Skin Renewing Gel Oil
When is an oil not an oil? When it's CeraVe's Skin Renewing Gel Oil! Although it feels like an oil, this facial product doesn't contain any oil. In this instance, the "oil" part of the product's name refers to texture rather than the actual ingredient.
Although this product isn't exactly what its name states, it's still a decent product for smoothing and soothing parched skin.
Skin Renewing Gel Oil comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a pump-style dispenser, which is good news for some of its beneficial ingredients (antioxidants in particular can break down in containers that don't protect them from light and air).
When this moisturizer first comes out of the bottle it has a silky gel-like texture that quickly changes to a more oil-like consistency as it warms up on skin.
Despite an initial greasy feel, it absorbs within a couple of minutes, leaving skin feeling softer and smoother. It's best for those with dry to very dry skin, or for use on rough patches of skin (like those than can occur on knees, elbows, or heels).
The fragrance-free formula contains several skin-replenishing ingredients to condition and moisturize, among them the usual host of ceramides that CeraVe as a brand is known for including in all its products. There are also a tiny amount of some antioxidants which is not as impressive or renewing, had those been in more supply this would have earned a higher rating. .
Overall, this is a good option for relieving uncomfortably dry skin, even if Skin Renewing Gel Oil isn't quite what it's labeled to be!
- Soothes and softens very dry and rough skin.
- Contains a number of skin-replenishing ingredients.
- Packaged in a container that protects its beneficial ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Would have earned a better rating had it contained more antioxidants.
Intensely hydrates and instantly improves skin radiance - features innovative Ceraplex technology.
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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