I haven’t posted for some time, but have felt it necessary to do a little product review on this little number (actually i’ve decided i should really start reviewing all the beauty goop i own).
As i’ve written before, i use Differin,which is a retin a product, for acne. I had never had any issues with irritation until February where, after two years my skin finally got a little worn down and began to get flakey. All beauty products used were futile! Many were, lovely but just couldn’t heal the peel. The avene moisture mask was helpful, but a very temporary fix. Last week i saw my doc who said it was time to cut back to two times a week with the ol’ retin A. My skin was able to not look completely ravaged and i could start rocking my Diorskin nude foundation again, but by the end of the day i was flakey. Then it was suggested I try Cerave. I was impressed by its ability to improve my skin’s texture in one use! Ot contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides which help to maintain moisture as the day continues. Now, it is a bit heavy for me during the day as my flakey skin still gets oily after a couple hours. So this, along with the fact that Canada doesnt sell the spf version, makes it a night product for me. Skin expert Paula Begoun likes it too, but says it lacks antioxidents, so she suggests putting a vitamin c serum underneath for well rounded success. This bottle contains 355 ml and runs for $15, but right now it’s on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. One last note, sadly it does contain parabens: methyl and propyl, so you can decide how you feel about that.