HOW TO RESTORE YOUR DERMAL BARRIER AND CREATE A LASTING GLOW.
Phytoceramides are plant-based ceramides, often made from sweet potatoes, rice bran and wheat, and can still be completely gluten-free. Ceramides are lipids (fats) that are found naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of the skin. They make up over 50% of the skin’s composition, so it’s no surprise they play a vital role in determining how your skin looks and how it responds to the environment. Think of ceramides as the mortar between bricks—if the bricks are your skin cells. Ceramides (mortar) help hold the skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against visible damage from pollution and environmental stressors. In addition, ceramides—even more than retinol, niacinamide, and peptides—are one of the anti-aging “powerhouses” responsible for supporting your skin’s dynamic nature.
With the natural aging process, your skin starts to lose its ability to produce ceramides and other vital lipids within the skin. Ceramide production can also be affected by environmental changes, hormones, lifestyle, and using skincare products that strip your skin and moisture barrier. When your ceramide levels are depleted the skin often experiences more sensitivity, dehydration, and moisture loss, and it also begins to look dull and textured.
WHY YOUR SKIN WILL BENEFIT FROM CERAMIDES?
Skincare products containing ceramides will help reinforce your skin’s barrier and increase moisture—giving you plumper, smoother, firmer-feeling skin with fewer visible lines and wrinkles, as well as fewer signs of sensitivity. Ceramides restore moisture, lock in hydration, reinforce the skin’s natural barrier, and help protect it against harmful foreign elements. They are also particularly effective in soothing redness-prone or compromised skin. This skin-nourishing ingredient is also enriched in anti-aging benefits. By locking in moisture, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are minimized. While natural ceramides deplete as we age, skincare products formulated with Ceramides will increase the ability to maintain the right balance of lipids at all times.
Because they’re naturally a part of your skin, ceramides are ideal for all skin types—even the most sensitive, breakout-prone, or oily skin. Natural ceramides penetrate the layers of skin better than synthetic versions and are especially beneficial when integrated into a liposome.
Research has found that topically applied ceramides repair the skin barrier by normalizing lipid organization within the stratum corneum (the outer layer of the skin). This, in turn, restores the skin’s ability to act as a protective barrier.
WHO SHOULD USE CERAMIDES IN THEIR SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
Products containing ceramides like the Cloud Ceramide Foam Cleanser and Cloud Ceramide Balm are ideal for those with redness-prone or compromised skin. Products enriched with ceramides are also beneficial for those with aging skin as ceramides restore skin smoothness and decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Suited for all skin types, products enriched with Ceramides help combat stubborn skin challenges such as blemishes and redness. The benefits don't just stop there. The Night Lip Serum, a mighty lip serum treatment, is enriched with Micro Rice Plant Ceramide that help improve lip structure and lock in moisture for a hydrated and plump pout.