The science of ceramide care
So, what are ceramides, and how do they help your skin? They’re a type of lipid that naturally occur in the stratum corneum, or upper layer of the skin. Think of ceramides as the ‘mortar’ that surrounds your skin cells, helping them maintain a great skin structure and keeping moisture and nourishment safely locked in. Ceramides nourish and care for your skin contributing to a healthy skin barrier – and without a healthy skin barrier, skin can become dry, itchy or irritated.
Ceramides can occur naturally in the skin, but they can also be increasingly found in beauty products. Unlike our proprietary Moisture Renew Blend, the ceramides added through products might not necessarily get to work where they need to. “Ceramides can be too large, and if they are added topically rather than being produced within the skin, they will have a harder time penetrating the stratum corneum than our Moisture Renew Blend,” says John Bajor, Dove Research & Development.
Moisture Renew Blend
Dove’s Moisture Renew Blend, found in every single Dove Body Wash, nourishes the skin and works with your skin to produce its own ceramides. It’s scientifically proven to work with the existing moisturizers in your skin to help it produce the ceramides it needs to provide lasting moisture.
Result: moisturizing care that’s made for you, for your skin, by your skin.
And whereas other ceramide products might only moisturize the skin initially, through new research, Dove’s team of scientists have discovered that the moisturizers in our Moisture Renew Blend are continuously used by the skin to create ceramides – meaning it helps keep your skin beautifully soft and smooth both instantly and over time.