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Q. “Is True Moisture™ equal to Perfection™, CeraVe™ Cream, Epiceram™, and Triceram™? What’s the difference?
True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Cream A and
Cream B and Gentle Facial Lotion are not equal to Perfection cream,
CeraVe, Epiceram, and
Triceram. Perfection cream, CeraVe Cream, Epiceram, and Triceram are all physiologic / non-physiologic lipid creams, but True Moisture® Creams and Lotion should not be considered equal to Perfection cream, CeraVe, Epiceram, or Triceram brands. Perfection cream contains caprylic/capric triglycerides, true cholesterol, and other ingredients such as vitamin E, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, and butylparaben preservatives, not used in True Moisture® products, and is thus different. CeraVe Cream contains caprylic/capric triglycerides, ceramide, cholesterol, methylparaben, propylparaben, and phenoxyethanol ingredients not used in True Moisture® products, and thus, CeraVe Cream is different than True Moisture® products.
Triceram and Epiceram are unique and based on a patented
formula using an optimal 3:1:1 ratio of ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty
acids to normalize skin barrier function. True Moisture® Creams and Lotion
do not contain actual ceramides or pseudoceramides, do not contain actual
cholesterol, and do not use this same patented formula as Triceram or
Epiceram. True Moisture® products follow a different system, our
patent-pending Two Cream Two Lipid method to maximize physiologic lipid delivery
to the skin. Triceram and Epiceram contain true ceramides while
True Moisture® contains Questamide H, a non-ceramide non-pseudo ceramide
molecule. Questamide H is a synthetic substitute with ceramide functionality,
but is not at all a ceramide. In addition, Triceram also contains lanolin,
vitamin E, propylene glycol, methylparaben, and propylparaben. Epiceram
contains phenoxyethanol. True moisture® products do not contain these
ingredients. Epiceram is a registered trademark of Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. Epiceram is available by Rx only as a Prescription Medical Device;
Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
True Moisture® products are not by prescription. They are simply OTC skin
moisturizers and claim only to moisturize, and do not claim to repair or alter
the structure of the skin.
Perfection™, CeraVe™, Triceram™ and Epiceram™ are all very fine creams, but are different than True Moisture® Creams. Triceram™ and Epiceram™ are the original physiologic lipid creams and are the only patented creams with true ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids; and with optimal mole ratios and clinical data that show excellent efficacy in atopic dermatitis. Efficacy of Epiceram™ is favorably comparable to topical steroid medications, without the steroid side effects. As True Moisture® products are different from Epiceram™ and Triceram™, True Moisture® products do not make the same claims as Epiceram™ and Triceram™ and should not be confused.