If you swear by your retinol serum and weekly gua sha facial massages, you might want to know about the miraculous skincare ingredient that some are calling a “facelift in a bottle.”
The skincare industry has recently witnessed a major boom and we have seen the emergence of new ingredients and treatments that promise to give you the healthy and radiant skin of your dreams. And one of the breakout stars to join the ranks is phytoceramides.
Widely touted as a secret to a youthful glow, phytoceramides are present in many popular creams and lotions, including the SHESHA Clinical Advanced Phyto Lotion. In fact, you are probably already using them without realizing it.
In this blog, we will dive into how phytoceramides can help and why you should add them to your skincare routine.
What Are Phytoceramides?
Phytoceramides are ceramides derived from plants. Ceramides are polar lipids that are naturally present in the skin cells and work to cement the cells of the skin barrier together. Along with amino acids, cholesterol, and natural oils, they make up about half of the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of your skin. They lock in all the hydration and act as a barrier to protect the rest of your skin. They also help maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin and keep out harmful aggressors.
Unfortunately, due to several factors, including age, air pollution, stress, and UV damage, the ceramide concentration in your skin can decrease. Fewer ceramides mean a weakened barrier, which means hydration can escape, and that can lead to dry skin, wrinkles, irritation, and more. This is where phytoceramides come in. Their lipid structure is similar to the natural ceramides in our skin, making them an effective way to replenish the lost ceramides. Phytoceramides can strengthen the skin barrier and prevent hydration loss, leaving you with firm, smooth, and glowing skin.
What Are the Benefits of Phytoceramides in Skincare?
Here are some of the reasons why you should add a phytoceramide product like our Clinical Advanced Phyto Lotion to your skincare routine:
- It will improve skin hydration.
- It will increase skin elasticity and smoothness.
- It will protect your barrier, which is immensely critical to healthy skin function.
How To Use Products with Phytoceramides in Your Daily Skincare Routine?
If you want to get the most out of any skincare product containing phytoceramides, use it twice a day – once in the morning and at night. The order in which you use it depends on the type of product. For instance, our Clinical Advanced Phyto Lotion is best used after cleansing and applying a serum.
At Sesha Skin Therapy, we offer a wide range of skincare products, including the SESHA Clinical Advanced Phyto Lotion. It uses our signature delivery technology, PET™, combined with a multifunctional phyto complex, to mimic the positive effects of hormones to help increase elasticity, hydration, and smoothness that decrease with age.
Browse through our online store to discover more such products, such as our Acne Rebalancing Set, Gentle Cleansing Gel, Clinical Complex-A Renewal Emulsion, Clinical Advanced Lightening Serum W/O Hydroquinone, Hydro-Soothing Serum, and more.