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known as Maracujá Oil, Passionfruit Oil

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function emollient, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant

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Passiflora Edulis (Maracujá) Seed Oil

Maracujá oil, also known as passionfruit oil, is remarkably high in skin healing linoleic acid. It’s rich in protective antioxidants to battle the effects of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors. Antioxidant lycopene works with maracuja’s natural vitamin C content to even skin tone and promote collagen production for firmer, brighter, smoother skin.

Why is anti-inflammatory linoleic acid great for all skin types? It’s the major lipid, or fatty acid, that converts to arachidonic acid in the skin. Arachidonic acid leads to prostaglandin E2, which is an inflammatory modulator.1 This means linoleic is one of the most prized fatty acids for reducing inflammation in the skin. In fact, many acne-prone skin types are found to be deficient in linoleic acid.2

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[1] Lio, M.D., P. (2015). Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oil. Retrieved 8 February 2020, from https://www.dermatologytimes.com/dermatology/skin-barrier-benefits-sunflower-seed-oil

[2] Strauss, John S. (1986/02/01). Essential fatty acids and acne. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 14, 221-225. doi: 10.1016/S0190-9622(86)70025-X

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