We love using Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus) as it is incredibly versatile and can be beneficial for many different skin issues like dry and dehydrated skin. Sunflower is non-fragrant, non-comedogenic and is used as an emollient in many pet products. Luckily for most of us it also does not cause any skin irritation.
Sunflower seed oil has on average a 60% linoleic acid content, which helps to maintain the skin’s natural barrier, allowing the skin to better replenish and strengthen. It also contains other fatty acids like oleic and stearic, and even a small amount of Omega 3 linoleic acid, which is particularly beneficial for dry, dehydrated skin.
For those who have pets with more severe skin challenges, Sunflower oil has the ability to calm and soothe the skin. Sunflower works as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and has the ability to protect against germs and bacteria, which is beneficial for pets with skin allergies to prevent the skin from becoming inflamed.