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What are phytoceramides? Do phytoceramide supplements really work to improve aging skin?
Phytoceramides (or "plant" ceramides) are waxy lipids derived from plants such as wheat, rice and sweet potatoes. Supplements containing phytoceramides are promoted to hydrate and "plump" the skin for a more youthful appearance. Overall, there are few studies on the effects on phytoceramide supplements on aging skin or for reducing wrinkles, although small studies suggest one branded ceramide ingredient, known as Lipowheat or Ciratiq, may have a benefit. See the full answer >>