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Helianthus Annuus

A stately plant that is native to the western region of the United States, parts of Canada, and northern Mexico, the Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) is a member of the Asteracea (Aster) family and grows between three and nine feet tall, depending on its growing environment. Helianthus Annuus received its name from the Greek words "helios anthos," which translates to "sun flower." It is the official state flower of Kansas. The Helianthus Annuus is also known as the Common Sunflower, Mirasol, or Kansas Sunflower.

Featuring a large, stiff, center stem, the Sunflower plant may also contain one or more, generally much smaller, side stems. The stems are covered with stiff hair-like growth and are light green in color, although the stems may also feature reddish green hues. Leaves are large and can be as wide as six to eight inches in width. They are typically covered with short hair-like growth that can be unpleasant to the touch. The Sunflower produces large flowers with yellow petals surrounding a profusion of hard-covered seeds. Initially, the center area of the flower is filled with disk-like parts that are brownish to purplish in color.

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One of the benefits of such a tall plant is that pesticides are rarely needed to prevent soil-borne fungus issues or insect infestation. The flowers, which are daisy-like in appearance, wave gently in the air in response to the winds, following the path of the sun as it moves across the sky. Blooming during the mid-summer to late-summer months, the flowers grow to a width of three to five inches. A single sunflower plant can produce between one and twelve flower heads. Although sunflowers do produce a fragrance, it is barely noticeable. Sunflower seeds form in the center of the flower heads in the latter portion of the growing season, adding to the weight of the flowers and causing them to fall over.

Sunflowers and their seeds have been used for centuries to address a number of medical issues, including chest pains, breathing problems, kidney maladies, dermatological problems, loss of appetite, rheumatism, and sores. It has also been used as a stimulant. Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed oil has a light amber coloring to it. In the personal care industry, Sunflower Seed Oil is used in a variety of product types, including nail care formulas, hand creams, lotions, soap, cleansing products, eye creams, face wash, facial treatments, hair conditioners, hair shampoos, cosmetics, sun care solutions, and bath products.

Helianthus annuus seed oil is essential ingredient in formulas intended to help prevent moisture loss.

Helianthus Annuus seed oil mimics the fat (lipid) content found in the human skin. Therefore, it is essential ingredient in formulas intended to help prevent moisture loss. Moreover, this gentle, plant-derived oil promotes soft, smooth looking skin as it prevents additional skin cell damage while maintaining the natural structure of the skin itself. Offering anti-inflammatory action due to the presence of triterpene alcohol, oil extract taken from sunflower seeds is sometimes included in skincare products designed to minimize swelling.

A number of additional ingredients are produced using Sunflower Seed Oil for use in beauty products including Hydrogenated Sunflower Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Glycerides, and Sunflower Seed Acid. A variety of beneficial qualities have been attributed to Sunflower Seed Oil as well as the other ingredients made from it. They include its use as an emollient skin-conditioning agent, occlusive skin-conditioning agent, cleansing surfactant, emulsifying surfactant, and a nonaqueous viscosity increasing agent.

Sunflower Seed Oil conditions the skin by slowing down evaporation of its natural stores of moisture.

Sunflower Seed Oil conditions the skin by slowing down evaporation of its natural stores of moisture. It cleanses the skin, reducing surface tension, enhancing its emulsifying capabilities. The composition of Sunflower Seed Oil and the ingredients made from it can be used to increase the thickness of the non-water (lipid portion) aspect of cosmetic formulas. These ingredients are also included to perform as skin-conditioning agents that help to minimize the flaking of dry skin resulting in an enhanced appearance for damaged or dry skin.

Emollient oil rich in oleic acid can be extracted from the seeds. This oil is rich in lecithin, vitamins A, D, and E, and unsaturated fatty acids. Therefore, this botanical ingredient and accompanying version of it are used in beauty care formulas designed for the delicate area of the skin around the eyes and delicate skin types in general.

