Atopic Dermatitis (atopic eczema)
Aging / Sun Damaged
Dry / Dehydrated
Key Ingredient(s) & Purpose
1% Ceramide-2 (N-Stearoylsphingosine) - Moisturizer / Reduces TEWL
3% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) - See product overview for skin benefits
Enhances hydration and improves the skin’s ability to repair itself
Supports replacement of lipids
Treatment of atopic dermatitis; anti-inflammatory / Reduces Itching
Reduction in hyperpigmentation; increased: collagen and lipid (ceramide) production
Directions for Use
Use sparingly. Cleanse and dry skin. Apply a small amount of product to your dry fingertips.
Using gentle pressure, press product into skin. Use as directed. D - AM / PM
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Our ceramide lotion is a powerful tool against the effects of daily cleansing, environmental attacks on the skin and some hereditary skin disorders.
Ceramide Lotion will help replenish the lost ceramide and lipid content of the skin following the usage of a soap cleanser. With continued use, the effects and loss of moisture (TEWL) due to daily cleansing can be reduced and the reserves of essential intercellular lipids increased. This process of lipid renewal will insure proper barrier function and increase the natural process of cellular sloughing within the stratum corneum to reveal new layers of healthy skin.
Ceramides are a family of lipid molecules and are found in high concentrations within the cell membranes. During the cleansing phase of any skin care program, ceramides are lost, barrier function is compromised and ceramide recovery is necessary to insure proper skin health.
Ceramides make up the bulk of the lipid layer which holds the skin's cells together in a firm, smooth structure. They maintain the moisture retention ability of the skin. A drop in the level of ceramides results in the skin becoming dry, leading to increased fine lines and wrinkles. If the body cannot keep up with the losses of it’s ceramide content due to environmental or age related factors. Your skin will lose it’s ability to stop structural damage, stop trans epidermal water loss which will lead to unwanted skin conditions, most of all wrinkles.
The use of topical ceramides is clinically proven to build up ceramide levels with continued daily use and increase the skin’s ability to prevent water loss and other related skin conditions. The result being diminished fine lines and the reduction in the severity of facial wrinkles. Ceramide Lotion’s ceramide 2 ingredient will aid in the recovery of the stratum corneum barrier after daily cleansing and protect the skin from further moisture loss. Ceramide 2 will strengthen and repair the skin's barrier while improving cell cohesion, enhancing water retention and reduce skin dryness.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a powerful precursor to a family of enzymes which have antioxidant properties. The process by which Niacinamide affects the skin is far too complicated for this manual, but the use of Vitamin B3 at specific percentages and pH are well documented within the scientific community:
• Inhibits sebum production (this may contribute to a reduction in pore size and smoother skin texture)
• Increased epidermal production of skin barrier lipids (e.g., ceramides)
• Increased protection from trans epidermal water loss
• Improves skin barrier resulting in less irritation, inflammation and skin redness
• Increases collagen production which leads to a reduction in fine lines
• Inhibits the transfer of melanosomes from melanocytes to keratinocytes leading to a reduction in hyperpigmentation
Ceramide Lotion (1%)
Purified Water/Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethlhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Niaciamide, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Ceramide-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Myristyl Myristate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid