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Ceramides and Prebiotics Are Now Connected

Behind every rock-star exec is a strong support staff. That’s certainly the case for ceramides, naturally occurring lipids with high-level abilities to shore up the skin barrier (which keeps irritants out and moisture in): They have a much easier job when eager prebiotics are in their back office. Applied topically, prebiotics—a diverse range of ingredients that run the gamut from coconut oil to colloidal oats—fuel the population of good their job.

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