Ceramides are naturally occurring lipids in the skin that play a key role in skin barrier function, preventing water loss and outside irritants from entering the skin. Sphingolipids and phospholipids are two types of ceramides that are valuable in skincare because they strengthen the skin barrier, help prevent moisture loss, reduce dryness and irritation, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The ceramide complex is also known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, which reduces redness and skin irritation, especially in people with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Finally, by helping to maintain a healthy skin barrier, the ceramide complex protects the skin against environmental damage and premature aging.