Based on her Dermatologist recommendation, Sandra started to use CeraVe products because they have a variety of options that best suit her aging skin care concerns and skin type. Her Dermatologist advised her that the key ingredients of ceramides, retinol, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and niacinamide is an especially powerful formulation of combined active anti-aging ingredients that work well together to address the symptoms of aging skin.
She uses the CeraVe moisturizing cream which is an intensive rebuilding moisturizer with hyaluronic acid among a host of other active anti-aging ingredients.
She has found that her skin is gradually becoming much firmer, smoother and healthier looking.
Cerave also has an intensive under eye treatment for dark circles and puffiness which she has found helpful in diminishing her swollen dark under eye shadows.
The key ingredients in all CeraVe products are "...three essential ceramides that help replenish the skin's natural protective barrier. These ceramides work in tandem with other carefully selected ingredients to address the needs of each unique skin type."
Stephanie Watson's DermCollective article, "Ceramides 101" describes ceramides as ". . .lipids that are naturally found in the skin which help maintain the skin’s natural barrier and prevent moisture loss. Skin naturally loses ceramides with age, becoming drier and less supple. People with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis generally produce fewer ceramides.
Moisturizers, creams, cleansers and other skin care products containing ceramides can help repair the skin’s barrier and relieve dryness. Ceramides are a vital part of the skin’s natural barrier, enabling skin to maintain a healthy appearance. The body’s natural production of ceramides gradually declines with age, leading to drier and less supple skin."
When the ceramide levels of your skin decrease, the skin may develop the following disorders:
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