The 6 Best Ceramide Skincare Products to Keep Your Skin Looking Full
Ceramides may just be your secret weapon against dry and aging skin, provided you have the right products! Find out exactly what ceramides do and our pick of the 6 best ceramide skincare products here!
If you have dry skin or live in a cold country where a really good moisturizer is a must, you likely have at least one skincare product that contains ceramide. Ceramides are lipids or fats that exist naturally in high concentrations in the uppermost layers of skin (known as the stratum corneum). They make up more than 50% of skin’s composition and are vital in determining how your skin looks, and how it responds to things like sun exposure or extreme cold.
What Do Ceramides Do?
Ceramides are often compared to the mortar between bricks, with the bricks as your skin cells. Ceramides have a replenishing and cohesive quality and help hold the skin together by forming a protective layer. That layer limits the loss of moisture while also protecting the skin against visible damage caused by environmental stressors. Ceramides are also known for their anti-aging properties for the very same reason.
If skin already naturally contains ceramides, so why do we need them in our beauty products?
Environmental stressors (age and sun damage) tend to reduce the effectiveness of your skin’s natural ceramides, and can eventually wear them down, thus weakening your skin’s protective barrier. This generally results in dry and irritated skin with an increased appearance of wrinkles and dehydration. With the help of high-quality skincare products containing ceramides, it’s possible to reduce the damage done and improve the appearance of the skin. Here are 6 of the best ceramide skincare products available.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
FIRST AID BEAUTYUltra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
This Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty can be used from head to toe and provides instant hydration for dry and itchy skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, making it a very versatile product. Formulated with hydrating Colloidal oatmeal and anti-inflammatory Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, this cream is nourishing and soothing. And it’s vegan!
Mario Badescu AHA & Ceramide Moisturizer
MARIO BADESCUA.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer
The Mario Badescu cosmetics range is known for its gently effective approach to remedying skin problems, and this AHA & Ceramide Moisturizer is no exception. This product loosens dead skin cells, making room for fresh ones, which gives the skin a more youthful glow. And if you’re one to use every last drop of a product you love, this moisturizer comes in a nozzle bottle, allowing you to make the most out of it.
Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANTC-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
Now that you’ve focused on your face, it’s time to target those under-eye bags. Drunk Elephant’s C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream is a restorative eye cream that features eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C, and extract of cucumber for brighter-looking skin. It also contains the company’s own trademark C-Tango, which is an impressive blend of countless antioxidants, ceramides, plant oils, and soothing actives, all designed to restore your skin.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
A lot of products containing ceramides are aimed at those with dry skin, so usually come in the form of creams and moisturizers. This CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser brings the moisture even when you’re washing your face- from the makers of La Roche-Posay, SkinCeuticals and Vichy, this moisturizer is effective and very much budget-friendly, costing a mere $12.
GlamGlow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
For something with a bit of a tint, GlamGlow GLOW STARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer offers to quench thirsty skin with hyaluronic acid, algae extract and panthenol. It also contains green tea which can energize and hydrate skin, plus highlighting pearl particles to blur, reflect, and enhance the skin’s complexion. One small drawback is that it only comes in 3 shades, which they say can all be combined for a contoured effect, but this depends on whether you use it as a pre-make-up or base on its own.
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides
DRUNK ELEPHANTLala Retro Whipped Cream
Drunk Elephant really does well on the ceramide front- their Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides is super popular. This rescue cream is infused with six rare African oils and a ceramide complex that offers intense moisture and replenishes the skin’s protective barrier. This product also has a noteworthy list of powerful, hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, watermelon seed oil and three forms of ceramide.
Keep in mind…
Ceramides are most effective when combined with other skin-replenishing ingredients such as cholesterol, fatty acids and glycerin. Lipid mixtures like these can be great for improving skin tone and texture and reducing signs of skin sensitivity. Well-formulated ceramide skincare products should help to hydrate your skin and reinforce that protective barrier against environmental stressors, giving you smoother, firmer skin with fewer visible lines and wrinkles. (Like those we’ve listed here!)
It’s important to note, however, that everyone will react to such products differently, and it’s worth reading up before you invest in a whole new selection of products. If you’re looking into trying a new ceramide product for the first time, it’s always a good idea to look into what exactly you’re looking to achieve and try one new product at a time to see how you react – or consult your dermatologist!
