Are Ceramides The Secret To Better Skin?
As we age all the natural wonders that keep our skin looking healthy, firm and full of glow start to deplete.
Bye-bye collagen, hyaluronic acid and all their cousins.
However…the most important of these skin saviours may turn out to be ceramides.
Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids (fats) found in the outer layers of the skin. They determine how much moisture our skin retains and how it responds to environmental aggressors.
Without the correct level of ceramides your skin will look dry, dull and stressed.
Open up your skincare cabinet and take a look at the labels. You’ll find most potions contain ceramides because they’re the gold standard when it comes to hydrating ageing skin.
All the vitamins and retinoids in the world can’t replace the simplest skin equation: well hydrated skin looks younger.
When it come to ceramides, my number one recommendation is the original: Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
This is the Biggy Smalls of ceramide.
Elizabeth Arden launched this iconic product in 1990.
It’s has over two decades of consumer testing and works. Really, really well.
The formula was updated for the first time in 2017 to incorporate two new ceramides that pack an even more effective hydration punch.
The silky texture alone should grant this mono-dose gem a permanent place in your routine.
Then last year, like a miracle sent from the beauty gods, Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum was launched as the perfect PM accompaniment to the classic.
The pretty pink capsules are genius for first time retinol users (and those with sensitive skin) because the ceramides acts as a buffer between retinol and your skin.
Which means you have zero side effects (redness, flakiness) – just smoother, softer and more glowing results.
New research has shown that ceramide levels are effected by seasonal changes (such as cold, dry winter air) and the overuse of soap and hot water which goes with the temperature dip.
So, winter is the ultimate time to double down and take your skin to cermaide boot camp.
OK, I’M GOING TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING.
AND JUST ONE MORE THING.
Y’all know how I feel about crystal face rollers…I am the choir!!!
They’re beyond brilliant for under eye puff, improving circulation and massage.
But…you know what they’re also great for?
Infusing ceramides into your skin.
Just squeeze the contents of your Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum or Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum ampoule onto the back of your hand swipe with the stone wheel and enjoy the sensation of rolling (aka infusing) the goodness into your skin.
You can read more on my love (and benefits) of Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum my road test HERE