In skin care, linoleic acid does a lot of phenomenal things, and it works for all skin types, which is why you want it on your radar. This fatty acid might also be part of the reason why some plant oils cause breakouts while others don’t.
In this article, we’ve collected a list of the best linoleic acid skincare products, so you can enjoy the benefits of this wonderful ingredient. To reduce acne and retain moisture in your skin for a radiant look, make sure you try any of these linoleic acid skincare products!
1. Ren Clean Skincare Blemishes Be Gone Set
This anti-acne set includes both a clay cleanser and a light gel moisturizer to suit anyone dealing with acne or oily skin. It hydrates, nourishes, and and brightens up the skin while keeping breakouts at bay. The cleanser, in addition to the mattifying kaolin clay, also includes linoleic acid-rich sunflower and sesame oils, while the moisturizer has a dose of soybean oil. To try this wonderful set, you’ll have to go to Sephora.
2. Odacité Gr + G Grapeseed-Grapefruit Oily/Acne-Prone Serum Concentrate
This simple face oil formula contains grape seed oil to moisturize, reduce inflammation, and mattify the skin, and grapefruit oil with its uplifting, clarifying, and antibacterial properties. It can be used alone or blended with your moisturizer, and is especially recommended for those with acne-prone skin. It is available for sale at Nordstrom.
3. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster
This skin-brightening concentrate can be used as a serum, or mixed with your moisturizer, to help with hydration, dullness, scarring and hyperpigmentation. In addition to the wonderful linoleic acid, it also contains some exfoliating acids as well as powerful skin brightener vitamin C. You can find it at Sephora.
4. StriVectin Advanced Acids Oleic Rapid Recovery Milk
This fabulous linoleic acid product will nourish and beautify every skin type, since it contains more than just linoleic acid. It includes skin-replenishing ceramides, antioxidant NIA-114, and super anti-aging peptides. It is a totally non-comedogenic formula that will boost the look of everyone’s skin. It can be purchased online at Dermstore.
5. Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm
This thick moisturizer is great for those with dry skin, especially as a final balm after a lot of hydrating serums. It contains linoleic acid on its own, as well as a variety of oils rich in linoleic acid. Its anti-aging properties come from collagen-restoring argireline, while hydration comes from all kinds of humectants and emollients. It is available for buying through Sephora.
6. UMA Deeply Clarifying Face Oil
This luxurious formula infuses linoleic acid-rich grape seed oil with the most powerful anti-acne essential oils, like clove and tea tree. It helps to clarify the skin and fade acne quickly, and it can be used blended with face cream or simply on its own. You cannot go wrong with this face oil, so pick it up from Nordstrom.
7. Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil
With a lot of high-linoleic sunflower oil, as well as a few other skin-nourishing oils, this cleanser soothes and moisturizes the skin while removing makeup, oils, and improving the skin. Beyond that, it does all this without ever irritating the skin or clogging the pores! It is a great choice for all skin types. You can buy it at Sephora.
8. Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil
This perfect face oil is loaded with linoleic acid from grape seed oil, along with uplifting citrus essential oils and moisturizing avocado oil. It comes in rollerball dispensie, so it is easy and fun to apply, and you can use it alone or mixed with your moisturizer. It’s great for all skin types, but especially those that are feeling a little dull. This lovely little product is available for sale at Sephora.
9. Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
This is a skin-brightening and anti-aging face oil loaded with superfoods, as well as many oils rich in linoleic acid. In a sunflower oil base sit prickly pear, acai, and macqui oils to help fortify the skin against free radical damage and to boost its luminosity. It can be used by everyone, except those with severely oil skin. It is available for sale at Sephora.
10. Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
Rosehip oil is one of the best high linoleic acid oils, because it also contains two forms of skin-retexturizing vitamin A. This organic face oil from Pai is great for all skin types, including those who are acne-prone. It’ll help prevent premature aging, speed up the healing of acne, and minimize the look of darkness and scars. You can find it for sale at Nordstrom.
11. Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum
If your skin doesn’t do well with straight oils, this anti-aging linoleic acid serum is a perfect choice for getting that dose of linoleic acid along with a few other fabulous ingredients. In addition to a few linoleic acid-rich oils, this serum also contains a brightening dose of vitamin C and a selection of anti-aging extracts that stave off free-radical damage. It can be purchased at Ulta.
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