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Ceramides Surge in Beauty – Skincare Benefits



Ceramides Surge in Beauty – Skincare Benefits

The surge in ceramides in beauty products continues to build momentum. Consumers are educating themselves on the benefits surrounding these molecules, particularly in the realm of skincare.

Featured in applications from creams to serums, these compounds are making waves in the beauty industry, captivating the attention of skincare enthusiasts and experts alike. As their relevance in products increases they’ve become mainstream.

But what exactly are ceramides and why are they so sought after in skincare practices globally? In this blog, we delve into the allure of ceramides and explore why they’re dominating conversation.

What are Skin Ceramides?

The skin’s protective and regulatory barrier function is primarily achieved within the top layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum. Skin lipids are pivotal in this process, with ceramides being a key lipid class involved (representing 40-50% of these lipids).

Ceramides are essentially the glue that holds skin cells together to keep the skin barrier intact and healthy. Within the skin, ceramides are vital for the skin barrier function. A healthy skin barrier helps seal in moisture and block harmful elements.

Ceramides offer multifunctional benefits for skin health, providing essential components and support of the skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture loss. The molecules also help regulate skin cell turnover, resulting in a smoother and more radiant complexion.

Ceramide efficacy in skincare:

  • Improve the vitality of skin cells
  • Help form a barrier to retain moisture within skin
  • Protect skin from environmental damage
  • Enhance skin texture and reduce fine lines

How do Ceramides Benefit the Skin?

Ceramides are found in various skincare formulations due to their essential skin benefits. They’re often used in routines as a daily application, morning and evening. With multifunctional benefits, ceramides are known to enhance a diverse range of product targeting.

They can be found in:

  • Moisturisers
  • Sun protection
  • Serums (for a range of concerns)
  • Eye care
  • Face masks/treatments
  • Toner
  • Cleanser

Ceramides Rise in Beauty Trends

Ceramides ability to support the skin’s natural barrier makes them indispensable for maintaining overall skin health and resilience against external aggressors. They have become an essential component for consumers in daily skincare routines.

This is not only amongst skincare experts, but in mainstream products as consumers search for the science behind the products they rely on everyday. Brands are being steered to prove the efficacy of their products, driving demand for science-led ingredients they can promote with confidence.

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