Mainly used in production of soaps and cosmetics. Lecithin is used in cosmetics as an emollient, emulsifier and a natural antioxidant. As a phospholipid, Lecithin has excellent water binding capabilities. Due to its love of oil and water, Lecithin is great at replenishing the acid mantle on the skin as well as attracting water to the skin and so makes a great moisturizer.
It is also a spreading agent and helps products to be more smooth and spreadable on the skin. Lecithin is considered to be a non-toxic and well tolerated surfactant.
Other Names: L-alpha-Phosphatidyl choline; Soybean lecithin. Sometimes Lecithin is used as a synonym for pure phosphatidylcholine, a phopholipid. Phosphatidylcholine occurs naturally in all cellular organisms. It is one of the components of the phospholipid portion of the membrane of a cell.
Appearance: Dark Brown Viscous Liquid
INCI Name: Lecithin
Solubility: Low Solubility in Water
Natural or Synthetic: Natural, Lecithin can be any of a group of fatty substances that occur in plant and animal tissues and in egg yolk. Lecithin is an important part of cell membranes and is totally metabolized in the body. Lecithin contains a mix of a variety of phospholipids and the composition of the lecithin is dependent on the origin of the lecithin. Soybean oil is a very important source of lecithin
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 1 Year
Storage: Cool Dark Dry, Tightly Closed.
Not for Ingestion.
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