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It's a type of lipid, a so-called sphingoid base that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. It's found both in "free-form" and as part of famous skin lipids, ceramides.

There is emerging research about Phytosphingosine that shows that it has antimicrobial and cell-communicating properties and is considered part of the skin's natural defense system.

A 2007 study showed that Phytosphingosine even works against evil acne-causing bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes and shows promise as a complementing active ingredient in treating acne-prone skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities.  

A nice one to spot in the ingredient list. :)

Show me some proof

  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2007, Anti-microbial and -inflammatory activity and efficacy of phytosphingosine: an in vitro and in vivo study addressing acne vulgaris

Products with Phytosphingosine

Dr Ceuracle Blue One Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% Bha Gel Exfoliant Sanitas Perfecting Serum Simple Spotless Skin Rapid Action Spot Zapper Aflofarm Nivelium Serum punktowe (Spot treatment serum) Cezanne Skin Conditioner High Moist Paula's Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion No Spf (Uk Version) IOPE Pore Clinic Tightening Essence l'amore beauty Intensive Eye Repair Serum Apothaka Barrier Support Serum With Niacinamide & Ceramides Clinique All About Eyes LANEIGE Mini Pore Waterclay Mask Origins No Puffery™ Cooling Roll-On for Puffy Eyes Sidmool Vitamin C E Ferulic Ampoule CeraVe Baby Healing Ointment TÖRLÉS Cover fx Perfect Setting Powder Cover fx Pressed Mineral Foundation Meishoku Ceracolla Perfect Gel Apothaka Skincare Skin Quenching Moisturiser Arcona Pm Blemish Lotion™ CeraVe Healing Ointment Dr.Belmeur Spot Plaster Band Genosys Anti Wrinkle Serum Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner Paula's Choice Calm Redness Relief Repairing Serum Rosette Aqua Ceramide Gel The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Moisturizer The Saem Urban Eco Waratah Cream Uriage Bariéderm Drying Repairing Cica-Spray innisfree Derma Formula Skin Barrier Cream Biopoint Extreme Repair Reconstructing Mask CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Face Lotion With Sunscreen Spf 30 CoverFx Bronzer Decubal Face Vital Cream Paula's Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser Tria Age-Defying Skincare Finishing Serum Altilis Beauty Infloressence Moisturizer Ausceuticals Rehydrate Serum (Reformulated) Beauty Bio The Quench Quadralipid Recovery Cream Boots Boots Expert Dry Itchy Sensitive Treatment CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream Cheryl Lee MD Truelipids Truetherapy Ceramide+ Cream Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Cleansing Water Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum Equate Beauty Ceramide Moisturizing Facial Lotion PM LANEIGE Mini Pore Blur Perfector