Skin Barrier Science

A healthy stratum corneum is crucial for optimal skin barrier function. Loss of essential ceramides and reorganisation of intercellular lipids can disrupt the protective skin barrier.1 A growing body of evidence suggests that many dermatologic diseases, including atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, psoriasis, and aged, dry skin are associated with altered composition and synthesis of ceramides.2

Furthermore, the literature suggests racial/ethnic variations in skin barrier properties, including ceramide content, stratum corneum structure, and filaggrin mutations.3 Read more about racial/ethnic variations in the skin barrier.
Topical replenishment of ceramides can play a vital role in improving and normalising skin barrier function.1 Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is formulated with skin-identical ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II and MVE Technology to restore the skin barrier and provide sustained hydration.