WTF is Vitamin F?
All about Vitamin F:
What is Vitamin F?
Vitamin F, also known as linoleic acid is an all-rounder ingredient that helps with everything from compromised skin barrier to acne to dehydrated skin. It’s gentle, yet effective - making it ideal for all skin types.
Who should use vitamin F in skincare?
In general, all skin types would benefit from vitamin F, especially those with acne prone skin. But it is suitable for all skin types. So, win-win for everyone!
Why this would work for you?
- It moisturises the skin - really well!
Being an omega-6 essential fatty acid, it maintains the natural moisture levels in the skin. Additionally, it also lessens trans epidermal water loss, which is the escape of water from the skin - making it an ultimate ingredient to treat dry, dehydrated skin!
- Banishes acne and improves skin texture.
We understand how frustrating adult acne can be, but don’t worry, Vitamin F can help you with this issue.
If you have acne-prone skin, applying vitamin F can help minimize redness and dryness that can come as a side effect from acne products.
- Protects the skin from the sun’s radiation
Now we’re not saying that you should completely skip sunscreen while using Vitamin F, but for the days when you accidentally do, this ingredient’s got you covered!
It recovers the skin from environmental exposure which damage healthy skin cells, and provides an added layer of systemic photoprotection.
- Calms angry, irritated skin, and protects the skin barrier
If your skin is feeling dry and itchy, or if you’ve got a horrible sunburn, chances are you might’ve damaged your skin barrier. Vitamin F helps combat this problem by building the outermost layer of your skin that protects you from the outside pathogens, bacteria, germs, UV light, etc.
Similarly, it also fights skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and rosacea.
- Reduces signs of skin aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and collagen loss
As we get older, our skin starts to become drier, less elastic and loses collagen - which can lead to signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.
As mentioned earlier, Vitamin F intensely moisturizes the skin and helps to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.
Ready for vitamin F? Here are some things you should keep in mind:
- Vitamin F is safe to use twice a day, morning and night
- It works even better with hydrators such as hyaluronic acid, anti-aging, and SPF products.
- In general, vitamin F can be used with all ingredients safely.