These Ceramide-Infused Heroes Will Revive Dull Winter Skin
If icy winter chills have sucked the life out of your glow, DW, we’ve got a solution – ceramides! Ceramides are one of the most naturally nourishing ingredients in existence, bible! In short: they strengthen your skin’s barrier, keeping out the baddies and locking in the goodies. Add these babies into your routine, and you’ll be #LivingLife with softer, plumper, and healthier skin in no time. So without further ado, here’s the 411, plus our fave ceramide-infused heroes.
Why Ceramides Are Amazing For Your Skin
Beware, sh*t’s going to get a lil’ scientific. Ceramides are part of a complex family called sphingolipids, which consists of fats or lipids. They’re naturally found in our skin, but as we get older, our ceramide production depletes, which is why as we age, our skin tends to feel dryer.
So why is that an issue? Let us explain what ceramides do for your glow: they strengthen your skin barrier, acting as its first line of defense to help prevent bacteria, viruses, and chemicals penetrating the skin. Even better, they also prevent moisture loss, keeping your skin hydrated, soft, and healthy. But don’t worry; you can still bolster your skin with ceramides by using a formula that packs this amazing ingredient.
Keep on reading for our fave ceramide-infused heroes…
Our Ceramide-Infused Faves
Laneige’s day-to-night cream contains two musketeers – blue hyaluronic acid and squalane – that draw in moisture while ceramides seal it into the deepest layers of your skin. Oh, and it gets better; this hydration hero is also fermented, filtered, and micro-sized, so it absorbs quickly to replenish your epidermis for about 100 hours. Did we mention she’s derm-approved and suitable for sensitive skin?
This creamy yet lightweight serum is a #SelfLoveTreat fueled with ceramides to strengthen your skin barrier. While ceramides lock in the H20, you’ll feel avocado and allantoin cocoon your skin to soothe irritation and redness. In short: she’s a healing cutie.
This vegan cocktail is spiked with 0.5% retinol – which can be drying – but you’ll sleep better knowing that it contains ceramides that maintain your moisture levels. The addition of virgin Marula oil adds a luminous glow, and you’ll notice fine lines and blemishes soften with consistent use.
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This oil-free formula uses three restorative ceramides to fortify your skin’s barrier. If that wasn’t enough, hyaluronic acid and a patented delivery system handle the attraction and release of moisture to keep your skin hella hydrated. We love that it’s approved by the National Eczema Association and is safe for sensitive skin. Oh, and for all you oily skin babes out there, it’s also non-comedogenic, so it doesn’t block your pores.
BYOMA Beauty is about formulas that “boost your skin barrier — not break it,” so we’re not surprised their refillable barrier-boosting cream is packed with ceramides. While the tri-ceramide complex bolts moisture into your skin, superstar actives like niacinamide and green tea soothe inflammation.
It’s hard to ignore the intensive Ceramidin™ Complex in this everyday moisturizer. It contains not one but FIVE types of ceramides that strengthen your epidermis by preventing excess water loss. Hyaluronic acid and shea butter work in the background, ensuring your skin retains moisture and feels nourished and loved. It’s like a caring hug for your skin.
Slot these skin-soothing ingredients in your winter routine too!