Linseeds are a skin and hair friendly agent. Their ability to retain water into the skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated, can be attributed to their polyholosides content. Linseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. A popular ingredient in high quality cosmetics, they are also a source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous.
These teardrop shaped seeds, boiled in water and filtered, produce a jelly like remain, the mucilage, which, when added to shaving cream, protects the skin against coatseness.