Have you ever wondered why, as we grow older, our skin begins to sag and wrinkle? This aging process is tied to a component of our skin’s surface called ceramides. These naturally-occurring lipid molecules are found within the membranes of our skin cells, and they serve an important purpose: protection against moisture loss. We are constantly moisturizing because we don’t want our skin to dry up, however ceramides are like our body’s natural moisturizer. They provide a moisture barrier that is essential to the maintenance of young, healthy and firm skin. So as we age, ceramide production decreases and the lipids occur less in our skin; this is essentially the process that causes the wrinkles and sagging we try to prevent. The less ceramides we have, the less protection our skin has from environmental factors. This would lead us to an obvious conclusion: products containing ceramides work to increase moisture in our skin and leave it firmer and healthier. Before we can focus on the smaller aspects of skin care, we must first be sure that our skin as a whole has the essential protection it needs to keep it from drying out. The base of any skin care routine should be a good moisturizer, and Tucker Ashley offers only the best. Oil-free and containing a plethora of ceramides, our Perfecting Moisturizer strengthens and rejuvenates your skin’s barrier, leaving a healthier complexion. If you’re looking to start your skin-care lineup, Tucker Ashley has the products you need to cherish the skin you’re in.