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Ceramides

Ceramides achieved a status of a skincare hero that tackles everything from dullness to dryness and sensitivity.

Here’s everything you need to know before you buy from your new favourite ingredient and K-Beauty brands that offer amazing Korean ceramide skincare products.

What are ceramides?

Ceramides are lipids (in other words fatty acids) in the skin that help to maintain the skin barrier and retain moisture and hydration. They makeup over 50% of the skin’s composition and play important role in protecting your skin against environmental stressors and keeping it plump and youthful.

Can ceramides help skin?

Definitely yes! Ceramides help to re-construct that protective barrier so skin’s more resilient and less sensitised over time.

They play an important role in keeping the skin’s structure strong and healthy by bonding the cells together on the surface forming a solid protective layer. That layer holds onto hydration and protects against damage giving the skin its plump, hydrated, balanced appearance. This helps prevent moisture loss and the visible damage from environmental stressors.

What results can I expect from a ceramide-enriched product?

Ceramides are among the worthiest of opponents when it comes to battling dry skin. Thankfully, ceramide-based products are widely available.

Properly formulated ceramide skincare products help strengthen your skin’s barrier and improve hydration. This results in smoother and firmer skin reduced fine lines and wrinkles and less irritation.

Can I use ceramide cream every day?

Ceramides can be applied day or night, typically in the serum step of your regimen. They can also be used throughout the day.

Are ceramide pores clogging? Is it good for oily skin?

Ceramides on their own, won't clog the skin. However, it is always good to be mindful of the formulas you choose for your skin and what are you mixing it with. If your skin is prone to acne and clogged pores, it is worth investing in a lighter oil-free ceramide skincare product rather than a thicker cream. 

The best Korean ceramide moisturisers

Time to talk about our favourite Korean ceramide skincare products.

Ceramide moisturiser is a fantastic skincare product to strengthen the skin and keep it plump.

There are some amazing Korean ceramide creams. Some of our favourites are:

SKINRx LAB MadeCera Cream for those with sensitive skin and dry skin, ceramides keep the skin hydrated. niacinamide also brightens skin, while adenosine delivers powerful anti-ageing and skin-smoothing benefits.

Soothing rosewater, nourishing rose flower oil, and skin-protecting ceramides team up to turn up healthy skin and a natural glow. Urang Rose Ceramide Cream delivers long-lasting moisture, hydration and increases elasticity. It is perfect for all skin types.

COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream is a comforting moisturizing cream that provides the skin with intense long-lasting hydration. The combination of D-panthenol, propolis, and ceramide forms a moisture shield and prevents the skin from moisture loss. The velvety texture smoothens rough skin and leaves it with a fresh, non-greasy feeling. Despite being highly moisturizing, COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream doesn't clog pores nor cause acne.  

The Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream is a divine cream Infused with brightening rice water, calming ceramides, niacinamide to improve the skin tone. It immediately tackles flaky patches while nourishing deep down.

Best ceramide product for sensitive or acne-prone skin

 PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream is targeting sensitive, fragile, and inflamed acne skin.

This lightweight cream uses ceramides to re-build the skin, and Centella Asiatica to soothe it, without blocking pores or leaving skin shiny. This will be your go-to ceramide moisturiser for your sensitive skin that tends to acne and breakouts.

Real Barrier Aqua Soothing Gel Cream is perfect if you deal with chronic dehydration in acne-prone skin. The skin mimicking structure, essential fatty acids, and hyaluronic acid instantly soothe and calm the skin, hydrate it, and reduce its temperature.

Are there are any ceramide skincare products for a pumper session

Want more Korean ceramide skincare products' inspirations? For an intensive ceramide treatment and amazing results, devote 15 minutes to sheet mask. Our favourite ceramide sheet masks are:

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  • Klairs

    Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask 25ml

    The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask has been upgraded. It consists of ceramides to enhance skin barriers. The most important features of the mask are: Strengthen the skin barrier to areas with irritation. The soothing sheet mask contains 5...

    £2.70
  • Beauty of Joseon

    Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream

    Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream is a luxurious moisturiser that keeps skin plump and moisturised. It’s enriched with nourishing hanbang (traditional Korean herbal medicine) ingredients like ginseng root extract,niacinamide and rice brown water and...

    £21.00 - £38.00
  • Isntree

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel is a lightweight and hydrating chemical sunscreen (aka organic sun cream) infused with Centella Asiatica and 8 types of hyaluronic acid. All these amazing ingredients are used to lock the moisture in, minimize...

    £21.00
  • Klairs

    Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser (100ml)

    Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser is an eco-friendly face wash which removes makeup residue, dead skin cells and blackheads. This cleanser is acid-balanced which means it will keep the skin moisturised even after cleansing. It contains low irritant...

    £15.50
  • Klairs

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask 90ml

    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is a lightweight overnight mask packed with vitamin E which is an antioxidant famous for its anti-ageing properties. It is a great solution for smoother, balanced and brighter skin. The Mask has a unique pudding-like...

    £24.60