Ceramide Complex

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Ceramide Complex is a multi-lamellar system of vegetable-derived, semi-synthetic ceramides, cholesterol, free fatty acids and phytosphingosine.  Identical to lipids found in the skin, it has been concentrated and formulated into a system to provide enhanced skin moisturization and protection. 

A skin-identical lipid concentrate for enhanced skin moisturization and protection

Depending on the type of skin and desired effect, Ceramide complex is used with concentrations varying from 1 to 15 %. However, for typical applications such as aging and dry skin a dosage level of 3 - 5 % is recommended. Add to the aqueous phase of your formulation at below 80C.

Formulation Guidelines

Recommended usage concentration
Normal skin: 1.5 - 5 % 
Dry skin: 3 - 5 % 
Aging skin: 3 - 5 % 
Skin repair/protection: 3 - 15 % 

In emulsions should be added to the water phase before the homogenization step. Adding to an existing recipe of an O/W emulsion drops the viscosity significantly.

The reason for this is a rearrangement of the liquid crystalline structures. But the emulsion is not necessarily less stable in spite of the lower viscosity. To increase the viscosity it is suggested to increase the amount of consistency enhancer, e. g. the amount of  cetyl alcohol, stearic acid or brassica alcohol. 

Since it contains an anionic surfactant as a liposome builder cationic emulsifier systems should be avoided due to possible interactions.

It has a wide range of applications, such as O/W creams and lotions of the segments:

- Moisturizing products

- Aging and anti-wrinkle products

- Skin repair

- Skin protection

Restores the protective barrier function of the skin

Ideal for aging skin, dry skin and sensitive skin
Enhanced delivery and exchange of skin lipids
Non-animal cholesterol (vegetal-derived, semisynthetic cholesterol)

INCI Name (PCPC name)

Ceramide NP; Ceramide AP; Ceramide EOP; Phytosphingosine; Cholesterol; Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate; Carbomer; Xanthan Gum

Appearance:  Viscous white liquid

Storage:  Store in sealed container in the refrigerator.  Use within 12 months from date of purchase.

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