Often overlooked and rarely explained, ceramides actually have a proven record as an anti-aging ingredient
Ceramides are lipids—or fats—that are naturally found in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of the skin and they make up over 50 percent of the skin’s composition. So, in short, they play a vital role in determining how your skin looks and how it responds to environmental stressors. Think of ceramides as the mortar between the bricks—the bricks here being your skin cells. Ceramides help hold the skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against damage from pollution and other external factors.
But why exactly would you need ceramides in your skincare products? The answer is simply because age and sun damage reduce the effectiveness of your skin’s natural ceramides, which can, in turn, lead to dry, rough skin, wrinkles, irritation, redness and visible signs of dehydration. Here are some of our top recommendations for products containing ceramides…
Ceramidin Serum is powered by five different ceramide complexes to restore hydration and protect the skin against water loss.
Preventing hydration while also softening the skin, the Avoskin Your Skin Bae Ceramide LC S-20 1% + Mugwort + Cica Toner will fill the skin barrier with the help of Mugwort and Centella Asiatica Extract.
3. Sunday Riley
Rich but lightweight, the Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream replenishes the skin with lasting hydration to create a smooth, balanced and ageless look.
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