EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

 Evening primrose is best for dry skin and anti-aging.

Scientific name:  Oenothera biennis

Family: Onagraceae

Origin: China

Form:  cold pressed, partially refined

Parts:  seeds

 


 

GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY DRY AND MATURE

Ingredient Features

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • astringent
  • cell regenerator
  • emollient
  • sun protectant

User Benefits

  • anti-aging
  • protecting
  • toning
  • rejuvenating
  • moisturizing

Mind

  • anti-anxiety
  • sedative

    Function in Products

    • emollient

    Otherwise known as sundrops, the oil of the mature seeds of evening primrose contain approximately 7-10% gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a rare essential fatty acid that is a cell regenerator, anti-inflammatory and is very emollient. It also contains terpenes and is astringent. Evening primrose oil is a popular ingredient in organic cosmetics. It acts on the mind to relieve anxiety and sedate. Medicinally, it is recommended for infantile eczema, painful breasts, arthritis, neurosis and reputedly lowers cholesterol. The roots and shoots can be eaten. At one time it was used to ease bruises and speed the healing of wounds. One of the common names of Oenothera, “Kings cure-all,” reflects the wide range of healing powers ascribed to this plant. Evening primrose oil is also shown to have sun protectant properties.

    Typical Analysis

    Color- Yellow
    Odor- Characteristic
    Acid Value- 0.59
    Heavy Metals- less than 0.20 ppm
    Pesticide Residue- Tested Negative
    Peroxide Value- 0.71
    Non-Saponifiables- 1.4%
    Saponification Value- 191.2
    pH- 4.51

    Fatty Acids
    Gamma Linolenic- 9.1%
    Linoleic- 72.6%
    Oleic- 8.4%
    Palmitic- 6.2%
    Stearic- 2.2%


    EVENING PRIMROSE OIL IS IN:

    Primer

    Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer

    Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Skin Perfecting Primer

    Makeup Remover

    Vapour Organic Beauty Clarity Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil

    Face Cleanser

    Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser

    Facial Scrub

    Pangea Organics Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub

    Face Cream

    Pangea Organics Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream

    Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream

    Facial Oil

    Pangea Organics Himalayan Geranium and Pomegranate Balancing Oil

    Eye Cream

    Pangea Organics Turkish Rose and White Tea Eye Cream

    Nail and Cuticle Oil

    Vapour Organic Beauty Replenish Nail and Cuticle Oil