Ceramides are one of the most important lipids or fats which nurture the skin. It is a dynamic organic agent that has an important role in various conditions such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, neurodegeneration and inflammation. The apoptosis purpose is accountable for upholding normal homeostasis of cells by stimulating programmed cellular death. In its dearth, new cells get generated without replacing the older cells causing cellular strain and resulting in the growth of cancer. Due to this ceramides are called as cancer suppressing lipids.
Ceramide is a type of lipid made up of 18-carbon amino alcohol molecule referred as sphingosine and a fatty acid molecule. Ceramides are found in the cell membranes. They play active role in cellular signaling, cellular differentiation, cell growth, cell division and programmed cell death through apoptosis.
Ceramide is an active ingredient used in anti-aging skin care products. It helps to treat spider vein symptoms. Ceramide revives collagen and moisture levels in the skin. Collagen is generated by strengthening venal walls. Ceramide is also used to treat dryness of the skin. Dry, sensitive skin can be highly benefitted by regular usage. Ceramide Cream is prescribed to treat eczema, contact dermatitis and skin inflammation.
CeraVe: This is a ceramide moisturizer easily available in the market at a reasonable price of $15. Active ingredients easily penetrate into the skin. This product uses the patented “multivesicular emulsion (MVE) technology.”
TriCeram: This ceramide moisturizer helps in treating eczema rather than general eczema pills. It is a Ceramide Dominant Barrier Repair” moisturizer and is readily available. It is an expensive one costing around $30 for 3.4 ounce tube.
Remergent Barrier Repair Formula: This ceramide moisturizer utilizes a delivery system called as merospheres which have lipids that bound a chemical known as ursolic acid. They help the epidermal cells to generate collagen. This cream is best for moisturizing and decreasing wrinkles and costs around $95 for 50millilitres.
Soothing Barrier Repair Moisturizer: This ceramide cream consists of large number of chemicals which helps in decreasing inflammation. This is available in salons.
Atopiclair: This is also a ceramide moisturizer obtainable only on prescription and is approved by FDA. This is very much efficient in treating the signs of eczema. It costs around $85 for a 100 gram tube and $36 rebate is available and also rebate for refills is obtainable.
Mimyx Cream: This ceramide cream is also obtainable only on prescription. It costs around $84 for a 140 gram tube. Besides, KINERASE pro+ Therapy Cream, Mario Badescu A.H.A & Ceramide moisturizer, SkinMedica TNS Ceramide Treatment, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lip Moisture Cream Ceramide, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Network Night Cream, Ceramide Time Complex Moisture Cream SPF 15 and AKTA moisturizer with Ceramides by Gunilla of Sweden are some of the popular OTC brands.