Eczema-prone skin can be dry, itchy and extra sensitive, which is why CeraVe took a different approach to body wash, crafting an oil-based formula that protects as it cleanses. The moisture-replenishing formula is ideal for reducing visible signs of eczema.
The innovative fragrance-free formula is oil-based and quite fluid, and it's all too easy to dispense more than you need. A tip: Try lightly drizzling it over a bath pouf or washcloth; you'll likely to find that a little goes a long way, which makes the higher price easier to accept.
This body wash is more expensive than other similar formulas because of its low water content. The oils, skin-beneficial ceramides, and hyaluronic acid contained in Eczema Soothing Body Wash are rarely seen in body washes for dry skin, yet are very helpful for those dealing with eczema on the body.
We love how this coddles dry to very dry skin without leaving a greasy film, and it rinses surprisingly well—but there's a tradeoff. Eczema Soothing Body Wash only produces a slight lather, which some may not prefer.
While not without its flaws, the two drawbacks this body wash has are minor compared to the benefits it has for those with dry, eczema-affected skin.
Note: Eucerin makes a similar formula that costs a bit less, their Calming Dry Skin Body Wash. Although Eucerin's version lacks the ceramides and hyaluronic acid of CeraVe's formula, the two are otherwise comparable.
- Innovative oil-based cleansing formula coddles dry skin.
- Unquestionably suitable for those struggling eczema.
- Fragrance-free, ultra-mild formula.
- Despite the amount of oil, this rinses without a slick or greasy residue.
- Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
- Slippery fluid texture can be messy to use.
- Not for those who want a rich, creamy lather.
This expanding collection of skincare products keeps things gentle and effective with fragrance-free formulas, many of which are more state-of-the-art than any other product in its price range or pricier versions at the drugstore. In short, this line is a real find!
CeraVe uses a delivery system the company refers to as Multivesicular Emulsion Technology, which releases key ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid over a period of several hours. Although this technology is undoubtedly helpful, such time-delayed delivery systems aren't unique to CeraVe, and the fact remains that most of the ingredients they use are very helpful on their own, no matter what delivery system you use.
The important point is that ongoing, consistent use of this kind of moisturizer designed to repair the skin's barrier function will result in smoother, softer, healthier skin.
It is for these reasons that most CeraVe products are definitely worth considering, especially at this price. You'll find a options for moisturizing, cleansing, broad spectrum sun protection, and baby care.
For more information about CeraVe, purchased by L'Oreal in 2017, visit www.cerave.com.
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