Evening Primrose Oil and Starflower Oil have especially high levels of Gamma Linoleic Acid which is ideal for soothing the skin and restoring the skin’s epidermal barrier and skin tone. Gamma Linoleic Acid is an essential fatty acid, similar to Alpha Linoleic Acid found in Rosehip Oil. This means these oils are amazing at hydrating the skin.
Starflower (Borage) Oil is often used in traditional medicines for skin problems such as dryness and irritation. Evening Primrose has been a traditional anti-ageing ingredient as well as being consumed to assist with skin problems. Because Evening Primrose Oil can oxidise quickly, this can make it difficult to package for topical use. For this reason, we bottled all of our oils and serums in airless and lightless pump bottles.
We added Natural Vitamin E which slows down this oxidation process down, as well as being good for the skin itself. It’s also highly bioavailable and has amazing antioxidant properties. However, it can still be helpful to keep the oil in a cool place if storing for a long period of time or even the refrigerator. Not the best smelling oil, but definitely one of the most effective.
Why is it important to keep oils protected from light and air?
Exposing an oil to oxygen and light can increase the amount of bacteria that reaches and contaminates the oil, causing them to lose their antioxidant properties and rendering them ineffective. That’s why we pack our oils and serums into airless and lightless pump bottles instead of droppers to keep them protected.
How do antioxidants work?
Happy you asked! One part of ageing is caused by “free radical damage”. Free radicals are molecules that have become short of an electron. To become stable, free radicals seek out other molecules and can take an electron from them. This can cause cell damage leading to skin ageing, among other things. Supplying antioxidants to the skin helps mop up these pesky free radicals so they leave your cells alone. The difficult part is to ensure that the antioxidants get deep enough into the skin to function. That’s why we choose the ones we use as they are known to be able to penetrate into the skin and get to work.
Do serums go underneath or on top of moisturiser?
Serums go directly onto the clean skin, under your moisturiser. Apply directly to the skin after cleansing and allow it to soak in for a few minutes before following with your favourite moistures. We have a few.
How often do the serums need to be applied?
For best results, use your serum every night before bed before you apply your moisturiser.
Is this a face serum or an eye serum?
We like to keep things simple even if marketing can sometimes tell us otherwise and get us to believe we need a different product for every part of the body, and even different parts of the face. All of our serums are made for your skin so rub it on whenever you like on your face and around the eye area. Feel free to use it on your body as well, we don’t discriminate.
Are serums safe to use around the eye area?
Our serums are safe to use around the eye area, however, we don’t think it will not feel great on the eyeball, so avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into your eye, simply rinse out with water. If using an oil, they do heat up to body temperature and can spread out across the skin. We recommend applying the serum to the orbital bone around the eye, not directly on the eyelids.
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).
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Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time! Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up-to-date list of ingredients.