Active ingredients: Ceramides, cholesterol, free fatty acids etc.
Efficacy / Effect: FDA-approved, non-steroidal, fragrance-free/non-toxic, non-sticky, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, non-steroidal, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, as the first choice for mild to moderate atopic dermatitis
For skin damaged by atopic dermatitis, burns, wounds, radiation therapy, etc.
Those who are looking for a strong skin protectant
Skin Barrier Repair is Key to manage your Atopic Dermatitis
Your healthcare professional has diagnosed your itchy, red, irritated skin as atopic dermatitis, a chronic condition, commonly referred to as eczema.
Managing Your Atopic Dermatitis
Moisturizing Alone is Not Skin Barrier Repair
Typical moisturizers contain an occlusive ingredient, like petrolatum, which forms a temporary film on the surface of your skin to slow water loss. The addition of a humectant helps your skin feel better by drawing moisture from below the surface of the skin. You will need to do more than moisturize to maintain a healthy skin barrier.
EpiCeram contains in its formulation components to address the 3 main attributes a barrier repair product should include:
- Humectants: to attract water to the epidermis
- Occlusives: to retard water loss
- Functional Ingredients: may help decrease inflammation, reduce itching, and provide agents to simulate the intercellular lipids
Doing More with EpiCeram Skin Barrier Emulsion
Deliver a tri-lipid protectant barrier, which helps retain moisture, helps restore the pH, and allows the skin to heal. EpiCeram contains 3 essential lipids–ceramides, cholesterol and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)–in a physiologically balanced 3:1:1 ratio to help the management of skin barrier repair. EpiCeram is formulated at a healthy pH of 5.0.
A healthy skin barrier keeps moisture in and irritants out. Use EpiCeram to provide moisture and a temporary protective barrier to help skin repair itself.
It's What Goes On Beneath the Surface of Your Skin That Counts
Normal Healthy Skin Barrier
In normal skin, the skin barrier prevents excess water loss and prevents invasion by micro-organisms/allergens and chemicals
Skin Barrier in Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
When the skin barrier is broken down, as it is in diseases such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), there is a reduction in the key lipids of the stratum corneum (ceramide, cholesterol and free fatty acids). This allows for greater loss of moisture and the entry of microbes and allergens.
Moisturizers re-hydrate the skin and contain humectants and occlusives. Humectants like glycerin attract water into the corneocytes. Occlusives like petroleum jelly provide a physical barrier to seal in moisture and prevent water loss. These ingredients provide temporary relief for dry skin but do not correct the underlying problem in the matrix.
Barrier Repair with EpiCeram
In addition to moisturizing the skin with ingredients such as glycerin and petrolatum, EpiCeram replenishes the lipids in the stratum corneum by providing three essential ingredients, ceramide, cholesterol, and free fatty acid in a patented 3:1:1 ratio that mimics the natural level of the stratum corneum (outer most layer of the skin). EpiCeram helps repair the skin barrier by replenishing key lipids and may accelerate the healing process.