The skin's uppermost barrier layer is made up of dead skin cells embedded in a lipid layer. In eczema, this lipid layer has 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 eczema-prone skin may benefit from more than just a regular moisturiser or cleanser.3
To help people with eczema-prone 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.
The ceramides in these products make the difference. Your skin has 11 different types of ceramides that we know of,4 and for people with eczema-prone skin two of them are particularly important. Ceramide 1 (also known as Cer EOP) is the most deficient.5,6 Ceramide 3 (also known as Cer NP) is the main contributor to water loss through the top layer of the skin (the epidermis).5,6 QV Intensive with Ceramides provides both CER EOP and CER NP to help reinforce the barrier layer of your skin.
More than just helping replenish the ceramides from the outside, 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:
Talk to your dermatologist, GP or pharmacist today to find out if QV Intensive with Ceramides is the best option to help you manage mild-to-moderate eczema.