Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg + vitamin E (30 Capsules)
Evening Primrose Oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)—an omega-6 essential fatty acid that helps strengthen the skin barrier, reduces moisture loss, and causes the anti-inflammatory effects that can calm some of the lesions associated with acne, as well as the redness. Essential fatty acids are necessary for human health, but the body can’t make them—you have to get them through food or supplementation.
Acne formation relies heavily on two hormones: insulin and insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). GLA plays a role in insulin absorption and has be shown (1) to decrease inflammatory acne acne by 40 to 50%, and non-inflammatory acne by about 20%.
(1) Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Gamma-linolenic Acid on Acne Vulgaris: A Randomised, Double-blind, Controlled Trial. Jae Yoon Jung, Hyuck Hoon Kwon, Jong Soo Hong, Ji Young Yoon, Mi Sun Park, Mi Young Jang, Dae Hun Suh. DOI: 10.2340/00015555-1802
Suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
Evening Primrose Oil 1000mg (GLA 9%).
Vitamin E (dl-Alpha-Topoperyl Acetate) 10mg (83% RDA)
Gelatine, Glycerine & Purified Water