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CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum with is an anti-aging serum with ceramides that improves the look of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and radiance.
How to Use
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
This is my 3rd repurchase of this product. I apply 1 to 2 pumps to my face & neck until thoroughly absorbed (even around my eyes), right after cleansing. Then follow it with CeraVe Facial Moisturizing lotion & CeraVe Eye Repair cream. All 3 products apply & absorb so easily. No greasy feel. No fragrance. Great for my dry, "mature", and sometimes sensitive skin. I've noticed an improvement in the softness of my skin and decrease in fine lines. I use this at night & under my makeup every day. Compared to other "high end" products that contain retinal & ceramide, I think the price point is pretty reasonable. Love it!
I saw this product reviewed on YouTube by the user "hot and flashy." She has many videos and looks great for her age. I'm about 4 years behind her (49) and wanted to try what she was using, and I had a crepey neck from age and gradual weight loss (no surgery) that she didn't have. I started using this on my neck and forehead and saw some minor results, but after the product was on for about an hour it began to pill up even on clean non made up skin. It looked disgusting. Plus it was so tacky on the skin that it really felt sticky and nasty. I can't handle that feeling so I am trying some other products. If I figure out a way to use it where it won't pill up I'll continue using it since I did see some help for the lines and saw some firming, but for now I'm looking for another product.
Sia from Nyc
I have sensitive combo skin and this product caused really bad breakouts.
Painful cystic acne that I' haven't experienced since I was a preteen.
I used it for about 3 1/2 weeks and I'm stopping use today.
My skin complexion was more even and bright before I used this product. No acne breakouts whatsoever before I used this product, just uneven skin complexion and a little dull.
I was just looking to try something new for a little extra, radiance and skin texture benefits.
I believe it's related to the niacinamide in this product. I've used niacinamide before and the same thing happened. I believe I have a sensitivity to it.
Again, I was interested in this products claim to improve skin texture and radiance. Which it did nothing of the sort. My skin looks horrible now and I'm going to have to add a few acne related products into my routine until my skin calms down. Which is going to likely dry my skin out. This product threw a monkey wrench in my routine. 🥴
If you are looking for the same thing as me I would suggest Ceraves Vitamin C serum and a snail cream.
I used the vitamin c serum for over six months now and I do see a benefit.
Snail cream has also helped even my skin before without breaking it out.
Taking this out of my routine right away.
P from CA
I tried it for a month and it doesn't work. I use other retinols regularly and this wasn't it
mimi from Fl
I got zero results after using this product. It also feels like it doesn't absorb well even with correct amount of product used
Rubbsss.b from Chicago
This product is wonderful!!!! I apply it at night after washing my face and in the morning with makeup . Let me tell you i don't use any primer and use this instead and my makeup looks so beautiful. My pours do not show anymore when
applying foundation. I have sensitive skin and also dry spot and it just makes my skin feel so nice !
Marissa from Minnesota
I've struggled with hormonal acne literally my entire life. I've tried every medication, serum, acid, peroxide, and treatment under the sun and never seen results like this. I bought this for preventive wrinkle care, eased into it starting twice a week mixed with moisturizer. It made my acne worse at first, and right when I was about to ditch it 3 weeks later, I noticed how clear my skin was getting. A good skin day for me used to be 3-5 zits around my mouth area at a time. I now only get 1 small zit a week, if any. Highly recommend!
Cristy from Houston
Listen, I've tried tons of high end products and still my skin always felt like it was missing something. I decided to give this a try when I saw it at my ulta store and let me tell you this stuff is amazing!! I'm only 23 so I didn't know if I needed the wrinkle benefits it offers. However, just after one week my skin was softer, brighter and tighter. I tend to struggle with sun spots and now my skin tone has evened out. Will be purchasing another bottle!
Ally from Chicago
I'm on the fence about this product. I can't speak much to results, because I'm only 21 so I'm using this as a preventative measure for aging. I will say I have acne scars that don't seem to really be going anywhere after 2 months of using this. Also, I do NOT like the way it goes on. It feels really sticky and it's hard to distribute around my face because of that. I'm going to finish the bottle, but I might look for something else after that.
