Everyday your skin is bombarded with drying elements, between the sun, the wind and yes, even the indoor air and that hot shower you take in the morning! That’s why you need the protection of a skin barrier cream.
How a skin barrier cream works is exactly as it sounds, providing a barrier between your skin and the elements. It prevents skin-hydrating moisture from exiting the skin and draws additional water into the skin to keep it hydrated (and that is the secret to healthy looking skin).
MOMeo Magazine was asked to review the CeraVe® AM & PM Facial Moisturizing Lotions to discover firsthand how a skin barrier cream works to maintain hydration. Of course, we said yes knowing what our skin faces standing on the sidelines of little league baseball and patrolling the playground for potential safety hazards!
Starting with the ingredients, we were impressed with the science behind them:
Ceramides work to form a water-impermeable barrier, preventing excessive water loss due to evaporation. Yeah, that will come in handy on both sunny and windy days.
Niacinamide is a water-soluable vitamin known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Applied topically, it is useful for treating inflammatory acne. Also helpful for those of us suffering from the “Over 40” breakouts!
Hyaluronic acid helps boost hydration while smoothing and softening wrinkles. It’s capable of retaining over a thousand times its weight in water within skin cells. Um…yeah, mama could use a little of that!
SPF 30 in the AM formula because we all know that sun damage is our worst enemy when it comes to premature aging! And let’s face it – between the breakfast spills and blowout diapers, sometimes we forget to apply sunscreen before heading out!
Then there’s the feel and texture, which we loved.
It goes on smooth, adding much-needed moisture without feeling greasy. The matte finish makes it almost like a make-up primer in that you don’t have to wait for it to soak in or dry before applying. Perfect for those of us who cannot live without our mineral make-up!
Overall, we give it a thumbs up!
CeraVe® is the first brand to contain the essential ceramides, cholesterol and fatty esters that healthy skin needs, delivered through a patented controlled-release MVE® system over 24 hours. The daily regimen of cleansers and moisturizers helps repair, replenish and protect the skin barrier to leave your skin looking and feeling soft, clean and healthy.
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by CeraVe Canada via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of CeraVe Canada.