Ceramides are naturally occurring molecules in our skin. They are found in all four layers of the epidermis (AKA your skin) and play an important role by creating a protective barrier which helps skin retain moisture.
Ceramides make up about 20 perfect of the skin's intercellular matrix. Think of ceramides as the glue that holds your skin together, helping you maintain a youthful glow and appearance to skin while also protecting it.
When your skin is damaged from overexposure to sun or other environmental factors, ceramides break down, leaving your skin susceptible to premature aging and wrinkles. Therefore, utilizing ceramides in your skincare routine is a powerful way to ward off aging.
There are several different ceramide types—Ceramide 3, an anti-aging superstar, for instance, is a key ingredient in our Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner and Infinity Waterproof Brow Liner. As we age, ceramides begin to break down, causing dryness and eventually, wrinkles.
Recent studies have revealed that ceramides do much more than keep our skin looking younger. They also have the ability to signal a molecule to send messages to the rest of the body, programming cancer-causing cells to die. This impressive finding has made ceramides the star subject of numerous studies on the role they play in benefiting cancer patients.
We’re all for using ingredients with anti-aging properties, but ones that boast health benefits are even better! At Thrive Causemetics®, we create high-performance products with clinically proven results.
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