Phytoceramides - Natural Alternative To A Facelift?
Have you begun to see the effects of aging on your skin?
Even healthy skin changes as we age. It loses its natural moisture and
elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles that if left
untreated, grow deeper and more noticeable. Aging skin is also prone
to pigmentation changes, developing age spots and other
over time. Skin also becomes duller in appearance, and the
moisture barrier can increase the risk of dermatitis and infections.
Would you prefer a safe, natural alternative to surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is not only expensive and invasive, but carries
certain inherent risks. In some cases, surgery doesn't produce the
desired effects and in a few cases, it even results in permanent
What if you could reverse the effects of aging and prevent further
We all want to retain that youthful appearance with firm, evenly
toned, wrinkle-free skin. Now you can achieve that with
a natural skin protection supplement.
What are phytoceramides?
Ceramides are lipids that are naturally occurring both in human skin
and in certain plants and animal products. When ceramides are derived
from plants, they are called "phytoceramides." Their function in the
outer layer of the skin (or epidermis) is to create a barrier that
protects the skin from infection and to maintain moisture.
Ceramides are commonly used in many topical cosmetics, including
lipstick and many moisturizing creams. They penetrate the top layer
the skin, mimicking the natural moisture barrier.
What are the primary benefits of phytoceramides?
Ceramides fight free radicals, enhancing the protection of tissue from
harmful external factors including sun exposure, pollution, and skin
trauma. There are two primary benefits from ceramides:
- They increase skin's natural hydration capacity, moisturizing it and
improving its ability to act as a barrier to infection
- They decrease wrinkles by suppressing elastase and protecting
In addition, ceramides are known to inhibit Melanogenis, which is
believed to have a pigment lightening effect, reducing age spots and
Are there added benefits to ingesting ceramides versus topical
Yes, taking phytoceramides in supplement form is especially effective
in rejuvenating and protecting skin. As blood circulates, it carries
phytoceramides directly to cells, affecting skin on a cellular level
rather than simply creating a topical layer of moisture.
Are ceramides safe?
Yes, scientific studies have repeatedly shown that ceramides are safe.
In fact, ceramides are a natural part of the human diet, occurring in
wheat, rice, soy and spinach, as well as some animal-based foods.
Phytoceramides--those derived from plants rather than animal
sources--are thought to be even safer for consumption, since there is
no risk of animal-borne illnesses.