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known as Phospholipids

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function emollient, biomimetic, active delivery, emulsifier

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Phospholipids are nourishing skin-identical emollients with water binding properties. They make up about 75% of the cell membranes in our skin and when applied topically, they soften skin and can assist in penetration of active ingredients. They are also used to create liposomes; sensitive actives encased in lipid shells to help improve stability and delivery.

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