What are the benefits of ceramides for skin?




Whether you're a skin enthusiast or a casual skincare user, you've probably heard the term "CERAMIDES" before. Far from being a new ingredient, it actually occurs naturally in the skin, which has caused some confusion. We’re here to answer some important questions: What exactly are ceramides, what skin types are they best for, and what’s unique about Revolution Skincare’s Ceramide Formula? What are ceramides? Simply put, ceramides are long-chain fatty acids (lipids) that make up about 50% of the skin's composition - they are essential for building the skin's structure; the glue that holds the skin together. The skin barrier is one of our skin's first lines of defense - it controls what goes in and out, including water and makeup. 

What are the benefits of ceramides in skin care? When the delicate skin barrier is compromised, the complexion becomes dry and loses moisture, becoming susceptible to irritation and, of course, microbial contamination. Additionally, as we age, our natural ceramide levels decrease, leading to dry skin and an increase in fine lines. Using ceramides in skin care formulas ensures the skin barrier is protected, locks in moisture, and leaves the complexion supple. In a nutshell: It's an easy-to-use ingredient that works wonders at hydrating, nourishing, and smoothing your skin! What makes Revolution Skincare Ceramides so special? 

Now you know what ceramides are, but what makes Revolution Skincare different from other formulas on the market? 
As you might have guessed from the packaging, our cleansers, creams and lotions contain up to five ceramides for maximum protection and care. 

Plus, all products are dermatologist-approved, provide 24/7 hydration, are non-comedogenic (so they won’t clog pores), are fragrance-free, hypoallergenic (formulas won’t cause allergic reactions), and are PETA-approved Vegan and cruelty-free. 

Who can use ceramides? Ceramides are skin-identical, meaning they contain compounds that mimic the composition of natural elements already present in the skin. 

So basically everyone can benefit from ceramides! However, here are the facts about various skin conditions that can really benefit from formulas containing ceramides: 

Dry Skin – Ceramides are a type of lipid that help strengthen the lipid layer in the skin barrier, reduce moisture loss and dry patches, and help keep skin supple. 

Dehydrated Skin - Since the use of ceramides improves the skin barrier, it improves the skin's moisturizing properties, thus preventing dehydration.​

Sensitive Skin – When the skin barrier is weakened, the skin is more likely to become red, sore and inflamed from outside influences such as wind, sun, pollution and microbial contamination. 

Ceramides help keep the skin barrier intact, protecting skin from the elements, keeping skin supple and reducing the potential for irritation.​

Skin Aging – As we age, the skin’s ceramide levels naturally decrease, causing skin to look and feel dry and rough, and fine lines to become more prominent. Topically applied ceramides can make skin look and feel smoother and softer. Blemish-Prone Skin – Ceramides have excellent skin tolerance and are not too taxing on the skin. They help keep the skin barrier intact, are essential for preventing microbial contamination, and allow for proper control and balance of moisture levels. 

Which ceramide cleanser is right for my skin? Now comes the really exciting part! All of our cleansers are suitable for all skin types, but some contain ingredients that are very beneficial for different skin concerns. Normal to dry skin: If you have dry skin, a smoothing cleanser or a hydrating cleanser is your best choice. The hydrating cleanser formula also contains hyaluronic acid for deep cleansing, leaving skin feeling soft, healthy and hydrated. 

SMOOTHING CLEANSER contains ceramides and a group of premium skincare ingredients - salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide - to hydrate, control oil, shrink pores and prevent blemishes. 

Normal to oily skin: If your skin is normal but oily, we recommend CERAMIDES FOAMING CLEANSER, which contains the dual benefits of hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. The foaming formula delivers powerful cleansing, and this combination of ingredients provides hydrating, pore-refining benefits. 

What other skin care ingredients can be combined with ceramides?
When it comes to introducing a new ingredient, a key question is whether it will work with some of your current favorite formulas – don’t worry, we recommend ceramides as they’re easy to incorporate into your daily routine!

We already have a lot of great ingredient combinations in our range, but we also recommend using ceramides with AHA and BHA, retinol and, of course, other skin-identical ingredients like amino acids and glycerin Excellent. 

Revolution Skin Care Moisturizing Lotion & Cream
To complete your ceramide routine, we offer Ceramide Moisturizing Lotion and Moisturizing Cream - both of which contain hydrating hyaluronic acid to nourish, cover and soothe skin. The formula is suitable for all skin types (although dry skin will benefit the most). .

The main difference is their texture - lotions have a lighter formula, while creams have a richer formula, which is ideal if your skin feels particularly sensitive or your skin barrier is compromised.
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