What Are Ceramides?

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Ceramides make up 50% of the skin barrier

Ceramides are lipids that help form the skin’s barrier and help skin retain moisture. Ceramides also help the skin protect against environmental aggressors like irritants, and pollution. Without the proper ratio of ceramides, the skin’s barrier can become compromised, leading to dryness, itching and irritation.

Ceramides help restore the skin’s barrier

Although ceramides are produced naturally by the skin, they maybe be depleted by exposure to hot water, soaps, certain chemicals and other environmental factors. Replenishing the skin with skincare that is formulated with ceramides helps restore the skin’s barrier, which may then increase the skin’s moisture levels.

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There are ceramides in every CeraVe product

Each and every one of CeraVe’s products feature at least three types of essential ceramides to help restore the skin’s barrier. From face and body cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreens to baby and therapeutic products for eczema, psoriasis and more, every CeraVe product is formulated with the skin’s barrier in mind. And since ceramides are found naturally in the skin, they are appropriate for all skin types—including oily, acne-prone and sensitive.
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