The Essential Role of Omega Fatty Acids in Skin Care

The Essential Role of Omega Fatty Acids in Skin Care

Posted by Nicole Sherwin on

Essential to our overall health, omega fatty acids have been proven to deliver remarkable results when applied topically to skin. Here we breakdown more about their properties, their role in skin health and how to incorporate omega fatty acids into your daily skin routine.

What are omega fatty acids?
Omega fatty acids are a type of Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) which our bodies require for good health, but which we are unable to produce biologically. The most beneficial EFAs for our skin are Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Alpha-linoleic Acid (Omega-3) and Oleic Acid (Omega-9), which is technically a ‘non-essential’ fat because the body can produce a small amount on its own.
Essential for our health and skin, omega fatty acids are commonly found in:
Omega-3 – Fish oils, vegetable oils, walnut oil and leafy vegetables
Omega-6 – Safflower, grapeseed, sunflower, soybean and sesame oils
Omega-9 – Olive, sunflower and flaxseed oils, macadamia nuts

How can omega fatty acids help your skin?
Omega fatty acids offer incredible benefits to the health of your skin. They act as strong and important building blocks in the skin cells, strengthening the skin’s surface layers for a smoother, healthier and younger-looking complexion. Topical application of omega fatty acids helps to:
 
* Strengthen and smooth the skin’s surface
* Retain moisture, regulate oil production and maintain elasticity
* Repair the skin barrier to improve moisture and elasticity
* Soothe irritated, sensitive, dry and red skin
* Eliminate flaky skin, and completely re-hydrate skin
* Nourish and protect skin against environmental exposure and damage
* Reduce UV-induced photo damage and signs of ageing
 
How to add omega fatty acids to your skincare routine
While omega fatty acids can be consumed through diet, topical application is a highly effective way of delivering these fatty acids directly to the skin. It also has the extra benefit of adding moisture and hydration.
Ideal for all skin types, we've relaunched and repackaged our beloved Créme Brulée Body Butter that delivers the benefits of omega fatty acids in a lightweight yet thoroughly luxurious easy-to-apply body butter. Packed with concentrated levels of omega-3, -6 and -9 oils, plus skin-identical ceramides and hydrating ingredients, this nourishing all-over body butter replenishes dull, dehydrated skin and softens ageing skin, offering visibly younger, stronger and healthier-looking skin. It’s the perfect way to nourish your skin over your entire body, from the outside in.

Focusing specifically on your face, you can add The Ultimate Face Cream to your skincare routine. The Ultimate Face Cream is ideal if you want to experience the soothing effects of omega fatty acids and is also ideal for the delicate skin around your eyes. So a perfect 2 in 1. As a daily moisturiser, this formulation assists with collagen boosting, skin tightening, deep omega hydration and acne scar repair.

How to use
Our Crème Brûlée Body Butter - multi-use smart product:
1. Simply apply all over your body for the ultimate hydration.
2. Apply 2-3 x daily for scar or wound recovery.
3. Scoop a small amount and apply to intimate areas for the most incredible and non-irritating intimate lube.
4. Scoop a small amount and apply to scalp as a scalp treatment 1 x per week to assist in healthy hair growth and nourished scalp.

How to use
Our Ultimate Face Cream - Simply apply a pea-size amount (less is more here) twice daily, after cleansing and exfoliating, after applying your Superfood Face Serum.

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