This is some serious HOLY GRAIL for me...recently my usually oily skin has been dry, red, bumpy, and irritated most likely due to the cold weather. I've also been dealing with breakouts...not fun! I started used this underneath my usual winter night cream (Neutrogena Deep Moisture, awesome stuff!) and my skin has looked AMAZING!! It looks brighter, smoother, less red, and feels so moisturized. Will continue to use this even when all of my skin issues go away. CeraVe never disappoints!!
I used this for about two months and sadly it did nothing for my redness or my acne problems, though it did help with my dry skin problem. Great packaging, with a pump that is really convenient. I hate to give it too low of a review because I know this works well for some people, it just didn't work for me.
I haven't written a review in a long time, but I had to write one for this-it's my holy grail, do-everything product! I have sensitive, combination skin that gets clogged pores easily. I tried Paula's Choice and Neutrogena salicylic acid products, but they irritated my skin and didn't seem to work very well. I already use prescription Differin gel (great stuff!) so I needed something gentle, but the differin wasn't totally fixing the problem. I tried this on half of my face with my usual moisturizer on the other for a month or so. The half with this had a lot less redness and much fewer breakouts and clogged pores. Paula says that the ph is too high on this, but that has not been true for me. I mix this with my differin in my hand and apply both before bed. My skin is also a lot less flaky and dry-probably because this has ceramides.
I also use this as a body lotion because the salicylic acid lets me skip a body scrub, but is still extremely gentle. It knocks out the KP I get on my arms in the winter. Lastly, it's a miracle for my heels. By the third night my feet were soft like a baby's. Because it's a chemical exfoliant it exfoliates much more evenly than the pedegg and foot files I've used in the past. And, I only have to do this one step and night which is a big deal because I don't have time to do anything lately! Also great for dry cuticles and to prevent ingrown hairs. Highly recommend this gentle, multipurpose lotion!
This is a great product for us scaly folks out there. I've always had issues with bumps and ingrown hairs on my legs, and some bumpiness on my arms that doesn't quite qualify as KP, but is grody nonetheless. After applying this all over after showering for a week, I can see a huge difference in my skin. It is smoother than it has ever been, and the number of dry bumps has decreased significantly. A little goes a long way, but because this is a pretty expensive lotion in a very small bottle, I only use it every few days and use a cheaper lotion the rest of the time and still maintain the results.
WOW!!! I cannot believe how amazing this stuff is ON MY FACE! I've been using it about a week now, morning and night. At night I use the Clarisonic Deep Pore, followed by Clinique's Acne Clarifying Lotion with two extra aspirins per ounce (decanted into their 1oz travel size bottle) then AcneFree Sensitive, then this. Sounds involved, but it's less than ten minutes. In the morning, it's rinse with a clean wet washcloth, Clinique's Acne Clarifying (extra aspirin like evening), and this. I'm 64 and work in a hospital where the air is cold and dry year-round, and don't drink as much water as I should, so my skin looked stressed and dehydrated. Now it's plump and fresh and clear. I could see a difference after two days, but wanted to be sure I wasn't going to break out before raving about it. It's a little more expensive than some drugstore moisturizers, but it's working better than anything I've tried at any price. And I don't think my skin has looked or felt this good since before adolescence!!
I saw this in the DS when I went to buy some AmLactin or Eucerin Professional for Extremely Dry Skin. I figured I'd try it to see if it was any better. It's not. I have dry, KP body skin that is itchy in winter and does not shed. This stuff was very thick and just sat in white smears on top of my skin. It took a lot of rubbing to get it to disappear. It also did not dissolve the KP as well as the AmLactin or Eucerin, and my skin did not feel as moisturized or soft. It wasn't terrible, and I can't say it left my skin dry, but it was not great and not worth the price esp. when compared to the AmLactin and the Eucerin. At least it had no fragrance and did not cause any irritation.
I had been experiencing very dry skin on my body, in particular the tops of my arms, above my ankles and the top of my back. Although the regular Cerave moisturising lotion had improved things a lot, there were areas that flared up or just didn't respond that well to that lotion. My elbows in particular needed moisturising two or three times a day! This very thick lotion contains salicylic acid, ceramides and Vitamin D, so I expected excellent results. After regular daily use, my elbows now remain soft throughout the day after just one application, which is a definite improvement. My heels also love this lotion, especially after a thorough exfoliation. Although I had initially been sceptical about using it on my face, I tried a small amount on an area of very rough, flaky facial skin which seemed resistant to my usual non-AHA/BHA exfoliators and overnight it had massively improved (same results as Clinique Turnaround cream and Avene Cleanance K for a fraction of the price by volume). The bottle size is 237ml and for the price this is good value considering the ingredients. Unless you have extremely dry or bumpy skin I do not recommend you buy this lotion as the regular Cerave lotion should do the trick and is cheaper. And if you're using it on your face, stick to occasional use, don't be heavy-handed and watch out for pore-clogging. I overdid it recently - using it on 3 consecutive nights resulted in an absolute zit-fest!
This is a fairly nice exfoliating lotion with salicylic acid. I use it on my body, and I appreciate that it is fragrance free, which is great for my sensitive skin. However, I find AmLactin lotion to be more effective at exfoliating and at keeping ingrown hairs at bay (the primary reason I use an exfoliating lotion). Since AmLactin is also fragrance-free, available in a large bottle at Costco, and more effective, I prefer it to Cerave Renewing Lotion.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Ammonium Lactate, Salicylic Acid, Trolamine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 1, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Dimethicone 360, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum. continued >>
It's a very, very good standard body lotion. I bought this because I get lots of ingrown hair after shaving or waxing, and though my stubborn ingrowns are still around, I will definitely repurchase this product!
It's great because it's so simple. It sinks in fast: my skin feels soft and moisturized, even though the lotion feels like it's disappeared. It's hard to put into words: with many other lotions (think Body Shop Body Butter) my skin feels soft in the I-just-put-on-lotion kind of way. With this one, it feels like my skin has simply become healthier and stronger.
It's wonderful too as a hand cream. One night I rubbed it over my cuticles, and the next morning I woke up with perfect cuticles! I've never had perfect cuticles before. This sounds really minor but it made my day when I noticed.
The lotion lasts at least a full 24-hours which is another aspect that I love--with other pharmacy lotions (like Aveeno) I feel the urge to reapply every 12 hours.
I've been using it from April till now (August) so I may look for something else richer for the winter. Normally for any product category I like to start at a pharmacy product and move my way up to higher-end items; for now, with this body lotion I don't feel compelled to look any further!
I have a really sensitive skin and i've tried all lotions! This is the answer to my helplessness.. After this i have a better looking skin again.. I even use it on my face sometimes and it's just perfect! No more itching during dry season and my skin looks like in my 20's again lol