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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

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    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

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    Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream (60ml)

    Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream is a vegan-friendly cream and was formulated for sensitive skin. It provides moisture throughout day and night for all seasons without causing irritation. The cream also lowers your skin's temperature, soothing reddish...

    £22.30

  • 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

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    Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream - 60ml

    A comforting moisturiser that provides intense, soothing hydration to the skin. The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream helps to strengthen external barriers and calms extremely sensitive skin. Recovery creams, while providing hydration and moisture,...

    £28.50

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    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop & Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

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  • 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...

    £20.00

  • Benton

    Benton Fermentation Mask Pack

    Benton Fermentation Mask Pack is a premium mask pack that contains three high-grade fermentation ingredients. It contains Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate and Lactobacillus/Collagen Ferment Filtrate. The sheet mask is soaked in the...

    £2.80

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    Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream - 30ml

    A comforting moisturiser that provides intense, soothing hydration to the skin. The Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream helps to strengthen external barriers and calms extremely sensitive skin. Recovery creams, while providing hydration and moisture,...

    £22.30

  • Real Barrier

    Real Barrier Aqua Soothing Ampoule Mask

    If you are looking for a sheet mask to instantly calm your skin sensitivity, try this soothing ampoule mask. This paraben-free mask is infused with Panthenol to calm, Madecassoside to moisturize and Allantoin to soothe.  It also contains Hyaluronic...

    £3.00

  • Isntree

    Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Gauze Mask

    Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Gauze Mask offers a soothing, calming solution to irritated and sensitive skin. It is a great solution to tackle acne & blemishes, dryness, sensitivity & irritation. This sheet mask was designed to soothe skin, balance...

    £2.80

  • Some By Mi

    Some By Mi AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream 50ml

    Some By Mi AHA, BHA, PHA 30 Days Miracle Cream is a perfect solution for acne-prone skin. It is packed with natural tea tree extract to quickly improve skin problems without irritation. In addition, Centella Asiatica will soothe the skin and strengthen...

    £22.00

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    PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream

    PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream is an unscented, essential oil-free Centella Asiatica (CICA) cream. The Centella Asiatica Extract (50%) soothes and relieves the irritated skin keeping skin radiant and healthy. Centella Asiatica is a hero...

    £20.00

  • Benton

    Benton Fermentation Eye Cream - 10ml

    Benton Fermentation Eye Cream is a rich, wrinkle-care cream. This rich cream contains ingredients such as Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, EGF and Ceramide which provide intensive firming and moisturizing effect. This way it helps...

    £10.00

  • Real Barrier

    Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream Mask

    Real Barrier Cicarelief Cream Mask is paraben free mask infused with high concentrations of Panthenol 5%, Madecassoside and Allantoin to soothe and calm the skin. Calamine Powder was used here to help protect skin against irritation. This mask was...

    £3.50

  • Pyunkang Yul

    Pyunkang Yul Highly Moisturizing Essence Mask Pack

    Pyunkang Yul Highly Moisturizing Essence Mask Pack is a highly moisturising sheet mask. It delivers deep and long-lasting hydration to the skin. Formulated with 5 different kinds of Hyaluronic Acid as well as other herbal extracts, this sheet masks is...

    £4.00

  • Jumiso

    Jumiso Rich Nourishment Mask

    Jumiso Rich Nourishment Mask is a deeply nourishing sheet mask. Infused with powerfully moisturizing ingredients including argan oil and ceramides, this sheet mask keeps your skin nourished, healthy and radiant. Made with ultra-soft, thin &...

    £2.80

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    Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask - 15ml

    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...

    £7.00

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    COSRX Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream was designed to ensure your skin feels supple and smooth all day long. This comforting moisturizing cream provides the skin with intense long-lasting hydration, leaving it supple and smooth with a velvety...

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