Perilla oil is a member of the mint family and is native to Eastern Asia. This oil is a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and has an abundance of health and skin therapeutic benefits. Perilla oil is extracted from the plant called Perilla frutescens. This potent oil demonstrates antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities due to the abundance of linoleic acid. This makes it a great choice for problematic skin types and for treating aging skin – it is rich in omega-3 which soothes, repairs and provides powerful antioxidant protection for mature and aging skin. It is also rich in flavones and offers potent antioxidant activity thus preventing free-radical-induced damage to the skin cells, which can result in premature aging.