Ceramide III
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Ceramide III

Ceramide III and Ceramide IIIB support the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer and form an effective barrier against moisture loss.  These skin-identical molecules are therefore particularly suitable for long term protection and repair of sensitive and dry skin.

Starting the development of sphingolipids efficient for the treatment of skin and/or skin diseases leads to the production of phytosphingosine-based ceramides and identification of their key role in the barrier function of the skin.  The production technology of Degussa (Ceramide III) combines the biotechnological production of the sphingoid base with a final chemical coupling of a fatty acid to achieve the exact chemical configuration present in the skin.