The most important product you can add to your beauty repertoire is a good skin care regimen. Ideally, before you actually think you need it. All experts and ex sun babies agree that prevention is better than cure! All the make-up in the world can only do so much to hide bad skin. There are so many things you can do to help keep your skin healthy like drinking lots of water, using sunscreen, not smoking, eating Real Food and using a good moisturizer.
Finding a good moisturizer can be quite the
expensive journey. When you finally think you’ve found the one, seasons change and so does your skin. What works for you in the Winter, may not work for you in the Summer. I have tried an obscene amount of moisturisers in my life. Some that burn, some tingle, some make me break out like I did in high school and some that just don’t live up to their promises and leave my skin feeling thirsty well before the end of the day. One thing is clear; not all moisturisers are created equally!
With so many choices on the market, finding the right one can be daunting! Creams for oily skin, dry skin, acne prone skin. Ageing skin, sagging skin, sensitive skin?.. do you have the first signs of ageing or is your skin now “mature”? Are drug store brands just as good as expensive luxe ones?
CeraVe® is not all natural, nor do they claim to be. If your preference is for all natural products stop right here and back that thang up right now hunni, CeraVe products are not for you. CeraVe® is the love child creation of Modern Science and Leading edge dermatologists. Specially formulated for dry, normal or oily skin. As well as those with more severe skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
I have been using the AM & PM Facial Moisturizing Lotions for the past month. The first time I tried it I was skeptical… Little did I know these seemingly clean and simple looking boxes would change my view on affordable clinical skin care.
CeraVe® products claim to be non-irritating, non comedogenic and fragrance-free. While there are a few mildly concerning ingredients (parabans) it also has all the proven ceramides, cholesterol and fatty esters that healthy skin needs… and it doesn’t stop there. CeraVe is developed with a patented time controlled-release MVE® system. The MVE system delivers constantly over 24 hours and helps repair, replenish and protect your skin’s barrier leaving it not only looking, but also feeling soft, clean and healthy. You can find out more about the MVE system it HERE.
CeraVe AM SPF 30 lotion for Normal to Oily skin
It’s not what you’d expect from a moisturizer with such a high SPF in it. It’s lightweight, scent-free and blends easily into freshly cleansed skin. It absorbs quickly and is non greasy. I didn’t have a reaction to this lotion at all the entire time I used it and it worked well under make-up. I love that it has SPF, something I regrettably never used until my 30’s after far too many unprotected years in the sun. The AM formula is thicker than the PM formula due to the SPF Broad Spectrum protection. Both the AM and PM formulas have Ceramide, Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acids which all help in rebuilding and restoring your skin’s protective outer lipid layer while the SPF 30 protects your skin from the sun.
Medicinal Ingredients: Homosalate 10.00%, Menthyl Anthranilate (Meradimate) 5.00%, Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate) 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.00%, Zinc Oxide 6.3%
Ingredients: Purified Water, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Behentrimonium Methosulphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Cholesterol,Dimithicone, Disodium EDTA, Glycerine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Niacinamide, Propylparaben, Phytospohingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum.
CeraVe PM lotion for Normal to Oily skin
I was initially confused at how light the PM formula was. That is until I put it on. It melted right into my skin and I noticed immediately how soft and supple my skin was. Like the AM formula it’s scent free, non greasy and absorbs quickly. It penetrates deep into the skin and plumps and moisturizes all night long.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimithicone, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum
I have noticed a difference in my skin since using CeraVe AM & PM facial moisturizing lotions. Even a friend of mine commented the other day how great my skin looks these days. I will admit when I look in the mirror lately, I notice that my lines have softened, the redness is decreasing and even when I don’t have time to put much make up on, my skin still looks nice and dewy.
Ordinary moisturizing lotions need to be applied frequently because the ingredients are released in a single “burst” and absorbed in a short period of time. Like other CeraVe® Skin Care products, CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion offers the benefits of unique, patented MVE® delivery technology, which provides a controlled release of essential ceramides and other skin-nourishing ingredients slowly over time. It penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize throughout the day while “locking in” precious moisture. The unique ingredients in CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier, help restore damaged skin and help keep skin healthy – all night long.
I really like CeraVe AM & PM moisturizing lotions and will continue to use them. While I am a Product Junkie and always open to trying products, this is one that will stay in my beauty routine because it works so well with my skin. Overall, at $13.99 for 89ml, it’s an affordable product with great results.
Let’s face it Ladies…It’s all about the results! Products are great but they have to work!
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion PM won 5 beauty awards in 2013 including the Elle Magazine Beauty Genius award.
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