Phospholipids are naturally found in our skin as they are the main component of cell membranes. Phospholipids have humectant, emollient, antioxidant properties.
The phospholipids in our skin can be naturally depleted. Replenishing the phospholipids in our skin can help hydrate your skin. Due to their hygroscopic nature, they act as humectants and emollients. Humectants draw moisture from the air to your skin, while emollients help trap moisture in. This ingredient is non-occlusive.
Studies show phospholipids display antioxidant activity and may help with reducing the signs of aging.
Phospholipids are complex lipids that contain glycerin, two fatty acids, and a phosphate group. Some foods that contain phospholipids include soybeans and milk. The phospholipids found in soy come from Lecithin. This ingredient can also be synthetically created.
Some types of phospholipids:
Phospholipids is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.0% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Phospholipids is most often found as ingredient number 21 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Phospholipids the most:
Products with Phospholipids
- CosIng ID: 79711
- INCI Name: PHOSPHOLIPIDS
- All Functions: Skin Conditioning