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CAS Number: 8001-23-8
Safflower oil is obtained from the seeds of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), a plant that grows mainly in India, Mexico and the U.S. The oil content of the seed is 15%.

The refined quality is primarily used which has a yellow to pale yellow colour. It is one of the few vegetable oils with a percentage of polyunsaturated acids (linoleic) greater than 75%. The presence of these fatty acids makes it good for skin firming. The percentage of unsaturated fatty acids is more than 90% (between oleic and linoleic) Highly rated as a conditioner, moisturizer and facial cleanser. Applied to the face and hair.

Recommended for normal to dry skin. In technical applications it is highly valued due to its quick-drying and is used in formulations for paints, inks, varnishes and resins.