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Cholesterol Beauty Products: What to Know and Shop

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Oct 25, 2020
Cholesterol Beauty Products: What to Know and Shop

The good kind of cholesterol starts with a serum

Beauty and wellness go together like eyeshadow palettes and blending brushes. You need to feel your best to look your best, and your evening skin care routine feels even better when you’re washing off sweat after a hot yoga or jogging session. This brings us to another term you should know: Cholesterol. Okay, you probably already know it - particularly as the waxy substance within the body that your doctor keeps telling you to watch out for, as high levels of Cholesterol are linked to an increased risk of health issues like heart disease and stroke. But just like you load up your toast with avocado and snack on nuts for the “good” kind of fat, you should also incorporate them into your beauty routine for a boost of hydration and skin health. This substance plays a huge role in supporting and boosting the skin’s natural moisture barrier, as your skin’s lipid production decreases as you age (just like collagen and cell turnover) and leads to dryness and dullness. Similar to Ceramides, this moisturizing substance is a game-changer in your anti-aging routine, and keeps your complexion looking plump, bouncy, and fresh. “Together, Ceramides and Cholesterol help hydrate the skin, smooth the outer layer, optimize the epidermis’ protective barrier, and improve elasticity.” plastic surgeon Manish Shah, MD told Byrdie. What more could you ask for in a skin care ingredient? Do Cholesterol the right way with these beauty products!

Advanced Ceramide Capsules by Elizabeth Arden, $83

Advanced Ceramide Capsules by Elizabeth Arden
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One luxury case, 60 capsules to perfect and protect your skin with advanced anti-aging technology. Ceramides and Cholesterol are ingredients often heard in the same sentence, as both are natural substances with the power to repair and protect the skin’s moisture barrier… and you’ll find both of these powerhouse ingredients in the Advanced Ceramide Capsules. Each biodegradable capsule contains just the right amount of serum to cover your face and neck - and this formula is packed with Cholesterol, a Ceramide Lipid complex, Tsubaki Oil, and fatty acids to intensify your anti-aging routine. By just how much, exactly? A clinical study by Elizabeth Arden showed that these capsules take 10 years (!) off your skin’s appearance in as little as two weeks, while 100% of participants showed an improvement in skin radiance and luminosity. And then there’s the hydration, even skin tone, smoothness, and reduction in fine lines that help you reclaim your skin’s youth - even if you’re only in your 20’s or 30’s. Sure, it’s a little pricey… but this luxury makeup product is an anti-aging powerhouse, proving that cholesterol can be a beautiful thing.

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 by SkinCeuticals, $128

Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 by SkinCeuticals
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Being called “mature” is generally a compliment, unless we’re talking about skin. The sad truth is that mature skin begins at just 40 years old, the same age as Kim Kardashian West and Kristen Bell, and you need the right lipid-packed skincare products to protect your skin against the effects of aging. Like the Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 by SkinCeuticals. This enriching, fast-absorbing formula contains a blend of essential lipids - Cholesterol, Ceramides, and fatty acids - to restore elasticity and hydration. But not without a little help from Vitamin E, the skin-smoothing ingredient found in all your favorite lip balms and under eye masks. This nutrient supports natural cell repair and reproduction, protecting against the environmental damage that causes fine lines and dullness. And you’ll get even more protection against free radicals (and less wrinkles!) with antioxidant-rich essential oils - making Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 the luxurious and lipid-packed formula for all skin types. If you’ve seen Kim K’s glowy and gorgeous complexion, you know that ultimate radiance is achievable at any age, and this Skinceuticals favorite is the ideal mix of beauty and wellness for a youthful glow up.

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe, $17

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe
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Ceramides are a staple in the CeraVe skincare collection, with each and every product containing at least three essential ceramides to support your skin’s moisture barrier. And they even get a bit of help from their fellow lipid, Cholesterol! Moisturizing Cream is just that, moisturizing, thanks to a blend of hydrating and healthy ingredients. Ceramides and Cholesterol work together to restore and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier - not only providing a moisture surge, but helping to seal in hydration and prevent skin aging. Simple yet powerful, this cream will keep the dryness away and keep mature skin looking “right and tight,” and it even features hydration hero Hyaluronic Acid to deliver intense moisture into the skin. What do Ceramides, Cholesterol, and HA have in common? Each one is naturally created within the body, making it safe for all skin types, and keeps your complexion fresh and flooded with moisture for days. And we mean that literally, as Moisturizing Cream contains MVE technology to continuously release moisturizing ingredients throughout a 24-hour period. No reapplication required. 97% of MIRA guests with dry skin love this hydrating skincare product, while 98% report that it’s lightweight and 95% noticed a significant reduction in redness.

Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream by First Aid Beauty, $30

BarriAIR Renewal Complex by First Aid Beauty
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Meet the Cholesterol product that truly lives up to its name. BarriAIR has a mousse-like, light-as-air texture that feels extremely refreshing on your face, and gives your skin the protection it deserves. Your new favorite dynamic skin care duo, Ceramides and Cholesterol, are lipids that bio-mimic the natural composition of the skin barrier, helping to strengthen and maintain its healthy state - but there’s so much more that BarriAIR can do. This cream also contains Triple-Weight Hyaluronic Acid, which plumps, smooths, and moisturizes on multiple levels of the skin… while BarriAIR even features Oxygen technology that reacts with air to pull actives more deeply into the skin. Super cool. And since First Aid Beauty is known for being a half medicine, half beauty brand with soothing ingredients for even the most sensitive skin, you’ll also get a boost of Vitamin E and Colloidal Oatmeal - nourishing ingredients commonly used to treat eczema and rosacea. 93% of MIRA guests say that BarriAIR is incredibly lightweight, and many reviews give the cream major kudos for hydration, plus reducing acne and redness.

