Palmitic Acid

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Palmitic acid is the most common saturated fatty acid found in animals, plants, and other microorganisms—including the stratum corneum of our skin. It is a non-essential fatty acid that can be synthesized by our bodies. Palmitic acid is a great emollient and is a permeation enhancer, which means it helps other ingredients sink deeply into the skin.1 It may be drying on skin if not blended with other types of fatty acids or barrier supporting ingredients.

[1] Kim, M., Doh, H., Choi, M., Chung, S., Shim, C., & Kim, D. et al. (2008). Skin Permeation Enhancement of Diclofenac by Fatty Acids. Drug Delivery15(6), 373-379. doi: 10.1080/10717540802006898


Products with Palmitic Acid

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    An impurity dissolving, makeup-removing balm and nourishing gel cleanser in one—this ultra-gentle, pH balanced formula gives a luxurious cleansing experience that rinses clean and leaves your skin barrier happy.

  • Beam Me Up

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    The royal treatment for stressed, lacklustre skin. A light, nutrient-packed hydrating cream to soothe redness and irritation, rebuild barrier strength and boost elasticity. Visibly brighten with powerful antioxidant protection for plump, happy, glowing skin.

  • Night Shift

    tone balancing treatment: restore + correct

    Enhance luminosity overnight while working to boost skin integrity. Combat visible signs of photoaging, alleviate the appearance of redness, refine texture and deeply hydrate for a noticeably brighter, more even complexion.

  • Ctrl Z

    replenishing overnight facial: plump + reset

    Ever wish for an “undo” button for your skin? This multitasking facial is it. Powerful actives gently slough dead cells, plump and smooth, deeply detoxify, intensely hydrate, and diffuse the look of tonal and inflammatory imperfections. It’s an all-in-one reset for a juicy, bright, renewed appearance.

  • The Potion

    lipid recovery concentrate: firm + fortify

    Feed skin what it craves. A lush, fast-absorbing oil to soften dry, tight skin, calm redness and restore barrier strength. Gentle actives stimulate collagen synthesis and boost elasticity for a plump, smooth, lifted finish.


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