What Are the Benefits of Fatty Acids in Skincare?

Posted by Halle Homel on

There are so many nutrients your skin can benefit from you using, and especially in the winter, you might be considering adding more fatty acids to your skincare routine. But, what are fatty acids, and why should you use them in your skincare? How can adding more fatty acids to your skincare routine help your skin look and feel better? Let’s dive into this skincare secret, so you can understand how fatty acids can benefit you!

Benefits of Fatty Acids in Skincare

What are fatty acids?

Fatty acids are essential nutrients that our bodies need to function. The most common ones that you’ve probably heard of are Omega 3 and Omega 6. These can be found in a number of foods, such as chia seeds, flax seeds, and fish oil, but they can also be found in some skincare products.

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Why are fatty acids good for skin?

These fatty acids are essential for helping your skin construct its own cell membranes and create a natural oil barrier. While we don’t like feeling greasy, it’s important to make sure that we balance our skin’s natural oils, and fatty acids help us do that. Using products that include fatty acids in our skincare routines can also help to add essential moisture back to skin after exfoliating.

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What ingredients include fatty acids?

The best ingredient that includes essential fatty acids for skincare is kukui nut oil. Kukui Nut Oil has been used by indigenous Hawaiians for years, and is a lightweight and healing oil that can help to not only replenish moisture that your skin needs, especially in the winter, but it can help you to get those nutrients you need to build those cell membranes.

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What products contain fatty acids?

So many of our products contain essential fatty acids like kukui nut oil. Incorporate it into your lip care with a Kukui Oil Lip Treatment, or into your moisturizing routine in our Makai Marine Moisturizer and Kona Peptide Eye Cream. You can use it on your whole body after exfoliating by using our Kukui Body Lotion (and even find it in our Sugar Body Scrub for exfoliating). 

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Looking for more natural moisture? Try our Aloe E Face Cleanser for naturally cleansing hydration.

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About the author:

Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Lassen when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @sunbirdsoul

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