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Five Reasons Why Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 Is a Cult Favourite

You’re going to want to add this ceramide cream to your skincare routine ASAP.

With so many skincare products available these days—and more filling beauty aisles every month—earning the title of cult classic is no easy feat. But that’s exactly what SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 has become since it’s a much-loved anti-aging moisturizer that has garnered a long list of admirers over the years. This is, in large part, due to one of the ingredients in the formula that’s a must for all skin types: ceramides. One of the best ceramide creams, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 has multiple benefits for the skin and can be worn alone or paired with actives like l-ascorbic acid (a.k.a. vitamin C) or retinol. Here, we’ve listed five reasons why SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 has so many fans and why the ceramide cream is considered one of the most versatile skincare products available.

1. It has serious hydrating powers.
One of the many reasons SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is so beloved is its hydrating properties. Containing a patented blend of 2% pure ceramides 1 and 3, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids, this cream works to nourish dry skin and restore the skin’s external barrier. If you’re wondering “What do ceramides do?” you should know that they are an essential ingredient for skin health. They occur naturally in the skin and are proven to increase the skin barrier function as well as hydration. When ceramides are combined with cholesterol, which boosts skin radiance and repairs the skin, and fatty acids, which improve elasticity and structural integrity—as they are in this cream—they work wonders on dry, irritated and dehydrated skin. SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 offers a one-two punch of hydration but also works as an anti-aging powerhouse, tackling a range of skin concerns, from skin laxity to uneven texture.

2. It works on all skin types.
As explained above, this moisturizer is one of the best ceramide creams for dry skin, but that’s not all it can do. Thanks to its unique ingredient list, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 can also be used on dehydrated, normal, sensitive, oily and combination skin. (Yup, you read that right!) Essentially, it can be used on every skin type. Due to its lightweight texture, it won’t clog pores, but it will deliver much-needed hydration and nourishment to skin that’s overproducing oils or skin that’s stripped of moisture thanks to the overuse of harsh acne-fighting ingredients. It’s also an excellent option to use on skin that’s fresh from a medi-spa treatment (such as lasers, microneedling…you name it).

3. It pairs amazingly with retinol.
Retinol is one of the ingredients most recommended by dermatologists as it ticks off multiple boxes when it comes to anti-aging. It’s often recommended for acne-prone skin, aging skin or for those who want to combat hyperpigmentation. The skin benefits of ceramides when using SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ? Ceramides help to hydrate and are an excellent pairing with retinol. Because retinol can be irritating (depending on which product you’re using), pairing your retinol cream or serum with SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 can help to temper retinol’s irritability, making it easier to incorporate the ingredient into a nightly beauty routine. If you’re new to retinol or you’re currently experiencing dryness or irritation from using the skincare active, try applying SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Refining Night Cream and then layering a small dollop of SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 on top before hitting your pillow. It helps to counter the effects of depleting ceramide levels in the skin, which can be exacerbated by retinol. You’ll wake up looking fresh and plump.

4. A little goes a long way.
While SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is a tad pricier than some other moisturizers on the market, you don’t need much of the ceramide cream for each application, which means one jar will go a long way. When it comes time to apply it, simply scoop out a small amount and then warm it between your fingertips. It starts off a bit thicker, but once you massage it into your face and neck, you’ll notice that it spreads easily and very little is needed for the desired results.

5. It fits easily into any skincare routine.
Whether you’re using an antioxidant like vitamin C every morning (which we certainly hope you are!) or exfoliating acids or retinol in the evenings, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 can easily fit into your daily regimen to deliver much-needed hydration. If you’re pairing it with vitamin C, apply the ceramide cream after your fave antioxidant serum and before sunscreen; at night, you can layer it over your go-to retinol product. The formula’s silky, smoothing texture makes it a great pre-makeup prep. This often gets forgotten because many think SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is strictly a night cream, but in reality it can be used with anything and at any time.

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