I have heard talk of CeraVe products for a while, it is touted as a very basic product that is devoid of skin irritants (thus – amazing for sensitive skin) and is recommended by Dermatologists. . . after doing some research I found a dermatologist (Dr Dray on YouTube. . . LOVE) that actually recommends this product! Since this product has only recently launched in the UK and Ireland, I have not been fortunate enough to try this product, UNTIL NOW! I promptly ran out to my local Boots and, because I realise that I have a tendency to hoard skincare products (and makeup. . . oh my the makeup!), I only allowed myself to pick up one product, I decided to go with the CeraVe Moisturising Cream.
The first thing I need to mention that this product is big, at 473 ml this product is well over the size of other body butter (or the like) product that you will routinely come across, which is really not bad for the €14.49/£14.66 (at the time of purchase) I paid for it. The best part about this is that it is 100% safe to use on both the body AND face so you can use this morning and night, so right off the bat I knew it was going to be value for money.
When I tried the product I noticed that it has the smell and the consistency of a regular non scented Aqueous cream, and it is in many ways similar, it is mostly a combination of water, glycerin and mineral oil BUT it is also much more. The difference with the CeraVe product is that it contains wonderful extra ingredients, like 3 different Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, that is often found in high end moisturisers and serums (I will discuss these ingredients later). When spread onto the skin the CeraVe moisturiser does not feel oily but it can leave a bit of a residue, this doesn’t not bother me, but if you are someone who hates any kind of residue keep this in mind. This product has high spreadability and goes far, I have been using it as my exclusive moisturiser on my face and body for two weeks and I have used just over one third of this product so. . . it lasts a very long time.
Ceramides are fatty or waxy substances that naturally occur in the skin and are not only vital to your skin barrier function (the ability of your skin to keep moisture in and nasty stuff out) but also the overall look and feel of the skin as they help your skin stay smooth and moisturised. As we age our body’s ability to produce these natural fats declines (freaking yay) which can lead to dryness, itchiness , redness and irritation. This is why using products that contain ceramides is very good for your skin, and potently anti-ageing . . . because who doesn’t want that?
Hyaluronic Acid is something that really created a buzz in the beauty industry a few years back (with good reason) because it is a substance that attaches to water molecules and basically binds them to the skin surface, helping to moisturise and plump the skin. This is an incredibly important product for people who have dry, flaky and ageing skin and it is definitely something I personally look for when choosing products.
I have seen all these benefits (and more) while using this product the redness and flakiness in my skin has drastically reduced and my skin looks dewy and radiant, it is important to mention that I am not prone to oiliness or breakouts (I’m more on the dry and sensitive side of things) but after reviewing the ingredients I can’t foresee it being a problem for people with acne or problem skin . . . but everyone’s skin is different, so proceed with caution.
I award this product 4.5 out of 5 stars.
It has some great ingredients and is really good value for money and is especially good for people who are on a budget or people who like a bit more of a minimalistic approach to skin care. This products loses half a star because it leaves a filmy residue that might annoy some people.
I personally really enjoyed this product and I can really see myself keeping a big tub on hand around my house, works great for the whole family.
Get the CeraVe Moisturising Cream here.
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Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with any of the products mentioned in this blog post. All opinions are my own.