Ceramides are essential lipids (fats) naturally found in skin's outermost layer. Ceramides are a part of skin's natural moisture factor (NMF) and help lock in moisture, prevent water loss and protect skin from environmental stressors, irritants and pathogens. Ceramides are used in skincare products like creams and lotions, to replenish the skin's natural barrier and improve the skin's ability to protect itself from environmental stressors.
Various (Ceramide 1, 2, 3, 6 II, EOS, EOP, NG, NP, NS or AP)
Ceramides are created or derived from plant sources.
Ceramides are generally well-tolerated on skin and are considered safe for most, especially for those with compromised or sensitive skin barriers.
Creates Moisture-Rich Skin
Ceramides help to seal in moisture and prevent water loss from skin. They form a protective barrier that helps to keep skin hydrated, plump and smooth.
Strengthens Skin Barrier
Ceramides are essential to maintain a healthy skin barrier. They act as a "mortar" between skin cells and provide structural integrity and strength to the skin barrier. A strong skin barrier helps to protect skin from environmental aggressors, irritants and pollutants and reduces the risk of inflammation.
Calms and Soothes Skin
Ceramides have anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm and soothe irritated or sensitive skin. They can alleviate redness, itching and discomfort associated with skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and rosacea.
Contains Anti-Aging Benefits
As we age, the natural production of ceramides in skin decreases. This can lead to a compromised skin barrier and increased moisture loss which results in fine lines and wrinkles. By replenishing ceramides in skin, it can help improve skin elasticity, firmness and smoothness to reduce the signs of aging.
Protects Against Environmental Damage
Ceramides act as a protective shield against environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution. By strengthening the skin barrier, ceramides prevent the damage caused by these external factors including premature aging and skin damage.