As a self-professed skincare enthusiast, I've tried many a face cream in my day, and while I've always accepted them as an integral part of my beauty routine, all of the options available to me sort of blended together as one big interchangeable step in my regimen. Then I came across CeraVe's Skin Renewing Night Cream ($17) and discovered how a night cream should really work and feel.
I'll admit, it was not love at first use—the cream is incredibly thick and emollient, so I was skeptical when I first slathered it on. But I was sold the next morning when I woke up and noticed how plump, dewy and smooth my visage appeared. This intense level of hydration comes from ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which are gradually released while you sleep overnight.
All of the products in this dermatologist-developed line are fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, so they're suitable for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. While I don't suffer from any of those, my normal, combination skin certainly noticed the difference with this gentle and non-greasy formula—it didn't feel suffocated or irritated in the slightest. The affordable price is just as delightful.
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