Clinical studies have shown that dry and damaged skin is often linked to depleted ceramide levels. Ceramides are naturally found in skin’s vulnerable outer layer and help skin retain moisture. When skin’s ceramide levels are low, skin has difficulty retaining moisture. While traditional lotions only hydrate skin’s surface, Curel® moisturizers work at the source of dryness to help replenish skin’s ceramide levels, not just relieving symptoms, but actually, over time, preventing symptoms from recurring.
Ceramides are natural lipids and are a major component in surface skin structure. They serve as part of the "glue" that holds surface skin cells together. Lipids are natural fats which play an essential role in maintaining healthy skin hydration and structure. Skin lipids include ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids which are important nutrients for your skin.
Ceramides occur in healthy skin naturally and play a critical role in the skin’s water-retention capacity. They help lock moisture in the skin, help keep irritants out and help to strengthen the skin barrier to keep it healthy.
Your skin’s ceramide levels naturally deplete over time and with environmental exposures. As a result, skin’s protective barrier is compromised and becomes more susceptible to environmental factors, changes of season, and other irritants – which can leave your skin feeling dry, irritated, and sensitive.
Curel® moisturizers, developed with Advanced Ceramide Therapy, offer intense moisturization and effective barrier protection to help replenish skin's ceramide levels.
Our moisturizers contain ingredients that work similarly to the natural ceramides found in skin. Locking in moisture for all-day hydration, Curel® moisturizers not only relieve irritated and dry skin instantly, but also replenish and repair dry skin by forming a protective barrier and keeping future irritants out.