Angie from Stephens Arkansas
Definitely buy it again
Beezzy Bee from CA
Love this retinol serum!!!! It's gentle yet so effective! I saw the difference in my skin after 1 use. My frown lines appeared to be little smoother and the overall tone of my face seemed brighter. I've tried different brands of retinol serums and I think this serum is, by far, my favorite. It's so reasonably priced and so effective~~ a win win combination! Highly recommend!!!
Kate the Mask Hater from Wethersfield, CT
I started using this product 1 week ago & I can already see a real difference - the redness in my face is almost gone!
B from New Jersey
I see a difference already I recommend this !!
Tricia from NY
cleanse, apply hyaluronic serum, then apply this Cera Ve retinol serum, then moisturize
Dani N from Virginia
Let me start by saying I'm blessed with great skin. My skin type is normal and I don't get acne. I wanted to start using a retinol for the anti aging properties. After the first night I noticed my skin was so soft and any texture I had was gone. After about 3 weeks of using every other night I can say this is a holy grail product and I will be repurchasing.
skincarejunkie from Kansas City, MO
I was skeptical at first, because I usually spend more on skin care but am pleasantly surprised that after a few days my skin appeared brighter, and felt softer to touch without much irritation. I'm anxious to see the changes in the next month. I did use a moisturizer on top of the serum to help with dryness and of course don't forget the sunscreen
Skincare Snob from Portland,OR
I used to be a skin care snob. Only tje expensive stuff for me. I noticed that my skin was feeling dry even and did some research. I got a sample of the night renewing and cleanser. Now I ise the whole line of Cereve. Why did I waste all that money? This stuff works just as well maybe even better! Never going back.
3byTheSea from Rhode Island
I'm a gal who loved the sun in my younger years and I have subtle lines around my eyes to prove it. This product, in one week, has softened those lines with a subtle plumbing effect and has brightened my skin. My 11 year old daughter actually told me my skin was glowing... and outs pretty much say what's on their minds. Lol.
Biggest tip? Use a small dab in each area and fully massage it in. I then layer my day/night moisturizer over it. It leaves my skin feeling quenched, not greasy. Love it.
HestherB from Huntsville, AL
I purchased this to help with small lines and moisturizing my face. Unfortunately it did just the opposite. I will admit that you tightened every spot on my face but that's only because it dried it out so much that I literally looked like I had a sunburn and my face was cracking. It turned my face red and began to peel. I don't know if I had a reaction or if it's just not the right product for me. Either way, this definitely did not work well for me. Sorry…
Laurenpaiger from LaQuinta, CALIFORNIA
I use every night after cleansing my face. Soaks right in never feels greasy.
Marsh from Daytona beach
We will see
Rachel P. from Maryland
Great product bought on a whim and I'm so glad I did!
Megan from Texas
Use it before my moisturizer, it's my first retinol and I love it! I didn't experience any negative side effects or stinging like I've heard can happen with retinol.
Taychele from Bloomington, IN
This product is priced well and though I haven't been using it for long, it seems to be working well so far! It's gentle on my skin and easy to apply. I will likely purchase it again.
Bet from Boston, MA
I had purchased this to add a retinol to my routine again that I could just throw on before my moisturizer and rose hip oil. Works great with all my other products and I plan on repurchasing this
LadyJewel from New Jersey
CeraVe is a great line of products. As a mature lady I am careful what I put on my skin. Not a fan of all kinds of chemicals to look good in my skin care and makeup. This does not sting or cause redness. It does a nice job on my skin. You don't need a lot, pump it out, smooth it on and that's it. The bottle is small for the price, but for me it is a clean product recommended by my dermatologist.
SusieQ from Salem, Or.
Clean, non-fragrant cream serum, the serum absorbs quickly. Does stay a little tacky on skin, let it dry about 5 or 6 minutes before applying any moisturizer.