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A well-informed patient always has the advantage when it comes to managing their skin care. So we are constantly updating the latest medical journal articles and news information that is of interest to you to stay healthy.
Stop by often– and see what’s new in the world of skin care.

Latest News


Chicago WCIU-TV morning Interview about Epiceram


January 5, 2017 – Chicago WCIU-TV morning news interviewed board certified dermatologist Dr. Jessie Cheung about managing eczema and the importance of maintaining a healthy skin barrier by using EpiCeram. See the discussion by clicking the title.


PuraCap® Pharmaceutical LLC introduces new EpiCeram-L™ Lip C


Lip-care EpiCeram-L Lip Care is a unique lip care formulation with an exclusive delivery system developed specifically for severely chapped, dry, or cracked lips. EpiCeram-L Lip Care uses patented MultiSal™ technology to deliver 3 essential lipids – ceramides, free fatty acids and cholesterol in an all natural, steroid-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and color-free formulation. EpiCeram-L Lip Care is available exclusively through prescribing healthcare professionals.


Introducing the EpiCeram® 225g Airless Pump


Lip-care EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion Now Offers Dosing Flexibility with 2 Sizes. The unique airless pump gives patients more EpiCeram® to treat any size area of atopic dermatitis. The special dispensing system allows for more control, delivering EpiCeram® consistently and precisely in a convenient to use, portable, pump action dispenser. The EpiCeram® Airless Pump also offers cost savings with BID dosing and a controlled release formulation that is long lasting. See our Press Release Introducing the new EpiCeram® 225g Airless Pump



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Journal Articles


Treating Atopic Dermatitis at the Source

Treating Atopic Dermatitis at the Source: Corrective Barrier Repair Therapy Based upon New Pathogenic Insights. Peter M Elias, Richard Sun, Angela R. Eder, Joan S. Wakefield, and Mao-Quiang Man. 2013.



Original Article on Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Atopic Dermatitis, and the Role for a Ceramide-Dominant, Physiologic Lipid-Based Barrier Repair Emulsion. A study published by Leon Kircik, MD, Firas Hougeir MD, and Joseph Bikowski MD in the September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) explores how the repair of skin barrier is crucial to the treatment of atopic dermatitis. 2013.


Scientific Posters


Poster Presented at the International Investigative Dermatol

‘Barrier Repair’ Ingredients and Formulations Regulate Barrier Homeostasis, and Antimicrobial Peptide Expression in Parallel. Mao-Qiang Man, Richard Sun, Melanie Hupe, Joan S. Wakefield, and Peter M. Elias. Dermatology Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Department of Dermatology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2013.


Press Releases


Press Release: PuraCap® Pharmaceutical LLC introduces new Ep

PuraCap Pharmaceutical LLC announced today the introduction of two new acne products in their Eptex™ line of intelligent, physiologic skin repair formulations, Eptex Controlled Release Acne Wash and Eptex Controlled Release Acne Relief Lotion



Press Release: HumanWell PuraCap® Pharmaceutical LLC Announc

PuraCap® Pharmaceutical LLC. is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed a successful inspection. November 11, 2015.



Press Release: PuraCap® Pharmaceutical Introduces Unique Epi

EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion Now Offers Dosing Flexibility with 2 Sizes. July 7, 2014.



Press Release: PuraCap® Pharmaceutical Reports Key Involveme

PuraCap® Pharmaceutical Reports Key Involvement in Trial of a Ceramide-Dominant Emulsion for the Prevention of Atopic Dermatitis in Newborns. February 27, 2014.



Press Release: PuraCap’s Team EpiCeram® Joins Walk to Cure E

Team EpiCeram® is walking to find a cure for Eczema. May 22, 2013.


Indications for Use

EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion is to be used to treat dry skin conditions and to manage and relieve the burning and itching associated with various types of dermatoses, including atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and radiation dermatitis.



EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion does not contain a sunscreen and should always be used in conjunction with a sunscreen in sun exposed areas.



EpiCeram® Controlled Release Skin Barrier Emulsion is contraindicated in persons with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formulation.