(Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP)

Botany & Compositon

An oily wax that make up 50% of the Stratum Corneum (the outermost layer of skin). Its presence in skin, which declines with age, is important for skin barrier function and repair and helps keep moisture in and microorganisms out. In products, it is typically derived from plants, especially wheat germ. There are nine known types of ceramides.

Historical Uses

Since it enhances moisturization and supports a healthy skin barrier, you can find ceramides in soaps, shampoos, skin creams, lotions, especially for dry skin in need of a moisture boost.

Stories & Legends

The name comes from the Latin word "cera" which means wax.

Found In

Daily Vitamin Infusion