The Beauty of Sunflowers
It's Sunflower Week here at Seed, and we're sharing some fun information about sunflowers today and Thursday here on the blog.
Sunflowers are actually my most favorite flowers of all time. I have them growing in my garden and I also have them scattered around my home and out on the patio in vases and planters. To me, they signify pure happiness and profound joy! When I see them, I automatically smile.
Today, I'd like to share a bit about the actual flower itself -- we'll look at the symbolism and learn more about what the flower represents. Aren't sunflowers gorgeous? No wonder I do my writing out on my patio where I can look at them each day!
5 Fun Facts About Sunflowers
- Sunflowers are a member of the daisy family.
- Sunflowers are believed to have originated in the year 1000 BC.
- Sunflowers were a popular flower to paint in the Impressionist era.
- Sunflowers are often sourced for seeds and oils. Yes, you will find sunflower seed oil in many of our products here at Seed!
- Sunflowers symbolize honesty, adoration, longevity, and loyalty.
Plus, sunflowers can benefit the skin. You'll be hearing quite a bit in the coming days about our BRAND NEW facial line, Seed Advanced Botanicals. Our new Daily Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer both are made with antioxidant-rich sunflower oil, among other healthy, good for your skin ingredients.
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What is Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum?
Is it a serum? Is it an oil?
Well, this is an oil-based face serum. Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum combines 100% plant-based ingredients - like Argan and Rosehip Seed Oil - to help seal in moisture without feeling heavy or greasy.
Our facial oil serum can be used alone or over your moisturizer. It features a blend of oils to hydrate, balance, and address skin concerns such as loss of elasticity, dullness or skin dryness. Oils tend to be protective, boost skin hydration, and can help tackle a loss of skin firmness. Depending on the oils used -- and this is the case with our oil blend -- it may even help those with oily and acne prone skin types.
Wait. Don't you put this on under a moisturizer?
Great question! Read on...
Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa) is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant.This cannabis plant is cultivated for non-drug use and has no psychoactive effects. In other words, NO, you can't get high on Hemp Seed Oil.
- Hemp Seed Oil is hydrating, thanks to its abundance of omega fatty acids, including omegas 3, 6, and 9, all of which have benefits -- from being anti-inflammatory to being skin protective.
- Hemp Seed Oil is skin soothing and helps reduce redness and inflammation and is gentle enough for sensitive skin types.
- Hemp Seed Oil is also a beneficial oil for those with acne prone skin
Did you know that having a skin care ritual is one way to engage in self care?
According to Houston dermatologist Dr. Reena Jogi, “When you do a skin care routine, you’re usually alone, in your bathroom or somewhere quiet, and it’s just you and the mirror. There’s something slightly meditative about just sitting there and taking that 10 minutes just for you.”
We've talked about the skin care benefits of having a consistent routine here on the blog before, but that actual routine has far greater benefits that reach beyond a glowing complexion.