Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
What It IsDeveloped with dermatologists, CeraVe Travel Size Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin is a unique formula that cleanses, hydrates and helps restore the protective skin barrier with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II).
Week 1 of Barrier Repair
All through winter (New Zealand) I experienced dry, tight, flaky, red, sensitive, reactive, itchy and eczema prone skin. What a mouthful! Then thank you to an ad on instagram I came across this app, and I learnt sooooo much about my skin. I spent endless hours (when I could with a toddler) going through post after post on this app, taking notes, saving products and doing my own research. I realised I had compromised my skin barrier with endless products and a steroid cream prescribed by my doctor for my eczema (eek I know). I culled my whole routine as nothing I was using was working for me and purchased the basics, mind you I had to wait a while for some products to come from overseas as they are not available here (and some I couldn’t get a hold of at all so had to find similar products). My routine in Week 1: AM CLEANSE: splashed my face with water TREATMENT: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 right now I am unsure as to how effective this is, my skin feels supple and soft but for any long term benefits I will have to wait and see. MOISTURISER: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA EYE CREAM: CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream with it only being week one, I haven’t seen anything dramatic happen yet SUNSCREEN: PAULA'S CHOICE - Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 I am still unsure about this as it leaves me with a white case initially but that fades after five or so minutes. PM CLEANSE: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin so far this has been amazing, doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. Feels really hydrating. I massage it in for about 1min before rinsing. TREATMENT: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 EYE CREAM: CeraVe - Eye Repair Cream MOISTURISER: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA I was finding that this was just not hydrating enough for my skin and left me tight, and I needed to reapply a few hours later as I headed to bed. But still waking up quite dry in the morning. After a few days I realised I probably wasnt getting my sunscreen off properly and decided to add in a step in the PM. PRE-CLEANSE: BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Purifying I had this for removing makeup, a purchase I made on the whim about a year ago as I hated using wipes etc. I only realised after adding this step back in that this was making me reactive and I would wake up itchy with what looked like hives around my eyes/cheek. I culled both products (luckily I only purchased the 30ml of the NMF cream so I had pretty much used it up) and did some more research. See Week 2 of Barrier Repair for more...
PAULA'S CHOICE-Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
The Most Gentle Cleanser Ever 🕺🏼
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser is the most gentle face wash for normal to dry sensitive skin ever! The formula is white, light, creamy, and scent-free. It does a great job cleaning oil and removes dirt out of pores, without stripping the skin of moisture. Ingredients: Ceramides (moisturizer), hyaluronic behentrimonium methosulfate and cetyl alcohol (cleansers) This is my everyday face cleanser in the AM time since I started using it about 2 months ago. I love the consistency and how it makes my skin feel than when I have used other foaming face cleansers. They usually make my skin dry out and it can be too rough on my face. Cerave is gentle on my skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I noticed a positive difference in how clear my skin was after I started using the product. My skin is clean and strong. Price: $10.98 / 12 oz Thanks to Cerave! 💕CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin I definitely recommend. 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
CeraVe-Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
Week 4 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my fourth week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post, though I have made some slight updates to my routine. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include an oil cleanser, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream, a sunscreen, and an occlusive . I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (on non-tret nights) CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) CeraVe - Healing Ointment So I added snail mucin and a hydrating toner as part of my regular routine. I’m now switching to everyday use of tret, so I want to keep my moisture barrier intact as my usage increases. I’m using snail mucin in the mornings, and am considering using it at night along with tret. Is the snail mucin 2x a day even better it is it just overkill? I’m also using the Cerave healing ointment as an occlusive to seal in hydration and moisture as the last step of my routine. I’m definitely in the purging period. I’m seeing a lot of pustules and closed comedones show up. Super excited, because this is showing me that Tret is actually working and speeding up my cell turnover. I’m am concerned about the Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and the Post-Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) that will be left over after my acne subsides. Are there any products that for sure get rid of PIH/PIE. If you know of any, comment down below!
