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WORDS BY MARCIA KILGORE
The Secret To Luminous And Dewy Skin...What Are Ceramides And How Do They Work In Skincare?
- The function and benefits of Ceramides
- What happens to your skin without sufficient Ceramides
- How to incorporate Ceramides into your daily skincare routine
BENEFITS OF USING CERAMIDES
What is ceramide? Ceramides not only help your skin retain moisture and fortify its protective barrier, they keep its appearance firmer and plumper, form 50% of the protective layer of oils and waxes that limit skin moisture loss, are essential for optimal barrier function, and should be added in to optimize every daily skincare routine. Because age and sun damage reduce the effectiveness of your skin’s natural ceramides, without any replenishment, you might notice rougher skin, wrinkles, irritation and redness.
How do Ceramides work?
Ceramides work almost like a natural ‘cement’, restoring and strengthening the barrier of your skin to keep moisture in and pollution and other environmental stressors out. Even more than Retinol, Niacinamide and Peptides, they’re an anti-aging powerhouse responsible for supporting the skin’s dynamic nature. Two pro-ceramides – phytosphingosines and sphingolipids – actually help skin make more ceramides! Now, around the age of 30 we start to produce fewer naturally, which is when topically supplementing your ceramides becomes a ‘must’.
The lipid layer locks in moisture and acts as a barrier against pollution, dehydration and bacteria. When this first line of defence is weakened, the rate your skin ages can increase.
WHERE DO CERAMIDES FIT INTO MY SKINCARE ROUTINE?
JAPANFUSION™ BIO-CERAMIDE MOISTURE MASK
WITH YUZU CERAMIDES to help your skin appear smoother, stronger, more luminous and elastic, this J-beauty super mask is an antioxidant clean-up crew for dry, sensitive or sun-damaged skin. (Try sleeping in it. It’s absolutely awesome.) A plumping, smoothing and vitaminizing feat of genius for your face.
SUPER RETINOL CERAMIDE-BOOST ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM
WITH A BARRIER-REPAIRING CONCENTRATED CERAMIDE BLEND, plus ultra-gentle encapsulated Retinol and Lactic and Hyaluronic Acids, it can protect, brighten, hydrate, smooth fine lines and soothe your skin.
SUPERACTIVE CAPSULES ESSENTIAL CERAMIDES +
WITH SPHINGO-AND-GLYCOLIPDS which help support your natural ceramide production, these capsules are absolute magic for skin that needs moisture. While feeding your face with hydration is key (we all love our Hyaluronic Acids, vitamin E Acetates and Seaweed moisture boosters), if your skin’s natural barrier function is subpar, you won’t get the full buffet of benefits. These perfectly portable capsules deliver longer-lasting moisture, are soothing and calming, and give you dewier, glowier skin.
LAST SHIPMENT: QI ENERGY GINSENG ROOT & GINGER SUPER MOISTURE CREAM
WITH A CERAMIDE NG COMPLEX to minimize the appearance of skin damage, Ginseng Root Extract for energizing, Vita-Gly-Ginger for a daily pollution detox, Sodium Hyaluronate for hydration and Flower Growth Factor+ to help reboot your skin’s communication channels – this cream is high-tech skincare with a side of Eastern-medicine mystery for a beautifully radiant face!
FANTASTICOLOUR SCULPTING LIPSTICK
WITH A BIOMIMETIC CERAMIDE-INFUSED WAX BLEND that nourishes, protects, smooths and hugs your lips! If you haven’t tried these yet, they’re AMAZING. In gorgeous creamy colours: Vegas Nude, Guilty Pink, Apple Bottom, Miss Behaviour and Rebel Ruby.
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