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INCI name
Alternative names
E 322, Lecitina Vegetal, Lecitin
Lecithins. The complex combination of diglycerides of fatty acids linked to the choline ester of phosphoric acid
INCI function
Antistatic, Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin conditioning
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electrical charge on a surface
  • Rating: average Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures of non-miscible liquids by altering the interfacial tension
  • Rating: good Maintains the skin in good condition
  • Rating: good Softens and smooths the skin
  • Rating: very good Binds moisture

Studies, literature and statements on Lecithin

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 164

    Active ingredient similar to fat, which is found in all animal and plant cells, especially high contents in egg yolks, brain and spinal cord and in plant seeds. Soya lecithin shows a high contents of essential fatty acids, especially lineolic acid. Lecithin lowers the surface tension of water. In cosmetic preparations, it promotes resorption, absorption and penetration of the contents, works to soften and take fat out of the skin and the hair. It can be used in many ways in hair and skin care materials, among other things as well as a co-emulsifier and in addition is used for the manufacturing of liposomes.

  • Kursbuch Kosmetik, page 163

    Moisture giving material, smoothing, maintenance. Good to care for dry skin, because lecithin is an outstanding moisture binder.

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