Phytoceramides: A new fad?

Well, perhaps it’s not that new.

Phytoceramides have been used in facial moisturizers — expensive moisturizers — for a long time. But now oral supplements are being sold. The idea is to hydrate the skin from within.

Some are calling it a facelift in a bottle, saying taking these supplements for just 30 days will produce dramatic results. And within a few months, you may look 10 years younger.

Sigh . . . Am I buying into this stuff?

You bet.

I know a certain dermatologist who will have something (negative, no doubt) to say about all this. I would also love to hear from others who have been looking into ceramide products — whether they be wheat-based, rice-based etc.

Personally, I’m going with the rice-based product, one that combines a “proprietary blend” that includes Vitamin A 5000 IU, Vitamin C 60 mg, Vitamin D 400 IU, Vitamin E 30 IU,  Proprietary Blend 522 mg: Polpodium lucotomos Extract (PLE), Rice Ceramides, Resveratrol, Silica, Biotin.

— Jillian

12 thoughts on “Phytoceramides: A new fad?

  1. If they find something for Alzheimer’s I will buy into that. Or better yet the “fountain of youth”. Meantime Bill & Melinda are into poo big-time. I just luv that all your readers are such comediens. Spring is around the corner! Meantime we still have a few winter storms to get through; but I suppose it’s better than fire-storms in California and Australia. Beverly Hills indeed. Rodeo Drive? ;-P


    1. Check out the Great American products site ( for various products, one that treats memory problems. Fountain of youth: HgH products.

      Yes, comedians abound on this site.

      My mind is in Beverly Hills, because, like, I’m a Valley Girl at heart, you know.


      1. re: Valley Girl. You’re not serious? In your heart of hearts girl you’re funning with me I hope? Always wished you were a Kalifornia Girl along the lines of David Lee Roth or Kate Perry? This is going to date me ;-D


  2. Since you want to look younger, and you clearly have too much spare cash (what with wasting in that crap) – then you should have Botox done.


      1. Didn’t do enough. There are limits to what it can do, but even with that have to do enough. Suggest you don’t do anything, secure in the knowledge that you are already the definition of beauty.


      2. Plus, Botox is very expensive.The small bit I had done cost me over $300, if I recall, which is about the same price for a year’s supply of ceramide capsules. Botox would cost thousands, and have to be redone every six months or so.

        I’ll try the ceramide for three months (hey, they touted its benefits on the Dr. Oz show!).

        As for being “the definition of beauty,” lol. Thanks for that!


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