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Skin Lipid Complex is a lipid formula unique to Virbac with proven efficacyS5. It is a nano – emulsion that contains Ceramides 1, 3 and 6, Cholesterol and Fatty acids.

These work by mimicking the stratum corneum lipids in structure and composition. When applied topically, these lipids diffuse through the outer skin layer to be incorporated into, and enhance,  the epidermis – similar to restoring the mortar of a brick wall to maintain integrity and strength.

 

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Use of Allerderm Spot-on, which contains Skin Lipid Complex, has been shown to increase intracellular lamellar lipid in Atopic dogs. An innovative study has looked at the importance of the lipid barrier in the stratum corneum in normal dogs and atopic dogs. Atopic dogs were found to have a compromised irregular lipid layer and damaged keratinocytess5.

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