Common skin conditions such as atopic skin and blemish-prone skin are prevalent in darker skin individuals and are often associated with ceramide deficiencies and skin barrier disruption, which can lead to increased water lost through the skin. To improve skin barrier function, application of products containing ceramides has been shown over time to help replenish lipid levels, reduce moisture loss, and increase hydration. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream contains a mixture of 3 skin-identical ceramides: ceramide 1, ceramide 3, and ceramide 6-II, cholesterol, fatty acids, and phytosphingosine which all play an important role in skin barrier restoration.Dark skin tones, refers to individuals with darker skin, or Fitzpatrick skin types IV through VI.
Are CeraVe products suitable for black skin?
CeraVe products are designed to be suitable for all skin types and tones.
Have CeraVe products already been tested on black skin?
Many of our products have been tested using a panel inclusive of individuals with black skin. CeraVe is committed to increasing the diversity in our current and future product testing by conducting our studies around the world and conducting studies on diverse types of skin tones.
Is the CeraVe range suitable for children?
We can confirm that the CeraVe range is suitable for children aged 3 years and above.
What is the skin barrier?
To understand your skin barrier better, think of your stratum corneum (the skin barrier) as a brick wall-like structure. It is comprised of corneocytes (bricks) held in place by intercellular lipids (mortar). These intercellular lipids are composed primarily of 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol and 10-20% fatty acids. Over time, the depletion of ceramides can result in moisture loss, dryness and cracking and/or inflammation and irritation from allergens and toxins on the skin barrier.
Are CeraVe products suitable for eczema-prone skin?
The CeraVe range is suitable for eczema-prone skin. We recommend you try the Moisturising Cream.
What are ceramides?
Ceramides are lipids (oils) found naturally in skin and are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. All CeraVe products are enriched with ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II to help restore skin’s natural barrier.
Are CeraVe products suitable for skin prone to psoriasis?
The CeraVe range is suitable for those who suffer from skin prone to psoriasis. We recommend you try the Moisturising Cream.
What makes CeraVe different than other skincare brands?
CeraVe was conceived, designed and developed by a team of researchers and dermatologists who wanted to create a range of unique and innovative dermo-cosmetic treatments, while remaining simple and accessible to all.
How did the CeraVe brand begin?
CeraVe was created to meet the basic needs of dry or fragile skin in order to provide the skin with a reinforced and better quality skin barrier, all day long. In 2005 the group of American dermatologists behind CeraVe studied in depth the causes of the dysfunction of the barrier function of the skin. From their reflection was born our conviction: the next cosmetic revolution will not depend on the discovery of new active ingredients but on the way in which we will diffuse them into the skin.
Are CeraVe products non-comedogenic?
Yes, the CeraVe range of products are non-comedogenic, so they won’t clog pores or cause acne. All CeraVe products are fragrance-free and non-irritating.
What is MVE ® Technology?
MVE stands for MultiVesicular Emulsion technology and is a patented delivery system. Unlike convertional delivery systems, MVE technology continuously releases the ceramide enriched formula throughout the day for 24h hydration and improved results.
Which CeraVe products can I use on my face? Or which can I use on my body?
CeraVe can be used on face and body, with some products specially formulated for each.
Where can I find the ingredient list for a particular CeraVe product?
The ingredient list for each CeraVe product is displayed on its packaging and on its product page, under the “Ingredients” tab.
Are CeraVe products non-irritating?
CeraVe products are non-irritating and fragrance-free. Most are also non-comedogenic. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.
Developed with Dermatologists, CeraVe’s
products are enriched with a blend of three
essential ceramides (ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II),
coupled with revolutionary MVE technology to
help repair and strengthen the skin’s natural