Unlike chemical sunscreens which absorb the sun’s rays, physical sunscreens work on the surface of the skin to deflect UV rays. In addition, physical sunscreens are a good option for individuals with sensitive skin. CeraVe fully physical sunscreen lotions contain InVisibleZinc
TM technology which helps deliver an elegant, lightweight, dry, clear finish on the skin.
I see that your products are fragrance-free. What does that mean?
"Fragrance-free" means that a product contains absolutely no fragrance. Most dermatologists recommend fragrance-free products, since fragrances can cause irritation for sensitive skin.
What is the skin barrier?
The skin barrier is the outer most layer of the skin. It is made up of 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol, and 10-25% fatty acids. Over time, the depletion of ceramides can result in moisture loss, dryness and cracking, and/or inflammation and irritation from allergens and toxins penetrating the skin barrier.
What happens to skin when ceramides are depleted?
A ceramide deficiency can contribute to everyday dry skin or, in the most severe cases, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
What are ceramides?
Skin naturally contains ceramides, which help keep moisture in, keep irritants out, and repair the skin barrier. Over time, ceramides become depleted, leading to dry, dull, irritated or cracked skin. The right balance of ceramides is essential for optimal skin barrier function, and beautiful, healthy-looking skin. Learn more about ceramides
What makes CeraVe different than other skincare brands?
Developed with dermatologists, our mission is to provide advanced skincare products that do more than just moisturize the skin’s surface. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full line of skin care products that contain an exclusive combination of three scientifically-identified essential ceramides. CeraVe products penetrate the skin’s surface, infuse it with moisture, and lock it in for truly long-lasting results and beautiful, healthy looking skin. Read the full CeraVe story here.
How did the CeraVe brand begin?
In 2005, researchers in the U.S. partnered with leading dermatologists to develop the CeraVe brand - a line of skin care products designed to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Experts understood that the skin barrier serves an important function in promoting healthy skin and that key components of the skin barrier (ceramides) are deficient in compromised skin conditions. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full skin care regime containing essential ceramides that healthy skin needs. If you’re interested in learning about the complete line of CeraVe products, visit the CeraVe products here.
Are CeraVe products tested on animals?
No, CeraVe products are not tested on animals.
Are CeraVe products non-comedogenic?
The majority of CeraVe products are non-comedogenic, so they won’t clog pores or cause acne. Please check the label or product page for more information. All CeraVe products are fragrance-free and allergy-tested.
What is MVE ® Technology?
The patented Multivesicular Emulsion (MVE) technology used in CeraVe products releases key ingredients slowly over time, allowing them to absorb into the skin to hydrate and nourish, as well as help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. This means that CeraVe products keep working to help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier long after you apply them, up to 24 hours after application.
Which CeraVe products can I use on my face? Body?
CeraVe can be used on face and body, with some products specially formulated for each. Talk with your pharmacist to learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs. To see all the full line of products CeraVe offers, visit our product page here.
Which CeraVe products are good for various skin types?
CeraVe currently offers a wide range of products delivering therapeutic skincare for all, developed with the expertise of dermatologists. CeraVe is Eczema Association Australia endorsed™. The EAA stamp identifies products that are suitable for eczema prone skin. Talk with your pharmacist to learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs. To see all the full line of products CeraVe offers, visit our product page here.
Where can I find the ingredient list for a particular CeraVe product?
The ingredient list for each CeraVe product is displayed on its packaging and on its product page, under the “Ingredients” Tab. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.
Are CeraVe products non-irritating?
CeraVe products are non-irritating and fragrance-free. Most are also non-comedogenic. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.
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