CeraVe Healing Ointment

CeraVe Healing Ointment
Healing Ointment

4.5

49 reviews

89% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Paraffin, Ozokerite, Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Water, L-Proline, Xanthan Gum

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on 12/30/2017 12:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Like all the other products in this brand, it doesn’t disappoint. HG everything. I love most of their stuff. Especially the ointment and the p.m. facial moisturizer.
This is similar to Aquaphor, but it spread a little bit easier and it does feel slightly greasier but that makes it a lot easier to work with if you need to use it on larger areas. It also feels so nice on your lips it’s all I use on my lips anymore. You can add a little bit over your lipstick and it’s just a wonderful gloss. I use it to shape my brows, you could even use it on your eyelashes. It’s great for everything! Highly recommend it

6 of 6 people found this helpful.



on 12/24/2017 8:16:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I can’t really explain the success of this product; it’s basically petroleum, ceremides and silicones. Perhaps it’s like NyQuil-some magic combination of ordinary ingredients whose proportions are perfect.

It’s negative ten degrees where I live this morning, and the air is very dry. If it weren’t for this product, I could never use actives. It’s a final layer every night, and has saved my skin. After cleansing, I apply Hylamide sub-q, an active (either A313, vitamin C or a retinoid) and this. It’s still faintly there in the morning, so if your’re averse to a greasy layer, you may want to avoid this. It has never broken me out, which, my dry sensitive skin likes to do. Truly a standout product. This will be too much in the summer, but highly recommended for winter.

8 of 9 people found this helpful.


on 12/23/2017 11:41:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I need a tub of this since I could only find the small tube at my local Target. It keeps the moisture in my skin now that it is getting colder. Doesn't break me out or clog my pores. I was going through a bad week of feeling congested and sick. My nose started to develop flakiness because of constantly using tissue. This really helped to lessen the irritated skin around my nose. Highly recommend

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


on 12/15/2017 3:52:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I picked up two purse size tubes of the Cerave ointment on a whim. I usually keep the same size Aquaphor in my purse, my night table, in my desk at work - you get the idea - but Cerave products have worked for me before and, frankly, Aquaphor is the same as Vaseline, in my opinion. Like Aquaphor this is great for the lips, the hands, cuticles, etc. but I never, ever considered putting it under my eyes until I read about it here on MakeupAlley (I think). It's cold out and, despite my efforts, I had one stubborn dry patch ruining my foundation and don't want any more. I squirt out a bead of ointment, melt it by rubbing it between my thumb and forefinger and pat a thin layer under both eyes and on the patch. It doesn't make make my concealer greasy or slippery. Instead it acts like a sealer/primer, sealing in my other moisturizing efforts and providing a smooth surface for the concealer. Hours later my under eye area is still moisturized and not at all papery as it normally is by the end of the day. And, the patch is gone.

Milia is a concern so I avoid the inner corners of the eye (where I've had it before), concentrating instead on underneath and the outer corners. I do not apply the ointment at night. I wouldn't buy this in a tub (unsanitary) but I will buy the large tube when these two lil ones run out.


11 of 12 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I love this product. I usually use it after I've done an at home peel or if I'm especially dry. I've used it as an eye cream, lip treatment, on scrapes or burns, you name it! I bought the large tube for hygienic reasons and it's excellent. I live in mn so it's cold and dry in the winters and this stuff really helps. What attracted me to this over aquaphor was the hypersonic acid and ceremides. It's so inexpensive! I was going to purchase the Dr. Jart ceremide cream and I'm thankful I didn't waste my money. I've seen reviews of people using it in the mornings and I'll need to try that out.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 11/22/2017 11:04:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

i had to review this since I mentioned it in a concealer review. My original reason for purchasing this was because I'd started Retin A (0.025%) and wanted something to combat any resulting dryness. I love that it's got hyaluronic acid and ceramides, and because of the added silicones, it's silkier than vaseline alone. I don't have an issue with silicone or vaseline breaking me out so after applying Retin A, I use this under my eyes, around my nostrils (because I can get a little careless with the Retin A, trying to target my marionette lines) and on my lips. I don't find it *the* best for lips (it seems to thin out when it gets warmed by body heat) but it still works and I don't get dry lips. It works nicely for cuticles and dry hands too when the weather gets so cold and dry. AND, for me, it works amazingly well under concealer (under my eyes). Someone had posted on the boards that they used vaseline under their eyes before concealer so I had to try it using this and I haven't stopped! I use a thin 'film' so just a tiny bit, but it helps spread my concealer and it makes it melt into my skin better. I set with RCMA powder and I'm good for the day! This is also great for the usual cuts, scrapes etc... I got the large tube which can be a little hard to squeeze but you only need a tiny bit to do the job. This will last me forever but I'd certainly buy again.