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I love Halloween! I love the decorations and the candy of course, but I don't love taking hours to get ready! Every year my costume is quick, easy and made using things I already have lying around. This year is now different, I'm going as a cute mouse and only needed 1 product for this hair look, the scünci - No Damage Elastics Brown ! I have super curly, shoulder length hair and did this style on second day hair. The only product that is in it is the CURLSMITH - Curl Defining Styling Souffle . It has strong hold and gives great definition. I applied on soaking wet hair and let my hair air dry. It's been slept on and gone through an intense workout, I didn't break the cast in order to wear it as long as possible! These mouse ears are super easy to do and will work for all hair types! You could also play around with the shape of the buns are create bunny or cat ears! For a classic mouse look go for a higher bun and add some volume to them! Here's how I did the mouse ears: 1. Section the hair in half with a middle part. 2. Using a hair tie create a pig tail on one side, you can choose the placement but because my hair is shorter I went with a side placement. 3. Add a matching pig tail to the other side! 4. Using your third hair tie create a fun bun! Since my hair is curly I didn't need to pull out any pieces but I love the messy look! 5. Do the same to the other side. 6. You can stop here and your done! OR add some fun accessories like sparkly clips and bobby pins! Have a safe and fun Halloween! I'll be posting a makeup tutorial for this look soon! 🐭❤️ #CheriePartner
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My hydration boosters
Emergency beauty treatments ✅ Hydrating ✅ Nourishing ✅ Soothing ✅ Replenishing These masks rescue our fatigued and sensitised skin by stress and external stressors LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask ￼￼￼light weight 💦- it’s GLORIOUS ( I use this under my make up as moisturiser during winter months). It spreads and absorbs beautifully on skin ￼￼￼lovely smell (‼️ fragrance in skincare can be irritating to some of you sweeties should you have eczema or history of allergic reactions to perfumes/deodorants) 💡 I use this mask twice every week as the last step after moisturiser during winter. In a warm weather, I apply this once weekly as mask or sometimes as my primary moisturiser. I refrigerate it as well - upon application, it bursts into a refreshing surge of cooling soothing hydration Kiehl's - Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask ￼￼￼heavier and slightly sticky texture, compared to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, but still lightweight. It has a translucent yellowish gel like consistency ￼￼￼delicate fresh herbal smell 💡I use this mask not as often I do Laneige, mostly after exfoliating or waxing my skin, or when my skin just feels blahhh 🙄 and dull. I keep this lovely sweetie in the fridge as well. Kiehl's - Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask ￼￼￼smooth creamy pistachio-coloured paste, a tad heaiver than a typical facial cream texture ￼￼￼delightful smell - minty orange scent 💡I use this mask every two weeks or so, as an overnight mask, to renew my unhealthy looking skin due to environmental aggressors. In a typical routine when I include this mask, I skip my mmoisturiser, and active serum; and apply this mask after toner. I use this mask more often during summer, to regulate my oily T-zone.
Key to preventing and treating STRAWBERRY LEGS🍓
The key to preventing and treating strawberry legs First- What are strawberry legs? StrawberryStawberry legs are common little black/brown dots that occur on people's legs after shaving. It is most common in people of color, and those with fairer skin, but darker hair. Strawberry legs is very common, and very simple to treat and prevent -Hydration I mention in my video that most of my products are hydrating, why's that? Strawberry skin is common with those with drier legs, making the appearance of the hair follicle more noticeable. A way to prevent this is to keep your skin very hydrated, and not to use too many stripping body washes. I am using this on method - Stay Hydrated Body wash from method. -Exfoliation Another very important key to preventing strawberry legs is exfoliation. This helps lift up any ingrown hairs and soften the hair follicle, which helps a smoother, and easier shave. However, you need to exfoliate BEFORE shaving, as it preps the skin and gets all the dead skin out of the way. When choosing a body scrub, refrain from buying a scrub that isn't natural, as those tend to be more harsh, and give an uneven exfoliation. I recommend any sugar scrub from Tree hut, I am using this one TREE HUT - Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub -Shaving oil Up until recently I didn't even know these existed. After some research, I found myself asking, “Why aren't these more popular??” Shaving oils are so much better for your skin. Unlike shaving creams/foams, you are able to see exactly what you are shaving, they also help give a closer shave, and provide a very smooth surface to shave on. I have been using this shaving oil TREE HUT - Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil for a little over a month now, and I still haven't gotten any little nicks or cuts!! -Razor- i'm sure you all have heard of the brand Billie, or have at least seen the thousands of ads on instagram, well, it is definitely worth it. For a very cheap price, you can get a very effective razor. This razor has 5 nickel free blades and gives an amazingly close and easy shave. I'm sure you can use any type of razor, but I highly recommendbillie - Billie Razor , but just make sure to change your blades once a month! Post shaving mist- Another product I've never really heard of, but this is essentially an after shave. A post shaving mist can help cool and calm irritated skin from after shaving, as well as prevent ingrown hairs, and itchy skin. I use this one TREE HUT - Bare Post Shave Mist Moroccan Rose Body serum- I use this serumTRULY - Jelly Booster Pigment Treatment Body Potion to help hydrate and fix the complexion on my legs. I actually used this to help fade my old scars and ingrown hairs on my legs, but I've also noticed that it has disappeared the appearance of my strawberry legs. Lotion- Finally, the common lotion. This ties to my first point about hydrating with strawberry legs, this lotion TREE HUT - Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion Moroccan Rose smells amazing of rose, and gives a nice glowy look without feeling greasy.
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