INCI: Aqua - Phospholipids - Sphingolipid - Phenoxyethanol - Potassium Sorbate - Controx VP
APPEARANCE: Opalescent, whitish to off-white, crystalline liquid with a waxy odor.
COMPOSITION: Water:> 50%, Phospholipids: 1-5%, Sphingolipids: 0.1-1%, Phenoxyethanol: 1.0% approx. Potassium sorbate: approx 0.25%, Controx VP: 0.1%
SOLUBILITY: miscible in water
"Ceramide Complex" restores the lipid barrier of dry and cracked skin and provides a well balanced moisture content. An epidermis that is also intact at the outermost limit is crucial for a physiological interaction that works well between the individual layers of the skin. "Ceramide Complex" can be used in aqueous and emulsified preparations for skin care, especially gels.
Ceramides are the most important structural elements of the lipid barrier. They are arranged in a laminar form to act as a membrane and fill the intercellular space in the stratum corneum. In addition to the important barrier function, this membrane also controls the cohesion of dead cells, the corneocytes. In dry and fissured skin, this lipid barrier is largely destroyed and the skin undergoes greater scaling of corneocytes and a high loss of transepidermal water. Especially the loss of water from the deeper epidermal layers will affect the functioning of cells that depend decisively on their hydrated environment. Therefore, the restoration of the lipid barrier, in addition to eliminating the real cause of dry skin conditions, will also restore the physiological functions of the cells, thus improving the complete condition of the skin.
In in vivo tests, ceramide-containing formulations were shown to produce the desired effect only when ceramides were present in a lyotropic form, that is, as lamellar liquid crystals. Topically applied preparations containing ceramides in an unorganized manner did not produce any effect.
The lipids contained in "Ceramide Complex" are present in a membranous structure and, therefore, active.
- Body creams
- Regenerating facial creams
- Anti-aging facial creams
- Hair conditioners
- Repair shampoos
- Body balms
- Hygiene gels
- Moisturizing gels
- Body milks
- Cleansing milks
- Repair Serum
- Regenerating Serum
- Cleaning serum
Conservation: In a cool and dry place, in well-closed containers and protected from light. Storage temperature between 10-20ºC