By Shammi Mondal
Ceramides may sound just like another supplementing ingredient in your serums. What you might not know is the fact that apart from a being stand-alone ingredient, they also have multiple benefits, like they pacify skin ageing, they soothe your skin and help repair your skin barrier.
Ceramides are lipids and fats found naturally in your in fact they form 50% of our skin’s composition. Think of your skin cells as bricks and ceramides as the cement between them, just like a wall of brick without mortar would not be stable, similarly the lipid fats between your skin cells strengthen your skin. Ceramides form a protective layer, they retain moisture and shield you from environmental damage, but they reduce with age or with external stressors.
Here are 6 Ceramide-based serums that will take on your ageing, hydration and skin calming concerns.
& Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum
If you could put a blend of the most soothing and repairing ingredients in one bottle, this would be the result. Formulated with asiatica extract, ceramide 3, marula oil, shea butter, Dr Sheth’s & Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum is perfect for when your skin feels irritated and unreasonably dry.
2.Earth Rhythm 10% Niacinamide + Phyto Ceramides + Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Earth Rhythm’s 10% Niacinamide+ Phyto ceramide + Hyaluronic acid serum has your ageing, hydration and skin repair concerns covered under one roof. Age-defying yet great for sensitive skin, this serum works wonders in giving you healthy looking skin. The ingredients are simple, and they work. Niacinamide helps improve the texture of your skin, ceramides help in controlling the signs of aging on your face while hyaluronic acid makes sure the hydration levels are met.
3.The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Emulsion
A little different from your regular serums, this emulsion is more of a pre serum booster, but don’t underestimate it’s potential. Enriched with the goodness of rice extract and ceramides, this skincare agent helps to deeply moisturise and heal the surface layer of your skin. The emulsion is a white, marginally viscous and runny fluid that gets quickly absorbed into your skin, great for wear especially under makeup.
4.DEAR Fundamental Watery Oil Drop
This is a unique water-based serum that performs like a facial oil. If you like facial oils but have been shielding away from one, because you reckon it might break you out or it feels heavy, here is the bottle that understands your concerns. Supplemented with simple anti-ageing and healing ingredients like ceramides, green tea and peptides, this serum not only pacifies the formation of fine lines but also deeply nourishes your skin. Due to its water like texture, the serum gives a comforting pleasure to your oily skin.
5.VERSO SUPER FACIAL SERUM
If you’re looking for an anti-ageing solution, this is one powerhouse of a serum. For any age-defying ingredient to work you need to have a stronger skin barrier, and ceramide is the ingredient that does it, formulated with a higher dose of retinol-8, squalene, canola oil and ceramide, the serum reduces the appearance, formation of wrinkles and induces higher cellular turnover revealing newer and healthier skin from within.