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CeraVe

Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil

8.00 fl. oz. for $ 15.99
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If you have dry to very dry skin, you likely know it can be difficult to find a moisturizer that's rich and soothing yet not greasy; thankfully CeraVe gets it right with its Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil! More to love: This body moisturizer is absolutely well suited to those struggling with eczema.

Though it's labeled for those who have eczema, this moisturizer is suitable for anyone who experiences parched skin. It comes in an opaque plastic squeeze bottle with a flip-top cap. The product inside is quite fluid, which is something to keep in mind when you're using this for the first time. If you squeeze too hard, you might find yourself dispensing more product than you need!

True to its name, the texture is something between a cream and an oil, and is easy to apply and spread over skin. Although it seems greasy at first (thanks to a number of non-fragrant plant oils in the formula), it absorbs quickly—within a minute or two—to a non-greasy finish. It feels instantly soothing and hydrating, bringing quick relief to dry skin.

Where this really shines, though, is in its ingredients, both what it contains and what it leaves out. First and foremost, it's fragrance free, which is great news when it comes to dry skin (which is often also sensitive). The formula is loaded with a host of emollient ingredients, including the plant oils we mentioned earlier. There are also skin-replenishing, skin-soothing, and skin-restoring ingredients to help improve both the look and feel of dry, dehydrated skin.

All told, Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil offers a lot of potential benefits without some of the drawbacks that can keep people from using more emollient formulas. Well done, CeraVe!

Pros:
  • Contains numerous emollients to stop dry, itchy skin.
  • Good range of skin-replenishing ingredients and antioxidants.
  • Packaged in a container that protects its beneficial ingredients.
  • Sets to a non-greasy finish.
  • Fragrance free.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No

Moisturizes and soothes dry, itchy, irritated skin while ceramides help restore the skin barrier.

Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Magnesium Sulfate, Sorbitan Monooleate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Niacinamide, Sodium PCA, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

CeraVe At-A-Glance

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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