Our database includes 2713 products that contain Lecithin.


Lecithin is a term for a group of substances found in plants, animals, and humans. They are made up of mixture of fatty acids. These fatty acids usually are a mixture of phosphoric acid's choline ester connected to stearic, oleic, and palmitic acids. Most lecithins are created from plant ingredients scuh as sunflower.

Lecithin is an emollient. Emollients help soften the skin and creates a barrier to keep moisture in.

As an emulsifier, it also helps prevent water and oil ingredients from separating. Lecithin can help ingredients be better absorbed by the skin. The phospholipids in Lecithin can produce liposomes. Liposomes help other ingredients get through the skin barrier.

People also like: Glycerin, Squalane, Panthenol

People also dislike: Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid

Also known as: Soy Liquid, Soy Powder, Sunflower Liquid, and Sunflower Powder

Lecithin is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 7.6% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

46 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Sensitivity • Redness • Texture

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Wrinkles • Redness

Where it's used

Lecithin is most often found as ingredient number 22 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Lecithin the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34995
  • EC #:  232-307-2 / 310-129-7
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.