Ceramides

Ceramides are lipids (oils) and a natural part of our body. Ceramide is the main component of the stratum corneum of the epidermis layer of human skin. They are a vital component of the skin, they are the body`s natural moisturiser and the barrier that prevents dehydration.

Ceramides act like mortar between bricks, and they help to seal in moisture in conjunction with the skin cells present in the uppermost layers of the skin. Ceramides make up around 50 per cent of our skin and are vital to keeping the appearance of our face as well as our entire body. Unfortunately, ceramide production in the skin reduces as we age. When the skin is lacking ceramides, it can lead to dryness and irritation. Applying ceramides directly to the skin helps to protect the skin’s barrier and to retain moisture. A healthy skin barrier helps to keep the skin hydrated.

Ceramides may not be as well-known as other effective skincare ingredients, such as retinol and collagen, but they do play an important role in keeping your skin healthy. Ceramides are considered great for dry and sensitive skin and using ceramide products may help to support the health of the skin’s natural barrier, improving moisture, resilience and preventing flakiness.

Our body oils, Gold of Pleasure and Plum and Raspberry, and our face oil Gold of Pleasure contain Oat lipid e which contains ceramides and may help if you have dry, flaky, itchy or sensitive skin.

Oat Lipid e

Oat Lipid e is a rich, natural oat oil with a unique lipid profile. It is readily absorbed into the skin
leaving a non-greasy feel, minimising lipid loss.

Claims:

  • Contains moisture regulating ceramides
  • Outstanding skin absorbency resulting in a non-greasy feeling
  • Proven to be non-comedogenic and reduce papules, blackheads and lesions
  • A stable oil protected by naturally occurring powerful antioxidants including vitamin E
  • Contains lipids found in the outer bilayer of the skin

Key Properties of Oat Lipid e:

  • Locks in moisture
  • Maintain skin balance
  • Ceramide Rich (100% more Ceramides than Argan oil)

You can see Oat Cosmetics for more details here.

Ceramides are lipids (oils), a vital component of the skin, they are the body`s natural moisturiser and the barrier that prevents dehydration.

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