What Are Omega Fatty Acids?
They 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 Alpha-linoleic Acid (Omega-3), Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), and Oleic Acid (Omega-9), which is technically a ‘non-essential’ fat because the body can produce a small amount on its own.
They help keep the outermost layer of the skin strong and healthy. They help enhance the skin's ability to act as a barrier, preventing moisture loss and maintaining elasticity. They play an important role in the inflammatory response of the skin, and they also help keep the skin soft and smooth to the touch.