Omega Fatty Acids make up a vital part of our skin’s layers and is essential for aging and dry skin types. They nourish damaged skin and combined with cholesterol and ceramides they make up the closest substance found in layers of skin. Amazingly beneficial for all skin types, these fatty acids from fish or plant-based extracts provide a dose of antioxidants and strengthen skin against environmental factors. As we age, our skin regenerates fewer fatty acids and other substances that plump our skin (think fresh baby cheeks!) so ingredients closest to our own genetic makeup will aid in greater skin health. Omega fatty acids can also soothe inflammation and redness as well as lessen UV damage.
Sources of Omega Fatty Acids: Omega 3 (aka ALA – alpha-linolenic acid, EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA – docosahexaenoic acid) – fish oil, flaxseed (linseed) oil, chia seed oil and walnut oil. Omega 6 (aka Linoleic acid) – grapeseed oil, hempseed oil, borage oil and other plant-based oils. Omega 9 (aka Oleic Acid) – olive oil, sesame oil, camellia oil.