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Secret #2: Phytoceramides

A Natural Facelift

Faking a facelift may be as easy as taking one little pill! Phytoceramides help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the structural integrity of the skin. Used in Japan for centuries, the FDA has just approved the oral use of this powerful anti-ager.

Phytoceramides are the plant-derived equivalent of ceramides, a lipid that keeps your skin hydrated and plump. You start to lose ceramides as you age, and as a result, your skin beings to appear rough and wrinkled. Taking phytoceramides orally restores the natural outer layer of the skin. These powerful molecules work from the inside out, getting absorbed into the bloodstream and carried to the inner layer of your skin. From there, they seep to the outermost layer where they restore the cracked and damaged barrier, moisturize and fill out wrinkles and sun-damaged areas.

Your Anti-Aging Rx

Phytoceramides are relatively inexpensive; the cost is around $10 for a 30-day supply. Try taking one 350mg capsule daily with food. You should see your skin begin to soften and smooth out in about 4 weeks. They are safe for most people, but those with gluten sensitivity may want to look for an alternative.

Phytoceramides are commonly wheat-based and although most gluten is removed, it still may be problematic.


Amp up the anti-aging benefits by combining phytoceramides with topical vitamin C – you’ll avoid absorption problems of oral vitamin C and it’s a potent anti-aging combination