Essential Fatty Acids
The human body does not create essential fatty acids (EFAs). Therefore, we must get them from food, supplements, or topical application to support the health of the cell membranes.
• Support flexibility, fluidity, and cell membrane permeability
• Influence cell-to-cell communication of all cells Omega-3 and omega-6 are key for skin health and often found in topical formulas.
Sources include rose hip seed oil, kukui nut oil, macadamia nut oil and
hemp seed oil.
• Reduces inflammation
• Improves skin barrier
• Increases hydration
Sources include sunflower, safflower, soybean and olive oil.
• Improves wound healing
• Boosts moisture, firmness, and elasticity
• Helps treat acne
Resources Barrett Hill, Florence. Cosmetic Chemistry. Orewa: Virtual Beauty Corporation, 2009. Draelos, Zoe Diane and Peter T. Pugliese. Physiology of the Skin, 3rd. ed. Carol Stream: Allured Business Media, 2011
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