QV Intensive with Ceramides – what you need to know

The skin's uppermost barrier layer is made up of dead skin cells embedded in a lipid layer. In those with dry skin conditions, this lipid layer may have lower levels of one its key components – the ceramides – which results in water loss from the skin, causing dehydration and dryness.1 Ceramides are vital as they make up 40-50% of the lipid layer,2 which is essential to locking moisture in and helping keep environmental irritants out.1 That's why people with dry, itchy or irritable skin may benefit from more than just a regular moisturiser or cleanser.3

To help soothe the itch and rehydrate skin, we've developed QV Intensive with Ceramides – a fast-absorbing, ceramide-enriched cream that helps support the skin barrier – plus a ceramide-enriched cleanser formulated to help restore skin hydration.

QV Intensive with Ceramides has a unique formulation that helps maintain skin hydration and support the skin barrier.

Unique dual-action

QV Intensive with Ceramides has a unique formulation that helps maintain skin hydration and support of the barrier layer from within the skin itself. This dual-action helps to both:

  • Support the skin's natural barrier
  • Provide additional ingredients to help provide moisturisation and improve skin hydration.

Talk to your dermatologist, GP or pharmacist today to find out if QV Intensive with Ceramides is the best option to help you manage your skin.

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  2. Zeichner JA and Del Rosso D. Multivesicular Emulsion Ceramide-containing Moisturizers: An Evaluation of Their Role in the Management of Common Skin Disorders. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016; 9(12):26-32.
  3. Sajic D, Asiniwasis R, Skotnicki-Grant S. A Look at Epidermal Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis: Physiologic Lipid Replacement and the Role of Ceramides. Skin Therapy Lett. 2012; 17(7):6-9