- Ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the uppermost layers of the skin
- They come in high concentrates with 50% of them making up the skin’s composition
- Ceramides help to hold the skin together forming the protective barrier and protecting against damage
- Popular for their powerhouse anti-ageing abilities there are many different types used in skincare
Who can use them?
Everyone can use ceramides as there are so many to choose from making it easy to find the best one to fit into your skincare routine.
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are the mortar between the skin cell bricks that make up to over half the skin form. Working in the outermost part of the skin they provide protection from free radical damage and other environmental aggressors that come into contact with the skin every day. They are able to support the skin barrier to function properly by limiting the amount of moisture lost throughout the day. Some signs of damage, such as pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles are all reduced thanks to the hydrating and repairing these powerhouse ingredients provide. You’ll find that after consistently using ceramides overtime your skin looks smoother, feels firmer and generally more youthful.
Side effects of Ceramide
Dependent on the skincare formulation ceramides are mixed into will determine how you should introduce the product into your daily routine.