To keep your skin looking young and feeling supple, don't skimp on the moisture. Of course, this is easier done with the help of skincare, be it through using your reliable serum nightly or slathering on moisturizer every day. That said, using products with specific ingredients that strengthen your skin barrier can do even a better job at maintaining your skin quality overtime, and one of the best ingredients for this is ceramide.
While ceramides are fats naturally found in the uppermost layers of the skin, it is still a plus to use products with the said ingredient to add to the skin’s composition. Dermatologist Shereene Idriss tells Allure that ceramides are a kind of fatty acids that not only help maintain the skin's barrier but also retain moisture and hydration. She then adds that using products with ceramides can help repair one's skin barrier function and lock in much-needed moisture.
Basically, you can think of ceramides as a booster for the hydrating properties of your skincare as it provides skin strengthening and repair benefits. Continuous use helps prevent moisture loss and damage that are caused by aging, sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors. It's best suited for those with dry, rough, aging, and irritated skin–all of which are visible signs of dehydration and a weak skin barrier.
Now that you know just how beneficial ceramides can be, here are 10 of the best products to try to reap its benefits:
Best Ceramide Skincare Products Philippines
1. Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream
This rich moisturizer from Pixi is infused with rose oil that seals in moisture. And aside from its lovely aroma, it also has antioxidant properties that help improve skin’s elasticity and overall firmness because of the time-release moisture of ceramide. Lastly, it has probiotics that promote better moisture absorption and make you more resistant to irritation.
PIXI Rose Ceramide Cream, P1348, Sephora.ph
2. Cosrx Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream
This rich and creamy moisturizer delivers deep skin hydration with natural honey and restores suppleness with the help of ceramide. Though this is recommended for dry and dull skin, it can also be good for other skin types because honey has antibacterial properties that work for any skin type–leaving it soft, smooth, and more resilient.
COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture, P1250, Watsons
3. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Serum
This deep moisturizing serum is infused with five different kinds of ceramides, which help it plump the skin, retain moisture, reinforce barrier function, accelerate your natural ceramide production, and improve your overall skin texture. It works like a charm even in our hot weather as it is both considerably lightweight and fast-absorbing!
DR. JART+ Ceramidin Serum, P3170, Sephora.ph
4. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
This product from The Ordinary is made for all skin types and was designed to provide a protective, non-greasy barrier against surface moisture loss. One of the 11 amino acids that are included in this product is ceramide, alongside other hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. As mentioned above, ceramide is already naturally found in the skin, but this product supplements it well because its pH level is 6.5 to 7, which is close to our face's natural pH. Aside from being cruelty-free and vegan, it is also free from alcohol, oil, silicone, and nuts (if you're allergic!).
THE ORDINARY Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA, P600, Beautymnl
5. Mario Badescu AHA and Ceramide Moisturizer
While ceramide is already a given fact for skin-boosting moisture, AHA (or alpha-hydroxy acids) on the other hand, will improve your complexion's overall tone and texture and will exfoliate unwanted whiteheads on its surface. It's also made with lemon and lemongrass extracts that target any form of discoloration and boost skin’s radiance. Lastly, though this moisturizer feels non-greasy and lightweight, it is actually nourishing enough to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
MARIO BADESCU AHA and Ceramide Moisturizer, P1350, Rustan’s
6. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream
If you're looking for a non-heavy night cream with age-defying benefits, then this gem from First Aid Beauty might be for you. As its name says, it repairs the skin at night while you sleep, so you'll look fresh and recharged by morning. Meanwhile, the powerful peptide blend fights premature aging and boosts the natural collagen in the skin, while its glutaline components help make skin firmer. This also has niacinamide for brightening, plus other skin-conditioning emollients that keep your complexion healthy and hydrated. No wonder it is called ultra!
FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream, P2245, Sephora.ph
7. Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
This cult-favorite product may be small, but its benefits will surprise you. Because in that little pod is a formula that retexturizes skin, restores radiance, boosts collagen production, reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhances hydration. The capsule packaging is actually meant to protect the product's potency, since it's packed with advanced ceramide technology and more age-defying ingredients. But don't worry about it being hard to dispose and tolerate, because every capsule is biodegradable and free from fragrance and preservatives!
ELIZABETH ARDEN Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, P5100 for 50 capsules, Lazada
8. Dear Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream
This concentrated, moisture-boosting cream supports your moisture barrier function with yeast-derived beta-glucan that works well for all skin types but especially for sensitive and easily-irritated skin. This also has a blend of jojoba oil and ceramides that rescue dry skin while improving its natural cell repairing capabilities.
DEAR KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream, P1280, Watsons
9. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer
We're quite sure no one wears moisturizer for 72 hours, but this moisturizer is so efficient that it claims to keep you hydrated for that long. That's because it has hyaluronic acid that attracts water in the skin, ceramides that keep moisture locked in, and antioxidants like elderberry that fight premature aging. It's hard to beat when it comes to texture, too, because it's impressively lightweight on top of being oil-, alcohol-, and fragrance-free!
PETER THOMAS ROTH Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer, P3000, Lazada
10. Holika Holika Good Cera Super Ceramide Foaming Wash
Hydration can start in your cleansing routine, too, and for a non-drying wash, this foaming cleanser has a slightly acidic pH level of 5.5 that won't damage your moisture barrier. Aside from washing off dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities, this also normalizes the pH balance of the skin, regulates excess sebum production, and prevents it from producing unwanted bacteria that could result to inflammation (read: acne). Of course, it's also packed with ceramides that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
HOLIKA HOLIKA Good Cera Super Ceramide Foaming Wash, P675, Beautymnl