Sold by Evonik under the tradename Ceramide III, it is claimed to “support the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer and form an effective barrier against moisture loss. These human skin-identical molecules are therefore particularly suitable for long term protection and repair of sensitive and dry skin.”

Chemically, it is a Phytosphingosine (a sphingolipid) backbone acylated with a saturated fatty acid (stearic acid). More details here on what is a Ceramide.

Ceramide NP benefits in skincare are :

  • Reinforces the natural lipid barrier of dry and ageing skin
  • Improves long term moisturization and protects the skin from external influences
  • Repairs and protects damaged hair (mechanical properties, liveliness, combability, shine)
  • Human-skin identical molecule
  • Natural product with high purity
  • Active at low concentrations


By A.B.

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