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The function and benefits of Ceramides
What happens to your skin without sufficient Ceramides
How to incorporate Ceramides into your daily skincare routine
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.
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.
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.
With sphingo-and-glycolipids 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.
Did you know that oxygen is the energy needed for every biochemical reaction in your body and it’s essential for cell respiration, self-cleansing, repair and collagen and elastin production. It also tackles anaerobic bacteria which is partially responsible for acne, and the water delivered by the infusion itself is responsible for the luminosity that makes your skin glow. Of course, you can always exercise to get more oxygen in your skin. Or flip over and stand on your head to increase blood flow, but our Oxygen Instant Facial Refuelling Mask, a patented invention by Dr Paul Herzog – an awarded Nobel-institute professor and researcher – is the easy way to get targeted oxygen to your skin fast!