What Are Ceramides?

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Ceramides make up 50% of the skin barrier

Ceramides are lipids (oils) found naturally in skin and are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. Without ceramides, skin can become dry, itchy, or irritated.

Ceramides restore and hydrate

When ceramide levels are low, the skin barrier is weakened, allowing moisture to escape from skin. Applying ceramides directly to skin helps restore its barrier and retain moisture.

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Ceramides are in all CeraVe Products

The unique combination of 3 essential ceramides in CeraVe (ceramides 1, 3, 6-II) help replenish skin’s existing ceramides, relieving dry skin, by reducing moisture loss, increasing hydration, and restoring the skin barrier. Explore our full range of products.