What You Should Know
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Enspri is distributed in the United States by Kintech USA. Enspri makes two products: Ceramide Skin Essence and the Collagen 5000 Facial Mask. The Enspri Ceramide Skin Essence is marketed as a treatment to dramatically improve skin hydration, contribute to reducing dry flaky skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Ceramide Skin Essence also claims to be preservative-free and ideal for sensitive skin. It’s important to look closely at the ingredients list for products that claim to work on sensitive skin because, unfortunately, that often means that the formulations are weak and ineffective. We’ll review the ingredients in more detail in the next section.
Enspri Ceramide Skin Essence is available at selected spas and beauty shops in the United States. It is also available for purchase on the Enspri website. The website itself is quite useful with sections on product features, directions, why Ceramide is good for the skin, and a full list of ingredients. Enspri also provides a 14-day money-back guarantee, although it does not specify the terms of the guarantee. We like to see companies stand behind their products with a guarantee.
The main active ingredients in Enspri Ceramide Skin Essence are ceramides. Ceramides are a naturally-occurring lipid (fat) that protects the skin from moisture loss. As skin is damaged by environmental factors and age, the barrier begins to break down. Whether skin treatments containing synthetic ceramides are effective at restoring the barrier or not is still controversial. Enspri unfortunately does not provide any links on its website to clinical studies that might support the effectiveness of ceramides or of the product itself. When looking at a skin care product that claims to help retain skin’s moisture, one of the main ingredients to look for is hyaluronic acid, which stores water and releases it slowly into the skin cells.
The Enspri website provides a complete list of product ingredients for the Enspri Ceramide Skin Essence, which is important. The ingredients listed other than ceramides are squalene, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), grape seed extract, and jojoba oil. These ingredients are commonly found in moisturizers and skin treatments so there is really nothing new or interesting here. The product does not contain synthetic colors, fragrances, or preservatives which is a positive thing.
- Contains ingredients which may play a role in moisturizing skin.
- Available on manufacturer’s website.
- Money-back guarantee offered.
- Does not contain peptides such as Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline, proven to rejuvenate skin
- Ingredients may not be effective for deep hydration
- No product samples appear to be available
The Bottom Line
There really is nothing to write home about with the Enspri Ceramide Skin Essence. The ingredients used are common and none are proven particularly effective for wrinkle reduction or collagen repair. If you are seeking a product specifically targeted to those issues, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, or peptides like Matrixyl 3000 or Argiriline.