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Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Victor
Wonderful base cream! Only multi-lamellar structured cream I've found on the market. Cream itself is lightweight (no oil) yet very conditioning/hydrating. Easily accepts water-soluble active ingredients as well as oil-soluble ones. I've even pushed the additional ingred % up to 20 (meaning 80% this cream, 20% added) without any separation issues. Ideal base cream for delivering actives. Personal favorite recipe calls for 5% straight Grapeseed Oil with 5% SebumREG oil active + Panthenol 1% + E Ac.. ...»
Vic
Excellent quality, very fine texture and disperses easily when used correctly. Arrived in just seven days to London, England and with a reasonable postage fee. Very pleased... ...»
D N Bay
This ingredient has done more for my skin than anything else I've ever used. I put it into a spray facial toner and use it morning and night. I noticed the effects immediately, they were that dramatic. I will use this forever, no question... ...»
Marie
This product is amazing! I'm new to diy moisturizing cream and I've done quite a bit of research. However, I found info. at BulkActives that I have not seen anywhere else, especially with the hyaluronic acid. This product is of high quality, my friend is a chemist and he ran some tests, very high quality. It has done wonders for my skin, not only in the way it looks more healthy but it just feels so smooth and hydrated. I'm still experimenting with some recipes so I will return. Your service is .. ...»
Karen S.
I've been using Bulkactives green tea EGCG for four years. No complaints, it blends nicely my DIY anti-aging cream. I can feel a bit of toning and definitely notice the anti-inflammatory effects on my skin. Two observations that keep the rating 4 stars instead of 5: (1) A package of green tea contains significantly less weight/volume than the package of grape seed extract that I order from bulkactives. The two are combined in equal amounts in the anti-aging cream, so I find myself running o.. ...»
Theresa Andrews
Awesome Product and thanks for such a nice Product description .. ...»
Stephen
I have been buying from bulkactives for some time and have never been disappointed. My most recent purchases have been the hyaluronic acid and the dispenser bottle. the bottle is great. The inner container rises with use, ensuring that you use most of the product. Much better than having residue sit at bottom of bottle to be wasted. I've used only one batch of hyaloronic acid formula, so too early to report. I mix it with ascorbic L and ferulic acid, according to recipe on this site. So f.. ...»
Suzanne Ryan
Another great find on bulkactives. Mixed with de mineralized water, you have the basis to add to any serum, mix with your moisturiser, to simply use on it's own. Love it... ...»
Jan
Just recently ordered this and LOVE! Green Tea EGCG truly is one of the most fantastic skincare actives out there. Very difficult to find good quality product (90%) and even harder to actually solubilize it! Love that it comes in pre-dissolved solution. I enjoy adding it at 1% (so 11% sol) to my serum formulations containing Niacinamide 5% + NAG 3%. Excellent for oily acne prone skin. *Only gripe... because the Pre-Dissolved Solution is SO heavy in propanediol (10 parts Propanediol for 1 part E.. ...»
Victor
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Buy Safflower Seed Oil For Skin Care

Safflower is a plant mainly grown for the oil in its seeds. This oil contains the highest amount [70%] of linoleic oil of any plant oil. Linoleic acid is known to benefit the skin in many ways. It moisturizes and hydrates the skin, correcting fatty acid deficiencies that cause dry, itchy skin. Due to the high amount of linoleic acid, safflower oil can be used to heal wounds, burns, and acne. Safflower oil also contains oleic acid [15%]. Oleic and linoleic acids combined can be used to reduce the appearance of scars and increase collagen production.

Key benefits of Safflower seed oil:

  • Moisturizing and hydration [1, 3, 5, 8, 9]
  • restore barrier function [1, 3, 5, 8, 9]
  • Wound healing support [1, 2, 5]
  • Sun damage prevention [10]
  • Sun damage repair [8]
  • Anti-acne [8]
  • Anti-inflammatory [4]
  • Stimulate collagen production [6]
  • Scar care [2]
BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 
Safflower Seed Oil skin care active ingredients
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CAS#: 8001-23-8
Net weight: 170g / 6oz
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Safflower Seed Oil

About Safflower Oil in DIY Skin Care

Safflower seed oil in skin careSafflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is a plant mainly cultivated for its seed [5]. It is considered one of the oldest crops grown by people [5]. Among the riches found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun were garlands made from safflowers, recognized even in ancient Egypt for their restorative powers. The oil content of the seeds is about 20% [4]. Safflower oil was used in ancient Egypt to heal old wounds [1].

It is commonly used as a hair conditioner and in soap. In India, the oil is applied topically to heal sores and reduces pain associated with rheumatism [5]. Safflower oil is non-allergenic and stable, making it suitable for cosmetic application. In addition, a clinical study showed participants believe safflower oil feels smooth after applied and is generally an appealing topical oil [7].

