Whether you need to soothe eczema flare-ups, moisturize dry skin, or just want a gentle cleanser, this dermatologist recommended brand has your back. The line features products formulated with three essential ceramides enhanced with a revolutionary delivery system that works around the clock to help restore and maintain your skin barrier.
Cleansing bars are a solid, low-waste alternative to liquid cleanser. They work to remove makeup and daily grime from your face while also cleaning pores of excess sebum. When used with a water-based facial tonic, they can also help to improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating.
These cleansing alternatives don’t contain sodium salts, which can be drying to skin. Instead, they use a blend of ingredients to target different skin concerns.
For example, our Even Tone Cleansing Bar (a 2021 Beauty Inc Best of Beauty Award winner) is formulated to target dark marks and hyperpigmentation while helping to improve skin’s texture, pore size and brightness. While our CeraVe Hydrating Cleansing Bar is a great choice for dry skin, because it combines barrier-reinforcing ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid with hydrating oils to help restore your skin’s natural moisture balance. Then, it locks in hydration for a soft and smooth complexion. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin types, including eczema-prone ones.
One of the most beloved Cerave products, the Healing Ointment is a must-have for anyone with dry skin. This nourishing and protective barrier ointment contains our iconic ceramide trio and hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration for a soft, refreshed complexion.
Developed with dermatologists, this non-greasy skin protectant is designed to soothe cracked, chafed, and extremely dry skin, as well as temporarily protect minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It’s also free of lanolin and fragrance to avoid irritation for all skin types and is an excellent option for sensitive skin.
The Healing Ointment is also a great option for babies and kids, as it helps treat and prevent diaper rash. It is also hypoallergenic, pediatrician tested, and made without parabens, phthalates, and dyes. Plus, it can even be used to help heal post-procedure wounds.
If you have dry skin, this Cerave favorite works around the clock to smooth and retexturize it with a blend of encapsulated retinol and ceramides. It’s also oil-free and noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores and cause acne flare-ups. It’s “a must for anyone who struggles with post-acne marks and uneven skin tone,” says GH Beauty Assistant Catharine Malzahn.
It’s a little richer than the brand’s other options, but this thick and creamy lotion blankets skin in soft hydration without a trace of greasiness. It’s infused with barrier-protecting ceramides, skin-evening niacinamide and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, so you’ll wake up to a complexion that’s noticeably smoother.
It’s a must-have for anyone with chronically dry, itchy and flaky skin (especially during the winter). Unlike typical moisturizers that use occlusives to seal in hydration by forming a barrier on the surface of your skin, this one uses multivesicular emulsion technology, which releases moisturizing ingredients over time instead of delivering a quick burst.
The sun’s harmful UV rays can prematurely age the skin, leading to wrinkles and a leathery texture. By incorporating sunscreen into your routine daily, you can significantly decrease the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.
The best Cerave sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection and include ingredients like niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate and the brand’s barrier-repairing three essential ceramides to strengthen skin’s barrier and provide all-day hydration. Unlike many other chemical sunscreens, this product also swaps out the tacky feel of traditional formulas for a silky finish.
Though some people are concerned that zinc oxide and titanium dioxide ‘nanoparticles’ may be systemically absorbed by the body, further research has not demonstrated that this has any clinical implications for health sequelae. This sunscreen is also formulated without fragrance, parabens, oil, PABA and dyes, making it safe for sensitive skin. In addition to protecting against the sun’s damaging rays, this sunscreen also includes antioxidant-rich vitamin E.