Ceramides are a complex family of compounds linked with different fatty acids, crucial for the skin's water permeability barrier function. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin's structure and water permeability. Skin disorders with diminished barrier function often decrease ceramide content, but ceramide supplementation and formulations with skin-like lipids could improve these conditions.
A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of oral supplements in relation to skin hydration in healthy adults. The study concluded that oral supplements that contain ceramides significantly improve skin hydration and decrease water loss on the skin.
This study proves that glucosylceramide can help improve the skin of hairless mice. The skin of hairless mice is similar to human skin in many ways. Glucosylceramide provided stronger and healthier skin.Skin is the body’s first line of defense against germs and other harmful things. Stronger skin protects the mice from getting sick.