Are Your Phytoceramides Effective? The Answer May Shock You.

Phytoceramides Investigative Report

3 Shocking Secrets The Supplement Slingers Don’t Want You To Know

Katherine Manning Senior Editor, Health & Beauty Research

As one of today’s most popular anti-aging breakthroughs of the decade, Phytoceramides has found its way into the homes of millions across the globe. When first introduced to Phytoceramides, our research team was pleasantly surprised by an abundance of clinical data and overwhelmingly positive user feedback.

According to one of many scientific studies conducted on Phytoceramides, they have “been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines dramatically.” But Phytoceramides don’t just reduce wrinkles; researchers have found that they deliver “a significant increase in skin hydration” according to a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. At the same time, dry and red skin was reduced, creating a healthier overall appearance.

​How are Phytoceramides such an effective anti-aging tool? Watch this 4-min video

WARNING! Not All Phytoceramides Are Created Equal

Sadly, many brands are advertising diluted and often incorrectly portioned Phytoceramides to the marketplace. With such exploding demand comes a host of unscrupulous companies scrambling to cash in and run out with your money. 

Here are some of the shocking secrets we found during our investigation:

Portion & Potency Verification

Many of the Phytoceramide supplements we tested, including those from leading manufacturers, neglected to test their products for purity or proper portioning. Additionally, many contained fillers and bulking agents that are likely causes of common side effects and allergic reactions. Of the 13 products we tested, only 4 of these passed our independent potency tests.

​See our potency-passed supplements below.

Lack of Regulation

In the United States and most countries, government does not test supplements for purity or portions, leaving it up to manufacturers to be accurate and truthful. Phytoceramides are FDA approved, but that does not mean each and every company is individually monitored. Resources like the BBB help consumers like us gather an idea of how trustworthy a company actually is. We made sure to carefully examine the reputation of each brand that we reviewed.

Free Trial Scams

Bogus free trial offers claim a “no-risk, money back guarantee”, but do not make it clear that your credit card will be charged on a monthly basis if you do not cancel within the trial period. Many consumers are tricked into thinking the trial period begins after receiving the product, when it may actually start on the initial shipping date. Others have complained about nobody being available to receive calls or that they are put on hold for more than an hour.

The Public Has a Right To Know What They Are Paying For.

With so many factors in play, Nutritional Health News decided to conduct a full-fledged, no-holds barred investigation of the market’s most popular Phytoceramides using a unique 3 Step Review Approach.


Collect Online Reviews & Survey Real Users:

We surveyed our readers who have tried the product and analyzed thousands of customer reviews on several online marketplaces. We then collected reviews from the internet’s most popular marketplaces including eBay, Amazon and GNC from those who have tried the product to learn from their experiences.

We believe this step is important so we can see which companies have the most positive reviews and verify that their supplement actually works.

Check the reviews on a product and company before purchasing.


Conduct 3rd Party Portion & Potency Testing:

For a Phytoceramide supplement to be effective, it should contain about 350mg of active ceramides per serving. Studies also show that Rice Phytoceramides might be more effective. We recommend supplements that contain a verified complex of both rice & wheat phytoceramides.

The products we review are sent to 3rd party labs to ensure our readers are getting the best Phytoceramides supplement available on the market today.

Beware of artificial fillers & binders like Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide as these often cause side effects.


Assess Product Guarantees & Lab Certifications:

It’s crucial that the company offers a risk-free guarantee that they uphold. It shows that they actually stand behind the product they sell, and are confident that their users will be happy with the results. It’s also important that the product is manufactured in a GMP Certified, FDA approved laboratory here in the USA.

Beware of companies that do NOT offer a guarantee or mask their guarantee with complicated language in their Terms.

Steer clear from companies without GMP Certifications and FDA Approved Labs.

After over 20,000 user reviews along with our own meticulous review process, only 3 brands made it to the top of our list. Our readers reported positive results – Significant Wrinkle Reduction – and the companies selling these products are established, reliable, and have responsive customer service.

Our top picks below, are updated every month based on the above testing and criteria.


Our Top Choice


Patented Formula

  • FDA Approved Lab
  • GMP Certified
  • Gluten Free
  • Great Reputation
  • Ships Very Fast



2nd Choice

Rice & Wheat Complex

Bundled w/ Cream

  • GMP Certified
  • Ships International
  • 30 Day Guarantee
  • OK Reputation



3rd Choice

Only Wheat Phytoceramides

  • GMP Certified
  • Added Vitamins
  • 30 Day Guarantee
  • Sub Par Reputation