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Organic Primrose Oil

A non-greasy fine texture with a level 2 on the comedogenic scale giving this oil a low chance of clogging your pores. Its rich linoleic content combined with its 9% pure Gamma Linoleic Acid gives it a rich fast acting reputation. Recommended for skin issues such as Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis.

Containing Gamma Linoleic Acid, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Its GLA content improves the speed of the benefit from its rich Linoleic acid content while adding a host of its own skin nourishing perks! The B vitamins alongside the Retinol content improves skin health while reducing fine lines and wrinkles and helps reduce pore size! We recommend this oil for all skin types but primarily acne prone or oily skin due to its rich Linoleic acid content reducing over production of sebum which causes oily skin tones and reduces the chances of acne breakouts.

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Detailed benefits of Primrose seed Oil see below:

INCI name: Oenothera Biennis

Extraction method: Cold Pressed

Origin: China

Standards: Organic, Vegan, GMO free, Unfiltered

Comedogenic level: 2

Absorption Rate: 4 (Slow) 

Best for Skin Types: Mature, Dry, Irritated skin

Best for Skin Conditions: Inflammation, Eczema, Psoriasis.

Acidic Profile:

Omega 6: Linoleic acid

Concentration up to 76%

A Polyunsaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 6 or vitamin F). Our bodies can’t produce Linoleic acid, so we must get it primarily through food consumption. With its light texture and primarily concentrating on the Epidermis, it works to improve the skin’s Lipid barrier. This helps to lock in moisture while balancing Sebum levels. Linoleic acid is known to be good for most skin types, but its primary benefit is for oily skin due to its ability to balance Sebum levels usually caused by too high a concentration of Oleic acid.

While it’s always good to have a combination of Oleic and Linoleic acid-based oils the usual rule is high Linoleic oils for Oily skin and high Oleic acid for dry skin.

Omega 6: Gamma Linolenic acid

Concentration up to 16%

Loved for getting right into our Dermal skin layer and its highly beneficial benefits starting with improved blood flow, reduced Inflammation, improved cellular regeneration, improved Sebum levels, Antioxidant activity and improved water retention within the skin.

With GLA being an uncommon acid from plant-based sources (Borage, Primrose and Black currant) it is usually consumed via fish or vitamin capsules. This has linked low GLA content to several skin issues such as Dry Skin, Eczema, increased quantity of wrinkles and a reduction in Collagen levels within the skin. 

Ceramides:

Concentration up to 74%

What isn’t usually mentioned in the skincare industry is that Ceramides are found within plant-based oils. Ceramides are lipids that are found within our skin that work to create the skin barrier alongside certain fatty acids. As we age or other skin damaging situations arise, our Ceramide levels lower and our skin is more prone to skin conditions. When you apply an oil rich in Ceramides and fatty acids, your skins barrier will improve and the cause of skin conditions related to your skin barrier will fade.

Provitamin A

Also known as Beta Carotene, used and converted by the body to produce vitamin A. A vitamin with a reputation for maintaining and revitalising your skin. Usually added to skin creams for its improved skin cell turnover in the upper skin layers, essentially rejuvenating your skin giving you a younger fresh look. Also containing the benefits of being an Antioxidant while evening skin tone and improving acne prone skin.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B6 (Pyridoxine)

  • B1 Bolsters the immune system, potentially improving the clearing of Free Radicals keeping skin cells in healthier conditions for longer.
  • B2 Improves Cellular turnover helping the skin stay young and youthful while improving Collagen maintenance.
  • B6 helps regulate skin hormones such as Melatonin (sleep hormone), Norepinephrine (stress hormone. High levels of stress and inadequate sleep have shown to increase skin Inflammation while reducing Skin Cell Regeneration essentially internally causing the same damage as Free Radicals.

Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)

Vitamin E has 8 different types split into two classes of varying chemical differences. Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, both having variations of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta. They all have certain similar benefits of improving and protecting both your Epidermal and Dermal layers cellular membranes, while all being Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory based.

They are different from each other. With Alpha-Tocopherol being the most potent of Antioxidants within Tocopherols, Gamma-Tocopherols being shown to inhibit the formation of Cytokines! Tocotrienols are naturally more permeable (absorbing) through cellular membranes improving absorption and nourishment within your skin!

There are very few plants oils that contain Tocotrienols as the most interesting thing I saved until last… They’ve been shown to have much higher antioxidant activity with some tests showing levels almost 40 times higher!