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Oenothera Biennis Oil

Our database includes 588 products that contain Oenothera Biennis Oil.

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What it is



Reduces Irritation


Fungal Acne
Comedogenic Rating:   3
Irritancy Rating:   2


Oenothera Biennis Oil is the fixed oil derived from the seeds of the Evening Primrose.

Evening primrose oil is rich in fatty acids. These fatty acids include linoleic (60-85%), oleic (5-12%), palmitic (4-10%), and stearic (2-4%).

The fatty acid composition makes it a great ingredient for soothing and moisturizing skin. However, it may not be Malassezia folliculitis, or fungal acne safe.

Further research is needed on the role of evening primrose in treating eczema.

Evening primrose is native to North America.

Also known as: Evening Primrose Oil and Epo

Oenothera Biennis Oil is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Community Stats

36 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Redness • Sensitivity • Hormonal Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Normal Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Dryness • Oiliness • Redness

Where it's used

Oenothera Biennis Oil is most often found as ingredient number 15 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Oenothera Biennis Oil, we've seen concentrations from 0.5% to 1% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Oenothera Biennis Oil the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35639
  • EC #:  289-859-2
  • All Functions: Emollient
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.