Moisturizers are incredibly versatile products. They add and seal in hydration, can be used as makeup primer, and often are packed with additional beneficial properties.
My dermatologist recommended this to me because my skin was suddenly experiencing all of the conditions that this cream claims to treat (for those of you who may be diagnosing me in your mind, I can confirm don't have psoriasis). Although some people are off-put by salicylic acid, the SA cream product does a top-notch job of eating away dead skin and hydrating the rest. This cream has helped restore my facial skin back to its normal state. When I don't use it, my skin isn't as happy, and when I do, I notice my skin is overall much clearer. I continue to use it nightly after (1) removing my makeup, (2) cleansing my face, (3) using toner & (4) applying oil. I
You can also use their CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion. It is slightly less thick and works very well, but I recommend you get their Cream over their Lotion.
If you who don't have bumpy, extremely irritated skin [or if you just like to avoid salicylic acid] and just want hydration there are amazing creams on the market without salicylic acid. CeraVe makes one (CeraVe Moisturizing Cream), but I've never tried it, so I can't recommend it. What I can recommend is the one from Vanicream.
I used this when I was in Denver at the recommendation of one of my friends who had received this from her dermatologist. If you've ever been to Denver, you know how insanely dry it is. Back when I used to fly to Denver on the reg, I'd get off the plane and by the time I was headed out of the airport with my luggage in tow, there was already layer of dry, dead skin dusted on my arms. Great visual, I know. This cream helped keep my dry skin, which was even more dehydrated in the dry Denver air, at bay. Vanicream is incredibly thick (think the consistency of Vasoline - but not oily), so a little goes a long way. I recommend applying it to dampened skin so it spreads and absorbs more easily.
Skincare Favorites & Routine because I use this more for cosmetic purposes than skin-health. Because it is a moisturizer, I decided it was worth the mention. I don't find it particularly hydrating (because it takes a lot to hydrate my skin), but it helps create a smooth canvas for my makeup. I use this cream after toner & serum and before primer. I let it seep into my skin before I apply primer. It prevents my skin from feeling tight through the day and helps give my skin a natural, radiant glow.
Now that you know my favorite and holy-grail moisturizers, I'd love to hear what yours are. Comment below and let me know! I love hearing from you.
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