What are Ceramides? And why do I need them in my skincare?

We've all heard of anti-ageing heavy hitters; Bakuchiol, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, but it's time to discuss Ceramides. A 'skin identical' fat that helps restore your natural barrier, this little ingredient is one not to overlook! 

Ceramides are lipids (fat) that help form the skin’s natural protective barrier, which as we know helps to retain moisture, plumping and softening your skin, as well as protect against environmental stressors and aggressors like pollution and sun damage. Ceramides make up 50% of your skins uppermost layer, so they’re pretty crucial in determining how bouncy and happy your skin looks.

When your skin barrier is compromised you’ll tend to notice dry patches, flaky skin, irritation and itching - woah, no thanks. In order for your other fave ingredients to really do their job, you need to make sure your skin has a happy barrier, so it seals in it’s hard working colleagues Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C.

FUN FACT: Your skin naturally produces Ceramides. 

NOT SO FUN FACT: These deplete as you age. 

Incorporating Ceramides into your beauty care is a no brainer, as your skin welcomes these little building blocks to help replenish what it naturally loses as you age and from environmental damage. As Ceramides are considered ‘skin-identical’ (because we naturally produce them), they are suitable for all skin types, and won’t cause blemishes, breakouts or irritation - we all need these little beauties!

Where can I find them?

Our newest cleanser features Ceramide Complex CLR-K as it’s hero ingredient! Blended with Lime Pearl Caviar (a natural AHA exfoliant), this combo works in tandem to slough away dead skin cells and restore your barrier function simultaneously. Paired with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Pineapple Enzymes, this refreshing cleanser is the perfect prep step for all your follow up lotions & potions - and it’s eye safe! 

Shop Ceramide Cleansing Cream here.