Ceramides in GUNILLA® Organic Skin Care

Gunilla of Sweden Ceramides chart


Ceramides are naturally occurring fats in our body that serve as the main component of the skin’s outer structure. They protect the delicate surface of the skin and help to lock in moisture. Ceramide lipids (along with cholesterol and other fatty acids) are the glue that binds our skin cells together, creating a strong and protective barrier against external damage.

As we age, our skin’s barrier begins to deteriorate due to environmental factors such as free radicals and sun exposure. As a result, our skin cannot lock in the amount of moisture needed to keep our complexion soft and supple. A compromised skin barrier can make us vulnerable to external damage caused by substances like allergens, irritants, and bacteria. This can lead to inflammation, dry/itchy skin, and infection. Here are a few other culprits that can potentially damage your skin’s protective barrier:

    • Cold and Dry Temperatures
    • Harsh Foaming Cleansers
    • Bubble Baths
    • Bar Soaps
    • Prolonged Water Submersion

Can I repair my damaged skin barrier?

Absolutely. There are topical creams and serum moisturizers that can help repair your skin’s damaged barrier. One of the best things you can do is use active ceramides in a base of hydroponically grown organic aloe vera that contains the antioxidants to fight environmental stressors and free radicals. This is highly beneficial for locking moisture into your skin and preventing water evaporation, especially during the cold and dry winter months.

GUNILLA® products are based on hydroponic aloe. Unlike water, aloe can be absorbed by the skin. It is absorbed deep into the skin’s layers due to lignin, a substance similar to cellulose. When used as the main ingredient, this ability allows aloe to act as an excellent carrier for the other components of aloe vera and other botanicals and active ingredients.  

Our GUNILLA® Herbal Face Wash + Ceramide Cream A17™ Duo delivers maximum hydration protecting the skin’s natural moisture level, replenishing lipids, and infusing the skin with organic nutrients, and maximizes the anti-aging potential of your skin’s natural repair cycle.

GUNILLA® Organic Skincare Kit | Hydration is an effective professional-grade aloe-based system created to simplify your daily skincare regime and developed for those wanting the ideal daily skincare system that deeply hydrates the skin for a more youthful and glowing look.

Our GUNILLA® Ceramide Cream A17™ is a nutrient-rich moisturizer that contains natural ceramide lipids to help your skin retain up to 25 times more moisture and helps to prevent evaporation.  These natural fatty acids also help to protect the body against pollution and oxidation damage.  It can be used day and night. Suitable for all skin types. 



The Proven Potency & Countless Benefits of GUNILLA® Products Based on Hydro-Organic Aloe

GUNILLA® & LEROSETT® products contain over 60% nutrient-infused hydroponically grown organic aloe and are therapeutic by nature. Hydroponically grown aloe vera is rich in antioxidants, combats free radicals, and has potent youth-enhancing anti-inflammatory properties. Our nutrient-infused organic aloe allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin while increasing collagen to help heal the skin. Our unique hydroponic aloe is hand planted and grown without pesticides or herbicides.

Aloe has antimicrobial properties – The antimicrobial compounds in aloe include saponin, which has antiseptic properties, and barbaloin, which prevents the growth of Mycobacterium, bacteria famous for causing severe bacterial infections. A 1979 study by Heggers et al. showed that aloe in concentrations greater than 50% is lethal against various organisms.

Aloe is an anti-inflammatory – Aloe contains natural salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid known for its anti-inflammatory capabilities. Additionally, it includes sterols that inhibit acute inflammation, similar to cortisone, but without the side effects. When used in a concentration of over 50% organic aloe vera is the perfect ingredient for skincare.

Aloe’s ability to heal damaged skin – Scientific research has shown that several components in aloe are responsible for the substance’s excellent ability to regenerate cells. These include gibberellin, a growth hormone-like substance that increases protein synthesis, and lectin, a protein that increases collagen activity and improves the collagen matrix.