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

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To stop skin from flaking and peeling, slather on lotions that contain ceramides and antioxidants like vitamins C and E. Julie Ricevuto, Glamour, "How to Treat a Bad Sunburn and Hide It Instantly," 28 May 2019 When shopping for facial moisturizers, look for hyaluronic acid, squalene, dimethicone, and ceramides, as these hydrating ingredients hold moisture in the skin. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Tips for How to Treat Eczema During the Winter," 7 Jan. 2019 Using harsh soap on your face weakens the skin's barrier by stripping the skin of its natural oils, ceramides (which help retain moisture), and healthy fatty acids — a perfect setup for irritated and dry skin. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Blotchy — And How to Fix It," 13 Dec. 2018 The cream is also formulated with phytosphingosine, which helps strengthen the structure of the skin, along with peony extract and ceramide. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Beloved K-Beauty Brand The Face Shop Is Now Sold on Jet.com," 20 Mar. 2018 One of the brand's best-sellers, this hydrating face cream combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a ceramide complex help lock in moisture. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "The It Cosmetics Foundation I Tell Everyone About Is 25 Percent Off," 2 Nov. 2018 Talakoub recommends switching to a product with caffeine and ceramides to address inflammation and redness. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Can Using Niacinamide in Your Skin-Care Routine Cause Redness?," 22 July 2018 Sugar Carbohydrate Complex is identical to the skin’s own natural moisturizing factor, and contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which maintain and improve the skin barrier. Emily Barth Isler, Allure, "Why Tata Harper's Crème Riche Velvet Moisturizing Cream Is the Ultimate All-Natural Skin Saver," 1 May 2018 To speed recovery in the days after, resist any urge to pick at peeling skin, and apply a gentle moisturizer with ingredients that rebuild the skin’s barrier, like niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, or ceramides. Cristina Mueller, Glamour, "How to Deal With Every Summer Skin Issue, From Sunburns to Bug Bites," 8 June 2018

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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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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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