  

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A stronger concentration of vitamin C for those who need intensive treatment.
$90.00
1oz | EM004
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This eye balm is formulated as your nighttime emollient with hard-core hydrating botanicals and nutritives.
$37.95
0.5oz | KI009
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This retinol treatment reduces the signs of aging and evens out skin tone.
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1.18oz | RC025
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Treatment cream with Green Tea, Resveratrol and Caffeine.
$70.00
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This nourishing body oil revitalizes skin with a blend of deeply moisturizing Jojoba and Sunflower oils.
$32.00
8.4oz | ZT050
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Harmonizes and nurtures skin with a lightweight rose scent.
$28.95
2.5oz | DK042
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This treatment oil is designed to prevent and minimize new and recent stretch marks.
$30.00
3.54oz | MU052
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This body oil quenches and transforms thirsty skin.
$32.00
8.4oz | ZT048
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A lightweight, non-sticky mousse that adds incredible volume to any hair style.
$19.75
5oz | BP010
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This nourishing body oil revitalizes skin with a blend of deeply moisturizing Jojoba and Sunflower oils.
$32.00
8.4oz | ZT047
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Plant-based oil helps to renew and protect your skin while you sleep.
$52.00
1oz | CP153
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Essential oil elixir combats the effects of aging and visibly tones skin.
$84.00
0.5oz | DC004
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A pre-cleansing oil that can also be used as a makeup remover or a cuticle moisturizer.
$55.00
6.8oz | ER042
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Nourish, regenerate and improve skin tone with this natural serum.
$60.00
.5oz | YK033
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A luxuriously thick body lotion that hydrates skin.
$25.00
18oz | AP014
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Perfect first step to remove makeup, superficial impurities, and balance skin daily.
$31.00
6.7oz | SY001
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A high concentration Vitamin C liquid gel serum.
$83.00
1oz | EM003
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A conditioning formula that softens and helps to eliminates calluses.
$29.50
12oz | BA063
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Soothing essential oil elixir calms and desensitizes reactive skin.
$68.00
.5oz | DC005
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Lightweight oil provides a boost of anti-oxidants and hydration to skin.
$78.00
1.69oz | RN001
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This gentle, hydrating cleanser effectively removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin.
$29.00
7oz | PH045
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This anti-aging treatment helps to stimulate, tone and increase hair density.
$32.00
1.7oz | PZ017
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This anti-wrinkle eye treatment provides results in as little as 4 days.
$42.50
0.5oz | VH041
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Soften and help to eliminate calluses while healing chapped areas of the feet.
$19.50
4oz | BA004
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These ampoules balance oiliness, encourage proper hydration and revitalize lifeless skin.
$89.95
30 Ampoules | DK007
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This thick, luxurious lotion leaves you with silky, soft skin.
$25.00
18oz | AP025
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Provides full-bodied volume to even the finest hair types.
$25.00
4.2oz | AR239
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An amazing treatment that visibly treats and soothes breakouts.
$55.00
.5oz | YK039
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A rich treatment for extremely dry, itchy, eczema-prone skin.
$22.00
6.7oz | MU048
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A retinol treatment that improves skin tone and texture.
$62.00
0.5oz | CQ029
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Transforms into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body.
$25.00
8.4oz | LO006
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Lipid-enriched cleansing bar.
$11.50
5.3oz | LP012
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A cutting-edge serum clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of deep lines.
$78.00
1oz | CQ034
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A beautifully packaged, limited edition gift set.
$85.00
RN004
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This body treatment evens out skin tone and texture while reversing the signs of aging.
$45.00
3.38oz | ML005
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Restructures, nourishes, soothes and rebalances very dry, eczema prone skin.
$22.00
6.7oz | MU031
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Helps prevent and minimize early stretch marks during pregnancy.
$46.00
8.45oz | MU045
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Weekly smoothing insurance for your hair.
$58.00
RU009
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A blend of 6 plant and essential oils to repair the skin's barrier while you sleep.
$52.00
1oz | CP159
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Accelerates the performance of any skin care routine with moisture and anti-aging benefits.
$62.00
0.5oz | BR121
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Works perfectly to remove excess oil and all makeup without stripping skin.
$16.00
8oz | PN035
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A skin brightening cleanser that reduces age spots and hyperpigmentation.
$59.00
3.38oz | RD049
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Naturally plump your lips with this organic version of Lip Venom.
$24.00
DW129
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The light Pineapple-Coconut scent of this scrub will keep you in the tub or shower all day!
$34.00
13.6oz | FH027
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A translucent oil which quickly penetrates the epidermal layers to significantly improve epidermal moisture levels and boost radiance.
$71.00
0.5oz | NI016
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Protect skin and help eliminates dryness.
$40.00
1.7oz | SY014
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Combats dry, brittle hair, smoothing the hair shaft while adding intense shine.
$38.00
1.7oz | AR304
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A multi-functional concealer with powerful hydration, treatment, and protection benefits.
$36.00
0.5oz | MN015
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