Is it just me, or are ceramides popping up everywhere in skincare? I suddenly see ceramides as an ingredient in so many products, making me want to know more about their benefits, and what they are.
In a nutshell: 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.
So, there you go. The thing is, ceramides weren’t always so prevalent – they’ve been very under the radar until recently. New Beauty ran this piece about ceramides and it quickly made sense why we’re seeing them everywhere. According to the article and Greenwich, CT dermatologist Kim Nichols, MD:
Also, this is fun, ceramides are found in certain foods, such as brown rice, sweet potato spinach, and eggs.
If you’ve been reading Chic Meets West for a while now, you know I’m a huge believer in skincare and love my skincare routine. However, I also love staying on top of new formulations, ingredients, and advancements. It’s a blend of the tried and trusted, the new and test-worthy.
So, if you’re looking for some new ways to amp up your moisture game, check out products with ceramides and share your feedback in the comments. 🖤