Know Your Ingredients: Ceramides


What it is
Ceramides are a group of lipids (there are 9 different types) that make up about 50% of the skin’s natural protective barrier, preventing moisture from evaporating from the skin, thus keeping it hydrated and moisturized.

What it does
When applied topically, Ceramides can help restore the levels of reduced ceramides in the skin, thus rebuilding the protective barrier so that skin is hydrated and its appearance improved.
Although touted to be a powerful antioxidant, there is no scientific proof that ceramindes help fight or prevent the signs of aging. They simply work only as a moisturizing agent.

Side effects
Unfortunately Ceramides are scarce and that’s why products containing them tend to be on the expensive side.

(Source: Journal of Dermatological Science, September 2006)
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  1. Soledad Mendoza says

    HI! I love your blog, I found it a few weeks ago. I speak spanish but i`m gonna try to write in english.
    I own some products with ceramides, from Elizabeth Arden, a mascara and a lipstick.
    Thank you so much for the data.
    Big Huges!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Soledad Mendoza, aww thank you. I’m glad you like my blog and I hope to see you around often from now on. 😉

      I’m glad this information was useful to you. :)

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