We'll be the first to admit, there are a ton of different skincare ingredients in the beauty industry. It can be hard to keep track of what's what and what works best for your unique skin type's needs.
While looking for ways to upgrade your skincare routine, you’ve probably run into the word ceramides once or twice. We like to think of ceramides as the dark horse of skincare ingredients. It’s underutilized, full of potential, and are already in our skin!
Ceramides are considered a skin-identical ingredient because they are already naturally occurring in our skin.
With a skin-identical ingredient, you don't need to worry if it's going to work for you or not because your body produces ceramides on its own.
If you aren’t familiar with this essential skincare ingredient, don’t worry. We’re here to help.
Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know.
What exactly are ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the uppermost layers of skin. Our skin is made up of nearly 50% of ceramides. Which means they play a vital role in the look and feel of our skin.
Ceramides play a key role in retaining skin moisture and helping protect our bodies from environmental stressors.
When our ceramide content decreases, our skin becomes dehydrated, dry, or irritated. Ceramides decrease over time and with age. However, you can help combat this with a trusted skincare product formulated with ceramides.
The benefits of ceramides skin care products
Helps keep the skin’s barrier intact
Our skin barrier does a lot for us. From water retention and protection to help combat the effects of environmental stressors, toxins, and harmful bacteria. When we’re younger, our skin produces copious amounts of ceramides to help keep the skin barrier intact.
However, as we get older our skin barrier deteriorates, leading to unwanted signs of aging, irritation, dry skin, and dehydration.
With ceramide products, you can replenish the lost ceramides. The extra boost will work to keep your skin smooth, firm, and protected throughout the day. This helps keep our skin looking young and radiating.
Ceramide skincare products help our skin retain moisture and keep it from escaping. With this extra layer of help, you can reduce irritation, combat unwanted dryness, and strengthen your skin barrier with every use.
This means that ceramides can also be a vital ingredient for people with inflammatory conditions like psoriasis, acne, and eczema.
Protect from UV damage
UV rays are a major environmental stressor that causes fine lines, wrinkles, and unwanted signs of aging. With a moisturizer that contains ceramide, you’ll add an extra layer of UV protection. This will help maintain cell turnover, hydrate your skin, and reduce redness.
Combat signs of aging
As we age, our skin loses collagen, elastin, keratin, and ceramides. Over time, this causes visual signs of aging. The good news is that ceramides have water-retaining properties that keep your skin plump and feeling young!
Incorporating ceramides into your skincare
Sold on the benefits of ceramides? We knew you would be.
You can’t go wrong with skin-identical ingredients. The best part? They’re already recognized by our skin! This means it can help aid with normal functions while visually improving the look and feel of your skin over time.
The best way to incorporate more ceramides is with a trusted moisturizer. Our Dynamic Renewal Cream contains a potent blend of ceramides and 33 Botanical Super Complexes.
It’s designed to be your go-to nighttime routine cream. The formula will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and provide you with an unreal 24-hour long moisture.
If you want to try out a different skin-identical ingredient, we can’t recommend collagen more.
With our Collagen Moisturizing Cream, you can provide the rest of your body with similar benefits. It’s also rich in amino acids and peptides and, of course, collagen to keep your skin happy, hydrated, and healthy-looking!
With both of these products in your skincare routine, you’ll see unreal results after just a few uses.
Shop Naturewell Beauty today
If you’re ready to get more out of your skincare, you’ve come to the right place. With a buttoned-up skincare routine full of skin-identical ingredients, you’ll have an opportunity to enhance your natural beauty and combat unwanted signs of aging.