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linolenic acid

Naturally occurring, colorless polyunsaturated fatty acid liquid that functions as a skin-conditioning agent and skin-restorative ingredient. Also known as alpha-linolenic acid, this ingredient is a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid that occurs in vegetable oil and flax seed oil as well as canola and soy oils. Walnuts are a top dietary source of this fatty acid. Linolenic acid has research showing topical application helps improve many skin concerns.

See linoleic acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA)

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