October 03, 2016 Sue Mowrer


Sunflowers are, to me, the floral equivalent of a beaming, bright smile.

As they grow, they face east in the morning and follow the sun as it moves during the day so they get the maximum sunlight that they need. This tracking of the sun is called heliotropism. So I guess I used to be a human variety of heliotrope since I was a true sun worshipper.   But we all know better now, right?

The lovely  and ageless Helen Mirren put it like this:
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”

Just as the sunflower knows what it needs, we know our skin needs moisture. As we age, this becomes ever more important as the epidermis loses as much as 50% of its thickness, which accelerates the loss of water and creates dry skin.

Sunflower seed oil is an abundant source of vitamins E, A, D and C, which help to protect skin against sun damage, free radicals, and locking in hydration.

It also contains essential fatty acids, including (Omega 6) linoleic acid.  This  range of range of vitamins and fatty acids act as antioxidants to regenerate the skin cells and help the skin get rid of acne causing bacteria, combat eczema and  lessen effects of premature aging.

Sunflower seed oil is light and non-greasy, absorbed easily without clogging pores.

All good reasons  why KariGran uses both organic helianthus annus sunflower oil and Non-GMO Vitamin E  from sunflower oil in our cleansing oil, essential serum and lip whips.

So even though we won’t see many sunflowers after October, you can enjoy their benefits year-round when you use KariGran skin care




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