By Kaleigh Fasanella, she/her
Peep the ingredient list on Youth To The People’s new Polypeptide-121 Future Cream and you’ll find a whole host of heavy-hitting ingredients—including ceramides, which are found naturally in our skin—just like hyaluronic acid and collagen. What makes ceramides so unique, however, is the fact that they make up about half of the lipids in our protective moisture barrier, aka our skin’s first line of defense against environmental aggressors and transepidermal water loss (TEWL). It’s one of the reasons why you’ll love ceramides in your moisturizer.
As YTTP’s Director of Field Sales + Education Jacob Tomas del Rosario explains, ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids serve as the “mortar” in the ever-popular brick and mortar analogy of the skin’s surface layer makeup because they help keep our skin moisture barrier intact, thereby reducing water loss and permeability.
“Ceramides make up the biggest component of our skin barrier lipids, helping to strengthen the skin moisture barrier and to lock in hydration,” says del Rosario. “This hinders transepidermal water loss, or the act of your skin losing water through evaporation, so it can stay hydrated and plump.”
The benefits of ceramides
Above all, ceramides help maintain the integrity of the skin, largely by minimizing transepidermal water loss (fun fact: we lose the most water when we’re asleep). When applied topically, ceramides can aid in strengthening the skin moisture barrier, which is super critical to healthy-looking skin, by helping to reduce transdepidermal water loss to support skin’s natural processes. A healthy skin barrier can also help to diminish the look of certain signs of aging, so if you’re looking for more youthful-looking skin, definitely incorporate ceramides and other emollient ingredients into your routine.
To recap, the main benefits of ceramides include:
- Reduce transepidermal water loss
- Help skin retain hydration
- Help Strengthen the skin moisture barrier
Ceramides in Future Cream
Now that you’re up to snuff on the benefits of ceramides, it’s time to talk about the role they play in Polypeptide-121 Future Cream.
“The combination of hearty ingredients is what makes Future Cream such a special formula,” says del Rosario. “The formula, which contains ceramides, hydrates, reduces transepidermal water loss, helps to build up barrier function, and leaves skin looking healthy.” He adds that anyone can see great results from using Future Cream, regardless of skin type.
Needless to say, you’ve gotta get your hands on Future Cream to see the benefits for yourself. Don’t be surprised when it becomes your new go-to daily moisturizer.
Written by Kaleigh Fasanella for Youth To The People