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gamma linolenic acid (GLA)

Fatty acid used in cosmetics as an emollient and antioxidant. GLA is considered a skin-soothing agent. It's found in black currant oil or seeds, evening primrose oil, and borage oil.

Reference for this information:

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, March 17, 1998, pages 414–420

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