When applied to the skin, Wheat Germ oil is healing and hydrating. It soothes inflamed skin and relieves itching caused by sunburn, dry skin conditions and skin irritations. Due to its high levels of Vitamin E and antioxidants, Wheat Germ oil has the ability to stimulate new cell growth as well as repairing and preventing damage to skin cells caused by factors such as pregnancy and sun exposure. This cell growth and repair can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks and scars. Wheat Germ is also used as a natural preservative.