The 6 Best Ceramide Skincare Products to Keep Your Skin Looking Full
Jun. 23, 2020
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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