CeraVe's Moisturizing Cream is a fairly basic but thoughtfully formulated fragrance-free body moisturizer containing several helpful ingredients for restoring and maintaining skin’s barrier function, including glycerin, ceramides, and cholesterol.
Our team previously rated this product an average three-star rating when it came packaged only in an open-mouth jar, but it now comes in multiple sizes. Its new four-star rating is specific to the version that comes in a jar with a pump, which is the more sanitary option. If purchasing the open-mouth jar, the previous three-star rating still applies.
Although this formula is fairly basic, it will work quite well if you have normal to dry or sensitive skin; its merit for sensitive skin is why it earned our recommendation.
- Contains a good mix of barrier-supporting ingredients.
- Would be better with a wider array of antioxidants and replenishing ingredients.
Provides all-day moisturization with a single application and is clinically proven to increase skin hydration. Increases the skins ability to attract, hold, and distribute moisture. It penetrates deep into the layers of the stratum corneum (the skin barrier) to restore the balance of lipids that are essential for an effective skin barrier. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream also forms a protective layer over the skins surface to help prevent moisture loss.
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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