6 of the best: Ceramide-centric skin care
Your skin’s gonna love this lineup
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 19 2021
Ceramides are kind of amazing. Natural-occurring lipids (AKA one of the good fats), they help to reinforce and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function, preventing moisture loss and improving skin’s overall hydration and moisture retention in the long run.
These handy little dudes make up over 50 per cent of skin’s composition and act like cement, keeping your skin cells firmly packed together like bricks in a wall. And this wall just so happens to also aid in preventing moisture loss and environmental damage. Pretty neat stuff if you ask us.
The great thing about ceramides is there is a slew of skin care products available that incorporate their skin-loving superpowers. Here’s a few of our favourites...
Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum
Dry, red and irritated skin is no match for this ultra-soothing pick. Packed full of calming skin-nourishers like avocado, ceramide-5, rice milk, and allantoin, this green goddess of a formula helps to replenish and restore moisture while strengthening the skin barrier, ensuring all that much-needed hydration is maintained long after application. Apply the soothing serum morning and night to see a visible reduction in any unwanted and persistent redness.
PAI SKINCARE The Light Fantastic, Cacao & Schisandra Ceramide Face Oil
If you’re a coffee and vitamins for breakfast kinda gal, you’ll love this offering. Packed full of invigorating ingredients that revitalise and stimulate tired skin like cacao and schisandra – plus a healthy dose of strengthening ceramides – it’s the wake-up call your skin deserves.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
There’s something so nostalgic about the Elizabeth Arden ceramide capsules but do not be fooled. These cute little morsels deliver a potent cocktail of hyaluronic acid and ceramides in a handy single-serve, biodegradable package. Ahhh don’t you just love it when your favourite, trusted formulas are made all that much better with modern innovations? Yeah, same.
Drunk Elephant E-Rase™ Milki Micellar Water
We didn’t know we needed moisturising micellar water until we tried this stuff. Not only does this pH balanced offering make makeup removal an absolute walk in the park but the antioxidant-enriched formula actually leaves skin feeling more hydrated, plumped and prepped for the rest of your skin care routine thanks to a blend of three different plant-derived ceramides that work in unison to soothe and prevent moisture loss.
SKIN INC Ceramide Serum
Though this little guy may look unassuming, its formula is potent. Packing four different types of ceramides, it’s a literal godsend for sensitive skin, helping to sort out pre-existing skin issues such as eczema or rough, dehydrated skin. This interesting pick also utilises proprietary Japanese seaweed encapsulation technology, so all those precious actives are protected from photo-damage, ensuring potency.
CeraVe Moisturising Cream
Want ceramides at super affordable prices? You can’t go past CeraVe. All of their products are infused with a hardworking triple blend of ceramides, though personally, we love their facial moisturising lotion. Super gentle on skin without compromising on nourishment, it’s versatile enough for day or night and delivers all the skin-loving benefits of ceramides in a low-fuss daily moisturiser format.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.