Ceramides are a family of waxy lipid molecules. A ceramide is composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid. Ceramides are found in high concentrations within the cell membrane of cells. They are one of the component lipids that make up sphingomyelin, one of the major lipids in the lipid bilayer. Contrary to previous assumptions that ceramides and other sphingolipids found in cell membrane were purely structural elements, ceramide can participate in a variety of cellular signaling: examples include regulating differentiation, proliferation, and programmed cell death (PCD) of cells.
(1)Ceramide in maintaining the skin barrier function plays a very important role. (2)Using ceramide can obviously enhance the adhesion between keratinocytes, improve dry skin, reduce skin desquamation. (3)Ceramide maintain skin moisture (4)Anti-aging function (5)Regulate cell growth variation (6)Ceramide is cytotoxic regulator in the cell
Ceramide is the most recent years developed a new generation of moisturizing agent is a lipid soluble substance, it constitutes the physical structure of the stratum corneum of skin similar to quickly penetrate the skin, and cuticle of the water, forming a kind of network structure, to seal in moisture. Increase with age and into old age, exist in human skin will gradually reduce ceramide, dry skin and rough skin, skin type and other abnormal symptoms appear is due to a decrease in the amount of ceramide. So to prevent such skin abnormalities, added ceramide is an ideal way.
Taking ceramide, absorbed in the small intestine and transferred to the blood, and then transported to the body, so that the skin cells to obtain a good recovery and regeneration, but also allows the body's own neural acid biosynthesis
- Anti-inflammatory Drugs, pain, antithrombotic, ultraviolet radiation, anti-free radical and immune function of human body
- Treatment of those diseases such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, vasculitis, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia
- Used in the food, cosmetic, mainly as an antioxidant .