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A class of lipids that form the defensive layer in the cellular membrane of the cell. Along with proteins, carbs, and nucleic acids, lipids (fats) are biological molecules that make up all living things. Phospholipids are made of both water-loving (hydrophilic) and water-repelling (hydrophobic) components, glycerol, fatty acids, and phosphate. As a result, phospholipids are great for keeping skin hydrated. Alongside the ability to clutch and hold onto water, phospholipids provide barriers in cellular membranes to protect the cell from UV damage, contamination, pollution, bacteria, and other toxins in the air.

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