ceramide

noun
cer·​amide | \ ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce ceramide (audio) , ˈser- \

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

Examples of ceramide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the rescue: glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. Nicole Catanese, Marie Claire, "This Under-the-Radar Drugstore Face Cream Is the Superhero of Skincare," 20 Sep. 2019 Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: AHC Aqualuronic Cleanser Formulated with three types of hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which help prevent moisture loss, this gentle foaming cleanser hydrates deep while thoroughly removing dirt and other impurities. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The Best Skin Products of 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 Some of the most important ingredients to look for are deeply hydrating ingredients such as ceramides, glycerin, shea butter, dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Derms Weigh In on Reddit’s Weirdest Skin Confessions," 8 Nov. 2019 The brand specializes in ceramides, which are the lipids that keep skin hydrated, plump, and soft, so all the products from this brand are designed to soothe skin that's prone to dryness, redness, and irritation. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Curél Japan Skin-Care Products Just Arrived at Ulta," 30 Sep. 2019 Keeping it strong and healthy is therefore essential, which is why Chapas recommends using moisturizers with ceramides and laying off harsh ingredients such as retinol or acids, which can damage it. Deanna Pai, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Skincare Products That Protect Against Pollution," 4 Oct. 2019 For dry skin, try a clarifying toner with glycerin or ceramides. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here's How To Get Beautiful Glowing Skin Overnight," 1 Oct. 2019 The rich face cream contains a cocktail of six rare African oils and ceramides to provide intense hydration. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "The Beauty Products Khloé Kardashian Uses in Her Current Skincare Lineup," 27 Aug. 2019 In addition to bold shades, Chanel is launching a new-and-improved formula that's packed with bioceramics, which help fill in any nail ridges for a smooth and long-lasting finish, and ceramides to strengthen and nourish your nails over time. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Chanel Just Dropped 6 Metallic Nail Polishes — & We Want Them All," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of ceramide

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceramide

cerebroside + amide

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“Ceramide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceramide. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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ceramide

noun
cer·​amide | \ ˈsir-ə-ˌmīd How to pronounce ceramide (audio) \

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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