Skincare expert reveals her favorite beauty brand for keeping stubborn hormonal breakouts at bay – and most of the products are less than $20
- CeraVe is an Aussie favorite because it has been developed by dermatologists
- The range is simple, made to suit all skin types and supports the skin barrier
- Ingredients wise they contain three essential ceramides, fatty lipids and HA
- The Hydrating Cream To Foam Cleanser ($19.99) won a Glosscar Award
Aussie beauty experts are raving about a dermatologist-created skincare range with simple, skin-loving ingredients that’s priced to be under $30 – and it recently won an award too.
CeraVe was born in 2006 as an affordable, gentle yet effective range of cleansers, moisturizers and serums that deliver long-lasting hydration, deeply moisturize the skin and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
The name stands for ‘ceramides’, which is the key ingredient in all CeraVe products, and VE, which is the brand’s revolutionary delivery system and technology.
Senior editor at Adore Beauty, Amy Clark, told FEMAIL it’s easy to see why such a brand is making an impact in Australia.
‘Other than it genuinely just works, CeraVe is a beauty editor and skinfluencer favorite because the products perfectly compliment your active skincare routine,’ she said.
The name stands for ‘ceramides’, which is the key ingredient in all CeraVe products, and VE, which is the brand’s revolutionary delivery system and technology
‘So far the Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM has been super popular with Adore Beauty customers. The lightweight yet nourishing formula contains those skin barrier-loving ingredients, provides 24-hour hydration, and absorbs quickly into the skin.
‘It’s the perfect moisturizer for normal to dry skin types, or for anyone wanting a fuss-free night cream to layer over their active exfoliating or retinol treatments.
‘Just quietly the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser is also ridiculously good – the salicylic acid exfoliating formula is an awesome everyday option for congested oily skin types, or for subbing into your routine to manage hormonal breakouts.’
Ceramides, the key ingredient, work to repair a damaged skin barrier.
‘It’s the perfect moisturizer for normal to dry skin types, or for anyone wanting a fuss-free night cream to layer over their active exfoliating or retinol treatments,’ she said
‘If your skin barrier is a brick wall, think of ceramides as a key part of the grout holding your skin cell bricks together,’ Amy said.
‘When the skin barrier becomes impaired, that brick wall crumbles, causing symptoms like irritation and inflammation. Using products containing ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide and lipids will keep your skin barrier brick wall strong.’
Ahead of the Beauty Heaven Glosscar Awards, VIP members selected their number one skincare and makeup buys from more than 400 nominees – and CeraVe’s Hydrating Cream To Foam Cleanser was the top-rating choice.
Starting as a hydrating cream in the hand before it transforms into a foam with water, the award-winning cleanser helps retain the skin’s hydrated outer layer while getting rid of daily ‘dirt’.
Developed by dermatologists and stocked in both Chemist Warehouse and Adore Beauty the range is gentle and fragrance-free so even the most sensitive of skin types can use it
‘Omg I will never use anything else other than this product. It’s awesome,’ one happy customer wrote online
‘Omg I will never use anything else other than this product. It’s awesome,’ one happy customer wrote online.
‘I’ve been using this cleanser for two months, love it. Bought it on special. It is great for my normal skin type, very simple however very effective as a second cleanse,’ said another.
A third added: ‘I love this cleanser and use it daily. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and thoroughly cleansed with no tight or dry feeling. Skin is left feeling and looking moisturized. Would definitely recommend it’.