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Ceramides and Your Skin

Ceramides are lipid molecules, or fatty acids, that are found in high concentrations in the membrane of skin cells. Ceramides serve many important roles, including regulating turnover of cells within the skin. They are also an essential component of the stratum corneum, the skin’s outermost layer and primary barrier. The stratum corneum contains three types of lipids — ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids — that together form glycophospholipids. Healthy skin has the right balance of these lipids to keep the barrier resilient and lock in moisture.

Studies show that dry and damaged skin is often linked to a reduction or imbalance in the skin’s ceramide levels. Reduced ceramide levels make it difficult for the skin to retain moisture.

Ceramedx® is formulated with Riceramide®-3, an exclusive blend of plant ceramides, lecithin and essential fatty acids, which helps restore the balance of lipids in the stratum corneum and returns proper moisture balance to the skin.