Ceramides are a class of ingredients, which includes ceramide ap, ceramide 3, ceramide eop, ceramide eos, ceramide ng, ceramide np, ceramide ns and ceramide 6-ll. Their function is to hold the skin cells together by creating a barrier against water-loss from the inside-out, and external aggressors from the outside-in. They make up almost 50% of our skins composition, but they can be depleted by UV, free radicals & pollution, and their production also naturally slows with age. Applying ceramides topically can increase the levels of ceramides in the epidermis, and therefore supports the natural healthy functioning of the skin.
Ceramides are a type of lipid or fatty molecule that are crucial components of the skin's barrier. They form a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss and shields the skin from environmental stressors. They are used in skincare for their essential role in maintaining skin barrier function.
Ceramides help strengthen the skin's barrier, improving its ability to retain moisture and keep irritants out. They support the skin's natural repair and regeneration processes and contribute to a smoother, softer, and more supple skin texture. They can also help soothe and calm dry, irritated, or sensitive skin.
If any of the following apply Ceramides might be a good option for you:
Dry and dehydrated skin
Impaired skin barrier
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Ceramides:
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