INCI: Oenothera biennis
Origin: EU / Chile / China
Colour: Yellow to green-yellow
Where does that stuff come from?
- Evening primrose oil is a beautiful plant with strong yellow flowers.
- The evening primrose has earned its name because its flowers open in the early evening to attract insects for pollination.
- The evening primrose is believed to be native to North America and was first recorded some 70,000 years ago.
- Evening primrose seeds were brought across the ocean to Europe in 1619.
- The oil is obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the plant.
What can this stuff do?
- Rich in essential fatty acids, especially linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid, as well as vitamins and minerals.
- Perfect for dry, irritated and / or mature skin.
- Evening primrose oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which the skin needs to stay healthy.
- Due to its composition with 72% linoleic acid and 9% gamma-linolenic acid, the oil is ideal for oily skin.
- Evening primrose oil’s unique fatty acid profile makes it an excellent choice for skin care.
- The omega-6 fatty acids have a balancing effect on dry or oily skin.
- It is also great for mature skin.
- It is an excellent emollient (softens the skin) that is gentle and moisturizes the skin.
- The beneficial oil supports the skin’s barrier function and helps it retain moisture, leaving the skin soft and supple.
- It is a light oil that is absorbed into the skin at medium speed and does not leave a very oily feeling on the skin.
- It makes the hair supple, moisturizes the scalp and cares for dry hair.