Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil for Skincare

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil for Skincare

At Five Dot Botanics we love botanical ingredients such as evening primrose oil, which is made from the seeds of the evening primrose plant. Many of you might already be familiar with evening primrose oil as a supplement. This oil is also widely used to treat skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and it has many beneficial properties. Evening primrose oil is used in our award winning Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil, with its many skin enhancing benefits, evening primrose oil is an essential ingredient for your skincare products.

Evening Primrose Oil Benefits

Evening primrose oil has many properties that are beneficial to the health of your skin. Not only does evening primrose oil moisturise and soothe, it can enhance the texture and elasticity of skin, addressing dryness, irritation, roughness and wrinkles. Applying Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil, on a daily basis can result in a clear and healthy complexion.

Evening primrose oil is made up of a number of different beneficial constituents, including omega-6 acids, omega-9 acids, and stearic acid. The key ingredients in evening primrose oil are essential fatty acids that help strengthen the skin barrier and reduce moisture loss. Essential fatty acids are fats that the human body cannot produce on its own, but we can get it from other sources, including evening primrose oil, which is why you may already take it as a supplement.

Linoleic acid which is found in evening primrose oil is an omega-6 fatty acid that promotes skin health by reinforcing the skin barrier, preserving water in the epidermis and regulating sebum production. If your skin is deficient of essential fatty acids it can lead to dry, rough, or scaly skin.

Evening Primrose Oil Properties

Omega-6

  • Linoleic acids (Omega-6) have anti-inflammatory properties, promote moisture retention in the skin, help soothe and prevent acne, facilitate wound healing and help to sustain skin softness and elasticity to help reduce the effects of ageing.
  • Gamma-Linolenic acids (Omega-6) have anti-inflammatory properties and nourish the skin with fatty aids. They help to promote strong, healthy skin, sustain skin softness and elasticity, and maintain the health and function of skin cells.

Omega-9

  • Oleic acids (Omega-9) help to maintain the softness and suppleness of skin and feature anti-oxidant properties.

Stearic Acid

  • Stearic acid is known to soften skin and feature cleansing properties that help eliminate dirt, sweat and excess sebum from the skin.

 As well as acting as an effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and cleansing the skin, the key components of evening primrose oil also help to improve the consistency and potency of skincare products.

Daily Prep Carrot and Evening Primrose

Evening primrose oil is a key moisture-locking ingredient used in our omega rich Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil, which is designed to replenish the skin, keeping your complexion smooth and protected.

 Alongside evening primrose oil, this facial oil features grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, ubuntu seed oil and carrot root extract. These ingredients combine for a fragrance free skin replenishing oil that is rich in Omega-3, 6 and 9, vitamins, and beta carotene, to bring new life to your skin.

 For the best results, we recommend that you massage 2 to 3 drops of Daily Prep oil into freshly cleansed skin, every morning and evening.

For more information on Daily Prep Carrot and Evening Primrose, visit our online store now. We are offering free UK delivery on all orders, so now is the perfect time to breathe new life into your skin.