What are beauty products made from?

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So what are beauty products made of? If you have ever wondered what you are slathering on your face, this week Fresh has focused on 3 key ingredients that are an essential for every skin-conscious person. Read on to find out exactly what Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E are, what they do for your skin and which products contain these ingredients. Each week, Fresh will reveal more ingredients, their benefits and which products contain these anti-aging wonder ingredients.

From the Fresh Team

CERAMIDES

Naturally occurring skin lipids that are major structural components of the skin’s outer structure. Skin as a barrier system inhibits water movement via its extracellular matrix, which has a unique composition of 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol, and 15% free fatty acids. Ceramides are necessary for the skin’s water-retention capacity as well as for cell regulation. Adding ceramides to skin-care products can help to restore the skin’s barrier system.

HYALURONIC ACID

Component of skin tissue that is used in skin-care products as a good skin-identical ingredient. Hyaluronic Acids can boost skin's moisture content and help prevent moisture loss. Using moisturizers of any kind that contain Hyaluronic Acids allows your skin to repair and regenerate itself.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is considered an antioxidant superstar. It is one of the most well-known and researched antioxidants, both when taken orally and when used in skin-care products. Vitamin E can protect the epidermis from early stages of sun damage, increase the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, reduce water loss in the skin and reduce the severity of sunburn.
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