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Evening Primrose Oil is one of the richest plant sources of GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid, a very special Omega 6 essential fatty acid. GLA helps to regulate skin's moisture, reduces inflammation, and can also stimulate the growth of healthy hair and skin. People receive their biggest share of GLA when they are breastfed as infants, but other than its presence in breast milk, GLA is not produced by the human body. Though fatty acids, such as GLA, are necessary to your health, they must be supplemented through diet and topical application. Evening Primrose Oil provides a hefty dose of GLA while moisturizing skin and hair. Try adding Evening Primrose Oil or Organic Evening Primrose Oil to serums, lotions, salves, and body scrubs.
Evening Primrose Oil is a classic skin care ingredient. How do you use it in your own formulations?