Definition of ceramide
: any of various lipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely but in small amounts in plant and animal tissue
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Best-case scenario: When a moisturizer contains ceramides and niacinamide (like the one below).
Dermatologist recommended Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser, Moisturizing Cream, Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Hydrating Cleansing Bar contain hyaluronic acid and three ceramides to seal in moisture and help prevent water loss.
Others are focusing on another class of compounds, called ceramides.
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Origin and Etymology of ceramide
cerebroside + amide
First Known Use: 1958See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of ceramide
: any of a group of amido sphingolipids formed by linking a fatty acid to sphingosine and found widely in small amounts in plant and animal tissue
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