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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Virgin-BIO


One of the few oils to contain high amounts of gamma linolenic acid, able to revitalize cellular membranes, preventing aging and inflammation. Also known for its beneficial properties on hormonal imbalances.

Product Description

Evening primrose: Oenothera biennis

Origin: China

Pressed parts: seeds

Cultivation: biologic  certified by Ecocert labs

Quality: 100% pure and natural, first cold press without chemical treatment

Color: yellow to greenish yellow

Scent: soft, pleasing

Touchpenetrate fairly rapidly into the skin

Fatty acids composition:

  • Poly-unsaturated fatty acids or vitamin F: linoleic acid (omega-6)(74.45%), gamma-linoleic acid (omega-6) (9.06%)
  • Mono-unsaturated fatty acids: oleic acid (omega-9) (6.29%)
  • Saturated fatty acids: palmitic acid (1.95%), stearic acid (6.02%)

Zoom on gamma-linoleic acid: gamma-linoleic acid is synthesized by the body from linoleic acid. It is essential to the immune system for the defense against infections and allergies. It plays an important role in hydration and protection. Unfortunately this synthesis is often weak and supplements are needed. Very few oils contain such a high level of gamma-linoleic acid, this oil is one of them.

Zoom on oleic acid: oleic comes from the latin oleum which means oil. This lipid is part of the family of omega-9 acids. It is the most abundant of the long chain mono unsaturated acids in the human body. Very nourishing it helps the skin become softer, smoother and more radiant.

Other active components:

  • Phytosterols: repair and reduce inflammations
  • Triterpenes: anti-free radicals, protect from damages
  • Sterols of which vitamin E: natural antioxidants


  • Antioxidant
  • Protects from premature aging
  • Rehydrates
  • Revitalizes
  • Mature skins
  • Dry, sensitive skins
  • Chronic inflammations
  • Eczema
  • Restructuring oils
  • Calming baths
  • After sun care