Ceramides are lipids known to encourage a firmer, smoother appearance while protecting skin's outermost layer from dehydration. In skin care, Ceramides are highly valued for their ability to boost hydration and are often popular in products formulated for aging, dry, and or sensitive skin.
+ What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids that are key to optimal skin health. They naturally make up about 50% of our skin’s lipids and form the natural skin barrier.
+ What do Ceramides do for the skin?
Ceramides hold the skin barrier together and keep it intact and healthy, so that skin is protected from harmful external elements and skin moisture remains at an optimal level.
+ Are Ceramides Vegan?
Ceramides can be derived from animal or plant origin. Mario Badescu formulations use Glycolipid Ceramides which are vegan.
+ Can you mix Retinol and Ceramides?
Yes, Ceramides can be mixed with Retinol and Ceramides acts as a calming hydrating agent when skin is adjusting to Retinol, as it can be prone to dryness.
+ Are Ceramides good for Rosacea?
Lower ceramide levels are linked to rosacea, therefore creams with Ceramides are highly beneficial to restore the ceramide balance in skin.