A key player in keeping the skin barrier intact, hydrating ceramides should be at the center of your winter skin-care routine. A ceramide deficiency has been shown to contribute to atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases. The skin barrier always needs our attention, but it needs a little extra TLC when winds are whipping and frost is biting. Swap your summer serums out for hydrating ceramide serums to boost your barrier and keep a healthy glow right through winter.
Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum ($44)
This formula is especially beneficial for those combating redness or rosacea flare-ups in chilly temperatures. It works to soothe skin with antioxidant-rich avocado and ceramides. The gorgeous green serum reduces irritation caused by dehydration and a weak skin barrier.
Cocokind Ceramide Barrier Serum ($22)
Five types of ceramides and lipids make this affordable hydrating serum among the best. It perfectly prepares skin to thrive in any environment leaving it hydrated and supple. You’ll feel more comfortable in your skin than you have in a long time.
Naturopathica Marshmallow & Ceramide Sensitivity Soothing Serum ($90)
A repairing ceramide complex and soothing marshmallow combat redness and itchiness, transforming irritated skin into a silky, supple, more even complexion. It promotes a gorgeous healthy glow that’s bound to get you compliments.
Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum with 1% Ceramide Complex ($52)
The brand refers to this serum as a “first aid kit in a bottle.” It provides immediate relief to agitated, red, sensitive skin. The ceramides and botanical oils in this serum help rescue and fortify skin for a healthier complexion.
Beekman 1802 Milk Drops Ceramide Serum ($23)
As the world’s number-one goat milk serum, this ceramide product stands out among the rest. Reviewers say their skin was more youthful, radiant, softer and smoother after using this serum. The formula, filled with ceramides, squalane, hyaluronic acid and plant enzymes, melts into skin immediately.
Pai Skincare Instant Kalmer Sea Aster and Schisandra Ceramide Serum ($79)
Formulated specifically for super sensitive skin types, this serum helps reduce redness, soothe skin and promote a more youthful appearance. It also has anti-aging properties through its ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production, thereby plumping skin and helping to smooth wrinkles.
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Serum ($42)
Skin-identical ceramides and robust levels of Omegas make this serum a standout. The lightweight formula fortifies the skin’s moisture barrier and helps protect it from environmental damage leading to a visibly calmer complexion.
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum ($54)
A study done by the brand showed that this serum was able to take years off the appearance of skin after 12 weeks of use, so if you’re looking for a ceramide serum that also packs an anti-aging punch, this is the one. The formula is focused on enhancing the skin’s barrier repair function, boosting moisture and minimizing signs of aging.
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