Our Top 10 Hydrating Skincare Picks From CeraVe For Deep Hydration This Winter
Winter can be a challenging time for your complexion, making it dry, itchy, irritated and exacerbating many skin conditions. Thankfully, a solution is at hand: hydration, hydration, hydration. And the key to hydrating skincare? Ceramides; something cult brand CeraVe has in spades.
Keep scrolling to discover more about this industry loved beauty brand, why it's cult and our top staff picks of the best CeraVe products to help keep your skin feeling moisturised and nourished all Winter long.
What Are The Signs That You Need To Hydrate Your Skin?
The signs and symptoms of dry and dehydrated skin can vary from person to person, but the most common ones include:
- Scaliness or flakiness
- Rough texture
- Darker under-eye circles
- Increased fine lines and wrinkles
Why Does Your Skin Get Dehydrated In Winter?
Colder climates, low humidity, harsh weather conditions and central heating are the key culprits. All of which zap your skin of moisture and take away that radiant glow.
How Can You Keep Your Skin Hydrated In Winter?
An effective Winter skincare routine makes hydration a priority and focuses on six simple steps:
- Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells.
- Use a gentle, creamy cleanser rather than a harsher alternative that contains drying ingredients.
- Lock in moisture by applying your moisturiser immediately after washing or cleansing your skin.
- Apply sunscreen daily; UV light can stress your skin’s moisture barrier all year round.
- Choose products that are tailored to your skin type.
- Use products that are formulated with ceramides.
How do Ceramides Help To Hydrate The Skin?
In a nutshell, ceramides act like the glue that holds our skin cells together to form the natural skin barrier. Your skin naturally produces ceramides but they deplete with age and in certain conditions, so it’s essential to restore them as a healthy skin barrier helps to seal in moisture and to protect your skin from environmental damage. Research has shown that ceramides increase skin hydration and improve barrier function.
What Are The Best Ceramide Hydrating Skin Products?
Look no further than CeraVe. The fastest-growing brand in health and beauty is not only a TikTok sensation, but has been awarded ‘Best skincare brand of 2021’ by The Times. Each CeraVe product is formulated with three essential ceramides, along with patented MVE technology. Indeed, the name CeraVe is a combination of the words ceramides and MVE; a revolutionary delivery system called MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology which releases moisturising ingredients over the course of 24 hours. The best way to hydrate skin all day long!
Tell Me More About CeraVe!
A leader in therapeutic skincare, the dermatologist-developed brand produces the best hydrating skincare and is a favourite of celebrities, influencers and beauty editors around the globe. Best known for producing affordable skincare products with highly effective formulas, CeraVe began as part of a pharmaceutical company that focused on dermatology. The unifying concept of all CeraVe products is that of strengthening the skin barrier with ceramides; meaning hydrating skincare that also protects from external environmental aggressors.
Top 10 Hydrating Skincare Products From CeraVe
As far as hydrating skin products go, you can’t beat CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser; winner of ‘best cleanser’ in the Marie Claire Skin Awards and recommended by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Stylist. This CeraVe skin cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides, to cleanse and hydrate without over-stripping or disrupting the skin barrier.
The best hydrating moisturiser for normal to dry skin, CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 is a lightweight cream that both hydrates the skin and protects against UV rays. Recommended by Vogue and Red, this hydrating skincare product is specifically formulated to provide protection against UVA and UVB rays, whilst also protecting the skin barrier, thanks to CeraVe’s signature blend of three ceramides and MVE delivery system.
If you’re searching for the best way to hydrate skin, look no further than CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum; The Vogue Beauty Awards 2021 winner and, according to Cosmopolitan, 'the most hyped-up HA serum on TikTok'. Recommended by Marie Claire and Stylist, this replenishing serum helps bind moisture to your skin’s surface, provides up to 24 hours of hydration and restores the skin’s protective barrier. 90% of consumers tested said that their skin felt intensely hydrated immediately after using CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and 98% said that their skin felt smoother after four weeks of use.
The best body lotion for dry skin in Winter? Our hands-down favourite is CeraVe Moisturising Cream, which also happens to be the best face cream for dry skin in Winter. The ultimate in hydrating skincare, this rich cream can be used on both the body and the face, is suitable for dry and very dry skin and can be used during the day and at night. The Glamour Beauty Power List winner was awarded ‘best body moisturiser’ in the sensitive skin category of the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, and is recommended by Vogue and Glamour.
Smooth and hydrate your skin with CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser, as recommended by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Sheerluxe and Stylist. This CeraVe cleanser for dry skin is specifically formulated for rough and bumpy complexions, and for those who suffer from keratosis pilaris. The gentle cleanser contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate the skin, along with CeraVe’s three essential ceramides, plus hyaluronic acid to hydrate without compromising the natural skin barrier.
A Glamour Beauty Power List winner and recommended by Elle, Stylist, Get the Gloss and Sheerluxe, CeraVe Foaming Cleanser gently works to cleanse and refresh the skin, removing excess oil, dirt, and make-up. Suitable for use on both the face and body, this CeraVe cleanser for combination skin is particularly suited to those with oily complexions or who suffer from sensitive skin. In addition to the three essential ceramides, CeraVe Foaming Cleanser is formulated with added niacinamide to help calm the skin.
Formulated with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is a hydrating eye cream that visibly reduces dark circles and puffiness. Suitable for all skin types and with a fragrance-free formula, CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is ophthalmologist-tested for safety and is recommended by Elle, Get the Gloss and Byrdie.
No hydrating Winter skincare routine would be complete without Women and Home Beauty Awards winning product CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream. Perfect for those prone to keratosis pilaris or with rough or bumpy skin texture, this fast-absorbing cream is formulated with salicylic acid and 10% urea to gently exfoliate the body. Recommended by Vogue and developed with dermatologists, the rich moisturiser delivers long-lasting hydration and leaves skin feeling smoother and softer.
Don’t neglect your feet when stocking up on the best hydrating skincare; exfoliate, smooth and soften with CeraVe SA Renewing Foot Cream. Recommended by Sheerluxe and developed with leading dermatologists, this non-irritating cream contains salicylic acid to exfoliate and moisturise dry, cracked feet, plus three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to protect the skin barrier. The result is soft, smooth, immensely hydrated feet.
Hydrating skincare for hands is uber important at this time of year and it doesn’t get much better than CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream. Recommended by Harper’s Bazaar and Get the Gloss, this deeply moisturising, reparative hand cream has a non-greasy formula and has been specifically formulated for dry, rough and cracked hands. Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin and contains CeraVe’s signature essential ceramides plus hyaluronic acid to protect the skin’s barrier and lock in moisture.
Written by Sarah Blake