What are Ceramides? The Extra Serving of Parmesan on Your Pasta!

Have you ever willingly told your restaurant server to stop shaving parmesan or any other kind of cheese on your pasta? no right? Because any form of fat just makes food taste better and makes you happy. The same is with your skin, a little extra helping of fats can make your skin happier and healthier too. Yes, some fats are healthy and no we aren’t asking you to apply butter or cheese on your face. We’re talking about CERAMIDES, a fat that your skin loves.

Ceramides are not new a skincare trend or a new super ingredient that scientists just found, its already a part of your skin, naturally. Ceramides are fatty molecules that hold your skin cells together creating a protective barrier that helps moisture from escaping your skin and prevents modern-day environmental factors like pollution and dust from seeping deep into your skin.

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C for Ceramides, C for Cement

If you’re building a house whether an actual house with bricks or a gingerbread house (the only kind we are able to afford right now), it won’t be a house till you cement the bricks or the in our case the cookies together. Cement or icing is really what is going to hold your house by glueing together the pieces, the same is with ceramides. Think of ceramides as the glue that securely bonds your skin cells to create a difficult to penetrate barrier, keeping what needs to be kept inside i.e moisture and keeping external skin-damaging factors out. Ceramides also help with dry and puffy under eyes, take care of fine lines and wrinkles, and makes your skin look plump and healthy by improving its texture and adding life back to it.

But if it’s already part of my skin, do I need more ceramides?

You wanted extra cheese on your already cheese doused pasta because you didn’t think the cheese was enough. The same is with ceramides. Even though they are naturally present in your skin, over time they start to get depleted because of the kind of cleansers you may be using, hot water and especially pollution, the sun and dust. As they start getting depleted they may not be able to create a strong enough barrier, which can lead to skin that is dehydrated, irritated and not firm enough. Also because they’re naturally a part of your skin, ceramides based skincare products are ideal for all skin types—even for the most sensitive, acne or breakout-prone, or oily skin.

Just like that extra shaving of Parmesan elevates your pasta, extra dosage of ceramides will elevate your skin’s barrier and its moisture level.

ILLIYOON-Ceramide- Ato -Concentrate - Cream
ILLIYOON Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream
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Paula’s Choice Clinical Ceramide Enriched Firming Eye Cream


Cera Ve Moisturizing Cream



Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturizing Cream
Elizabeth-Arden-VitaminC- Ceramide-Capsules
Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules


COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Mamonde Ceramide Light Cream


The Inkey List Ceramide Night Treatment


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Mamonde Moisturizer Ceramide Intense Cream

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