Ceramide

What is it?

Ceramides are a type of naturally occurring, long-chain fatty acid that makes up about 50 percent of the skin’s outer layer, also known as the epidermis. Phytoceramides, used in SKINMUNE SIPS, are derived from plants and generally considered to promote anti-aging and epidermis health better than synthetic counterparts.

Ceramide prevents moisture loss through reinforcing our skin’s natural barrier function. As we age the amount of ceramides in our skin naturally declines. Environmental factors such as weather, air pollution, UV rays, stress and aging can further reduce ceramide concentration and effectiveness. When ceramide levels are low, moisture can escape the skin, and unwanted particles, such as irritants, pollution, and even infectious agents can enter. When skin barrier is compromised, it can lead to dry, rough, flaky, and inflamed skin, especially in people with active eczema.

Benefits:

  • Supports healthy skin barrier, especially the epidermis
  • Increase hydration
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

    Summary of Select Clinical Studies:

    • Significant increase in skin hydration and an improvement in associated clinical signs were observed after 3 months 1 
    • Reduced skin dryness, hyperpigmentation, itching and oiliness after 3 weeks 2

      References

      1. Guillou, S et al. “The moisturizing effect of a wheat extract food supplement on women's skin: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial.” International journal of cosmetic science vol. 33,2 (2011): 138-43. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2494.2010.00600.x
      2.  Heggar Venkataramana, Sudeep et al. “Potential benefits of oral administration of AMORPHOPHALLUS KONJAC glycosylceramides on skin health - a randomized clinical study.” BMC complementary medicine and therapies vol. 20,1 26. 31 Jan. 2020, doi:10.1186/s12906-019-2721-3
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