“A protective skin barrier reinforcer, Ceramide is a natural origin lipid that holds skin cells together to keep moisture in, preventing skin from cracking as well as healing it where the barrier broke down.“
Ceramides are lipid molecules that play a vital role in the skin’s structure and barrier function, such as limiting moisture loss and guarding against environmental harm. Ceramides are produced by the body, but their levels in the skin decrease with age (1).
Ceramide deficiency can cause drier, more sensitive skin and other problems. Ceramide levels can be replenished by taking supplements or using skin care products containing ceramides. According to some research, these may assist enhance skin health.
Ceramides are a type of fatty acid known as a lipid. They are naturally found in skin cells and account for approximately half of the outer layer of skin (epidermis) (1).
Ceramides aid in the formation of a barrier that prevents permeability. This seals moisture into your skin, preventing dryness and irritation. It may also aid in the protection of your epidermis from environmental damage.
These advantages may have anti-aging properties. When the skin is dry, fine lines and wrinkles become more visible. Moisture retention may reduce their visibility (1).