Ceramide NP is one type of ceramide.
Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.
Ceramides are an important building block for our skin barrier. A stronger barrier helps the skin look more firm and hydrated. By bolstering the skin ceramides act as a barrier against irritating ingredients. This can help with inflammation as well.
If you would like to eat ceramides, sweet potatoes contain a small amount.
Ceramide NP is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 6.88% of the products in our database containing it.
Also known as: Ceramide NP, 2-Octadecanamide, Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine, and Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
What it does:
At a glance
Here's our breakdown of what exactly Ceramide NP is, what it's benefits are, and what it's concerns are.
What it is:
Ceramides are intercellular lipids that bond dead skin cells together to create a barrier. Ceramides are known for their ability to hold water.
Redness and irritation may be caused by several reasons, although there is no definitive answer. Reasons may range from physical exertion to sun exposure, allergies, or Rosacea.
Decreased natural production of oils, degraded collagen, UV exposure, and lifestyle all contribute to how your skin looks over time. Although we cannot stop aging, there are ingredients that have been shown to slow the process: retinoids, antioxidants, and some peptides.
Where it's used
Ceramide NP is most often found as ingredient number 22 within an ingredient list.
It is currently used 24101 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.
These are the categories of products that use Ceramide NP the most:
Popular Products That Contain Ceramide NP
- CosIng ID: 92555
- INCI Name: CERAMIDE NP
- EC #: 277-140-6 (I)
- All Functions: Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning