Evening Primrose has the most important components in terms of amount of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), mainly linoleic acid (LA) and Y-linolenic acid (GLA), which belong to the Group of Omega-6 acids.
Linoleic acid belongs to the group of essential fatty acids. This oil contains more than 70% linoleic acid (LA) and about 9% _-linolenic acid (GLA) . Linoleic acid and _-linolenic acid contribute to the proper functioning of many tissues of the human body, because they are precursors of compounds that lead to generating anti-inflammatory diseases, including skin problems.
Linoleic acid plays an important role in the proper functioning of the skin, in particular the stratum corneum, in which it is one of the most important components of the ceramides that form the lipids layer. It has been shown that the presence of this acid prevents the skin from flaking and the loss of water through the epidermis, while at the same time the skin is soft and elastic and the process of epidermal keratinization is regulated. A shortage of linoleic acid, which is present in large quantities in ceramide 1, leads to its replacement by oleic acid. This causes a deterioration of the protective properties of the epidermis.
Research: Effect or Topically Applied Evening Primrose Oil On Epidermal Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis AS A Function of Vehicle
The Evening Primrose Oil in Aurora Dionis Dermacosmetics comes from North America and is organic certified by the Italian CCPB instance. The notes are pressed cold on request to guarantee freshness.