Skincare brand CeraVe; it's name derived from ceramides, launched in 2006 as a range developed around three key ceramides, fatty acids and other lipids to help repair and strengthen the skin's natural barrier. The core believe of the brand is that healthy skin is good skin, and they do so by crafting products to replace and add essential ceramides to fortify and protect your skin from irritants and the environment. What are ceramides you might ask? Ceramides are lipids (or fats) found in your skin that make up 50% of your skin's natural barrier. This layer of fats helps keep moisture in your skin, it protects your skin from wind and other elements, it creates a barrier against bacteria, dust, dirt, and other irritants.
This has propelled CeraVe into a cult skincare brand, being the fastest growing skincare brand in the US. It is also the number one recommended brand by dermatologists for dry skin from all around the world. Over time, the range has expanded and ventured into acids, eye creams and body care, while still retaining their promise of containing these essential protective ceramides.
Here we round-up the brand's bestsellers and our beauty team's recommendations.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is one of the most beloved product from the brand. It's suitable for a various skin conditions and targets dry skin exceptionally well. The ceramides help to repair your skin's barrier and dry cracked skin. It is even gentle enough to be used on the face and on babies. The moisturizer is oil-free and ultra-hydrating, making it work wonders for anyone with dry skin.
Hydrating Facial Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser will leave your skin feeling nourished and clean no matter what kind of complexion you have. It’s an excellent wash that works for dry skin, but does great on oily skin too, helping to reinforce your skin's natural moisture barrier. It is perfect for treating acne, or if you simply just want a great cleanser in your skincare routine.
AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen helps to fill up the spot in the list for SPF products. It is both lightweight and it provides the 30 SPF coverage you need for daily activities. This product uses a chemical SPF, which means that you'll be able to layer it under your makeup to ensure you’re protected every time you step outside.
Eye Repair Cream (coming soon!)
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is an all-arounder cream for dark circles, puffiness and general dehydration, this deeply moisturizing eye cream works wonders.
Foaming Facial Cleanser
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser is an excellent product for caring for skin types that sits somewhere between oily and sensitive. It can be really tricky as most products only cater to one or the other. This is a light gel-to-foam cleanser that fights against excess oil while still delivering hydration at the same time. The best part about it is that it is also formulated with the cult ingredient niacinamide to reduce irritation.