Linoleic acid – a valuable and important fatty acid
One of the most important essential fatty acids, which means that the body needs it but cannot produce it itself, is linoleic acid. It plays a role among other things in the development of cell membranes and the control of vital processes in the body. Essential fatty acids ensure that the cell membranes remain elastic and that they support hormone production, the immune system and cell renewal processes. Linoleic acid is also used as a component in personal care products for its ability to moisturise the skin and reinforce the protective skin barrier.
About linoleic acid
- INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients name): Linoleic Acid
- Uses: Lip balms, skin creams, ointments, hair care
- Special properties of linoleic acid: Regulates the skin’s moisture, calms the skin