WTF is Vitamin F?
Ready for a lesson on our favourite F-word, darlin'? Let’s go!
A gentle, yet effective all-rounder - just like you!
Vitamin F, also known as linoleic acid is an ingredient that helps with everything from compromised skin barrier to acne to dehydrated skin!
Who should use vitamin F in skincare?
In general, all skin types would benefit from vitamin F usage, especially those with acneic skin. It also is suitable for all skin types. So, win-win for everyone!
How does it benefit your skin?
- It moisturises the skin - really well!
Make dull and dehydrated skin a thing of the past! Being an omega 6 essential fatty acid, it maintains the natural moisture levels in the skin.
It also lessens transepidermal water loss, which is the escape of water from the skin - making it a literal thirst trap for your skin!
- Banishes acne and improves skin texture
We know, adult acne can be extremely annoying and painful - like those people who won’t stop giving you random unsolicited advice.
Well, Vitamin F can help you with one of them!
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 your back (and your skin)!
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
Overdid it on skincare layering? All that DIY skincare got your skin feeling itchy and dry? Sunburnt? 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 moisturises 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.