Phytosphingosine is a phospholipid naturally found in our skin. It helps moisturize, soothe, and protect skin.
Phytosphingosine is already present in our skin. On our skin, it is a building block for ceramides.
Phytosphingosine tells our skin to increase its natural moisturizing factor (NMF). The NMF is responsible for hydration, a strong barrier, and plasticity. Our NMF decreases with age. Increasing NMF leads to more healthy and hydrated skin.
Studies show products formulated with NMF ingredients help strengthen our skin's barrier. Having a healthy skin barrier reduces irritation and increases hydration. Our skin barrier is responsible for having plump and firm skin. It also helps protect our skin against infection, allergies, and inflammation.
Phytosphingosine is also abundant in plants and fungi.
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Phytosphingosine is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.4% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Phytosphingosine is most often found as ingredient number 27 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Phytosphingosine the most:
Products with Phytosphingosine
- CosIng ID: 36557
- INCI Name: PHYTOSPHINGOSINE
- All Functions: Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning