My Trusty Skincare - Sunflower Oil Is the Best New Thing to Happen to Your Skin

We're all crazy for oils now. No doubt you slather yourself daily with a number of types: jojoba, argan, grapeseed, etc.

Now it's time to add sunflower oil to the list.

Over twenty years ago, clinical scientists and  hospital pharmacy department of Salisbury District Hospital in the city of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, developed a moisturizing cream for patients recovering from burns and plastic surgery.

The cream contains 5% pure sunflower oil, which helps replace essential fatty acids and improve the texture of the skin on application. Users have since said it's helped with everything from dry, itchy skin, dermatitis, eczema and acne.

I am convinced sunflower oil is the next big oil we'll find in our beauty products here in North America because it:

- is high in Linoleic acid (LA), apolyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that cannot be made in the body
- is intensively moisturizing
- sinks in right away
- isn't oily in the least
- leaves you feeling hydrated hours later
- works in the everyday, but also for specific issues including: soothing sunburns, preventing stretch marks, reducing the appearance of scars, and more
- can be used on all ages, as young as 8 weeks.

Take a closer look at the current My Trusty lineup:

My Trusty Body Butter

This one's addictive. The creamy richness is just right so you feel indulged in luxury while simultaneously drenching your body in goodness and hydration, leaving your skin feeling invincible.

Made with 6.5% sunflower oil, shea and cocoa butters, and coconut and orange peel oils, this emollient softens and smoothes your skin. And the blend of neroli, bergamot and orange is simply captivating.

While it might have been conceived in a hospital, My Trusty Body Butter is a lavish treat I look forward to every day.

My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream

With just slightly less sunflower oil than the butter (5%), this formula contains just ten ingredients and is free of all parabens, lanolin, colours or perfumes.

Lightweight yet intensely moisturizing, you'll come to count on this cream in every season.

As I'm a fragrance lover, I prefer the Lavender edition, which instantly relaxes me into a state of utter bliss.

My Trusty Face & Body Oil

Mmm, your skin is going to thank you big time for the bounty it's about to receive. Made with 99% natural oils - grapeseed (48.5%), sunflower (10%) and rosehip (1%) - jam-packed with essential fatty acids - it absorbs upon application without any slickness afterwards.

And fragranced with a magical blend of neroli, bergamot and rosemary, it reinvigorates you while your skin is treated like a queen.

My Trusty Skincare developed by the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, redirects all profits back into patient care.

My Trusty Skincare is currently stocked across the UK, including hospitals and independent pharmacies, retail, health and whole food shops. You can also find it in Australia.  Let's hope it makes it way over to us here soon.

Stephanie Dickison

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