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Ceramide 101

Why is it important to maintain your skin barrier? 

As we all know, skin is our largest organ. The skin barrier plays an integral role in maintaining the structure and function of the skin. It is responsible for keeping microbes, pollutants, chemicals and allergens from penetrating the skin.  It also regulates water and therefore prevents dehydration.

What compromises your skin’s barrier?

There are lots of factors that can affect the function of the skin barrier. Some of these are weather, pollution, allergens, smoking, too much sun exposure, stress, some medication, and aging. In addition to these external factors, poor use of actives like AHA and Retinoids can also affect the skin barrier.

What happens to your skin when your barrier is compromised?

If your skin barrier is damaged, it could lead to skin problems like loss of elasticity, discoloration, dry, itchy, or flaky skin.. Or it could play a role in conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

How do ceramides work? Why are they an important part of your skincare routine?

Ceramides act as a glue in between skin cells, holding it all together. They are lipids that are naturally present in the skin. As we age, we start losing these ceramides, leading to sagging, loss of elasticity, damaged barrier, etc. Therefore, it is beneficial to include them in your skin care routine. 

How is this product different than other ceramide creams?

The Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream contains not only ceramides, but also ceramide precursors such as Phospholipids, Phytosphingosine and Hyaluronic Acid, which help increase the body’s own natural ceramide production. These help upper layers of the skin produce more ceramides. So not only does the cream replenish the ceramides, it also helps skin generate its own ceramides.

How do the unique ingredients work together to provide protection and hydration? 

Ceramides work most effectively when combined with other skin-identical ingredients like the vegan desert milk and whipped coconut milk. This combination helps improve skin tone and texture, while reducing irritation and providing further moisturization of the skin to maintain skin elasticity.

What are the skin results?

With all of its potent active ingredients, the Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream can help strengthen your skin’s barrier and improve hydration both immediately and overtime. This results in smoother, firmer skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles.

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