CTFA Name: Organic Evening Primrose Oil, 10% GLA
INCI Name: Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose Oil)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: China
Certificates: Organic, Kosher
Method of Extraction: Cold Process
Plant Part Used: Seeds
Ingredient Composition: 100% Evening Primrose Oil
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: Yes
Saponification Value: 175-199
Refined, bleached and deodorized: Yes (physical only, no chemicals)
CAS No: 90028-66-3
Flash Point: >200°C
Packaging: Gallons, Drums, Pails, Buckets
Description: Light, almost clear, cold processed oil. Bland odor.
Applications: Skincare, Soap Manufacturing
Evening primrose oil is a cold-processed oil, unrefined and yellow to amber in color. Evening primrose oil is rich in fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic and linoleic acids. Fatty acids are beneficial as both a supplement and as a topical application. Topically, organic evening primrose oil is ideal in products designed to help treat eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Our specific organic evening primrose has been tested to have 10% gamma linolenic acid (GLA), a specific type of omega 6 fatty acid. GLA is an excellent ingredient for skincare. Omega-6 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, making it an excellent addition to any anti-acne skincare product; organic evening primrose oil helps to boost hydration and leave skin more moisturized; organic evening primrose oil also helps to have firmer, more elastic skin.
Organic evening primrose oil is an excellent alternative to borage oil.
A study was done in Switzerland showing that topical application of organic evening primrose oil improved moisture retention, firmness and reduced the roughness of skin. Consider using organic evening primrose oil in a face cream, serum, moisturizer, wash, eye treatment, hair treatment or soap bar.
Organic Evening Primrose Oil is sold in 4-ounce amber glass, 8-ounce amber glass, 16-ounce amber glass, half-gallon jug, 1- gallon jug, and 5-gallon (40 pound) sizes. Please email us directly for 5-gallon+ orders.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.