In skincare product formulas, Evening Primrose Oil can help boost hydration and help skin look and feel healthier.
There’s more to flowers than just looking and smelling pretty. Many blooms have known benefits that range from herbal aids for common ailments to helping skin look healthy. The oil of one such flower, the Evening Primrose, has many different skin nourishing powers. Keep reading to learn all about Evening Primrose Oil benefits for skin.
What Is Evening Primrose Oil?
A relatively common wildflower with yellow petals and a lemony scent, it only blooms at night and is a biennial plant, meaning it flowers every other year. It sometimes goes by the name King’s Cure-All, due to its historical usage as a naturopathic treatment for a variety of ailments.
What Are The Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil for Skin?
In Kiehl’s skincare products, Evening Primrose Oil is infused into our moisturizing treatments that are designed to help boost hydration. The ripe seeds of Evening Primrose have a high content of omega fatty acids that are known to help with the appearance and feel of skin.
Should I Use Evening Primrose Oil At Morning or At Night?
While you can use Evening Primrose Oil on YOUR face at any time of the day, we recommend using it within your nighttime skincare routine. Your skin does the majority of its reparative functions at night while you sleep, which is why choosing products that best assist in those functions is key.
Where Can I Find Evening Primrose Oil in Kiehl’s Products?
At Kiehl’s we use Evening Primrose Oil in a variety of our skincare products, and it is one botanical oil featured in our Midnight Recovery Collection. To learn more about our skin treatments with this ingredient and Evening Primrose Oil for dry skin, keep reading.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Created with your skin’s nighttime repair function in mind, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a replenishing elixir made with Squalane and pure botanical oils of Evening Primrose, Lavender, Jojoba Seed, Sunflower Seed, Coriander Seed, Rosemary Leaf, and Rose Flower. The luxurious oil helps to visibly restore the appearance of skin by morning, meaning you wake up to skin that looks refreshed, hydrated, and revitalized.
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil: This cleansing oil is packed with skin-loving botanicals, including olive-derived Squalane, Lavender Essential Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil. It emulsifies with water to gently, yet effectively, dissolve even hard-to-remove makeup and impurities. It leaves skin feeling comfortable, smooth, and prepared for nighttime replenishment.
Midnight Recovery Eye: We add Butcher’s Broom Extract to the signature Midnight Recovery formula of Squalane, Lavender Essential Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil for this bestselling restorative eye treatment. Its creamy texture allows it to glide on smoothly over the delicate eye area, resulting in fresher, younger-looking eyes by morning.
Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Face Mask: With its unique, rich texture, this creamy facial mask combines Avocado Fruit Extract with Avocado Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil for a softening and smoothing treat for your skin. It intensely hydrates skin, leaving it soft and replenished while also preventing water loss by sealing in moisture.
There’s so much more to this little flower than meets the eye. Give your skin a wildflower boost with a routine boosted with Evening Primrose Oil.