caprooyl phytosphingosine

A mixture of fatty acids caproic acid and phytosphingosine, this ingredient works to replenish and restore a healthier-looking skin surface, creating a smooth, hydrated feel. As a component of naturally-occurring ceramides, caprooyl phytosphingosine is brilliant for stopping moisture loss from skin’s uppermost layers.

References for this information: 
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, January 2017, pages 824-834
Scientific Reports, November 2015, ePublication
Journal of Lipid Research, August 2009, pages 1,692-1,707
European Biophysics Journal, July 2008, pages 989-999

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