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
EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41