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Ceramide 3

Rating: very good very good
INCI name
Alternative names
Ceramid Iii
Octadecanamide, N-(1,3,4-trihydroxy-2-octadecyl)-
INCI function
Skin conditioning, Skin protecting
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: good Maintains the skin in good condition
  • Rating: good Helps to avoid harmful effects to the skin from external factors
  • Rating: good Builds a protective film
  • Rating: good für zertifizierte Naturkosmetik zugelassen
  • Rating: good Affixes the cell structure
  • Rating: good Strengthens the resistance capability of the skin
  • Rating: good Hinders the loss of moisture
  • Rating: very good Strengthens the lipid barrier

Studies, literature and statements on Ceramide 3

  • Kursbuch Kosmetik, page 138

    Ceramides are in the lipid group, and is an important component in the fat of the stratum corneum. It builds a protective film which makes the skin more resistant to outside effects, and strengthens the lipid barriers.

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 54

    Ceramide is used for skin care, in order to balance out a loss of stratum corneum lipids and therefore to reduce moisture loss of the epidermis.

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 96

    Moisture-binding is improved, the cell structure strengthened, the protective function of the skin is supported.

  • Körperpflegekunde und Kosmetik, page 72

    Ceramide in the stratum corneum is the main component of intercellular horny skin cell cement and forms liposomal structures together with cholesterol and fatty acids This lipid cement controls the barrier function of the skin, improves hydration of the horny skin and reduces transepidermal water loss. The skin’s appearance improves and is stabilized. If the amount of ceramide in the epidermis is reduced, the skin becomes flaky, dry and cracked. Frequently, one can measure a lack of ceramide in old skin. Ceramide is, in contrast to the usual lipids, used above all as a basic ingredient in crèmes, ingredients which above all can be employed with neurodermitis, dry skin with damaged lipid cement and old skin.

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 35

    The ceramide system, Sphingoceryl, increases moisture-binding capacity, strengthens cellular structure, and thus improves complexion. Moreover, it forms a protective film, which enhances the protection of skin against toxic irritations.

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