Moisturizing Cream is a basic but thoughtfully formulated fragrance-free body moisturizer that contains several helpful ingredients for restoring and maintaining skin’s barrier function, including glycerin, ceramides, and cholesterol. This product’s jar packaging isn’t such a bad thing this time given that it contains no antioxidants, a fact that keeps this from being downgraded to an AVERAGE rating. This will work quite well if you have normal to dry or sensitive skin; its merit for sensitive skin is why it earned a Best Product rating.
Provides all-day moisturization with a single application and is clinically proven to increase skin hydration. Increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold, and distribute moisture. It penetrates deep into the layers of the stratum corneum (the skin barrier) to restore the balance of lipids that are essential for an effective skin barrier. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream also forms a protective layer over the skin’s surface to help prevent moisture loss.
Purified Water, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum
This small collection of skin-care products keeps things gentle and effective with fragrance-free formulas that can be considered more state-of-the-art than any other product in its price range or pricier versions at the drugstore. CeraVe uses a delivery system the company refers to as Multivesicular Emulsion Technology, which releases key ingredients such as ceramides (they actually include three different ceramides: I, III, and VI, which is rather unique and great for skin) and hyaluronic acid over a period of several hours. Although this technology is undoubtedly helpful, such time-delayed delivery systems aren't unique to CeraVe, and the fact remains that most of the ingredients they use are very helpful on their own, no matter what delivery system you use. The important point is that ongoing, consistent use of this kind of moisturizer designed to repair the skin's barrier function will result in smoother, softer, healthier skin. An interesting element for this product is the inclusion of phytosphingosine. It is an ingredient that research shows is effective in regulating damaged or diseased epithelial cells. It seems this ingredient can be a cell-communicating ingredient, albeit one that is best for compromised skin. However, given CeraVe is positioned for those struggling with psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea, that's a great addition. (Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology, October 2003, pages 1135–1137).
It is for these reasons that all the CeraVe products are definitely worth considering, especially at this price.
For more information about CeraVe, call 866-819-9007 or visit www.cerave.com.