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5 CeraVe Products R29’s Beauty Editor Relies On For Glowing Skin

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Right now, the beauty world is obsessed with simple, honest skincare — and it seems there's always one brand in particular on pretty much every beauty enthusiast's lips.

Enter: CeraVe.

The cult favourite Hydrating Cleanser often takes pride of place in Instagram #shelfies, while the SA Smoothing Cleanser and Moisturising Cream have plenty of celebrity fans. In other words, CeraVe is most definitely a skincare brand to have on your radar if it isn't already.

What makes CeraVe different to others is that it's developed with dermatologists — and it's safe to say they know a thing or two about healthy, glowing skin. The star ingredients in each affordable product are three essential ceramides, but don't let the skincare lingo confuse you. Ceramides are lipids (oils) found naturally in skin and are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. Put simply, they help to protect the skin’s natural barrier.

On top of that, CeraVe has a unique patented delivery technology, which releases active ingredients over the course of 24 hours for hydrated skin that lasts all day, so you can wave goodbye to any uncomfortable, parched patches of skin. Even better, everything is fragrance free, which makes it super gentle.

So which CeraVe products should you stockpile? Here's exactly what a beauty editor would recommend.

<strong><h2>CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser</h2></strong><br>If you're a Refinery29 regular, you'll know I can't speak highly enough of this product, which cleanses and hydrates in one. It's formulated for normal to dry skin, but my combination skin (prone to breakouts and dry areas) loves it. The gentle, non-foaming texture melts away makeup, oil and daily grime quickly and without stripping the skin. Instead of leaving my skin tight or uncomfortable (a downside of plenty of cleansing products) the hydrating formula makes it soft to the touch. The best part is that it can be used on face and body.<br><br><strong>CeraVe</strong> Hydrating Cleanser, $, available at <a href="https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/trackclk/N8897.2338702REFINERY29UK/B26092508.308252624;dc_trk_aid=501203566;dc_trk_cid=154273686;dc_lat=;dc_rdid=;tag_for_child_directed_treatment=;tfua=;ltd=" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superdrug" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superdrug</a>

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser


If you're a Refinery29 regular, you'll know I can't speak highly enough of this product, which cleanses and hydrates in one. It's formulated for normal to dry skin, but my combination skin (prone to breakouts and dry areas) loves it. The gentle, non-foaming texture melts away makeup, oil and daily grime quickly and without stripping the skin. Instead of leaving my skin tight or uncomfortable (a downside of plenty of cleansing products) the hydrating formula makes it soft to the touch. The best part is that it can be used on face and body.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, $, available at Superdrug
<strong><h2>CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum</h2></strong><br>New from CeraVe, this fast-absorbing serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant and works like a sponge, drawing in water and boosting hydration levels for up to 24 hours. Hydrated skin = healthy, glowy skin. It can be used alone, but I layer it underneath moisturiser and SPF. It can even double up as a makeup base.<br><br><br><strong>CeraVe</strong> HA Serum, $, available at <a href="https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Face-Skin-Care/Face-Serums/Cerave-Hyaluronic-Acid-Serum-30ml/p/805427?utm_source=refinery29&utm_medium=dirbuy_display&utm_content=oap_skin_serum_display_aw&utm_campaign=cer_skin_brand_core&cleansing-refinery29-partnership_h3-non-pharma_&dclid=COKN54rj6vICFaYT0wodO4kJYw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superdrug" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superdrug</a>

CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum


New from CeraVe, this fast-absorbing serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant and works like a sponge, drawing in water and boosting hydration levels for up to 24 hours. Hydrated skin = healthy, glowy skin. It can be used alone, but I layer it underneath moisturiser and SPF. It can even double up as a makeup base.


CeraVe HA Serum, $, available at Superdrug
<strong><h2>CeraVe Moisturising Cream</h2></strong> <br>If you want instant hydration that lasts all-day long, this face and body moisturiser is the one for you. The non-greasy formula sinks into skin quickly so you won't get trapped inside your clothes post-shower. The rich, cream texture leaves limbs feeling silky soft. <br><br><strong>CeraVe</strong> Moisturising Cream, $, available at <a href="https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Body-Care/Body-Creams/CeraVe-Moisturising-Cream---Dry-to-Very-Dry-Skin-454g/p/769993?utm_source=refinery29&utm_medium=dirbuy_display&utm_content=oap_skin_moisturiser_display_aw&utm_campaign=cer_skin_brand_core&cleansing-refinery29-partnership_h3-non-pharma_&dclid=CLXfidXj6vICFQFnGwodGCQOHQ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superdrug" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superdrug</a>

CeraVe Moisturising Cream


If you want instant hydration that lasts all-day long, this face and body moisturiser is the one for you. The non-greasy formula sinks into skin quickly so you won't get trapped inside your clothes post-shower. The rich, cream texture leaves limbs feeling silky soft.

CeraVe Moisturising Cream, $, available at Superdrug
<strong><h2>CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser</h2></strong><br>This cleanser is best for dry, rough skin on your body. It's also suitable for keratosis pilaris – often called "chicken skin" – which can be identified as patches of rugged, bumpy skin caused by a build up of trapped keratin in hair follicles. It foams up very gently, exfoliates using salicylic acid and hydrates and moisturises with hyaluronic acid and ceramides. <br><br><br><strong>CeraVe</strong> SA Smoothing Cleanser, $, available at <a href="https://bit.ly/3tohpG0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superdrug" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superdrug</a>

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser


This cleanser is best for dry, rough skin on your body. It's also suitable for keratosis pilaris – often called "chicken skin" – which can be identified as patches of rugged, bumpy skin caused by a build up of trapped keratin in hair follicles. It foams up very gently, exfoliates using salicylic acid and hydrates and moisturises with hyaluronic acid and ceramides.


CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser, $, available at Superdrug
<strong><h2>CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion</h2></strong><br>If you're after an easy daytime moisturiser, look no further than this. With broad spectrum SPF 25, it protects skin as it moisturises with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/niacinamide-skin-benefits-acne" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:niacinamide" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">niacinamide</a>. It's also oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it's less likely to clog pores. <br><br><strong>CeraVe</strong> AM Facial Moisturiser SPF25, $, available at <a href="https://bit.ly/38P2jQt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Superdrug" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Superdrug</a>

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion


If you're after an easy daytime moisturiser, look no further than this. With broad spectrum SPF 25, it protects skin as it moisturises with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. It's also oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it's less likely to clog pores.

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturiser SPF25, $, available at Superdrug

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