7 Ceramide Serums That Hydrate & Protect

Ceramides are the glue that bind skin cells together and help the all-important skin barrier feel hydrated, supple and protected – no wonder they’re one of the most buzzworthy ingredients in the beauty world right now. If you’re interested to see what they could do for you skin, here are the ceramide serums promising a concentrated boost of long-lasting moisture and nourishment…
By Sapna Rao /

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Omega+ Complex Serum, £35 | Paula's Choice

Best For: Mature Skin

Brimming with skin-fortifying ingredients such as omegas, antioxidants and – of course – ceramides, this serum is designed to tackle the early signs of ageing. Working to deeply nourish and build up skin’s resilience, regular use will improve elasticity, bounce and suppleness, all while tackling fine lines and wrinkles.

Available at PaulasChoice.com

Moisture & Relief Rich Oleo Serum, £32.90 | Lumene

Best for: Sensitive Skin

To revitalise and soothe sensitive or dry skin, make Lumene’s ceramide-infused hydrating serum your go-to. This gentle but powerful formula starts by soothing irritation using Nordic bilberry and oat oils, while the ceramides sink deeper to heal and drench the skin barrier in moisture, locking in hydration long term. Anyone who suffers with tight, dry skin will feel instant relief.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Ceramidin Serum, £36 | Dr Jart+

Best For: Rapid Results

This wonder serum goes deep to optimise the health of the skin barrier – and it’s particularly good for those with drier skin types. Dull or dehydrated skin is often a reflection of a parched skin barrier – and this quick fix serum is designed to rapidly reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Apply morning and night to a clean face for best results.

Available at FeelUnique.com

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, £42 | Drunk Elephant

Best For: Very Dry Skin

This serum is biocompatible – meaning it is formulated to penetrate the skin without disrupting its natural balance – but it’s also able to replenish very dry skin. Better hydration means better texture, look and tone, making this one ideal for severely dried-out skin or complexions which have had a little too much sun exposure.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk 

Avocado Ceramide Recovery Serum, £38 | Glow Recipe

Best For: Natural Ingredients

Containing a blend of nourishing fats, this serum rehydrates the skin's delicate barrier with an ultra-lightweight, milky formula that’s infused with the brand’s hero ingredient – avocado. It quickly absorbs into the skin and is held there to replenish dry, irritated or damaged complexions. Ceramide-5 calms redness while a dose of barrier-boosting pre-, pro- and post-biotics defends the skin against external aggressors to maintain long-term barrier health.


Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, £13.60 (Was £17) | CeraVe

Best For: An All-Rounder

Known for its simple kind-to-skin products, CeraVe’s range includes a cult-favourite serum. Equipped with a cocktail of three different ceramides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, not only does it protect the skin barrier, it helps it retain moisture for longer and soothes any excess inflammation. The gel-cream consistency makes it such a treat to use.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Ceramide Night Treatment, £14.49 | The Inkey List

Best For: An Overnight Serum

This intensive serum works to replenish skin overnight and is formulated with 2.5% multi-molecular hyaluronic acid for a powerful surge of hydration that lasts. Simply massage it onto a clean face and neck, then let it work its magic while you sleep. Come morning, we guarantee skin will feel supple and intensely smooth.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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