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Minimalist Ceramides 0.3% + Madecassoside

An everyday moisturizing gel with 5 Ceramides to restore & repair skin’s natural barrier & prevent water loss. A lightweight formula suitable for oily / combination skin.

  • Fragrance Free
  • Silicone Free
  • Oil Free
  • Repairs Skin
  • Intense Hydration
  • pH: 5.0 - 6.0

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WCMM4140
30 g

What makes this product unique?

Skin barrier is located in the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum (SC). SC consists of corneocytes embedded in a lipid-enriched extracellular matrix (similar to the brick & mortar structure).

The corneocytes are composed of mainly keratin fibrils which are protected externally by a cornified cell envelope & they provide structural stability and elasticity to the skin. The intercellular lipids, on the other hand, is composed of Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Free Fatty Acids, that helps retain moisture (and block transepidermal water loss / TEWL) apart from several other critical functions.

The skin barrier bears the responsibility of being the first line of defense against moisture loss, irritants and bacteria. Skin’s barrier must not only defend from mechanical insults and pathogenic microbes, but also from other aggressors like UV-irradiation and free radicals generated from the ozone and other environmental pollutants. Additionally, the barrier must also desquamate invisibly and trap appropriate amounts of water (hydration).

UV overexposure, medication, age, allergens, pollutants, over-washing, are some of the factors that can damage the integrity of skin's barrier. Unless these factors are adequately countered by SC self-repair mechanisms and/or external moisturization, the SC becomes overstressed, with continued increased TEWL leading to incomplete desquamation, loss of skin elasticity, and increased skin rigidity.

We followed a 3 pronged approach while formulating this product:

  1. Support & accelerate repair of skin's barrier: This is a continuous process and shows gradual improvement in skin health. We have combined Ceramides, Cholesterol & Fatty Acids in a widely proven ratio of 3:1:1, which is similar to that found in healthy skin. Multiple studies has proven that this specific ratio exerts optimal benefits & supports accelerated optimal skin barrier repair. This product uses a high concentration of 0.3% pure ceramides, delivered through 5 essential ceramides, namely, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AS, and Ceramide AP. 
                                                                                                                 
  2. Soothe & hydrate skin from the first application: Another aspect of this product is to offer immediate relief from symptoms of damaged barrier - excess skin dryness, irritation, itchiness. Madecassoside, one of the main biologically active components of Centella Asiatica, along with Ursolic Acid, heals & soothes skin. Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a non-protein amino acid, not only provides hydration through its water binding properties, but also accelerates the healing process by suppressing inflammation. Aquaporin (type of proteins in skin that are responsible for transporting water across cell membranes) boosting ingredients that provides ample hydration.
                                                                                   
  3. Make it suitable for oily / combination skin: Formulate a lightweight emulsion that is suitable for oily / combination skin and does not clog pores. We have used lightest emollients and emulsifiers to create a gel cream that gets absorbed in the skin quickly.

    What does it do?

    The combination of Ceramide together with Madecassoside makes a great pair in rebuilding the skin’s natural barriers all the way underneath the dermis layer.  Also formulated with Ceramide:Cholesterol:Fatty Acid in the ratio of 3:1:1, which is proven to accelerate skin barrier recovery. 

    A super moisturizer full of Aquaporin boosting ingredients, along with Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) which are well-known to provide intense skin hydration. Complemented with a 0.3% active concentration of 5 skin essential ceramides along with Ursolic Acid for repairing damaged skin barrier. 

    Who is this product for?

    An ultra-moisturizing gel that best fit anyone with oily to combination skin.

    Aqua, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Saccharide Isomerate, Ursolic Acid, Aminobutyric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Allantoin, Cholesterol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Madecassoside, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AS, Ceramide AP, Triethanolamine, Ethylhexylglycerine, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Carbomer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

    Use AM or PM as a moisturizer. Use after cleansing, toning and applying all serums. Take sufficient quantity of product and massage into face until it is fully absorbed.

    • 8 out of 10 subjects felt skin irritation / sensitivity reduced after 2 weeks of application
    • 8 out of 10 subjects felt skin became soft & supple after 2 weeks of usage
    • 9 out of 10 subjects felt skin stays hydrated throughout the day after using the product

    1. How is it different from Ceramide Complex?
    This product has pure active ceramide concentration of 0.3%. Ceramide Complex is a term used by brands to either hide the ceramide concentration or inflate the concentration percent. Ceramide Complexes are blends of ceramides provided by raw material suppliers along with other ingredients (like emulsifiers, preservatives etc) and contains around 2.5% ceramide or lesser. Using 1% concentration of this complex delivers ceramides in the range of 0.025%. We have formulated this product to deliver high concentration of pure ceramide (0.3%) to deliver maximum benefits to skin.

    2. Is it suitable for oily skin?
    Yes, it is. While many ceramide based products available in the market are thick emulsions and cater primarily to dry skin, we have formulated this product specifically for oily / combination skin.

    3. Can I use this everyday?  
    Yes. It is a ceramide based gel cream and should be used everyday for maximum benefits. It contains skin soothers as well that calm skin down and helps it heal.