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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Phosphatidylcholine (hydrogenated)

Saturated Phosphatidylcholine (PC-H) - (pronounced Foss-Fat-Tidel-Co-Lean)

PC-H acts as a delivery mechanism for active ingredients to reach the deeper layers of the skin and also provides the following benefits:

    • It aids in skin regeneration

    • Supports the barrier function of the skin

    • It prevents TEWL (trans-epidermal-water-loss) within the skin without being occlusive

    • It prevents keratinization (cell accumulation, dry patches, excess sebum production...)

    • It keeps the skin soft and supple.

Studies have shown PC-H to be very effective at treating acne. Comedones and papules/pustules were significantly improved within 2 weeks and remarkably improved after 4 weeks (64% reduction in comedones and 75% reduction ofpapules/pustules.)  PC-H provides over 300% improved activity of antibacterials probably due to its penetration and protective qualities.

Wound Healing and Infections - another study showed significantly improved life of skin grafts suggesting a nourishing skin health promoting effect of PC-H. 

It is surprising that with benefits like these that more brands don’t use this wonder ingredient.  It not only provides benefit to the skin directly, but it also boosts the effectiveness of anything else it is put with, making your serums and creams work that much harder.