CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil Review - The Dermatology Review

CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil Review



CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil is a non-comedogenic hydrating oil treatment that can replenish moisture and instantly boost skin radiance. It features a unique blend of five ceramides and sunflower oil called CeraPlex. Ceramides are lipids naturally produced by the skin and are vital in supporting the skin’s barrier function. The skin’s barrier can be thought of as a “brick and mortar” system. The bricks are the corneocytes (dead skin cells) and the intercellular lipids (ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids) represent the mortar. Without these essential lipids, the skin barrier is weakened, just like a brick wall would be weak and unstable without mortar. The result is skin that can easily become dry, itchy, or irritated. Thus, ceramides are essential for maintaining healthy, intact, moisturized skin.

In order to facilitate the delivery of these essential ceramides to your skin, CeraVe has developed something called MVE Delivery Technology. MVE stands for multivesicular emulsion and it contains layers of oil-in-water emulsions. After applying CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil, there is a gradual release of the ceramides and other ingredient contents, rather than the burst of immediate release with some other products. This means that the CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil can provide the skin with 24-hour nourishment. CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil is ideal for normal to dry skin and can help revive the appearance of dull, tired-looking skin.

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