What is Safflower Oil? - Redoux

What is Safflower Oil?

Redoux designs elegant candle and body care with scents inspired by memories and nostalgia. Our luxury bath products — including our cleansing bars — are made with premium ingredients that not only smell good, but benefit your skin. 

Our "Bathhouse" Cleansing Bar, which features safflower oil as a key ingredient

While coconut oil or shea butter may be popular in body care, Redoux utilizes a standout ingredient that is often underestimated. Safflower oil is a key ingredient in our vegan soap, well-known for its benefits. But what exactly is safflower oil and what can it do for our skin? Read more to learn about why safflower is an important ingredient in our luxury cleansing bars.

What is Safflower Oil? 

One of our guiding principles is to provide soaps without harsh chemicals to balance your skin. That’s why we assemble cleansing bars with natural ingredients like safflower oil. Safflower oil is derived from the safflower plant — carthamus tinctorius — a relative of the sunflower plant whose orange-ish petals are used in natural dyes. The oil has a neutral scent that allows it to blend well with other ingredients without an overpowering aroma. This natural oil is beneficial for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. 

Benefits of Safflower Oil


As a topical ingredient, safflower oil has powerful moisturizing properties. It can support skin smoothness and is non comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores when it is used on the skin’s surface. Our cleansing bars, like the “Bathhouse” Spirulina Cleansing Bar or “529” Turmeric Cleansing Bar, utilize safflower oil to deeply nourish the skin without leaving the skin stripped or dry. 


In addition to its moisturizing properties, safflower oil is known to soothe skin irritation. It can prevent flaking from inflammatory challenges like eczema and help protect the skin’s outer barrier.


For those who have dry or sensitive skin, it may be difficult to find a bath soap that can cleanse skin without irritating it.  Naturally antimicrobial, safflower oil can support with preventing acne and other blemishes that might result from bacteria on the surface of the skin. Since it is indeed noncomedogenic, it's a great tool to have in your acne prevention toolkit.

Redoux NYC handmade, all natural vegan luxury Cleansing Soap Bars for skin and body care.

Our Luxury Cleansing Bars

Redoux is a line of sophisticated scents and vegan skincare for the modern nostalgic. Each of our vegan cleansing bars features safflower oil as a key ingredient, with luxurious natural fragrance oils also leave your skin smelling great all day. 

You don’t have to stop at just one cleansing bar! You can also build a cleansing bar trio to curate your favorite scents in our soap collection. Pair one of our soaps with our Candle 529 for a relaxing bath time ritual.

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