If you’re going through countless of skincare products to try to maintain your plump-looking skin, look for this ingredient in your skincare and makeup products next time: ceramide. Essentially a type of naturally occurring fat molecule that is found mainly in the outermost layer of skin, the ingredient works like a glue to bind skin cells together to form a protective layer that stops transepidermal water loss so that skin doesn’t dry out.
In beauty terms, for skin that is chronically dry, ceramides help to repair the stratum corneum, improve skin hydration and keep skin soft. Additionally, ceramides are also crucial in maintaining the skin’s barrier function. When skin’s hydration is maintained, it is less prone to irritation. Ceramide is a godsend for skin that is stressed, scaly, parched, aged and sun-damaged.
Wondering what products contain this wonderful ingredient? Click through the gallery to see our top 10 favourite products that contains ceramide!
Text: Letty Seah / Her World / September 2017
Additional text: Cheryl Lim
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