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NOF’s Original Ingredient

1. What is Ceracute®?

Ceracute® is a polymer with a structure mimicking ceramide, the major component of intercellular lipids that plays a key role in skin barrier protection.

Structure Image

2. Features

  • Forms a polymer network, resulting in anti-wrinkle effect.
  • Polymer network also effectively improves skin elasticity (regenerates soft skin).
  • Anti-wrinkle ingredient that does not cause tautness of skin; the skin feels naturally firm.
  • Ceramide-mimicking structure provides excellent skin affinity and safety.
Network structure

3. Anti-wrinkle Effect of Ceracute®

Effect Test

  1. Ceracute®–L water dispersion at 5wt% was applied to tail of the eyes eight female subjects twice daily for four weeks.
  2. Replicas were obtained, and a reflective analysis with a replica analyzer system was conducted.
No. of subjects experiencing the effect: 5 of 8

4. Ceracute® Product Line

The network structure formed by Ceracute® is effective for both skin and hair care. Ceracute® products, except for Ceracute®–G, can be used for quasi-drugs.

Product Name Label Name Purpose Function
Ceracute®–F Glycerylamidoethyl Methacrylate/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer Skin care Anti-wrinkle
Elasticity enhancer
(Solution type of F)
Methacrylate/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, BG
Skin care
(Composite of L and
cationic compound)
Methacrylate/Stearyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, BG, PCA Ethyl cocoyl arginate, Water
Hair care Volume booster
Ceracute®–G Polyquatermium–92, BG, Citric acid, Water Hair care Gloss enhancer
Ceracute® is a registered trademark of NOF Corporation.