CeraVe was formed by a partnership of leading dermatologists and researchers, creating a skincare line designed to help strengthen and repair the skin’s natural protective barrier.
By using essential ceramides as a key ingredient, CeraVe products help your skin to retain moisture, supporting the skin barrier and helping to protect from dryness and irritation.
Their full range of skincare products includes cleansers and moisturisers for both the face and body, offering affordable, accessible, dermatologist-recommended solutions for all.
With their exclusive combination of essential ceramides, CeraVe cleansers provide what healthy skin needs, day and night.
No matter what your skin type, there’s a CeraVe cleanser for you, but which one is the right one? Let's look closer:
Ceramides are oils (also known as lipids) that appear naturally in your skin.
They’re used to support your skin barrier and help lock in moisture. If you think of your skin barrier as a brick wall-like structure, lipids like ceramides are the mortar that holds the bricks together.
When you’re young, your body creates lots of ceramides naturally, but as we grow older our ceramides deplete.
Fewer ceramides mean that your skin can be more prone to moisture loss, dryness, cracking, and irritation.
This is why CeraVe products are enriched with ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II to help restore your skin’s natural barrier.
CeraVe’s patented MVE technology (which stands for MultiVesicular Emulsion technology) is a unique delivery system for the ingredients in skincare products.
It continuously releases the ceramide enriched formula throughout the day, offering protection and hydration that can last for up to 24-hours.
This differs from conventional delivery systems which can release ingredients much more quickly and can be less effective over a longer period of time.
All CeraVe products are non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores or cause acne.
They’re also free from fragrances and use non-irritating formulas which make them ideal for sensitive skin.
Acne is a skin condition that’s especially common in children and young adults.
Acne happens when the glands in the surface of your skin start to produce too much of an oil named sebum, which can clog your follicles, causing spots, whiteheads, blackheads, and more.
Acne can be mild, causing just a few spots and blackheads, but can range all the way to severe acne, which can cause large, painful papules, cysts, and nodules on top of everything else.
Although people think acne is all about breakouts of spots, there are a couple of other symptoms you may experience when you have acne, including oily skin, or skin that’s sore or hot to touch.
Eczema is a condition which causes patches or wider areas of dry, itchy, irritated skin.
It’s really common, especially in children, so you probably know a few people who have eczema if you don’t have it yourself.
Eczema is a chronic condition, which means that it’s a long-term thing that won’t just go away overnight and will sometimes get better or worse.
There are many different types of eczema, but the most common type is atopic eczema, which is also known as atopic dermatitis.
When your skin is dry you may experience scaly or flaky skin or skin that has fine lines or cracks.
If you touch your skin, it may feel rough and sensitive or even a little painful.
There are many factors that can cause dry skin from the weather to spending too long in the shower Whenever we leave the house, our skin is exposed to the elements, from UV rays to freezing temperatures.
Our skin is at particular risk during the winter months, as temperatures plummet and humidity is reduced, which dries out our skin.
Again, in winter, we are more likely to turn up the thermostat or light the fire, which may feel lovely after a day out in the cold, but sources of heat in our homes reduce the moisture in the air, which can cause our skin to lose hydration.
Taking hot showers and baths with harsh soaps or detergents, can damage our skin through dehydration and stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Spending lots of time in chlorinated water, such as swimming pools and hot tubs can also strip our skin, leaving it dry.