Latest

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

My American (Skin Care) Dream Team

CeraVe Skin Care Reviews

Fellow British islanders fear not my next two recommendations can be found on Amazon, so if like myself you have struggled in finding the perfect eye cream and/or SPF then you too can feel half as smug as I currently do. For those in the U.S and Canada, a visit to your local drug store (Walgreen's, CVS etc) is all that is required on your part - the warm, fuzzy glow of self righteousness is sold separately.

CeraVe Skin Care Reviews

Let me tell you how I discovered CeraVe skin care - whilst in Florida a few months ago, I stood on my tube of eye cream (I won't say which brand as the memory is still raw) and pretty much emptied the contents all over the bathroom floor. I know what you are thinking - why was the eye cream on the floor to begin with? A spider startled me, I let out a scream, flailed my arms around, bashed into the bathroom shelf and the rest is pretty self explanatory. Aren't you glad you asked?

CeraVe Skin Care Reviews
CeraVe Skin Care Reviews

As someone who is obsessive about eye cream, there was no way I was going to survive without some type of under eye moisturiser. I did what any good person does in a crisis - headed to Walgreen's (seriously along with Denny's this is my favourite place to visit). Unlike the skin care aisles of the UK, there are a good few brands within the U.S market that I had never heard of let alone tried, one such being CeraVe - a quick Google search assured me I was in good hands so I purchased a tube of CeraVe Eye Repair Cream and immediately put it to use.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is nothing short of fantastic - a gentle yet quick to absorb, cooling cream that is packed with Niacinamide (vitamin B3, an anti-ageing ingredient that may also promote an even skin tone), ceramides (they may help to repair the skin barrier) and hyaluronic acid (aid the skin in retaining moisture). This non-greasy, fragrance free cream, that has been created by dermatologists not nourishes and hydrates the delicate eye area but repairs existing damage (think fine lines) and may help to slow down the ageing process. From the first application I was smitten, it brightens, comforts and smooths - all with anti-ageing technology, really what more can you ask? At just over £20 a tube it is really affordable, and in terms of ingredients far superior to anything else I have used in the past.

CeraVe Skin Care Reviews
CeraVe Skin Care Reviews

Further intrigued by CeraVe I also purchased a tube of CeraVe Sunscreen (SPF50) and again couldn't be more impressed. Not only is this a high factor, that offers broad spectrum protection (it shields against UVA and UVB rays) but again it boasts anti-ageing technology in the form of Niacinamide and Ceramides - something a lot of UK based brands seem to skimp on. Anti-ageing qualities aside this also contains Invisible Zinc which has been proven to be a far more effective ingredient in shielding the skin from harmful rays; the invisible element refers to the texture, it is lighter than most Zinc based SPF options. As with a lot of products you do have to take the good with the bad: the good is that this is highly protective, waterproof, affordable, non-irritating and features skin restoring ingredients. On the flip side is that it does take a little while to absorb (around 10 minutes in regards to my oily skin) and does leave behind a slightly, chalk cast on the face. If like myself you plan on using this SPF under make up (it does not alter the finish of any product applied on top), I can't really see this being an issue but I want to point it out none the less. This is now my daily, go to SPF and I can't see this changing any time soon.

CeraVe you have well and truly won me over.

You can find: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream via Amazon for £20.99 - link
and CeraVe Sunscreen via Amazon for £14.99 - link




Products and items that are featured on The Sunday Girl may have been sent for consideration of feature, or may be items that I have purchased myself. Regardless all opinions expressed on this site are of my own and honest. Any sponsored content will be clearly marked, you can read my full disclaimer here at any time.

8 comments:

  1. I will have to try those, being currently in the US. I love going to Denny's too!!
    www.ladiesandcroissants.blogspot.fr

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have not tried these yet! may have to give them a try xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's funny how sometimes we overlook things that are common for us. I vaguely remember CeraVe, but never tried it. I think it's kind of in the more pharmaceutical skincare aisle in drugstore here, maybe that's part of why I've never tried it. I often think you need a recommendation from a specialist to know exactly what to get in there!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful recommendations! It's amazing how such fantastic products can be lurking right in the aisles of our drugstore and we don't even know it! I'm also a big fan of the cetaphil line (very similar to CeraVe). I swear by their cleanser and every dermatologist and primary care doctor I've talked to says it's the only one they recommend! Thank you for sharing! XX

    http://hannahhappily.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for sharing - love learning about products I haven't previously heard of!

    http://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh my gosh!!! My heat goes out to you with the eye cream drop! I watched one of my old work pals do this with his favourite EVER aftershave... (we had to bring in something memory evoking!), so he brought this fragrance he had from Saudi, was telling me all about It 'n how awesome it was.. THEN went to get in the car and it slipped outta his pocket and smashed all over the car park floor :O :O seriously didn't know whether to laugh or cry!!

    www.honestyforyourskin.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  7. Exactly I agree with your thoughts taking care of skin matters a lot. It must be given more preference to the usage of proper skincare products than makeup products. If skin will be clear than only beauty products will give intense look.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment, I read each and every one!

However if you need a more direct answer or have a question, do feel free to contact me via Twitter @TheSundayGirlUK or drop me an email at thesundaygirlblog(at)yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!