When you genuinely have dry skin, the root of the problem is a lack of lipids, not liquids. Lipids are the good fats in healthy skin that make it look dewy and young. If your skin is low on fatty acids, it becomes dull and wrinkly before it’s time.
Emollient moisturizers are designed to restore lipids to your skin, but this one goes even further.
Skinceuticals replicates the exact ratio of lipids present in young skin: 2 percent ceramides, 4 percent cholesterol, and 2 percent fatty acids, which explains the name. Ceramides and cholesterol plump the skin and heal its barrier while fatty acids increase lipid production to kick-start cell self-repair.
You’ll love how quickly it melts into the skin, leaving behind, as one reviewer said, a “glow like a teenager on prom night.“