A First Look at CeraVe

Wednesday, September 26th 2018 0

A new L'Oreal acquisition lands in the UK

When I try new products, I sometimes like to go into it with zero research so that I start the testing journey in a neutral gear.

When I knew CeraVe had been acquired by L’Oreal, I trusted that it would be a reputable brand and I started using a few heroes. After a few months of seeing nothing but great results (so much so that I passed pieces to my family), I was amazed to head to Google and see just how cost effective this range is. A win win!

The whole premise of CeraVe is simplicity. Everything is fragrance free, non-irritating and created with three key ingredients…

Ceramides to restore the skin’s natural barrier

Hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that holds up to 1000x it’s own weight in water, thus retaining moisture in the skin

Glycerin to hydrate and soothe dry, irritated skin

What I’ve loved about using the range is that it is simple, it works and it won’t break the bank. My cleanser, for example, is huge, effective, and comes in at just £9. In addition, each product is labelled in a way that you can clearly see what suits you, for example it may say “for normal to dry skin”. I’ve shared some key finds with the men in my family who have loved the range too. My dad, 72, and my cousin, 30, are both hooked, especially when it comes to soothing remedies for post-shave.

Here’s a look at some of my favourite discoveries…

Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF25, £12 for 52ml

During the summer months, this was a firm favourite for both me and my dad when we were in the garden. Fragrance free, light in texture and without the oily residue that can come with lots of SPF products, this is one of those things that is handy to have in the family cupboard.

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Hydrating Cleanser, £9 for 236ml 

This rich, hydrating gel is one of my favourite options for a morning cleanse. If, like me, your skin is a little more on the dry side, you might be more comfortable with this texture than that of a foam. Even though this rinses evenly and quickly, you get enough slip from the formula to really give your skin a massage and get the blood flowing. It leaves no residue but will instantly comfort and revive dry skin. Though the bottle advises this to be used by those with normal to dry skin, I’d say this would still be soft enough for use on an oilier skin type.

cerave review hydrating cleanser

Moisturising Cream, £8.50 for 177ml 

A rich, nourishing cream, this would be great for anyone with an especially dry skin. If you’re prone to eczema, something like this will allow you to keep your skin comforted without irritating it. This is simple, instantly soothing and buttery rich on the skin. Is it my everyday moisturiser? Perhaps not. But it is definitely something I would always want in the cupboard for those days when you need a little extra touch of moisture.

cerave review moisturising cream

Eye Repair Cream, £11 

Soft and creamy in texture, this is especially soothing at the end of the day. I get a little patch of eczema on my eye when I’m run down, so I love the thought of using this to keep my skin hydrated without irritating that patch. To enhance the evening ritual, I apply this using a jade roller from Yu Ling Rollers. The cooling touch of the roller seems to instantly revive and de-puff tired eyes.

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CeraVe is now widely available in the UK, and you can find them in-store at Boots. I think busy families with a need for multi-tasking skin remedies are going to especially love the ease and effectiveness of this brand.

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