Ceramides are a component of our skin's natural protective barrier, so applying them topically is a great way to keep skin moisturized, strong, and protected from potential irritants. Ceramides are often found in lotions and creams, and lately, they've become more popular than ever. So, how to narrow down the best ceramide cream for you? Well, think of your skin type and skin goals, since most ceramide creams are formulated with other, more targeted ingredients to address different skin concerns.
For example, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Meghan Feely, M.D., F.A.A.D., suggests people with dry skin pair ceramides with humectants, such as glycerin, which work together to both attract and seal in moisture. (Dr. Feely explains that ceramides help skin retain moisture by making the skin "waterproof.) People with oily skin may care more about the finish of their moisturizer, while people with irritation-prone skin should look for calming ingredients like allantoin or oats.
Ahead, you'll find a selection of the best ceramide creams on the market right now (for both your face and body!). Scroll on to find your perfect moisturizer match.
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