Protect and Treat Skin problems for Healthy skin!!
A healthy skin cell has a healthy membrane. Skin is significantly affected by Essential fatty acids. They are responsible for the health of our skin. The top layer of our skin is made up partly of essential fats that help create a waterproof barrier that seals in moisture to keep skin lubricated. It helps keep good things in, like water and nutrients, and allows waste products to pass out. It also helps to protect against harmful bacteria. It is the fatty acid’s job to keep the cell healthy and its membrane functioning.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that our body requires for good health but cannot produce itself so it must be obtained through diet and they can be obtained through topical application as well. Two fatty acids are known to be essential for humans: alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid). EFAs are a vital part of every cell in the body. They are a necessary component of the fluid lipid film coating the skin’s surface. This film maintains moisture, softness and elasticity in the skin as well as providing a protective barrier against disease-causing organisms and harmful bacteria.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID Sources
linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid)
Food sources of linoleic acid (LA) include vegetable oils, such as soybean, safflower, corn oil as well as nuts, seeds, and some vegetables (215). Animals, but not plants, can convert LA to arachidonic acid (AA). Therefore, AA is present in small amounts in meat, poultry, and eggs.
alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acid)
Flaxseeds, walnuts, and their oils are among the richest dietary sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Canola oil is also an excellent source of ALA.
Oily fish, such as herring and salmon, are the major dietary source of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
“Skin problems in general, are common in people who do not get enough essential fatty acids or have an imbalance of EFAs in their diet” Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, the Program Director for the Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine wrote in her article, “Women and Skin Conditions”
The body’s normal secretion of essential fatty acids decreases with age, leaving a less moist, protected and dry skin, characteristic of most ageing skin. As we age, we need to make sure our skin retains the required level of essential fatty acids through diet, supplements and feeding the skin directly through topical additives. Applying topical products containing EFAs directly onto your skin has the added benefit of actually adding moisture and hydration that will help prevent/correct skin barrier and cornification disorders and lower the rate of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) and keeps your skin’s barrier functioning healthily. This gives your skin a layer of protection, hydrating it and locking moisture in for softer, more nourished skin with youthful elasticity.
One study showed the usefulness of topical application of essential fatty acids (EFA) really do make a difference in the skin.
They’re particularly helpful if you have very dry skin, conditions like eczema, rosacea or psoriasis and if your skin is exposed to extreme weather like strong sun, wind, rain or cold – because this wear and tear can strip away the skin’s lipid barrier. When not getting enough Essential fatty acid the health of our skin suffers. Acne, pre-mature aging, skin is excessively dry and scaly, itchy rash, and inflammation, all act as a general indicator for low levels of these critical fatty acids. EFAs are also anti-inflammatory, so they help calm and soothe skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis. Making sure we’re getting enough both through our food and through our beauty products will protect and hydrate our skin.
Many studies have been done on EFA’s as treatment for eczema, and even extreme cases have benefited from the right kind of moisturizing creams. However, reducing the effects of eczema is a two-step process – furnish the nutrients needed internally, and protect the skin from harmful irritants aSkin care product will give the external protection you need.
In Jub’s lab, we have carefully chosen specific oils based on their proven benefits for healthy and beautiful skin as supported by documented research and studies. They are rich in linoleic acid, unique phytosterols and Essential fatty acids that help regenerate the epidermal permeability barrier reducing transepidermal water loss and they have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Jub – Facial moisturizer 15% Shea Butter with MultiVitamin Complex contains MultiVitamin Complex and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
- Jub Body butter – 20% Shea butter Body butter with Oat Protein and Argan Oil, A blend of 20% Shea Butter, Rice bran oil, Argan Oil and components extracted from spent barley grains, rich in phytosterols.
- Jub – Body Butter Sugar Scrub is a blend of Shea Butter, Argan oil, Canola oil, Safflower oil and Sunflower oil which is high in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
- Jub Facial soap, the special oils we use in Jub Facial Soap are carefully chosen oils that are high in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and unsaponifiables* that help moisturize, nourish and balance the skin.
* Unsaponifiables are components of an oily (oil, fat, wax) mixture that fail to form soaps when blended with sodium hydroxide (lye). Since saponifiable components of the original oil mixture do form soaps, the result of the soap making procedure is a mixture of soap and other materials. Unsaponifiable constituents are an important consideration when selecting oil mixtures for the manufacture of soaps because they may have properties such as moisturization, conditioning, vitamins, texture, etc. Source
Jub’s product effectiveness is based on unsaponifiable components (Essential fatty acids, phytosterols) working synergistically to block the inflammatory cascade and helps in controlling allergic skin reactions, slowing down inflammatory processes and in restoring the skin barrier.
Most people don’t get enough EFAs via their diet. Making sure we’re getting enough both through your food and through our products will protect and hydrate your skin.
The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment. This web site does not have the answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you are experiencing medical symptoms, you should consult your doctor.