Folic Acid

INCI: Folic Acid

What is Folic Acid?

Folic acid is a member of the vitamin B complex group. Precisely Vitamin B9 found in leafy green vegetables, cereals, legumes, and citrus fruits. It is beneficial to our skin both orally as well as topically. It integrates into the DNA sequences and helps with skin repair and change in an improvised manner. It comes as a crystalline, odorless powder.  Conditioning agent for solid and liquid preparation.

Use & Benefits

It is, just like other vitamins antioxidant in nature. It not only saves skin from any oxidative damage but also prevents damage caused by free radicals. Skin when exposed to any harsh environment for a prolonged time like sunlight, chemicals or polluted air; its minor cellular components gets depleted either by oxidation or by free radical formation. As a result, premature aging, discoloration of the skin, dark spots, etc. start appearing. Folic acid, when applied on the skin, it slowly integrates into to skin structure, strengthens and repairs it. It also has emollient properties; it forms a layer over the skin, which prevents moisture from escaping. Moisturized and well-hydrated skin are strong enough to fight against adverse conditions. Regularly when used, it improves skin’s health and condition. It is used in facial creams, lotions, anti-aging creams, and serums, in scrubs and some the hair care products as well.  

References

https://www.makingcosmetics.com/Folic-Acid-USP_p_681.html

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=AePNAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA172&dq=folic+acid+used+in+cosmetics&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx8e6J3KzjAhXFRo8KHXKuB7QQ6AEILTAB#v=onepage&q=folic%20acid%20used%20in%20cosmetics&f=false

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