COSRX-Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
A comparison between probably most famous affordable cleansers by cerave I will touch on 4 features: ingredients, texture, performance & user experience. Promise to do my best to keep it short and sweet 🤭 Note: Foaming Cleanser - FC Hydrating Cleanser - HC ✍️Ingredients: As you already know, cerave uses basic ingredients they focus on protecting and/or restoring the skin barrier. FC - 3 types of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (stellar ingredients), is soap & fragrance free. HC - of course ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology (MVE), a Cerave patent Technology designed to release moisturising ingredients to the skin for 24hs (I did not feel that on this particular product). 🧖🏻♀️ Texture: FC - gel formula that turns into a foam when massaged into the skin, thick lather, ‘sticks’ to the skin; HC - creamy/watery texture, very lightweight, thin when applied onto the skin. I would say in comparison to FC this cleanser glides nicely, almost disappears when massaged onto the face. 🌟Performance: FC - designed for normal to oily skin, this cleanser is brilliant at removing minimal makeup, oiliness, spf & impurities. Forms a very thick lather when in contact with skin & water, therefore performance-wise, very effective. HC - In order to achieve same results as FC, I would need a few more pumps. That being said, it does not emulsifies as well. Bare in mind this is my personal experience. Designed for normal to dry skin. 💚Experience: FC - in terms of effectiveness and results, I would prefer FC over HC, however despite having Niacinamide (great at calming & healing) & hyaluronic acid (humectant), it does feel slightly drying, tight after rinsing and drying the skin with a towel. HC - not as effective as FC, however, it does not dry the skin at all. Brilliant for those days when skin is over-sensitised or for dry to very dry skin. Final thoughts: I really like both & I would recommend both cleansers. However, I think I would appreciate the FC more in summer, whereas HC is a good all year rounder to have in your stash. If I had to choose one, it would be the HC. Both products cost £9.00 & have 236ml📍
CeraVe-Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin
My night time routine 😴
Bare with me here, this is my first attempt at trying to share my routine here. I’m going to walk through my routine then at the bottom I’ll post the products in the order used. So around 930 I start my nightly routine. I start by takin my makeup off before I shower, I use Burt’s bees cleansing oil, the I put my shower cap on and use a dry brush to exfoliate, then I shower. Once I’m done I get my night gown on, then I wash my face using cerave hydrating facial cleanser, after I rinse off the cleanser I like to go over with just some more water to make sure I got all of it off, then pat the excess water of and while I let that air dry for a min I brush my teeth then I take my ollly sleep vitamins. Once I’m done I use The ordinary Niacinamide + zinc, I use the dropper and put it on my fingers then apply to my face to avoid any contamination that might occurs if the dropper touched my face. Then I finish my face off with the equate PM moisturizer. I always love to add a lip balm, or chapstick at this time. My husband doesn’t like kissing me with anything on my lips so doing it at this time allows the product to absorb some before bed. I only use body lotion at this point if I need to, during summer I don’t because it’s so humid here. Then for my unwinding, I make a cup of lavender chamomile tea and hang out with my hubby until we go to bed. #Burt’s Bees - Facial cleansing oil[products]#[FourStars] I give it 4 stars because it’s not my favorite CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% equate - PM Ceramide Moisturizing Facial Lotion Other products mentioned OLLY - Sleep I’m a stay at home mom who has a hard time falling asleep. Ever since I found this product I fall asleep easier and don’t wake up groggy like I do with melatonin tablets
CeraVe-Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
CeraVe Hydrating Cleansers- OG vs. Cream to Foam
CeraVe came into my life in my late 20’s/early 30’s as I was looking for something to sooth my dehydrated and angry skin, that was suddenly going through a change. I was diagnosed with mild rosacea and looking for relief. I started using the Hydrating Facial Cleanser and never looked back.... until this year when the launched the Cream to Foam Hydrating cleanser. Being mostly dry, with the exception on slightly oilier t-zone in warmer months, I can’t get enough hydration. But, being someone who loves to try new and innovative things, I decided to give it a try and have it go head to head with my tried and true. Here is my overall break down: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin The OG. If you have never tried this cleanser before, it comes out like a thick lotion. With no lather, it feels odd, almost wrong, rubbing it on then rinsing it away. To be honest it took some time to get use to. However, once yet get past the initial feeling, its lovely. It’s a creamy and silky feel that glides nicely on the skin. The second ingredient is glycerin, a humectant that’s will help draw water from the air to retain moisture in the skin. It’s formulated with Sodium Hyaluronate, a concentrated form of Hyaluronic Acid. And of course, it’s formulated with CeraVe’s famous ceramide complex that helps strengthen and restore the natural skin barrier. It’s fragrance free, which is great for those who are sensitive, even to wash off formulas. I feel clean without being stripped. Even though it feels like you’re putting lotion on your face there is not feeling or residue left behind. CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser When I first saw this cleaners I was excited to try it. It was still warm out and my skin was feeling a little congested from the season and constantly wearing a mask. Although it is still a hydrating cleanser, the cream to foam formula is supposed to be slightly deeper cleansing than the straight up cream formula of its predecessor. It’s suppose to gently remove not just dirt and oil but also makeup. Just as the traditional hydration cleanser, the second ingredient is glycerin, a great start. It also has the ceramide complex, hyaluronic acid, and gentle amino-acid based surfactants. The formula is creamy but noticeably thinner than that of the original. It lathers into a rich but not overly bubbly foam. Since I do double cleans, I’m not sure how good it is at removing make up, but my skin felt cleaned and refreshed, again with no residue feeling left behind. My overall feeling is that the new formula performs well, however, I did unfortunately feel tightness and more stripped than the original formula. I ended up giving the Cream to Foam formula to my husband, which works great for his combo skin that tends to lean more dry and sensitive in winter. I highly recommend both, but if you are like me and very dry, stick with the original. It’s nothing fancy but it works.
CeraVe-Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser
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