INCI: Ceramide NP (Ceramide 3)
Chemical name: N-Oleoyl-phytoshingosine
Active Ingredient Contents : = 95% by HPLC
Dosage: 0,05% - 0,1% in lipid phase
Our Ceramide NP is one of the purist ceramides containing stereochemical structure identical those found in the human skin. Ceramide is widely known as a functional ingredient for cosmetics. Not only does it reinforce the natural lipid barrier of dry and aging skin but it also shows an outstanding ability to maintain the moisture balance of skin.
Ceramides NP are acylated with unsaturated oleic acid and facilitate processing due to the improved oil solubility and a lower melting point of 98-110°C. Ceramides must always be dissolved in oil. Due to the high temperatures, we recommend neutral oil and only after melting the remaining fat phase (at 90°C) is added. The temperature of the water and fat phase should remain constant at 90°C until the end (also during emulsification). This prevents the crystallisation of the ceramides.