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CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum visibly brightens, smooths texture and helps reduce environmental damage while replenishing the skin's barrier.
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Rated 3.67 out of 5 stars
I'm now in my 40s and my neck was starting to get that crepey skin. I was going to buy the really expensive serums, but checked out CeraVe's lineup first and found a product at 1/5 the price! I've never had a bad experience with CeraVe, so I gave it a try. I'm very happy with it. Too many reviewers are just reading the ingredient list and giving this a bad review without even trying it. Denatured is mostly ethanol. I bet the other reviewers have at least an occasional drink. Even fruit on the counter has some ethanol in it. It does not feel like an alcohol-based toner, it feels like a very light gel moisturizer. If you wear make-up, this is an excellent primer too. I use the vitamin A PM serum in the evening and this in the morning. I follow with make-up and/or sunscreen. I had a bit of sunburn on my upper chest from forgetting sunscreen one day and put this on and it seems healing too. I never write reviews, but I don't want people who have never used this product ruin it for me.
Denatured alcohol is the 6th ingredient which means this product contains a substantial amount. Denatured alcohol is very drying and can exacerbate sentive skin conditions which makes me question the purpose of this ingredient included in this serum especially at such a high level. Very disappointed :(
Yanetteg from Joliet Il
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I started getting a lot of break outs around my cheek area and they would leave dark spots and I was so insecure and then I started using this with my skin care routine and it evened my skin tone! I recommend this to everyone every time they ask for my routine! Plus a little goes a LONG way. I have eczema and I get flare ups on my neck and it has never flared it up when I apply it there!
A.T. from Los Angles, CA
So I love the serum itself. Seriously, I love it. I applied the serum and I guess I've been getting a little in my hairline when applying to my face. I have tiny blond areas of hair around my face - it removed my hair dye. I am SO sad because I really like this stuff. Such a shame.
Bbzee from 89118
I have: oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin (this is my first time using vitamin c as well)
I recommend taking pictures of before and after to see results. We see our faces everyday and we get used to seeing the same thing over and over again. I'm saying this because I didn't even notice the results 'till I went shopping and saw my reflection in the fitting room mirror. My skin is SO CLOSE TO BEING CLEAR AGAIN! Yay! Also I use Curology as my main skincare AND my acne medication and felt no irritation adding this into my routine if it helps anyone. This DID NOT cause acne, bleaching on clothes, turn my face orange, burn my face… I'm literally, perfectly , fine haha. Anyways hope this works out for some of u as well.
Lexie from undisclosed
This was a game changer for me!!!! Gentle, and I noticed results the next day in the texture of my skin. I would definitely recommend this product. Awesome for my sensitive skin.
Em from Virginia
I love Cerave products! However, this serum colored my skin a patchy, orange color. I've had it for a few weeks and I loved the texture until I realized it's making my skin look orange! It washes off, but now it's just another product I can't use.
Natthom from Cincinnati Ohio
I started using this a week ago and I've already seen a major improvement. Tones are evening out.
stg11 from Newark, NJ
It's a great product, is very gentle, without any itchy feel, and the package doesn't let oxidate the product.
Haley from Alabama
Loved this product for the first few uses then immediately broke out after the 5th or 6th day of use. It lathers on well and gave my skin a good glow when first applied but my skin became sticky as the day went on. As all the other reviews say, it does oxidize very quickly.
Jenny from Seattle
During the winter months I always get super insecure about how dry and red my skin looks. Since I can barely wear make up because it flakes off I can't cover any acne or acne scars. One I started using this product I have seen such an improvement. My skin has a nice even tone, my acne scars are fading, and my skin feels and looks more hydrated. This product might not be for everyone but it is def my holy grail!
Elizabeth from Gainesville, FL
I honestly lost all confidence with how my acne and acne scars looked. Once I started using this my acne cleared up (which I didn't even know this was a perk) and my acne scars got so much lighter. I have a long way to go still but just this product has restored my confidence. It doesn't dry me out and it doesn't have a weird residue. I def recommend to anyone struggling with acne and acne scars. I will be buying more.
cookie from St Louis, MO
The instructions state "Apply evenly to face and neck daily." It has stained the necklines of my clothes yellow. I applied it at night and it stained my pillow case yellow. Maybe this is normal for Vitamin C serum? If so, they should include a warning.
