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linoleic acid – fatty acids

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Unsaturated fatty acid used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. There is some research showing it to be effective in cell regulation and skin-barrier repair, as well as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory (Sources: Archives of Dermatological Research, July 1998, pages 375–381; Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, March 1998, pages 56–58; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, May 1996, pages 1096–1101; and Seminars in Dermatology, June 1992, pages 169–175).

Ethyl Linoleate (EL) is a stable form of Linoleic acid (LA). It is neutral, lipid-soluble form of LA. – Source

Glyceryl Linoleate is a monoester of glycerin and linoleic acid. It’s an emollient emulsifier.


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