It is time to go back to basics. I find the basics are often overlooked on blogs and by journalists, because we are bombarded with a constant flow of exciting new ingredients, product launches and press samples. Most people I talk to however, are searching for a good basic routine and can get lost in the noise that is the constant marketing chatter.
The Cerave moisturising lotion is a good staple product, suitable for the whole family. It isn’t the type of product I usually enjoy, anyone who has read this blog for a while will know I have a weakness for beautifully scented lotions and potions that feel indulgent. Cerave as a range is nothing like my usual choices, it is basic, almost painfully so, both in the product itself and packaging. But where its strength lies doing what it says it will do and doing it well. No outrageous claims or complicated marketing.
Cerave Moisturising Lotion (Available in two sizes 236ml or 473 ml) prices from £9.50 to £15 – This is a classic highstreet or if you are not in the UK a drugstore buy. It is relatively inexpensive and comes in a big bottle that even used consistently will last a long time.
The lotion is completely unscented and has a very simple ingredients list as it is made up mostly of humectants such as glycerine and hyaluronic acid, with some occlusive ingredients to seal in moisture which in this case come in the form of silicones. I am not the biggest lover of silicones in my products, because I find they can often cause performance issues with pilling or rolling, which is unpleasant. I had no problems at all with the absorption of this lotion and it leaves no sticky or tacky residue. It is very light and hydrating, perfect for daily use.
It also contains a blend of ceramides, which are ingredients that can help to repair the skins barrier. This product is a good basic lotion for most skins, if you have extreme dryness then they do have a cream version of the same product, which I am yet to try. But it is worth noting that this lotion also blends very well with other products such as a body oil and that is my favourite way to use it.
This is one of those products that is versatile and good value. If you only wanted to use one product this can be used all over the body, hands, as an after sun in hot weather and more. It is also suitable for use on the face, but I find the formula can sting a little when my skin is irritated, so personally I stick to using this on the body. Cerave is a good buy for anyone looking for something fuss free.
You will find the range on the highstreet in store such as Boots and Superdrug and online at lookfantastic (affiliate link).
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