Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Great results in Skincare with Linoleic Acid

Some of the ingredients in skincare sounds like going through the spice isle of a grocery store, and the reasons for putting them in your lotions can seem mysterious.  We noticed there were a lot of seed oils in some of our popular skincare products, so we investigated why.  Seed oils have linoleic acid in them, which is an unsaturated Omega 6 fatty acid.  Linoleic Acid offer the following benefits to your skin:

• For UV induced hyperpigmentation, studies have shown to reduce pigmentation and used as a lightener.

• Hydrates skin and creates a moisture barrier.

• Wound healing

• reduce acne

• reduce Eczema

• anti inflammatory

Linolic Acid, combined with  alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3) in old terms is Vitamin F, however research in 1929 found that these nutrients are composed more as an essential fatty acid ( EFA ) than a vitamin, so it is no longer known as this.

Some products that we carry that have linoleic acid are the following

Raspberry Seed Oil - Coola Sport SPF 35 Sunscreen Spray Pina Colada
Borage Seed Oil - PCA Skin ReBalance
Grape Seed Oil - PCA Skin BPO 5% Cleanser
Sesame Seed Oil - Coola MineralBaby Organic SPF 50 
Wheat Germ Oil - PCA Skin Apres Peel Hydrating Balm
Other Products:
EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41


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