Ingredients: Water, Evening Primrose Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Preservative, Vitamin E, Essential Oils: Rosewood & Geranium
Evening Primrose Oil is moisturizing and soothing. The oil is derived from the seeds of Oenothera biennis, a native plant to North America. Itis used in cosmetics to enhance lipid content in skin and increase hydration. The majority of evening primrose oil consists of glycerides such as linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. These fatty acids work to effectively penetrate the skin surface and modulate its top surface layers make-up. By doing so, evening primrose oil was found to have a stabilizing effect on the top layers of the epidermis, causing an increase in water retention and an improvement in overall moisture levels. As a result of improved skin barrier function, evening primrose oil can also help to induce a soothing effect for dry skin.
Camellia Seed Oil: The “beauty secret” of the geishas of Japan, camellia has been recognised for centuries in Eastern Asia for its highly regenerative and restorative effects on the skin. Camellia oil is known for its excellent moisture-retaining ability, which makes it an effective moisturising and replenishing oil. it is suitable for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, absorbs quickly and easily, and leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth and supple.
Camellia is extremely rich in monosaturated fatty acids, containing more than 80% oleic acid. It is also rich in vitamins A, B and E, various minerals, and squalene, which is an important component of the skin’s natural emollient system. Deficient levels of squalene can result in dry, sagging, and wrinkly skin.