Linolenic Acid


Linoleic Acid is a polyunsaturated essential fatty acid found mostly in plant oils such as sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn, and canola oils as well as nuts and seeds. It is an essential building block for ceramides, one of skin's main moisturizing elements, helps makes the skin's barrier stronger so it can effectively keep water in and irritants out.  Topical use of linoleic acid helps reduce acne breakouts.

Benefits of Linolenic Acid

  1. Building block for skin
  2. Skin lightening and even out skin tone due to suppression of melanin production by active melanocytes. 
  3. Suitable for acne-prone skin - this is because research has shown that acne sufferers have a lower concentration of linoleic acid on their skin's surface, which could be contributing to their clogged pores.

 Some of the oils that contain Linolenic Acid

  • Argan Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Walnut Oil
  • Borage Oil
  • Black Currant Seed Oil
  • Cranberry Oil
  • Hazelnut Oil
  • Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil

* Vitamin F contains Linolenic Acid and Alpha-Linolenic Acid, which supplies calories, provides structure to cells, supports growth and development, and is involved in major bodily functions like blood pressure regulation and immune response.