Ingredient Spotlight: Evening Primrose Oil

When it comes to skincare, it's easy to get swept up in the latest trends and miracle ingredients. But sometimes, the best remedies are the ones that have been around for centuries. Take Evening Primrose Oil, for example. This natural oil has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years, and it's no wonder why. With its numerous benefits for the skin, Evening Primrose Oil has recently become a sought-after ingredient in the skincare world. From moisturizing properties to anti-aging benefits, this oil has a lot to offer. 

Let's dive into the history, origins, and benefits of Evening Primrose Oil in skincare, and discover why this ancient remedy is still a superstar today.

Evening primrose plant (yellow flowers) in the wild

What is Evening Primrose Oil?

Evening Primrose Oil has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The Native Americans used it to treat various ailments, including wounds, digestive problems, and respiratory infections. The plant was brought to Europe in the 17th century and was used as a natural remedy for various conditions, including skin diseases.

The oil is extracted from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant using a cold-press method. This method helps to retain the oil's natural nutrients and benefits. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is responsible for most of its skincare benefits for most skin types. (If you have acne-prone or oily skin, Evening Primrose Oil isn’t recommended. Instead, try Hemp Seed Oil or Watermelon Seed Oil.)

Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil


Evening Primrose Oil has emollient properties, which help to soften and smooth the skin, leading to an improvement in the overall texture. By locking in moisture, it also minimizes water loss, thus ensuring that the skin remains well-hydrated and supple while promoting the proper functioning of the skin's moisture barrier. The result? Dewy, radiant-looking skin.

Our Chlorella Hydra Mask, which is rich and creamy, has the ability to cool and calm the appearance of your skin while providing it with complete and satisfying hydration, regardless of your skin problems. No longer will you experience the discomfort of having tight and dry skin or feel inflammation, thanks to our unique formula that contains natural ingredients rich in minerals and nutrients that deeply nourish and hydrate many layers of your skin.

High in Antioxidants

For the skin barrier to work well, it needs vital nutrients like vitamins, water, and lipids containing linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is abundant in the skin barrier and maintains its structure and function. Lack of linoleic acid can cause dryness and premature aging. To prevent this, using linoleic acid-rich products, such as Evening Primrose Oil, in your skincare routine can help maintain a strong barrier, resist aging signs, and improve the look of skin elasticity and firmness.

If your skin is looking and feeling a bit lackluster, consider trying our Age Defying Day and Night Cream. Age Defying Day & Night Cream combines the hydrating properties of a cream and the nourishing benefits of a serum to provide your skin with essential nutrients that help to visibly plump, soften, and rejuvenate its appearance. Its lightweight texture makes it an ideal complement to your daily and nightly skincare routines. During the day, it helps shield against environmental aggressors, while at night, it may be layered with heavier creams and serums.


Evening Primrose Oil is known for its potential to soothe the appearance of the skin due to its high concentration of essential fatty acids. Because of this richness in fatty acids, Evening Primrose Oil may help to calm irritated, red, or itchy skin appearance. Additionally, Evening Primrose Oil is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the appearance of the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors.

Our Soothing Cream is our top-selling face cream for a reason. Along with Evening Primrose Oil, you’ll find calming ingredients in this formula such as Shea Butter, Lavender Essential Oil, and Aloe Vera. Soothing Cream provides an immediate cooling and calming sensation to the appearance of sensitive skin while also hydrating dry and dehydrated skin. With consistent use, this cream enhances the skin's capacity to retain moisture and combat skin irritation. As a result, your skin will appear smoother, healthier, and more radiant.

Additionally, you may also use Evening Primrose Oil alone, or you may add a few drops to a facial moisturizer or mask for an extra boost of radiance and hydration. We recommend the following for usage: use up to 10% concentrations in blends. Keep refrigerated to extend the shelf life of this oil.

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