Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramides
Are ceramides good for sensitive skin
Ceramides are good to use as a part of everyday skincare and are a suitable skincare ingredient for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Ceramides can be used on skin types that are prone to irritation, redness, inflammation and sensitivity. Ceramides are mild in nature making it suitable for these skin concerns. They help support and maintain skin health and the skin's moisture barrier. Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid are two ingredients that are supportive to sensitive skin types. Learn what CeraVe recommends on how to manage all types of sensitive skin.
Are ceramides safe to use on skin
Ceramides are suitable to use on the skin for various skin concerns. They are also suitable to use on all skin types as ceramides are naturally found and produced in the skin. As ceramide production declines with age, it is important to include ceramides in daily skin care routines in order to maintain and support skin health. CeraVe's range of products have all been formulated to include three essential Ceramides 1, 3 and 6-11.
What are benefits of ceramides for skin?
There are many benefits of ceramides when they are used as part of a skin care routine. Daily topical application of ceramides on the skin is one of the best ways to help lock-in moisture and support the health of the skin's moisture barrier. Other benefits of ceramides include:
- Ceramides can help improve and lock-in moisture levels in the skin.
- They also help the skin against free radical or environmental damage.
- Ceramides help the skin against sun damage.
- Ceramides are a good ingredient to include in skin care routines for sensitive skin.
- Ceramides are non-comedogenic in nature which means they will not clog your pores as well as help maintain and keep the pores unclogged.
What are the types of ceramides for skin
There are many types of ceramides, however, the three essential ceramides that are used in CeraVe's range of products are the ceramides 1, 3 and 6-11. These types of ceramides are naturally found in the skin and is important to maintain and support the skin's protective barrier.
Are ceramides good for mild eczema-prone skin?
Ceramides are naturally found in the skin making them an ideal choice for mild eczema-prone skin and skin prone to irritation, inflammation, redness or itchiness. Due to the natural ageing process, the production of ceramides within the skin tends to slow down, which is why it is very important to replace and balance the ceramides in the skin through topical application. Ceramides in skin care for mild eczema-prone skin types can be used in various forms such as cleansers, moisturisers and even serums. Read CeraVe's tips to avoid eczema flare-ups and how to care for skin prone to mild eczema.
I see that your products are fragrance-free. What does that mean?
"Fragrance-free" means that a product contains absolutely no fragrance. Most dermatologists recommend fragrance-free products, since fragrances can cause irritation for sensitive skin.
What are ceramides?
Skin naturally contains ceramides, which help keep moisture in, keep irritants out, and repair the skin barrier. Over time, ceramides become depleted, leading to dry, dull, irritated or cracked skin. The right balance of ceramides is essential for optimal skin barrier function, and beautiful, healthy-looking skin. Learn more about ceramides
What is a fully physical sunscreen
Unlike chemical sunscreens which absorb the sun’s rays, physical sunscreens work on the surface of the skin to deflect UV rays. In addition, physical sunscreens are a good option for individuals with sensitive skin. CeraVe fully physical sunscreen lotions contain InVisibleZinc TM technology which helps deliver an elegant, lightweight, dry, clear finish on the skin.
What happens to skin when ceramides are depleted?
A ceramide deficiency can contribute to everyday dry skin or, in the most severe cases, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
What is the skin barrier
The skin barrier is the outer most layer of the skin. It is made up of 50% ceramides, 25% cholesterol, and 10-25% 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 penetrating the skin barrier.
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Are CeraVe products tested on animals?
No, CeraVe products are not tested on animals.
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.
What makes CeraVe different than other skincare brands
Developed with dermatologists, our mission is to provide advanced skincare products that do more than just moisturise the skin’s surface. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full line of skin care products that contain an exclusive combination of three scientifically-identified essential ceramides. CeraVe products penetrate the skin’s surface, infuse it with moisture, and lock it in for truly long-lasting results and beautiful, healthy looking skin. Read the full CeraVe story here.
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. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.
What is MVE ® Technology?
The patented Multivesicular Emulsion (MVE) technology used in CeraVe products releases key ingredients slowly over time, allowing them to absorb into the skin to hydrate and nourish, as well as help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. This means that CeraVe products keep working to help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier long after you apply them, up to 24 hours after application.
How did the CeraVe brand begin
In 2005, researchers in the U.S. partnered with leading dermatologists to develop the CeraVe brand - a line of skin care products designed to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Experts understood that the skin barrier serves an important function in promoting healthy skin and that key components of the skin barrier (ceramides) are deficient in compromised skin conditions. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full skin care regime containing essential ceramides that healthy skin needs. If you’re interested in learning about the complete line of CeraVe products, visit the CeraVe products here.
Which CeraVe products can I use on my face? Body?
CeraVe can be used on face and body, with some products specially formulated for each. Talk with your pharmacist to learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs. To see all the full line of products CeraVe offers, visit our product page here.
Which CeraVe products are good for various skin types
CeraVe currently offers a wide range of products delivering therapeutic skincare for all, developed with the expertise of dermatologists. CeraVe is Eczema Association Australia endorsed™. The EAA stamp identifies products that are suitable for eczema prone skin. Talk with your pharmacist to learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs. To see all the full line of products CeraVe offers, visit our product page here.