You may have heard Ceramides listed as an ingredient in many popular skincare products, but do you know what they are? We're kicking off our Peach Skincare Academy Summer School with a quick overview of this incredible skincare ingredient and why you should incorporate it into your routine!
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are natural lipids (fat molecules) that exist on the skin barrier to restore moisture and strengthen the skin. You can think of ceramides as the glue between the blocks (cells) of your skin; they help hold your skin cells together on the top layer of the skin and form a protective layer that helps retain moisture and plump skin. Having a healthy skin barrier helps give a smoother, firmer and healthier glow!
Ceramides are especially key for maintaining long-term hydration and strengthening the skin's surface against environmental stressors like air pollution, sun damage and dry air. When the skin lacks ceramides, our skin barrier is weaker and it can lead to dry, dehydrated, irritated skin - and more wrinkles! With age, our skin also loses some of it's natural ceramides, so fortifying the skin with ceramides from our skincare products allows skin to look and feel healthier. Ceramides are an anti-aging hero ingredient!
What do Ceramides do?
Balanced and hydrated skin is the foundation to good skin. Ceramides are a key ingredient in creating a moisture “barrier” on the skin to keep hydration locked in. They also help strengthen and soothe skin because they help to restore skin's barrier so that skin can heal more quickly. The results? Skin is left deeply hydrated and nourished, and is given what it needs to help rebuild fast.
How to incorporate Ceramides into your skincare routine
Ceramides can be used daily and layered with the other products in your routine to help hydrate and lock in moisture. Ceramides are most effective when combined with other ingredients like glycerin and fatty acids. Some of our favorite products that are packed with ceramides include:
Original Glow Sheet Mask - this gentle hydrate, plump and firm skin for a dewy, luminous glow
Lazy Day All-In-One Moisture Pads - packed with vitamins and antioxidants to deliver the effects of a toner, essence and moisturizer in just one convenient swipe
Aromatica Calendula Juicy Cream - A light and velvety moisturizing cream to deeply hydrate and nourish skin leaving it soft and radiant all day long
Pure Peach Retinoic Eye Cream - Our powerhouse formula includes a bevy of clinically proven ingredients to help eyes look brighter, firmer, smoother, and more hydrated
Skin Shield Blurring Primer - Protects and smooths skin while actively replenishing skin with vitamins and strengtheners including ceramides!
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