Addison from Orlando, FL
I use this product every morning after washing my face and before makeup. Works like a dream, and compared to other more pricey options I've used in the past, it's a great deal for the price!
Alex from Norfolk
I wanted to love this, but I don't.
I bought it yesterday and applied it this morning. I followed all of the directions. I researched a lot online about how vitamin C was an excellent addition to any skincare routine, and saw a video about this one specifically, but as you can see from the photos it left me with very orange/dirty looking strikes on my face. I applied it this morning (12h ago) after washing my face with a Lancôme lait galatee comfort, then used cetaphil gentle skin cleanser, this vitamin C and then The Ordinary 30SPF. So my skin was clean before I put it on. I think it only oxidized maybe in the areas where I probably didn't put a thick layer of sunscreen (I made sure to evenly apply it on the center of my face).. the photos don't do it Justice it was very orange. I wish I would've taken a pic of the paper towel I used to dry my face after washing it.
Heather from Lou, KY
Combo sensitive skin.
Works good. After 2 weeks some of my dark spots from acne scarring have faded. My redness has diminished slightly. Skin feels smoother. Has not helped my pores. For the price I feel like it does a pretty good job. As other people stated I did notice the color of the product slightly change but when I googled review Cerave said to expect this but that it does not affect the product's performance.
Katie D. from undisclosed
For those who are saying that it turns orange, I would offer that you use it at night instead of during the day. I've been using this at night (along with the nighttime moisturizer) and the retinol serum during the day, which is much more lightweight. I switched over to exclusively using CeraVe products (except for the cleanser), and I've had several people make comments about my skin when I've posted pictures on FB or IG, which hasn't really happened before. The texture has been improved as well. I'm using the retinol during the day with the lightweight spf 30 moisturizer. Really happy with it so far!
Coco from Massachusetts
It was certainly hydrating. Loved how it felt on the skin. I used it AM and PM, 3 finger lengths worth of product each time on face/neck. I went through the whole tube in about 3 weeks. It started to oxidize by that point too, so I used it just in time. Towards the end of the tube is when it started to develop this strange scent that I couldn't stand… I'm now using a different vitamin c product, continuing my search for an affordable, effective vitamin c serum.
Queen from Bronx
It was okay, I didn't see a difference in my skin and I had many new pimples because of this.
Hannah from College Station, TX
I love this product but it oxidized and turned brown/orange so quickly. I bought it about a week and a half ago: color was clear/white, now it's orange/brownish. Really disappointed because I was so excited to keep using the product.
Cali from Canada
For some reason this product oxidizes on my skin and when I wash my face at the end of the day with miceller water the pad is completely orange, even when I use no foundation. Kind of sad because I just bought this and wanted to like it. I've used different vitamin C serums before and never had this problem.
Yumi from USA
This irritated my cheeks, one more than the other. It also dried out my face. Probably best for some one who doesn't have sensitive skin.
Gabby from Ephrata, PA
This product has definitely helped my skin. But it oxidizes so quickly. There is always brown/yellow when I use- I have to disgard the discolored portion, which was a waste. But the product has definitely helped my skin- I just wish I didn't waste half of the bottle.
Alex from Mississippi
I really love the way this serum feels, and I haven't experienced the pilling other people have talked about. But every time I wear this it oxidizes on my skin and I have splotchy orange streaks on my face a few hours later. I really enjoy the serum but for that reason I won't be repurchasing
Jane from Denver, CO
Seems to be helping the dark circles under my eyes (thought it wasn't possible). Maybe wishful thinking but think I notice a difference. Brightens skin as well.
Md Rie from Maryland
Great stable vitamin c and a great product EXCEPT is has Denatured Alcohol in it which is drying and DAMAGES SKIN… PLEASE Cerave you have a good product so REMOVE the skin damaging, drying alcohol!
savana from tulsa
I saw results quickly but i hated the smell. I stopped using it. works as well as other vitamin c serums but i'll gladly pay more money for others without that awful smell