Skin Care Ceramides Explained
With the launch of the Abibu London skin care range, we will be taking a closer look at the premium-grade ingredients that give the range its rejuvenating qualities. This week we explain ceramides and how they work to maintain and improve the skin’s healthy appearance.
WHAT ARE CERAMIDES?
Ceramides are naturally-occurring fats (known as lipids) found in our skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. They act as skin cell moisturisers, retaining water to keep our skin hydrated and plump, whilst protecting it as a barrier from outside forces. Our body produces ceramides naturally; they can also be found in foods like grains and dairy.
Unfortunately, modern living means our body is subjected to harsher conditions than its designed for, and rarely gets the chance to replenish its stores of ceramides. This leaves our skin susceptible to pollution, weather, and chemicals from make-up. Natural ceramide production in the skin also decreases with age. This all results in skin that can appear and feel dry, flaky, and itchy.
HOW WE’VE SOLVED THIS
The Abibu London skin care range contains naturally-sourced ceramides (primarily sourced from food grains) that replenish and moisturise the skin at a cellular level. We effectively top-up the skin’s store of ceramides, promoting water retention and hydration within the skin cell.
The result is skin that is better hydrated and softer than before, making the Abibu London range especially suited for dry and damaged skin, whilst also reducing the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
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