Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What are Ceramides?

Synthetic ceramides have been a mainstay of mass-marketed topical formulas for years, but more recently, and more effective are ingestible natural, “phyto” (plant based) Ceramides.   Ceramides occur naturally in our skin and become depleted naturally over time with aging.  They “feed” and protect our skin’s lipid barriers, improving the integrity and appearance of our skin. A great analogy to describe the role of ceramides in the skin is to imagine your skin as a brick wall: the ceramides provide the mortar; essentially the glue that keeps the bricks (collagen and other proteins) together, and the wall strong and smooth.  Now picture how a wall looks after a few decades or exposure, without proper care or maybe after a lengthy stint in the hot, dry sun. Ceramides can help - but they are only part of the picture…

What makes ceramides even more effective?
Phytoceramides are important, yes, but they only comprise about 50% of the outer epidermis layer or “skin barrier”. There are other specialized lipids that make up the “mortar” and “cement” of the epidermal wall: ceramides, squalene, phospholipids, and other fatty acids.

DermaLipid from Genuine Health contains not only  200mg of  naturally sourced ceramides in each serving, but providesall the components of this barrier. Instead of a 50% effective product, DermaLipid formulated with patented Hydrobond™ technology, containing  clinically-proven and Dr. Oz recommended Phytoceramides and other key ingredients that work synergistically together to moisturize, repair and protect the skin’s outer layer from both the natural effects aging and the damage of environmental stressors.

Olea europaea, Squalane olive fruit oil:
  • Derived from olives
  • Makes up an important part of the mortar in the epidermal barrier.
  • Hydrate the skin
  • Acts as an antioxidant and may also protect against skin cancer.

    Phosphatidylserine (PS):
    • Part of the epidermal cement, it has anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
    • PS slows the activity of enzymes that destroy collagen - either through UV Exposure or non-UV-induced aging of the skin

      Borago officinalis, Non-GMO borage seed oil – containing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
      • Increases the production of ceramides and phospholipids in the epidermal wall
      • Contains natural triglycerides that are incorporated into the epidermal mortar
      • improves skin hydration, decreases roughness, scaling and itchy skin

        Olea europaea, Squalane olive fruit oil:
        • Derived from olives, makes up an important part of the mortar in the epidermal barrier
        • Not only does it hydrate the skin, it acts as an antioxidant to protect skin


        What does this mean for your skin?
        It means the return of skin’s youthful plumpness! DermaLipid works to build smoother, more radiant skin that is able to retain moisture more effectively, maximizing hydration and restoring the integrity of the epidermal protective barrier.
        Genuine Health brings you the highest quality and most effective formula based on research proven, and synergistic ingredients. The DermaLipid formula was developed in conjunction with leading research to synergistically enhance ceramide’s anti aging effects. Not only do you reap the benefits of plant based ceramides, but you are getting 4 other ingredients to enhance the benefits Phytoceramides while stimulating your body’s own capacity to produce ceramides to moisturize, repair and protect the skin - from the inside out!
        Moisturize, Repair & Protect from the inside out - naturally. 
        As we age, our skin naturally loses ceramides and other important nutrients, causing dryness and wrinkles. Dry skin is more susceptible to damage from UV rays, pollution and other harsh chemicals, further accelerating the aging process. The result? Dry and dull skin with accelerated signs of aging.
        What makes DermaLipid uniquely effective?
        Containing all-natural ingredients, DermaLipid:

        • Locks in moisture from within – as opposed to merely covering up dry skin
        • Repairs and replenishes the 1st layer of the skin with a research-based Hydrabond™ formula of borage oil, squalane (from olive oil), all-natural ceramides and phosphatidylserine
        • Helps reduce skin roughness, scaling, redness and itching
        • Helps slow damage caused by harmful pollution and UV exposure
        • Is completely natural and safe

        Take it daily to get noticeably moisturized, youthful looking skin in as little as 21 days – naturally. 

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