CeraVe is a brand belonging to the L’Oréal group whose story started in 2005. Experts noticed that many skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin all had one thing in common: a compromised skin barrier. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe offers a complete line of skincare products that contain three essential ceramides enhanced with a revolutionary delivery system to help restore the skin’s natural protective barrier.

The formulation of skin-identical ceramides with MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology (MVE) was the birth of CeraVe

The story behind the ceramides

Ceramides are lipids that make up to 50% of the skin composition to form the natural skin barrier. Ceramides are essentially the glue that holds our skin cells together to keep our skin barrier intact and healthy. A healthy skin barrier helps seal in moisture and seal out impurities. CeraVe has a unique blend of ceramides that are identical to those found naturally in your skin. They were carefully selected by dermatologists to help restore the natural skin barrier. These ceramides help restore your skin’s natural barrier, helping to keep moisture in and harmful elements out.

We have the only line of skincare products with a unique blend of three essential ceramides, plus patented MVE technology that gradually releases our ceramide-enriched formula over an extended period of time. MVE is like a sphere with a series of layers that slowly dissolves, releasing the ingredients into your skin. The product continues to work after it is applied, hydrating your skin all day in just one use. This system—along with our unique combination of skin-identical ceramides—helps replenish your skin’s existing ceramides, relieves dry skin by reducing moisture loss, increases hydration and helps restore the skin barrier.

CeraVe’s Must-Have Products

Cleansing Product

CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin is a refreshing cleansing gel specially formulated for oily skin or acne-prone skin. Gently cleans thoroughly, without harming the skin, and even has a soothing action. 

Face Product

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 25 is a light and non-greasy lotion daily moisturizing care with sun protection. Plus, it was specially formulated for normal skin to dry skin of the face. Enriched with 3 essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, it helps retain natural skin hydration. Also, it has MVE® technology for the controlled release of active ingredients and hydration throughout the day with just one application.

Body Product

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Dry to Very Dry Skin is a daily moisturizing care. This product was specially formulated for normal to dry skin, psoriasis-prone skin, and itchy skin of children and adults. In addition, it is a light, non-greasy lotion that moisturizes and restores the skin barrier.