body moisturizer. I put a small amount into my homemade shaving cream too. Smells great and works great. Haven't tried it in my hair though.
I want to say I bought mine at Walmart oddly enough for like $4 for a GIANT bottle. Like probably a liter. It'll last forever. I keep what I haven't decanted in the original bottle in my fridge.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is my base oil for the most amazing body moisurizing oil on the planet! I suffer from back and knee pains, very dry skin, hyperpigmentation (I'm a natural redhead), and skin that doesn't absorb products easily. But the combination of the other oils I use in combination with the sunflower oil solves all this. It even helps tighten my skin and lift up "certain areas". I love Alba's Unscented Lotion and Trader Joe's Midsummer Night's Cream, but I recently moved where there is no Trader Joe's and a very distant Whole Foods. So I started looking for alternatives that I could make myself. It's cheaper, safer, and it actually works a million times better. I use a 7 oz. brown, glass pump pump bottle and keep it in the shower. Here's my recipe:

6 tbs. Sunflower Oil
2 tbs. Emu Oil
1 tbs. Avocado Oil
1 tbs. Jojoba Oil
1 tbs. Wheat Germ Oil
5 drops Juniper Oil
5 drops Rosemary Oil
5 drops Lavender Oil
5 drops Chamomile Oil
5 drops Rose Oil

I use a lot of oils, but I also make a ton of my own face care, body care, and cleaning products. So many of these oils are ones that I use in other homemade products. The emu oil is a holy grail for skin, so I buy smaller bottles. Another very simple (and vegan for those who don't like emu oil) recipe is:

10 tbs. Sunflower Oil
1 tbs. Avocado Oil
1 tbs. Jojoba Oil
5 drops Lavender Oil
5 drops Chamomile Oil

Not quite as amazing as the previous recipe, but absolutely wonderful and very good first recipe for a novice skin care maker. Very cheap, and very effective. GREAT!

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

GREAT SKIN AND HAIR MOISTURIZER!


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