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 oil below:
Gamma Linoleic acid:
Concentration: at least 10%
Gamma Linoleic acid is produced within the body via Linoleic acid consumed or absorbed through our skin. Some plants such as Primrose seed oil already have a concentration of Gamma Linoleic acid this stimulates the skin faster due to it being ready for its correct use the moment its absorbed into the skin.
GLA stimulate Prostaglandins a lipid that has many responsibilities within our skin from, improving skin cell regeneration, reducing inflammation, and dissipating blood clots!
These are additional benefits along side the normal benefits found from Linoleic acid.
Concentration: up to 75%
A Polyunsaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 6 or vitamin F). Our bodies can 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 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.
Vitamin A (Retinol):
Vitamin A comes in two forms Retinol and Carotenoids. Retinol is readily formed vitamin A while Carotenoids get turned into Vitamin A via the liver. Luckily for skincare the skin can readily absorb them without going through the liver making topical skincare with vitamin A content greatly beneficial for the skin!
Concentrates its benefits within the dermis by improving the production of Collagen and Elastin by stimulating Fibroblasts which produce Collagen in the Dermis. Normalizes oil production in the Epidermis which reduces the chances of clogged pores preventing and clearing breakouts. Naturally moisturising which hydrates while giving your skin a radiant glow.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B6 (Pyridoxine)
There are 8 separate types of B vitamins, but Almond oil contains the three above.
- 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.
A common vitamin found in many oils but in varying concentrations. It is primarily an Antioxidant that improves blood circulation while reducing the signs of ageing. It works well at cellular regeneration improving the cellular membranes of skin cells. An essential vitamin for healing scarred and blemished skin.