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Body Part Body     Face     Feet     Hands    
Age Adolescent     20s/30s     40s/50s     60+    
Solubility Cream     Liquid (Oil)    
Skin Type Dry Skin    
Product Style Do It Yourself    
Need/Issue Basic Skin Health/Nourishment     Cellular Health/Function     Dryness     Eczema     Psoriasis    
Ingredient Type Lab Designed     Paraben Free     Powder     Vegan    

Ceramides

$7.50

Size

SKU 110

This polar lipid will enhance skin moisturization and skin protection, ultimately helping to repair sensitive and dry skin. Use ceramides if you want to prevent skin roughness and increase skin hydration.

A good article on these synthetic ceramides can be found here.

Body Part Body     Face     Feet     Hands    
Age Adolescent     20s/30s     40s/50s     60+    
Solubility Cream     Liquid (Oil)    
Skin Type Dry Skin    
Product Style Do It Yourself    
Need/Issue Basic Skin Health/Nourishment     Cellular Health/Function     Dryness     Eczema     Psoriasis    
Ingredient Type Lab Designed     Paraben Free     Powder     Vegan    

Many products provide Ceramides, but at very low concentrations because of their high price. You can use this active to provide your skin with quantities of Ceramides that will make a real difference. Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules; a ceramide is composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid.

Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membrane, but they have more than a structural role. They are signaling molecules involved in the regulation of cellular differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis.

The skin acts as a protector against water loss and physical, chemical, and biological attack. To perform its protective task, the skin must have a resistant barrier. This barrier is provided by the 'horny layer' stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the epidermis. The stratum corneum consists of anuclear flattened cells, the corneocytes, imbedded in a lipid mixture consisting mainly of a lamellar structure of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acid. Insufficient formation or loss of skin lipids can result in an increased water loss and increased penetration of harmful compounds from the environment, both of which often cause skin dryness and skin sensitivity.

Ceramides also inhibit cancer cell growth.

Each tube (1 g) is enough for about 4 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 1% concentration. Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or European Cream.

Ceramides do not dissolve easily. They need to be soaked in oil overnight before adding them to any formulation. Use a generous amount of oil (10-15 milliliters oil per 1 gram tube of powder) and let sit, then test for grittiness the next day. Heat can be used to expedite the process as well. Most oils should work, but our favorite is rosehip seed oil.

If ceramides have already been added to a cream and are causing textural issues, microwave the cream in increments of 5-10 seconds, stirring between each time, until the texture improves as desired. Be cautious when heating either the oil or cream, and make sure not to heat a cream too much as it can damage the emulsion.

Ceramides.

Customer Reviews**

  • Author: Ruth
    Our dermatologist suggested my husband use Cerave Cream for his dry skin and for me to use the same cream underneath my prescription retinoids. I bought the base cream and added Ceramide to it. I feel we are using a much better cream at a lesser cost. My husband and I are very pleased. Thank you Skinactives. Ruth

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