Essential ingredients you should never skip

Essential ingredients you should never skip

To maintain a balanced diet every day, we need carbs, proteins, and fats.

For daily skincare, there are also essential ingredients you should never skip!

And those are none other than...

Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Fatty Acids, also known as the “C.C.F.”

What benefits can these three ingredients bring to your skin

They help repair damaged skin barriers and lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated.

#How can you tell if your skin barrier is compromised

You experience redness or frequent breakouts.
Your skin feels very dry even after using a mist.
Your skin stings after using Vitamin C, retinol, or niacinamide excessively.
These are signs that you need C.C.F.

The key is in the ratio and concentration.

The optimal ratio of Ceramides: Cholesterol: Fatty Acids is 3:1:1 or 1:1:1, where the three ingredients are in equal proportions. The ideal concentration is around 2%.

There are various types of ceramides, and when checking ingredients, it’s good to look for Ceramide EOP and Ceramide NS/NP, which have long or branching structures. These help strengthen your skin's lipid barrier.

Cholesterol can be expensive, but there is a similar ingredient called Phytosterol. For a cost-effective option with great results, choose products containing Phytosterol instead of Cholesterol.


HOLIKA HOLIKA CeraBarrier Moisture Active Cream 50ml

This lightweight formula contains Beta-Sitosterol and five types of ceramides. Note that higher fatty acid content can make the texture heavier. This cream also includes Glycosphingolipids to enhance the bonding of C.C.F.


With its recent reformulation, it now includes Phytosphingosine and Sphingolipids, providing better bonding properties. Cholesterol and Ceramide NP are the main components. The key difference between the old and new formulas lies in the texture.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Anti-Aging Cream 48ml

This cream features an optimal and patented lipid ratio of 2% pure ceramides 1 and 3, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids. It helps restore the skin's barrier, supports natural self-repair, and provides potent nourishment for aging skin, resulting in noticeable improvements.

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