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Here’s Why Ceramide Moisturisers Deserve A Spot On Your Shelf

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Unlock your ultimate beauty goal aka healthy, balanced skin with ceramides — lipids or fatty acids that hold your skin cells together, facilitating moisture retainment and protecting your skin’s epidermis from external stressors. In simpler terms, ceramide-infused skincare products work to strengthen your skin barrier, thereby restricting the potential damage that can be caused by pollutants, ultraviolet radiation, chemicals, and so on.

And while our body naturally produces ceramides, a little additional help can do no harm now, can it? If you ask me — and perhaps ask Alia Bhatt, who swears by d’you’s In My Defence ceramide-potent moisturiser—a skin barrier-shielding moisturiser is a staple.

Why Should You Invest In A Ceramide Moisturiser?

Skin sensitivity has peaked in recent times, owing to the repeated use of chemical exfoliators along with environmental aggressors that can cause near-irreversible damage to your skin barrier. Besides helping the skin look firm and plump, the topical application of a ceramide-infused moisturiser creates an impermeable barrier across the skin, limiting excessive water loss, and thus sustaining skin hydration.

How To Leverage the Benefits Of Your Ceramide Moisturiser

Pairing your moisturiser with humectants, including hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and niacinamide, or active ingredients such as retinol and lactic acid will help maximise results. Application twice, daily, is recommended, ideally, post a shower and before going to bed when the skin undergoes its restorative processes.

best luxe buy

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premier Intense Moisture And Renewal Overnight Regeneration Cream

Rating: 5

Price: INR 7,950

Encouraging skin cell turnover and targeting the signs of ageing, this formulation gives way to radiant, plumper-looking skin with a diminished appearance of age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. For those of you looking to invest in a product that delivers on its promise, this is the one. While it may be hard on your pocket, the patented retinal complex works to restore your skin’s moisture balance, revitalising dull-looking skin while you sleep.

best luxe buy

Indulgeo Essentials Cera Moist - Ceramide Calming Skin Moisturizer

Rating: 4.5

Price: INR 2,250

This homegrown beauty product boasts a potent blend of 5 ceramides and yearns to improve your skin’s natural barrier resilience. Supercharged with aquaxyl, aloe barbadensis extract, and shea butter, the Indulgeo Essentials Cera Moist Ceramide Calming Skin Moisturizer mimics the skin’s protective barrier to retain hydration and restrict moisture loss.

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PIXI Rose Ceramide Moisturizing Cream

Rating: 4.5

Price: INR 2,350

PIXI’s Rose Ceramide Moisturizing Cream features an exquisite, rich texture, marrying the benefits of rose oil and ceramides for healthy, hydrated skin. The powerful antioxidants present protect against free radicals and external aggressors, lending adequate nourishment to the skin’s barrier. Plus, it works for all skin types.

editor’s pick

Nykaa SKINRX Ceramide Barrier Repair Deep Nourish Day Moisturizer For Normal To Dry Skin With SPF 15

Rating: 4.6

Price: INR 399

To leverage the benefits of three types of ceramides, add this one to cart, stat. Offering the goodness of omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9, coupled with oat extract, this non-sticky, quick-absorbing formula promises to repair, nourish, and restore your skin’s barrier. The added SPF shields you from sun exposure, leaving no white cast on your skin.

3. Sustainable Packaging

1. Earth Rhythm Phyto-Ceramide Deep Moisturiser

recyclable packaging

Earth Rhythm Phyto-Ceramide Deep Moisturiser

Rating: 4.2

Price: INR 739

Imbued with phyto ceramides, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid, Earth Rhythm’s Phyto-Ceramide Deep Moisturiser lends hydrating and antioxidant properties to your skin’s barrier. Besides deeply moisturising your epidermis, the formulation tackles fine lines and wrinkles, owing to the potent cocktail of ingredients. And let’s all take a moment to appreciate Earth Rhythm’s biodegradable packaging featuring 99% plastic-free recycled and recyclable material, plus raw materials that are ethically and sustainably sourced.

nykaa bestseller

Dr. Sheth's Ceramide & Vitamin C Oil-Free Moisturizer

Rating: 4.4

Price: INR 349

Bid adieu to dull, lifeless skin with this lightweight, non-greasy formula. A Nykaa bestseller, this moisturiser is power-packed with actives that pave the way for supple, glowing skin. Enriched with ceramide and vitamin C, Dr Sheth’s formulation strengthens your skin’s protective barrier and also works to fade the appearance of dark spots.

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Re'equil Ceramide & Hyaluronic Acid Moisturiser For Normal To Dry Skin

Rating: 4.4

Price: INR 395

Formulated specifically for dry skin, Re'equil’s Ceramide & Hyaluronic Moisturiser helps limit transepidermal water loss—retaining the skin’s moisture and reinforcing its lipid barrier. The cruelty-free product also offers respite from skin irritation and inflammation, and boosts your skin’s immune system.

nykaa bestseller

Dot & Key Barrier Repair Ceramides & Hyaluronic Hydrating Face Cream With Probiotics

Rating: 4.4

Price: INR 395

Brewed with hyaluronic acid and Japanese rice water, this Nykaa bestseller works to balance your skin’s acidic level, all while strengthening its protective barrier with a concoction of 5 essential ceramides. Non-comedogenic and boasting a luxurious, creamy texture, this face cream is ideal for those who possess dry and sensitive skin.

best budget buy

The Derma Co. Ceramide + HA Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Rating: 4.4

Price: INR 349

A whopping 90% of users have witnessed an improvement in their skin hydration post using The Derma Co.’s Ceramide + HA Moisturizer For Dry Skin. Claiming to provide hydration and nourishment for up to 72 hours, this dermatologist-approved formulation locks in moisture and calms irritated skin. A must-have for the frugal consumer, as it won’t dent your pocket!

6. Ideal For Acne-Prone Skin

1. COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

best for acne-prone skin

COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream

Rating: 4.4

Price: INR 1,950

A formulation backed by science—employing gentle, soothing ingredients—the COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream shields against external irritants and promises to heal irritated skin. Comprising 3 types of ceramide, the matte balm texture comforts oily as well as dry skin, and is recommended to use post-breakout.

Ceramides are the glue that holds your skin cells together, making these lipids an indispensable component of your skin health. As we age, the natural production of these essential fats decreases, compelling one to turn to ceramide-infused moisturisers, lotions, serums, and creams for additional aid. If your skincare regime lacks this vital ingredient, here’s your cue to make a purchase today.

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