What it is
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.
Read more about other common types of ceramides here:
Also known as: Ceramide NP, 2-Octadecanamide, Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine, and Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
Ceramide NP is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 6.7% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Ceramide NP is most often found as ingredient number 23 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Ceramide NP the most:
Products with Ceramide NP
- CosIng ID: 92555
- INCI Name: CERAMIDE NP
- EC #: 277-140-6 (I)
- All Functions: Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning