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