Safflower Oil

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) oil is a light, naturally stable, liquid oil with a superb emollient property that quickly penetrates the skin barrier. Its uniqueness is derived from an exceptionally high mono-unsaturated level of 90%, like oleic acid, which makes it incredibly stable, achieving higher stability values than other natural liquid oils.

Thanks to its highly unsaturated fatty acids contents, Safflower oil is widely used in the healthy food and cosmetic industry. The oil contains about 80% of linoleic acid which plays a very important role in the skin and in other tissues. A variety of animal studies have shown that, when the skin is deficient in essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid or r-linolenic acid, the skin becomes hyperkeratotic and rough and may become inflamed. To repair damaged skin, linoleic acid is needed. But free linoleic acid in the skin is limited by the intake of this acid in the diet; therefore it is advantageous and desirable to apply linoleic acid or its derivatives in cosmetics. Although Safflower oil has a good effect on skin and hair, it is not an easy task to incorporate it into formulas because of its strong hydrophobic property.

Suitable for all skin types, it is high in Linoleic acid, known for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, Carthamus tinctorius seed oil nourishes, protects from free radicals, and moisturizes dry or dehydrated skin.

Its clean, non-masking flavor should be an advantage in various processes and is exceptionally well suited for high-stability applications within the cosmetic industry. In addition, as a non-hydrogenated oil, no trans fatty acids are formed from this process.

As a natural anti-aging skin care ingredient, Safflower contains Vitamins A, D, K, and E, maintaining natural skin defense, collagen production, and cellular metabolism.

Active ingredients (or INCI)

Linoleic acid
Oleic acid