The therapeutic power of safflower oil is due to its high fatty acid content. Fatty acids are known to have emollient properties, meaning they smooth the skin. Safflower has the highest linoleic acid content of plant oils, about 70% [1, 4]. Linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid known to have many skin benefits. Linoleic acid treatment reduces skin water loss and protects skin barrier function. Burned skin has decreased amounts of linoleic acid. Thus, topical linoleic acid plays a role in treating burns, including sunburn [8]. It can also help treat eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Decreased linoleic acid in sebum worsens acne, suggesting that topical application of linoleic acid can help heal acne [8]. Also, linoleic acid is anti-inflammatory, as it decreases prostaglandin [immune mediator] synthesis.

Safflower oil also has about 15% oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid [4]. Oleic acid is ant-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Both oleic acid and linoleic acid together reduce scar appearance, aid in wound healing, and increase collagen when applied to the skin [2, 6].

Essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid are fatty acids our bodies can’t produce on their own, meaning they must be supplemented either topically or through diet. Essential fatty acid deficiencies produce dry, scaly skin [9]. They can cause hair loss, skin infections, and poor wound healing [8]. Topical safflower oil has been shown to correct essential fatty acid deficiency. In a study using rats, safflower oil applied for 15 days increased the amount of linoleic acid in blood plasma, reducing essential fatty acid deficiency [3]. In a clinical, safflower oil also prevented essential fatty acid deficiencies [9]. Since linoleic acid is the most abundant fatty acid in the skin, oils with high linoleic acid content such as safflower oil are some of the most effective for treating fatty acid deficiencies.

Generally, topical safflower oil increases skin moisture [1]. Also, safflower seeds show activity for preventing pigmentation, showing they may have a role in preventing hyperpigmentation from sun exposure [10].

Fatty Acid Content in Safflower Seed Oil

Oleic- 8-30%
Palmitic- 4-10%
Linoleic- 68-85%
Linolenic- <.5%
Stearic- 1-5%

BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

 

CAS#:  8001-23-8
INCI: Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil
Appearance: oil
Odor: Characteristic
Acid Value: less than 10.0
Peroxide Value: less than 10
Saponification Value: 180-200
Iodine Value: 130-150
Refractive Index: 1.4710-1.4810
Suggested percentage: 1% to 100%

Storage: Cool, dry place. Do not freeze. Keep away from light and moisture!
Country of Origin: China

Fatty Acid Content in Safflower Seed Oil

Oleic- 8-30%
Palmitic- 4-10%
Linoleic- 68-85%
Linolenic- <.5%
Stearic- 1-5%


BulkActives' oils are cold pressed, without the use of solvents or chemicals.

[1]  M. Athar and S.M. Nasir, “Taxonomic perspective of plant species yielding vegetable oils used in cosmetics and skin care products,” African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 4, issue 1, pp. 36- 44, January 2005.
[2]  D. Banov, F. Banov, A.S. Bassani, “Case Series: The Effectiveness of Fatty Acids from Pracaxi Oil in a Topical Silicone Base for Scar and Wound Therapy,” Dermatol. Ther. [Heidelb], vol. 4, pp. 259- 269, 2014.
[3]  H. Bohles, M.A. Bieber, and W.C. Heird, “Reversal of experimental essential fatty acid deficiency by cutaneous administration of safflower oil,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 29, pp. 398-401, April 1976.
[4]  B. Cosge, B. Gurbuz, and M. Kiralan, “Oil Content and Fatty Acid Composition of Some Safflower [Carthamus tinctorius L.] Varieties Sown in Spring and Winter,” International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, vol. 1, issue 3, pp. 1-15, 2007.
[5]  L. Dajue and H.H. Mundel, “Safflower. Carthamus tinctorius L.,” Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. vol. 7. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, pp. 1-83, 1996.
[6]  A. Donato-Trancosoa, L. Goncalves, A. Monte-Alto-Costa, F. de Assis da Silvac, and B. Romana-Souza,  “Seed oil of Joannesia princeps improves cutaneous wound closure in experimental mice,” Acta Histochemica, vol. 116, pp. 1169-1177, 2014.
[7]  R.L. Goldemberg and C.P. De La Rosa, “Correlation of Skin Feel Emollients to Their Chemical Structure,”  J. Soc. Cosmet. Chem., vol. 22, pp. 635-654, September 1971.
[8]  D.F. Horrobin and B.M. DPhil, “Essential fatty acids in clinical dermatology,” Journal of the American  Academy of Dermatology,” vol. 20, num. 6, pp. 1045-1053, June 1989.
[9]  D.G. Miller, S.K. Williams, J.D. Palombo, R.E. Griffin, B.R. Bistrian, and G.L. Blackburn, “Cutaneous  application of safflower oil in preventing essential fatty acid deficiency in patients on home
 parenteral nutrition,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 46, pp. 419-423, 1987.
[10]  J.S. Roh, J.Y. Han, J.H. Kim, and J.K. Hwang, “Inhibitory Effects of Active Compounds Isolated from Safflower [Carthamus tinctorius L.] Seeds for Melanogenesis,” Biol. Pharm. Bull., vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 1976-1978, 2004.
 
 

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