INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Barrier Strengthener

Phytosphingosine

AT A GLANCE

Phytosphingosine

A lipid found throughout the skin barrier and a precursor to ceramides.

Type of Ingredient

Barrier Strengthener

Why we use it

Phytosphingosine is a fatty ingredient found throughout the skin’s natural moisture barrier, helping to keep moisture in and pollutants/pathogens out. It’s a precursor to the ceramides your skin naturally produces. It’s also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making it a great addition to a blemish-fighting skincare routine.

What it’s in

Liquid Gold, Night Shift

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Liquid Gold

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