In cosmetics safflower oil is used for manufacturing soft soaps and for refatting in bathing oils and shower gels. Safflower oil is also used to tarnish oily skin, treat akne and for infection-prone skin. Safflower oil is also used for nurturing skin around the eyes.
Its drying character is used for manufacturing varnish and is also used as lamp oil and grease. It is also popular for making margarine.