Ceramides are the Clark Kent of skincare.
They work hard every day to keep your skin soft and healthy in complete anonymity. You don't even notice them lurking in your skincare products.
But, when a bad skin day strikes, they rush to your rescue and save your face. Without them, you'd be lost.
How are they doing it? Why are ceramides so essential for healthy and younger skin?
What Are Ceramides?
Ceramides are the mortar that keeps your skin cells glued together. These oily waxes (ceramides derives from cera, which is Latin for wax) are usually numbered, which makes them easy to spot on the ingredient list.
Just look for ceramide 1, ceramide 2, ceramide 3… You get the point. There are nine in total. But only six are naturally found in your skin. The rest comes from plants or yeast.
The problem with ceramide is that, like everything else, they deplete with age. When that happens skin thins, gets drier and wrinkles more easily. It's not pretty. But, fret not. You can always add them back into your skin.
Why Are Ceramides The Key To Healthy And Beautiful Skin?
Ceramides create a waterproof barrier on the skin. This barrier does two very important things:
It keeps moisture locked into your skin, preventing dehydration
It keeps bacteria, germs and pollutants out of your body, preventing infections and irritations
Ceramides are a must for dry and sensitive skin. Winter is the worst season for your skin. Its freezing temperatures and unrelenting weather do their best to completely destroy your skin's protective barrier. Using harsh products or exposure to irritating chemicals can also wreak havoc on your natural skin barrier.
If your skin's now feeling a little drier, looking a bit redder and is slightly worse for wear, that's a sure sign that your natural shield has broken up in a few places.
It's time to put out a SOS to ceramides. They'll fill in the gaps in your shield, nursing your skin back to health in no time.
Where Can I Find Ceramides?
Babyface's Ceramide Recovery Serum is a concentrated mix of different types of ceramides, cholesterol, free fatty acids and phytosphingosine, which gives this serum unique and powerful restoring capabilities.
With supporting ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, witch hazel extract and green tea (just to name a few) this soothing serum is perfect for anyone with dry skin, itchy or sensitive skin, or those trying to repair a damaged skin barrier.
So, there you have it. If your skin needs some extra TLC, you now know who to call. Ceramides to the rescue!