Lecithin is a naturally occurring fatty substance found in plant and animal tissues, that’s used to blend water and oil-based ingredients in formulas to improve product texture, consistency and overall performance. It’s most commonly used in skincare products like creams, lotions, serums and cleansers.
Lecithin can be derived from various natural sources like soybeans, sunflower seeds and egg yolks, with soybean lecithin as one of the most used plant-based sources.
Lecithin is generally well-tolerated on skin and considered safe, with rare cases of irritation or adverse reactions.
Prevents Product Separation
Lecithin acts as an effective emulsifier and blends water and oil-based ingredients to create a more stable, smoother product.
Improves Product Performance
Lecithin improves product spreadability and absorption to increase overall performance.
Creates Moisture-Rich Skin
Lecithin forms a protective barrier on skin's surface to reduce moisture loss and promote more hydrated skin.