So, what are Phytoceramides?
In order for you to get a true understanding for what Phytoceramides are, it helps to first understand what Ceramides are.
Ceramides are a lipid that all of us are born with. Ceramides are what give us the well-hydrated, naturally soft, supple skin that we had in our younger years. The problem is that as we begin to age, our bodies natural levels of ceramides begins to drop – at a fairly rapid pace. We see the direct result of our declining ceramide levels in our skin as it begins to take on a dryer, rougher texture. Wrinkles start to form, as do expression lines. Eventually, skin will begin to sag due to the loss of elastin. Estimates are that by age 60, only 15% of our ceramide cells remain.
Phytoceramides are the plant-derived equivalent of Ceramides.The word “Phyto” literally means “plant”.
A few facts about Phytoceramides:
Phytoceramides contain lipids that are the same as those found naturally in our skin.
Phytoceramides mimic Ceramides by working to plump up the skin.
Phytoceramides penetrate each of the 4 layers of our skin, known as the dermal layers.
Phytoceramides stimulate the production of collagen, which plumps the skin and increases elasticity.
Phytoceramides encourage a protective barrier against infections and inflammation, helping with such problems as dry skin and sun damage
Phytoceramides keep our skin hydrated, by retaining moisture and helping to stave off wrinkles
And Phytoceramides slow the aging process and can even reverse the existing signs of aging such as crow’s feet, from the inside out.
Phytoceramides benefits are quite plentiful as the product is 100% naturally plant-derived.
Benefits include minimizing skin irregularities such as wrinkles and damaged areas on aging skin and that’s more than can be said about other skin supplements.