15 of 15 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Great product! I like it so much better than Vaseline or Aquaphor. It makes the best night balm for lips and over your eye cream, also on scrapes or dry patches.

My friend who has super dry skin and is currently on Retin A, uses this as night cream and is loving it. My skin is combo and very break out prone so I wouldn't chance it but for her it's working out amazing.

I have the tiny tubes for travel and on the go and the big tube at home. Will repurchase for sure!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I should start this off by saying that I'm not a fan of petrolatum/vaseline products. They never sink into my skin and feel very greasy. But I absolutely adore this stuff and find myself reaching for this for everything! I use retin A in the autumn and winter months, this ointment nixes the dreaded flakes caused by the R.A. I use it on my hands and feet when even the thickest hand cream doesn't prevent cracking skin. I use it under my eyes when they get a little bit crepey due to dehydration. I use it on new tattoos. I use it on scrapes to heal and prevent scar tissue. I use it as lip balm and cuticle cream. I use it on the ends of my hair to prevent fly aways when I'm on the go. I use it in my nostrils when allergies cause me to get scabs.
However the thing that makes this truly HG for me is that it makes a perfect makeup primer! I was having issues making a certain foundation work on my skin. Transferring onto everything, sliding off, looking patchy, you name it. Primers, good moisturizer, powders, setting spray...nada was helping. I was about to toss it away when I remembered that Marilyn Monroe used to slather her face with Vaseline before applying her makeup. I thought to myself, if it worked for her, she might've been onto something. This ointment is 46% petrolatum so it would be less greasy than standard vaseline, plus I liked the glycerin, silicone, hyaluronic acid, ceremides and a few other skin loving goodies it has in it. It is amazing! I used a dab, half a pea sized amount, warmed it between my fingers and patted it on my problem areas, then massaged it in really well. Suddenly the offending fdn was working like a whole other product! What amazed me the most was how transfer proof it made the makeup. I wore it for 16 hours and it didn't break down, it wore like a second skin. No heavy mask feeling! I maybe had a bit of shine the last 2 hours of wear, but that was after a busy sweaty day in 90° humid Texas weather. To think of all the money I've spent on primers that did absolutely nothing but pill up the second I applied it, or didn't make my makeup last any longer, or give me an airbrushed poreless look...smdh...I spent $12 on a 5oz tube. This will last forever. I don't know how this "primer" will hold up in true summer, but I'm definitely going to put it to the test

24 of 24 people found this helpful.


on 9/14/2017 6:36:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This says it has 2 uses: relief and protect dry, chapped skin, AND protect cuts,scrapes, and burns. I use this SOLELY for scrapes and cuts. I have acne so often I'm left with open wounds from a pimple having popped while washing my face (gross, I know), so I clean the area and then use this to protect the wound.

I like that this is Dimethicone and vaseline mixed with extra goodies like Ceramides & Hyaluronic Acid. Prior to this I was using plain vaseline, or Neosporin.

I tried using it as a lip balm but my lips started shedding like mad. The whole lip got covered with dead skin. I don't know why. I kept using it for 2 weeks thinking it was something else, but it was this for sure.

I wouldn't use this on dry skin like a moisturizer sealer. Yuck. Its thick and greasy. I tried. As a final Seal for skincare, a small amount of plain vaseline feels less yucky..

Would repurchase for scrapes and cuts because of the extra skin repairing ingredients and the large family sized tube.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My skin is dry and sensitive from retin-a and this is my all time favorite moisturizer. I use a little merula oil, eye cream, and an anti aging moisturizer, then slather this on over as an occlusive barrier to keep moisture in at night. No breakouts! I also use over eye cream, around my nose, and lips on nights I use retin-a to keep those areas from drying out. HG product along with A&D ointment for lips!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


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