CeraVe is a brand that was born in 2005 in the United States and is a super hit over there, because it has a very interesting quality: it was developed with dermatologists and all its products contain a mixture of 3 essential ceramides that repair and maintain the natural protective barrier Looking health
Two of its most iconic products are the Moisturizer and the Moisturizing Lotion , which I gave myself to the task of trying to share my personal experience with you.
The CeraVe Moisturizing Cream hydrates effectively while helping to repair the barrier of the skin. It is especially for dry to very dry skin, perfect for people who feel dry, itchy or prone to psoriasis (mild scales and dry spots with itching).
It contains the CeveVe MVE® Technology, which consists in the controlled release of a hydration that lasts up to 24 hours. It is also enriched with hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain the skin’s natural hydration. And it is a formula that treats the skin with delicacy, since it does not dry or irritate it in any way. All this in addition to the 3 ceramides of CeraVe.
But what are ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids that are found naturally in the skin – they are essential to ensure the health of the skin barrier and to maintain hydration. Without ceramides, our skin may have dry areas, ease of reaction to contact with the environment, and irritations.
The 3 ceramides that contain the CeraVe Moisturizer cream, and that it shares with all the other products of the brand, are ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II. In combination they help replenish existing ceramides in the skin, calming it and reducing the lack of hydration.
My experience with CeraVe cream
I was given the task of trying CeraVe Moisturizing Cream on the body, since my skin suffers from dryness. I generally know that I have it dehydrated because I see a lot of red dots in my arms mainly, so I had the perfect excuse to check its results.
When opening the jar I loved not having any aroma, the cream has no perfume, and I think the idea is great because I am not a super fan of smelling creams. I prefer to leave that task to my fragrances, and on the other hand the absence of fragrance also means that it does not contain aromatic ingredients that can be irritating to the skin.
I thought that when I touched it I would feel the formula very dense because of its solid white appearance, but to my surprise it has different facets. Upon contact with the fingers to remove from the jar the product is very manageable and silky texture, and at the time of distribution in the skin you can feel it “melts” and becomes much lighter, distributing very easily and absorbing very quickly.
I expected the opposite, since as it is a product rich in hydration, textures tend to be much more difficult to handle and leave a greasy feeling – CeraVe Moisturizer cream is the opposite.
It often happens to me that after a few hours, especially if I am outside, my skin feels cracked and the effects of body moisturizers have vanished. This cream does not allow that to happen, I felt softness in my legs and arms from morning to night.
CeraVe moisturizing lotion
I also tried the CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion , and it is a super different texture than the cream in the jar. It is much lighter, it looks more like a gel and, although it contains the same ingredients as its sister, its formula is restructured in an oil-free version , to turn it into a lighter product that prevents skin pores from getting clog
Both fulfilled their promise to maintain hydration and make my skin look healthier, but like everything in beauty I believe that everything falls to the tastes – so if you have very dry skin and prefer denser textures I recommend the CeraVe moisturizer Cream ; If on the contrary you have normal to dry skin and prefer light textures, you will love CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.
How to use the cream and moisturizing lotion of CeraVe
Both CeraVe products can be used both on the body and on the face , during the day or at night. In my opinion I obtained better results using it on clean skin just after leaving the shower, when thanks to the steam of a warm bath the pores of the skin are more willing to receive greater hydration.
A personal tip is that before going to sleep, use a thick layer of Wax Moisturizing Cream in areas with greater dryness, such as elbows, knees and heels, so that you benefit from its ingredients and wake up with restored skin .
A cream that I love and after trying it a few times I know that it will not be missing in my bathroom, it leaves our skin care totally nape and ready to start a new day the family loves it and they can’t be happier.
The feeling that leaves you on the skin is indescribable, apart from the fact that the results are looked at, I love it for sure. I will repeat for sure, very good results, easy application, unbeatable smell, texture and feeling very fresh and light, it has everything!