Should I Buy the New Phytoceramide Supplements?

The main criteria for great skincare marketing is that it makes the product sound scientific and cool.  Plus the skin care companies want to sell a product that probably won’t hurt you, and they want one that’s cheap to manufacture – often a rice or soybean source. 
Phyto just means derived from plants. Ceramides are fatty, waxy substance present everywhere (animals, human & plants) but mostly in cell membranes.  They are already present in skin. 
There is no proof (that I can find) that these supplements do anything that would be visible to the human eye. I can almost guarantee you won’t look like you’ve had a face lift!

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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