The Secret To Beautiful Looking Skin? Evening Primrose Oil Is The Supplement You Never Knew You Could Benefit From

In the quest for smooth, supple and radiant skin it’s safe to say I’ve probably tried everything going; if there’s a new serum I’ll apply it, if there’s a new device I’ll try it, and if there’s a new breakthrough ingredient I’ll embrace it. Although I’ve been blessed (thanks mum!) with clear and relatively unproblematic skin, I’m still always looking for ways I can retain my glow and keep those telltale signs of ageing at bay for as long as possible. As I speed towards my forth decade those fine lines become more visible, my complexion starts to lack the plumpness it once had and a night of interrupted sleep is more visible than ever under my eyes – so I’m increasingly looking for solutions that can support my body’s needs. Once such area I’m particularly passionate about is boosting my diet with targeted and proven supplements, and the latest addition to my morning routine is Efamol Evening Primrose Oil capsules that have been that have been shown to support beautifully smooth and nourished looking skin.

WHAT IS EVENING PRIMROSE OIL?

I’ve no doubt you’ve heard of Evening Primrose Oil, but you’ve also quite possibly dismissed it as something not dissimilar to an old wives remedy. I recall my mum dragging me round health food shops as a child to stock up on those little yellow capsules and popping them daily. So what is this age-old ingredient and why is it still so relevant to women of today?

Extracted from the seeds of the yellow wildflower, Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids which are essential for the normal functioning of every cell in our body.

HOW CAN EVENING PRIMROSE OIL BOOST MY BEAUTY REGIME?

I’ve been taking three capsules of Efamol Evening Primrose Oil for over three months and have definitely noticed a subtle overall improvement in the texture and tone of my skin. As I reach less and less for my makeup bag and embrace my natural skin on a daily basis, those noticeable signs of fatigue have become less visible and the overall feeling is that my skin is softer than it once was.

Despite being in the middle of winter, I haven’t been reaching for the deeply nourishing treatments or night time moisturisers like I would’ve expected; instead my skin is happy enough with a little lightweight cream or a quick spritz of a hydrating spray. In recent years the constant movement from brisk wind to central heating has played havoc with my complexion, but over the last few months I’ve not experienced a single moment of dryness.

Although it’s hard to pinpoint Evening Primrose Oil being the sole reason for this positive change, it’s the only real ongoing difference or addition I’ve made to my routine. I believe it’s such a simple way to boost your beauty regime and ensure your skin gets the helping hand it needs, no matter your age or skin type.

Efamol Evening Primrose Oil: Skincare Benefits You Never Knew About

WHY EFAMOL EVENING PRIMROSE OIL?

The oil used in each capsule is carefully extracted from a specially cultivated Rigel Evening Primrose, the seeds of which contain up to 33% more GLA than other Evening Primrose Oils; this makes Efamol’s oil unique. Efamol also carefully manages each step of the extraction process to ensure that the oil stays in the same form as in the seed, retaining its natural properties once again.

Quality and purity are of high importance, which is why their unique Rigel Evening Primrose is grown in the Netherlands and New Zealand by the same growers they’ve relied on for the last 40 years. Efamol Evening Primrose Oil also has a long history in scientific research, with four decades of studies – and you know I’m all about being able to read up on the science!

THE CONSUMER TRIALS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

In a recent consumer trial, 77 participants were asked to complete a skin perception survey after taking Efamol Evening Primrose Oil for a three month period. The results illustrated the beauty benefits that such a simple addition to a daily routine could make…

** 82% agreed that Efamol Evening Primrose Oil supports beautifully smooth and nourished looking skin. **

** 85% felt happier and 82% more confident with their skin after three months. **

** 87% felt their skin looked and felt less dry and 72% agreed that their skin looked firmer. **

** 85% said their skin felt softer and 84% felt their skin was smoother. **

Efamol Evening Primrose Oil: Skincare Benefits You Never Knew About

I take so many supplements that I practically rattle, but the addition of Efamol Evening Primrose Oil is definitely something I plan to keep up with.

Even better is that it’s super affordable: £9.99 for 30 capsules or £12.99 for 90 capsules.


(GET 20% OFF USING CODE ‘EFAMOL20’ WHEN PURCHASED FROM www.efamol.com)

Why not add Efamol Evening Primrose Oil into your daily routine and see what it can do for you!

Find out more about Efamol Evening Primrose Oil and the consumer research conducted HERE.

AD: sponsored feature in partnership with Efamol Evening Primrose Oil; all opinions and insights my own.

The research was conducted between 18th September and 26th November with 77 consumers (women) aged between 18 and 65. The study was conducted by Cue Consumer Research in the UK and the study group took 6x 500mg capsules a day for 12 weeks.

Food supplements must not replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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The Secret To Beautiful Looking Skin? Evening Primrose Oil Is The Supplement You Never Knew You Could Benefit From

The Secret To Beautiful Looking Skin? Evening Primrose Oil Is The Supplement You Never Knew You Could Benefit From

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5 Simple Beauty Mantras To Live By Every Day For Better Skin

Over the past decade I’ve definitely become a skincare aficionado. Discovering the impact great products and an established regime can have has honestly changed my world, and skin care has become a real passion point of mine – from daily applications of SPF and a double cleanse, to embracing targeted ingredients and knowing to listen to my complexion, it’s something I spend a lot of time (and money) on. And it really does make all the difference.

One brand that’s definitely new to me, but is making waves within the skincare world, is Édelora – hailing from Switzerland, every product is enriched with a combination of Swiss alpine plant extracts and mineral-rich glacial waters for results that surprise and delight.

