fatty acids

  • What are ceramides?

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:33pm

    Ceramides are lipids (aka fat molecules) that are found in high concentrations within cell membranes. Lipid’s have one of three functions -- they make up part of the structure of a cell’s membrane, storing energy or signaling actions in cells. Ceramide is a structural and signaling molecule. It is made up of a fatty acid called sphingosine and is located within the membrane of cells, in great concentrations.

  • Do Thick Moisturizers Give More Hydration?

    Monday, November 14, 2016 - 7:02am

    It’s a mistake I see all too frequently. Women with “dry” skin buy heavy, oil-based moisturizers because they think their skin is truly dry.

    Initially, the heaviness feels good, relieving that tight, dry feeling. But a few hours later, the old problem returns. Why? It’s the wrong product! Truly dry skin actually flakes. It needs an oil-based moisturizer to replenish that missing ingredient in your skin.

  • How To Treat Tight, Dry Facial Skin?

    Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 6:41am

    It feels awful, doesn’t it? Tight, dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, but it’s actually visible!

    Known as dehydrated skin, that tight, dry feeling looks dull. Make-up doesn’t perform nearly as well and can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    You may think of dehydrated skin as a winter problem, but the sun can wreak just as much havoc.