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Ceramide Moisturizer References


Updated March 01, 2010

Ceramide-containing moisturizers are a new breed of moisturizers that contain the same balance of lipids as your skin. Studies show that they help treat eczema, but they can be used by anyone with dry skin. I have compiled a list of recommended ceramide moisturizers and the following are the studies that were used to determine which moisturizers made the list:


Abromovits, William, et al. "A multi-center, randomized, vehicle-controlled clinical study to examine the efficacy and safety of MAS063DP (Atopiclair) in the management of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in adults." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 5(2006): 236-44.

Berardesca E, et al. "Evaluation of efficacy of a skin lipid mixture in patients with irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis or atopic dermatitis: a multicenter study." Contact Dermatitis. 5(2001):280-5.

Both, DM, et al. "Liposome-encapsulated ursolic acid increases ceramides and collagen in human skin cells." Archives of Dermatologic Research. 293(2002):569-75.

Chamlin, Sarah, et al. "Ceramide-dominant barrier repair lipids alleviate childhood atopic dermatitis: Changes in barrier function provide a sensitive indicator of disease activity." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 47(2002): 198-208.

Choi, Myeong Jun, and Howard Maibach. "Role of Ceramides in Barrier Function of Healthy and Diseased Skin." American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 6(2005): 215-22.

Coderch L, et al. "Efficacy of stratum corneum lipid supplementation on human skin." Contact Dermatitis. 3(2002):139-46.

De Paepe K, D Roseeuw, V Rogiers. "Repair of acetone- and sodium lauryl sulphate-damaged human skin barrier function using topically applied emulsions containing barrier lipids." Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 6(2002):587-94.

Kucharekova M, et al. "Effect of a lipid-rich emollient containing ceramide 3 in experimentally induced skin barrier dysfunction." Contact Dermatitis. 6(2002):331-8.

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