Borage oil has an exceptionally high content of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) which helps combat skin dryness.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5% to 13%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 1% to 6%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 5% to 30%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 30% to 76%
C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) max 18%
C18:3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) max 1%
C20:1 Eicosenoic Acid 1% to 5%
C22:1 Docosenoic Acid 1% to 3.5%
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 185-195
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Borage Oil are:
Emollient, Skin Conditioning.
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.