The word “lecithin” translates from Greek as “yolk. This is because lecithin was first extracted from chicken eggs. And only later it was discovered that this important cell building material can be extracted from algae, soybeans, cotton, rapeseed and sunflower oils, and plant seeds.
It is valued for the fact that it, like Caesar, can solve several problems at the same time. For example, it restores damaged cells and barrier functions of the skin, acts as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals, “transports” vitamins and nutrients to where they are most needed, breaks down fats into tiny particles. Of course, in cosmetics such a “helper” comes in especially handy.
How does its deficiency appear?
You’ll notice it right away.
Your skin will feel…
- uneven tone,
- uneven texture,
- with more pronounced wrinkles.
How it works
As a builder rebuilds bricks from the ruins of the fortress, so lecithin “patches up the holes” in the damaged body. It normalizes the protective functions of the skin. Especially for damaged, nourished and age-damaged skin. It stimulates the formation of new cells and protects the integrity of existing cells. The skin becomes nourished, evenly toned and smooths out crow’s feet. The face looks as if radiant, filled from within.
In addition, thanks to its structure and properties of an emulsifier, this substance gives a whipped cream texture to make-up products as thick as homemade sour cream. They will spread smoothly and easily on the skin, absorb more quickly and better, and be absorbed almost 100%.
Where to look
Lecithin is used in creams, serums, masks, patches, sunscreens, eye and lip balms.
One of the main advantages of lecithin products is their adaptability. That is, for example, SPF cream will not swim in hot weather and will not retain moisture in winter, thereby not making the skin more vulnerable to cold, while protecting it from peeling and chapping.