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High-definition biotech ceramides made from renewable raw materials
Evonik Personal Care’s natural fatty acid amides hold the cellular structures of the outer skin layers together. These skin-identical ceramides made from renewable raw materials provide an effective protective system.
Biorenewable ceramides made by Evonik are ideal for dry, stressed, aging and/or sensitive skin. They strengthen the skin’s own lipid barrier, protect from secondary effects and offer a range of benefits:
Over the years, Evonik has built extensive know-how in biotechnology. As a result, we have opened up a broad range of markets and applications. Personal Care is one important field of our biotechnology expertise. As the cosmetics industry is interested in essential skin ingredients that can at least slow down the aging process of the skin, Evonik produces skin-identical ceramides that regulate various cellular processes of the skin. These are added to cosmetic emulsions which the skin can absorb and use to replenish its natural protective barrier with missing lipids.
Ceramides are complex molecules with a defined stereochemistry. Their chemical synthesis is an exacting science. Evonik produces ceramides from renewable raw materials. A natural yeast is used as a platform organism for the biotechnological production of larger quantities of ceramides and their derivatives. It is widely accepted that ceramides play an essential role in maintaining the water permeability function of the skin. However, the skin’s ceramide levels decrease rapidly with increasing age and ceramide levels are a significant factor in skin deficiencies. Ceramides have therefore received a great deal of attention as specialty ingredients for moisture retention and protection of the skin in the cosmetics industry.
Ceramide IIISupports the renewal of the natural protective layer of the skin. Forms an effective barrier against moisture loss and external influences. A high-purity human skin-identical ceramide.more
Ceramide III BHigh-purity human skin-identical ceramide. Similar to Ceramide III. Easier to solubilize.more
Ceramide VINormalizes the skin’s natural desquamation process through exfoliation, rejuvenating the appearance of dull, rough and tired skin. Particularly suited as a mild desquamation agent for sensitive skin. High-purity human skin-identical ceramide with an AHA-like structure.more
SK-influx VWorks with the skin’s natural protective barrier to protect against moisture loss and external factors. Blend of components that mimics the natural lipid barrier of the skin.more
Skinmimics®A unique blend of long-chain ceramides and newly identified Sphingokines®. Ideal for mature skin due to protection and correction of membrane defects in the stratum corneum lipid barrier, regeneration by stimulation of the epidermal renewal process, and prevention by supplementation of the skin’s own precursor substances to activate its own lipid synthesis.more
PhytosphingosineSoothes and improves the appearance of red, inflamed and blemished skin and inhibits the growth of microorganisms. Mitigates the negative effect of irritants and UV exposure and minimizes the visible effects associated with aging.more
Phytosphingosine SLCSmoothes the appearance and reduces deep wrinkles of chronologically aged and photoaged skin by restoring the dermal-epidermal junction and inducing the production of procollagen 1 in the papillary dermis. Unique skin-identical sphingolipid derivative with outstanding anti-aging properties.more
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