EFAs and Skin Health

When it comes to skincare, there are many ingredients that claim to work wonders. One group of ingredients that often gets overlooked but plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin are EFAs or essential fatty acids.

Essential fatty acids are fats that our bodies need for optimal health but cannot produce on their own with omega 3 and 6 as two of the most important. These fatty acids play a key role in helping your body absorb vitamins and minerals, promote proper nerve, hormone and growth functions and are crucial for maintaining the skin's natural barrier function which helps to keep it hydrated, supple, and protected from environmental stressors. They also play a key role in reducing inflammation, promoting collagen production, and improving overall skin texture. By working to help strengthen the skin's lipid barrier, incorporating EFAs into your daily intake is an excellent way to help retain moisture and maintain a healthy complexion.

While essential fatty acids can be taken daily as a supplement, they are also found in various foods such as salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts, and chia seeds. You can also consume EFAs easily if you cook with vegetable oils, eat dark green vegetables like kale, collards and chard, or incorporate seed and nuts into your daily snack.

It is important to note that these vital omegas can also be commonly found in many plant-based skincare products, including serums, moisturizers, and oils. These powerful ingredients work alongside ceramides and barrier based ingredients to hydrate, repair and protect the skin, leaving it looking dewy and supple. The use of EFAs in natural products is another good reason to include plant and lipid-based products into your skincare ritual as those nutrients are essential for skin overall health.

When it comes to our brand, we formulate our products with the inclusion of EFAs, ceramides, and barrier based ingredients to provide essential hydration and protection that lasts. Taking a deep dive you will find essential fatty acids in many of our products, ensuring your skin gets the nutrients it needs to stay hydrated and protected against the elements. Some ingredients we formulate with that are naturally rich in omegas include organically sourced Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter.