6 Editors Share Their Holy Grail CeraVe Products
Cerave is known (especially on TikTok) for its affordable, dermatologist-developed, ceramide-packed products ranging from gentle cleansers to ultra-moisturizing lotions. Ahead, six editors with different skin types and varying skincare routines – some minimalist and some maximalist – share which CeraVe products they can’t live without.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
Benzoyl peroxide might just be the one ingredient that helps keep my oily, acne-prone skin under control. I love to keep this cream-to-foam, benzoyl peroxide-infused facial cleanser on hand no matter where I go because there’s no other face wash I trust more to dissolve makeup, dirt and excess oil (while keeping my skin breakout-free) than this one.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor
I’ve been a long-time fan of this gentle cleanser. While I need something that works to deeply cleanse the skin and remove excess oil, I love that this one does so without making my face feel tight or dry. After using it, my skin feels clean and well balanced thanks to the ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide in the formula. The bonus: it’s fragrance-free so it’s non-irritating.
Ariel, Associate Editor
I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve been using this no-frills cleanser since childhood. It’s gentle enough for my dry and sensitive skin, it takes my makeup off at the end of the day and I can find it at any drugstore I go to. It also has a stamp of approval from the National Eczema Association, so I know it’s safe to stand in as a body wash when I’m experiencing flare-ups. The formula contains three essential ceramides to help repair the skin’s natural barrier as well as hyaluronic acid to suck in much-needed moisture. I can confidently say I won’t be straying from this cleanser anytime soon.
Mary, Associate Editor
This daily moisturizer with SPF was the first CeraVe product I ever tried, and it made me understand why the brand is loved by so many people. The formula seamlessly sinks into my skin without leaving any white cast and, as someone with extremely fair skin, I appreciate the added SPF. It’s lightweight enough to wear under makeup and I find myself reaching for it year-round — whether for extra protection from sun during the summer months, or as a routine simplifier during the busy holiday season.
Jaz, Senior Editor
I swear by makeup cloths to remove a face of full glam. It’s the only thing that seems to truly get all the foundation and eye makeup off, but I’m always wary of what’s being left on my face after using them. For this reason, I’m excited to try these new wipes from CeraVe. They’re formulated with hyaluronic acid to attract moisture to the skin and ceramides to help restore the skin's natural barrier. They’re suitable for all skin types, but the fact that they’re accepted by the National Eczema Association makes me feel like it’s safe for sensitive skin like mine.
Kat, Social Media Editor
Being that the cool, dry winter weather has not been kind to my skin, I knew I needed something that would help hydrate my skin. I’ve heard so much about this cream on social media that I knew I had to try it on my extremely dry areas. I found that applying just a bit of this has really helped to lock in that moisture, which is everything my skin has needed. I typically layer this on top of my body lotion and I find that my skin stays hydrated all day long.
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