Sustainably cultivated Edelweiss plant stem cells act an excellent natural skin barrier protector and offer great anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helping to provide antioxidant benefits; what protects the plant from harsh weathers mountain-side can be harnessed for the benefit of our skin too. Additionally, the extraordinary water harvested from the Swiss glaciers has become globally recognised for its therapeutic properties, and is often recommended by dermatologists for those suffering with skin concerns and inflammatory conditions. Together they’re a real powerhouse to be reckoned with.

5 BEAUTY MANTRAS TO LIVE BY FOR BETTER SKIN WITH Édelora

Édelora believe in consistent small habits that work to contribute to stronger and healthier skin in the long term, so with that in mind I thought it would be visit five of my favourite beauty mantras that I live by every single day. They’re not complicated, they don’t require a lot of effort, but they will make all the difference if you embrace them fully; so here are five simple mantras to live by for better skin…

ONE: Skincare Is Self Care


You deserve to have moments of ‘me time’ and your skin deserves to be treated with respect; self care isn’t just about finding thirty minutes to practice yoga or wrapping up in a blanket with a cup of tea, it’s about looking after your skin and ensuring you look and feel your best at all times. Whether that’s adding in an extra step or two to your regime, investing in your face as much as you do your wardrobe, committing to a weekly face mask or simply taking the time out at the end of the day to thoroughly cleanse, it’s all self care.

WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Radiance Glow Mask is infused with Ionized Kaolin, Kombucha, Aquaxyl, Shea Butter and Cell Active Hydro to help boost circulation, hydrate, soothe and re-energise skin. It’s a great bi-weekly treat for skin, leaving it looking and feeling clear and radiant without any tightness or dryness.

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TWO: Sleep Smart


Those eight hours between the sheets aren’t only restorative for body and mind, but a key opportunity to look after your complexion too; and it starts way before your head hits the pillow. Removing your makeup thoroughly at the earliest opportunity allows you the time to fully enjoy applying the products you love, and for them to get to work. A thorough cleanse and a great moisturiser is often all you need at the end of the day, but little changes can also make the world of difference to your overall sleep experience. Spritzing a little sleep spray will help calm your mind and get ready for slumber (which is so important for looking and feeling refreshed,) while investing in a silk pillowcase can help to prevent the friction and irritation that sleeping on a cotton one can cause.

WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Timeless Youth Regenerating Emulsion features a combination of soothing botanical extracts that are an ideal treatment for stressed skin that’s been exposed to pollutants, UVA and UVB. Mimosa Bark Extract stimulates circulation, Sweet Broom Extract and Evening Primrose Oil revitalize skin, soothe irritation, reduce redness and fine lines, while Lotus Flower and Beech Tree extracts help to improve uneven skin tone. It’s the perfect way to combat the day.

THREE: Flow With The Seasons


Our skin is a living organ and responds to changes in our diet, stress levels, environment, hormones and so much more. A ‘one size fits all’ approach to skincare will never truly deliver the benefits you want, so it’s important to update your routine every season and really focus on what will help to make that all important difference. It may be swapping to a more lightweight moisturiser, or replacing your blemish control serum for a radiance building one; maybe it’s introducing a bi-weekly nourishing face mask or simply adding in a higher value SPF. Whatever it is, I guarantee you flowing with the seasons will ensure your routine is working as hard as possible for your needs.

WHY NOT TRY: The Édelora Treatment Essence is an easy way to boost your routine and deliver effective ingredients when you need them most: infused with fermented black tea (Kombucha,) it’s a great first step that will help to plump, condition and prepare your skin, as well as protecting from Blue and UV light.

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FOUR: The Power Is In Your Hands


Literally. Because facial massage is such an underrated tool that you should be embracing as often as possible. I’m such a fan of facial massage, for its blood flow stimulating properties in particular, but when I’m tired I always make time for five minutes massaging my skin in front of the bathroom mirror because you can instantly see the difference. With over 300 pressure points on the face, a massage helps to stimulate the muscles and lymphatic system to lift, tone and drain away puffiness, leaving your skin feeling fresher, plumper, brighter and altogether less tired. Manually lifting and massaging away any tiredness is incredibly uplifting – both physically and mentally – and a great way to start your day.

WHY NOT TRY: Each Édelora Hydrating Face Sheet Mask is infused with a double dose of radiance-enhancing Hyaluronic Acid and the hydrating, healing power of Vitamin E. The easy to use sheet mask creates the perfect environment to soothe and repair, fight free-radicals, firm and deliver radiance, making it a great morning pick me up – but even better is the fact you can use the leftover serum as a facial massage aid, delivering two skin loving benefits in one.

FIVE: Consistency Is Key


The best way you can look after your skin? Having a consistent and effective routine that works for you. It’s better to have three steps that you commit to than ten that you don’t, and better to have a handful of favourite products you use than a whole bathroom cabinet of ones you’ve barely touched. Start small and build your way up from the basics, fully enjoying your daily time in front of the mirror as a small step towards self care. (See point one above!)

WHY NOT TRY: Édelora Amino Acid Cleanser is an ultra gentle and versatile cleansing solution that contains  Japanese Honeysuckle and Natural Vegetable Glycerin to deliver essential Amino Acids that hydrate, repair and protect to reduce the signs of ageing and fatigue. It’s a great way to kick start your regime and can be used both morning and night.

5 BEAUTY MANTRAS TO LIVE BY FOR BETTER SKIN WITH Édelora

Which of my skincare mantras to live by do you most relate to? Which will you be embracing in your life?

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AD: this is a sponsored feature in partnership with Édelora Skincare; all opinions my own.

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5 Simple Beauty Mantras To Live By Every Day For Better Skin

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