Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream v Iliyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream
In the battle of the ceramide creams who’s gonna come out on top?
Dry, scaly, flaky and sore skin.
It can crop up in winter, as a result of using the incorrect skincare products, from a damaged skin barrier or as a result of more serious skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Ceramide is one of our favourite ingredients for treating these skin conditions.
Ceramides are our skin’s natural protection barrier. They are composed of intercellular lipids that act as skin’s defense against environmental aggressors and maintain moisture levels. As we age, we lose ceramides, leading to a decrease in elasticity and moisture.
Today, some of K-Beauty’s favourite moisturising creams are battling out for title of “best” ceramide cream?
This cult favourite moisturising cream hardly needs an introduction. One of K-Beauty best-selling products worldwide, it claims to increase skin’s ability to restore itself, relieve itchiness and extreme dryness while repairing damaged skin. The ultra-thick creamy texture is a god-send for truly dry skin.
Ceramidin Creamworks by releasing its ingredients over time so you don’t have to reapply it. It’s perfect for frigid and windy Seoul winters. In addition, it's great for skin that has been damaged by air-conditioning, heating or even more serious conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
This cream contains several different types of ceramides, including Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide AS, Ceramide NS and Ceramide EOP. It also contains beneficial peptides, as well as humectants and occlusives like shea butter, hyaluronic acid, vegetable oil, cetearyl alcohol, more. The formula is also free from alcohol, sulfates, silicon and parabens.
Our second contestant is another cult favourite. The cheap and cheerful Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream is a great option if you’re concerned about skin sensitivities. In addition, if you are one of the 2-4% of people who suffers from a true fragrance allergy, then this is the Ceramide Cream for you!
Although many say it's a good option for dry skin, we respectfully disagree. We don't think is a great option for those who live in truly cold, dry climates. While it might be enough for those in Southeast Asia and parts of Australia, we think this is actually a better option for sensitive, oily, combination and acne prone skin types.
It is free from alcohol, essential oils and fragrance.
So who emerges as the winner in this battle of the ceramide creams?
For those with truly dry, flaky skin Dr Jart+ wins hands down.
Dr Jart Ceramidin™ Cream visibly improves rough skin, flakiness, tightness and soothes and moisturises chronic dry skin, allergies and itchiness.
For those with oiler, more acne prone skin types, the lightweight formula in Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Concentrate Cream makes it a solid option. The mix of ingredients make it a great non-greasy layer of hydration for those with oilier and combination skin types, as well as those who live in hot, humid climates like Australia and South East Asia.
"Ceramides rebuild the skin’s damaged barrier and guard against moisture loss”- Dr Jart
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