Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream
When you're in need of an anti-itch, skin-soothing cream medicated with the gold standard active ingredient hydrocortisone, you'll find several over-the-counter options at the drugstore. While all of them contain hydrocortisone and cost about the same for a standard, 1-ounce tube, CeraVe's Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream stands above the rest!
Medicated with 1% hydrocortisone, this inexpensive, fragrance-free cream contains the usual moisturizing and thickening ingredients, but goes beyond that by adding skin-replenishing ingredients, including several ceramides, to the mix. Skin-soothing oat kernel and feverfew extracts are also included.
We're not aware of any other drugstore hydrocortisone cream that adds such an impressive mix of soothing and replenishing ingredients. Even though they're present in small amounts, when skin is itchy and compromised from conditions like eczema, we'll take all the relief we can get!
Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream deserves a spot in your medicine cabinet for use as directed or as advised by a healthcare professional.
- Medicated with 1% hydrocortisone.
- Cream formula contains soothing ingredients.
- The only over-the-counter cortisone cream that contains skin-replenishing ceramides, cholesterol, and similar ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
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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