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Discover the benefits of Ceramides for your skincare routine

Ceramides are lipids; a class of fatty, waxy, or oily compounds that are insoluble in water and found naturally and abundantly in the skin. About 50% of our skin's surface is composed of ceramides, and these hard-working compounds play several key roles. As part of the natural ageing process, the skin's natural ceramide production slows, and ceramide levels drop. This can result in compromised skin barrier function, leading to moisture loss, dry skin, wrinkles, and sensitivity.

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What are Ceramides?

Ceramides are lipid molecules found abundantly in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. Here, they fill the gaps between skin cells, bonding them together to help create an intact moisture barrier between the environment and the body. Think of ceramides as the mortar holding the skin cells together like bricks in a wall.
Up to 15 different types of ceramides are found naturally in human skin, performing a range of functions. Ceramides 1 and 3 are both involved in skin moisture barrier function and work synergistically together, which is why you'll find them both in SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2.
The synthetic ceramides used in SkinCeuticals formulations are bioidentical to the skin's natural ceramides.

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