What Are Omega Fatty Acids & Why Your Skin Needs Them

As the general populace becomes more educated on their skincare products, certain ingredients and compounds have been a staple in many skincare routines. Omega Fatty Acids have become especially popular - thanks to their wide range of benefits. Let’s get into the different types of fatty acids and how they work with your skin. 

Omega Fatty Acids fall into the Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) category. These fatty acids are characterized by the fact that our bodies cannot naturally produce them, but their benefits are vital to our health. The most common EFAs you might find in your skincare products are Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Alpha-Linoleic Acid (Omega 3), and Oleic A cid (Omega 9). When applied to your skin, these fatty acids can have a major impact on health and suppleness, but consuming them through food or supplementation is a game-changer. 

Consume your skincare with these Omega Fatty Acid-rich foods and supplements:

Omega-3: Fish oils, vegetable oils, walnut oil, and leafy greens.

Omega-6: Safflower, Grapeseed, Sunflower, Soybean, and Sesame Oils

Omega-9: Olive, Sunflower, Flaxseeds.

Omega Fatty Acids help to strengthen your skin while promoting a supple, youthful complexion. When applied topically, these powerful skincare ingredients can repair a damaged moisture barrier, soothe sensitive, inflamed skin, reduce the effects from environmental stressors like UV rays, and regulate oil production while increasing moisture retention. 

How to Enhance Your Skincare Routine With Omega Fatty Acids

One of our favorite ways to sneak these essential fatty acids into your skincare regimen is with Goat Milk. Goat Milk skincare products are filled to the brim with Omega Fatty Acids, vitamins, and antioxidants to transform dry, dull skin into a plump hydrated complexion. 

Our favorite Goat Milk skincare products are made in small batches, lack unnecessary filler ingredients, and remain as sustainable as possible. Hudson Valley Skin Care’s Goat-to face line includes a Creamy Cleanser, Face Scrub, and Face Cream. All are rich with Goat Milk, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, and more to leave your skin looking and feeling brand new. 

HVSC didn’t stop with just a face line. The benefits of Goat Milk extend from your head to your toes with haircare, bar soaps, body lotions, and more. Each comes with their own unique set of benefits, but all of them boast the same essential skincare ingredient: Omega Fatty Acids. 

Oils are some of the best ways to obtain the benefits of these essential fatty acids. Sunflower Seed Oil is 70% Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), making it one of the most nutrient-dense oils in skincare. Hudson Valley Skin Care obtains this liquid gold from a local farm located just minutes from their lab, meaning freshness and quality is always guaranteed. 

HVSC’s Pure Perfection Face Oil is formulated with not only this essential fatty acid-rich ingredient, but other non-comedogenic oils with a multitude of benefits like Squalane and Vitamin E. Patting 2 drops of this oil onto your skin will leave you glowing from within, while delivering vitamins and nutrients that reap long-lasting rewards.

Omega Fatty Acids will continue to take the skincare industry by storm as more and more people realize their enormous benefits. We recommend not only including these essential compounds in your topical skincare routine, but also ensuring they are a part of your diet.