Barrier Renewal Complex by EltaMD, $52

Barrier Renewal Complex by EltaMD
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Many will tell you about the fine lines, dullness, and other not-so-fun things that happen as your skin ages… but another, less-talked-about issue? Dryness. The natural loss of lipids within the body means that your moisture levels aren’t as high as they used to be, and it may be time to apply some Cholesterol-infused moisturizer for a hydration boost. Oh hey there, Barrier Renewal Complex! This cream includes five unique ceramides to replenish lost moisture and help lock into the skin, along with Cholesterol to repair your skin’s moisture barrier… ensuring that your smooth, hydrated skin will stay that way. And the anti-aging power doesn’t stop there. An enzyme blend (Ficin, Actinidin, Bromelain) reduces inflammation and soothes itchy skin, and Vitamin E protects against free radical damage for a brighter, smoother, and more youthful complexion. When your skin is moisturized, the fine lines and dullness rapidly disappear - and you’ll be looking naturally radiant with Barrier Renewal Complex.

Renewal Eye Cream by Epionce, $74

Renewal Eye Cream by Epionce
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Skin health and hydration is the goal on every part of the body - but none as important as the under eyes. You’ve probably heard the spiel (from us, about a million times,) that this area has skin that’s roughly 10x thinner than the rest of the body - making it more susceptible to fine lines and dryness. We love Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid as much as the next beauty enthusiast, but have you tried Cholesterol in your eye cream? Epionce’s top-rated product contains this ingredient to seal in moisture and keep the under eyes looking fresh, exactly what you need to look instantly younger and more vibrant - and that’s not the only naturally beautiful ingredient you’ll find in Renewal Eye Cream. It also contains Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, packed with minerals and nutrients like Vitamin C to reduce irritation, increase firmness, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. And then there’s Safflower Seed Oil and Meadowfoam Extract to hydrate, Flax Seed Extract to calm irritation, Apple Fruit Extract for antioxidant-rich protection against free radicals and fading of dark spots, and more to give your eyes a lift. In the most natural way. Whether you’re in your 30’s or 51 and fabulous like Jennifer Lopez, you need an eye cream in your skin care routine. Preferably one with Cholesterol!

Nutrilogie 2 by Vichy, $33

Nutrilogie 2 by Vichy
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Finding the right moisturizer for you is no easy task. Those with dry skin need to alleviate the “tight,” dry feeling that comes with the fall season, and those with oily skin want to look glowy, but not greasy, at the end of the day. What if we told you that the secret to a 24/7 moisture surge was already within your skin? Because it is, you just need a little more of it… and Nutrilogie 2 is here to help. This cream is packed with tons of moisturizing ingredients, including Cholesterol, to provide 24 hours of continuous hydration. Like the cult favorite Mineral 89 serum and moisturizer, Nutrilogie 2 features Vichy Volcanic Water - a liquid from the depths of French volcanoes to infuse your skin with 15 essential minerals, strengthening the skin barrier and creating protection against environmental stress. Pair it with Cholesterol and Botanical Oils like Apricot Kernel and Passion flower, and you have the perfect moisturizer to hydrate, protect, strengthen and refresh your skin. Besides the smooth and supple canvas that’s ideal for makeup application, or keeping your skin moisturized all day beneath your foundation…this Vichy moisturizer also has top ratings for being anti-aging, brightening, and good for acne.

Skin Food by Weleda, $19

Skin Food by Weleda
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Fun fact: this moisturizer by Weleda has been hydrating and protecting the skin for nearly 100 years. Yes, since 1926… it’s just that good. As the name suggests, it’s like a nutritious delight for your complexion - made with a rich plant blend formula to illuminate and provide intense anti-aging powers. With extracts of gentle viola tricolor, calendula and chamomile, in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax - the moisture boost and nourishment is undeniable. Oh, and we can’t forget about Cholesterol… which works with the other natural ingredients to repair, refresh, and radiate. In that order. Beauty and wellness come together with this healthy product, which feels lightweight on your skin and helps you discover your natural beauty. 98% of our community says that Skin Food is ultra-hydrating, 100% love the brightening abilities, and 96% agree that it’s great for sensitive skin. Talk about a skincare snack.

Hydrating Facial Cleanser by CeraVe, $14

Hydrating Facial Cleanser by CeraVe
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“I’ve recently been using this cleanser and I love it! It leaves a smooth film on the skin, and it definitely reduces my pimples.” CeraVe is simple and affordable, but oh so good. Like most of the brand’s products, the Hydrating Facial Cleanser features a mix of Ceramides, Cholesterol, and Hyaluronic Acid to repair moisture barrier and lock in hydration. The natural ingredients are soothing and safe for everybody to use - making this cleanser perfect for a beginner tween or teenage skin care routine - and exactly what you’d need in a face wash. Cleansing your skin is an essential part of any daily routine, and you need one that removes every last trace of makeup, dirt, and dead cells - without stripping your skin of its natural oils or damaging the moisture barrier in the process. You can always count on CeraVe for a boost of hydration, smoothness, and Cholesterol. So much cholesterol. Don’t believe that this affordable brand is the real deal? Just listen to Gen Z skin-fluencer Hyram Yarbro, and his many YouTube videos about the underrated skincare treasure that is CeraVe.

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