CeraVe - About the Brand

The CeraVe story began in 2005 after experts noticed that many skin conditions, such as blemishes, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin, all had one thing in common: a compromised skin barrier. Following this, researchers in the U.S. partnered with leading dermatologists to develop the CeraVe brand – a line of skincare products designed to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier.

These experts understood that the skin barrier clearly serves an important function in skin health, and that the key components (ceramides) are deficient in most compromised skin conditions. This led to CeraVe being the first and only brand to have enriched every product in their range with essential ceramides that healthy skin needs.

However, CeraVe only expanded and launched into the UK market in 2018 – and we’ve already grown to become one of the strong market leaders within the skincare industry!

Developed with dermatologists, the CeraVe mission is to provide advanced skincare products that do more than just moisturise the skin. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full line of skincare products that contain an exclusive combination of 3 Essential Ceramides – which have been carefully selected by researchers and dermatologists to ensure the skin remains continuously hydrated and that the skin’s natural barrier is protected.

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> All About Ceramides

Ceramides are present in all the brand’s products, and it’s no wonder why. Ceramides are lipids that make up to 50% of the lipid layer within the skin barrier, which helps to form the natural skin barrier (alongside fatty acids and cholesterol). Ceramides are essentially the ‘glue’ that holds our skin cells together to keep our skin barrier intact and healthy. A healthy skin barrier helps to seal in moisture and seal out any impurities. CeraVe has a blend of ceramides, which were carefully selected by dermatologists, that are identical to those found naturally in your skin to help protect your natural skin barrier. When the skin’s ceramide levels become depleted, the skin’s natural barrier can become compromised, leading to dryness or irritation. Despite ceramides existing naturally in the skin, their levels can be reduced due to external and environmental factors, including ageing.

> Expert Formulations

CeraVe’s products are formulated with a variety of ingredients to help address all different types of skin concerns and meet the needs of most skin types. The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, for example, contains Hyaluronic Acid. This ingredient is capable of attracting and retaining 1,000 times its own weight in water, ensuring when formulated within CeraVe’s products it helps to hydrate the skin without disrupting the skin’s natural barrier, and give the skin a smooth feeling. Salicylic Acid can be found in the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser. A much-loved BHA, salicylic acid works to gently exfoliate the skin, helping remove dead cells and excess sebum (oils) for a fresh-looking complexion. A popular cosmetic ingredient, Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) is a key component of CeraVe’s Eye Repair Cream, helping to play an important part in the product’s smoothing and working to repair the skin.

> MVE Technology

MVE stands for Multi-Vesicular Emulsion. This remarkable technology is a patented delivery system which works to release 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.

> Gentle & Non-Irritating

CeraVe’s products are all non-irritating and fragrance-free, meaning they contain absolutely no fragrance so they’re less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Many of the brand’s formulas are non-comedogenic too, meaning they do not block pores. Some of the skincare brand’s range is also suitable for those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis.

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Whether you’ve got dry or oily skin, create a complete, tailored skincare routine with this ceramide-loving brand.

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