THE BENEFITS OF CERAMIDES IN SKIN CARE
Published July 3, 2023
Imagine a wall made of bricks joined together with cement to protect them from the outside elements. The skin is very similar as it is made up of cells that are joined together with cement, which protects us from external aggression. This cement specifically contains ceramides, which strengthen and keep the skin barrier intact. Let's find out how ceramides work.
WHAT ARE CERAMIDES?
Ceramides are lipids (fat molecules) that are naturally present in the skin. They are located in the cell membrane, or between the epidermis cells where they make up the intercellular cement.
The intercellular cement is composed of cholesterol, fatty acids, and ceramides. This cement is found between the epidermis cells to ensure a cohesive structure, in order to create a real barrier that protects the skin from external aggression and prevents water evaporation, and therefore dehydration.
These ceramides are essential to the proper functioning of the skin barrier. Any deterioration of these molecules can lead to uncomfortable, dry skin and the appearance of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and xerosis.
WHERE DO CERAMIDES COME FROM?
As already mentioned, ceramides are naturally present in the skin. To optimize the benefits of this molecule in its products, FILORGA uses ceramides that have an identical structure to those found in the skin. They are obtained through a bio fermentation process.
WHY INCLUDE CERAMIDES IN A BEAUTY ROUTINE?
Aging and external aggression cause the quality and quantity of ceramides in the skin to decrease. This phenomenon causes the skin barrier function to deteriorate. When the skin lacks ceramides, it loses its ability to stay hydrated, maintain its cohesive structure, and protect against external aggression. The skin will be more sensitive to external environmental factors and will become marked by the signs of aging more quickly.
To make up for this lack of ceramides, using cosmetics products rich in ceramides will help to keep water in the skin and protect it from the signs of aging.
HOW DOES FILORGA USE CERAMIDES?
FILORGA uses ceramides to nourish the skin and strengthen the barrier function. They are particularly recommended for dry skin. The GLOBAL-REPAIR collection is enriched with ceramides and was formulated to create textures that are rich and nourishing without leaving any greasy residue. The formulas also contain anti-aging active ingredients for a global anti-aging action.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your skin’s hydration and overall health, adding products that contain ceramides to your skincare routine is a great place to start. This lipid molecule has numerous benefits, from protecting against environmental stressors to keeping the skin hydrated. Your dry skin will thank you for incorporating products with ceramides into your daily routine!