Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Holy Grail of Facial oils
I have tried a couple of other facial oils but this is a keeper. What I like about this is it goes on like an gel but then becomes more like an oil. The consistency is different than other oils I've used that just feel like basic oil. This makes my skin feel so soft an hydrated in the morning. I do have to warn that I don't think this could be used during the day unless you are in a very dry climate with very dry skin. It is a bit too much on the oily side to use during the day but as a night cream it is awesome. I use Retinol at night and it really helps offset the dryness.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for Acne-prone Skin
This product isn't for me. I think this may work wonders on mature, dryer skin, but for me it just caused comedones and papules. As soon I stopped using it the papules cleared up, and the comedones I extracted didn't come back, and new ones didn't form. This product is very hydrating. Be cautious if you're even remotely acne prone. I'd only recommend this for very dry, mature skin.
Reviewed by 68 customers This is terrible .
PaulieB from Cincinnati, Ohio
I would love to say this is great, but it's terrible. I have used CeraVe facial wash & moisturizer for years. It's my everyday go to, but this CeraVe gel oil was disappointing. It sits on your skin & doesn't get absorbed. My skin broke out just under my eyes...something that never happened before. I ended up using it on my hands with cotton gloves.
Very nice and goes on smooth. Makes my skin feel very soft.
Wenj from Austell Georgia
I like it very much. You only need a little and it goes along ways.
Unique + Unexpected
OtterPopKid from Tucson Az
This product is so unexpectedly amazing and multi-use, I was blown away! It's got it's typical uses as an oily occlusive type moisturizer, it works very well on super dry patches. Like eczema flair ups or extreme dryness do to treatments like retinol. But my favorite and more surprising uses are under and over makeup. It sinks in amazingly so if you super dry rough skin that makeup has trouble adhering to, this will work wonders for that. As well as over makeup as a super glossy dewy look that's so unreal. Surprisingly if you tap it in, it won't smudge or move your base AT ALL!
Honestly CeraVe has become one of the most surprisingly reliable brand overall. They seem to really value the health of your skin. But also keep in mind the glam lovers.
my skin feels moisturized and supple next morning.
qp from southern CA
This is very simple but effective gel. I like about the straight targeted ingredients without silicone. My skin is hypersensitive though, but it worked fine.
Before I apply this CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil, I go with hyaluronic acid serum, niacinamide serum, and aloe vera gel moisturizer. It all blends well.
This gel oil has thick texture in the beginning. I pump once, rub with my finger tips to warm up, then spread on my face by padding motion to circular massage motion.
My skin looks really shiny for 30 - 40 minutes. All of the combination of my skincare products must be working well with my skin. But adding this CeraVe gel oil has made my skin more supple and plumpy next morning. I'll definitely repurchase.
Very silicone-y texture, but absorbs quickly
Glori from Florida
I have so far only used this a few times so I can't give it the most accurate review yet. However, it reminds me a little of a silicone primer (Maybelline Baby Skin). It absorbs into the skin after a little while for it being that consistency. It does feel nice and hydrating.
A true hidden gem!
Lele from Howell, MI
I have extremely sensitive and dry skin due to hard well water. A tiny bit of this goes a long way! I layer it after my serum and prior to my tinted moisturizer so I get that extra boost of hydration. I adore the consistency. I have a 3 year old in the house and have tried other oils that come in a dropper formula and he's able to get them open and make a mess (I'm also guilty of tipping them over when rushed). The container and formula of this product prevents the aforementioned from occurs. Definitely a win for traveling too! I wish more people knew about this gem.
Finally hydrated my under eye
Mon from Texas
I have very dehydrated cheek/ under eye area. I haven't found anything to quench the area before and prevent the surface lines that form throughout the day due to dryness. This works!! It is a greasy texture, but pleasant. It's also silicone free!! If you have really dry skin, you will love this to put over your actives and under moisturizer. I use this at night, and a similar, but non oily version from first aid beauty in the morning. The combo is making a difference.
ONE OF MY FAVORITES
Claire from Asheville NC
I love this product! I have dry skin, and I also use RetinA several times a week. I use this either by itself, or mixed with a little of my CeraVe night moisturizer and it really hydrates my skin. Like other commenters have said, a little of this stuff goes a long way. I highly recommend you try it!
tara from USA
I've loved and use other Cerave products and never had a negative reaction. This burned and caused redness right away after using. I returned, sensitive skin beware!
Second time purchasing
CJ from Scottsdale AZ
I've recently switched back to Cerave moisturizers and found this works great at night before I put on the original Cerave cream. It helps the thick cream blend much easier. I also will use this in morning first, then apply my Cetaphil spf 15 moisturizer, then foundation. My skin looks great. It's really a booster for me as I am 62 and have normal to dry skin and find this just adds that extra something my skin needs. Unfortunately I have not found any Cerave spf moisturizers that work for my skin. I also love the Cerave daily body lotion for use on my face. My skin looks a lot healthier.
In my cart!
Tina from Undisclosed
Used this on days that my skin was a little dryer than usual and I was able to get away with no SPF, mostly at night. I would wake up to a fresh soft face. A little of this product really does go a long way! Using the CeraVe products the texture of my skin has greatly improved. Definitely a new favorite product.
My skin feels so hydrated
Cindy from Undisclosed
CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil to Improve Skin Radiance makes my skin feel so hydrated. I really like the texture of the gel oil. It goes on smoothly on the skin. I still haven't seen any results in the softening of some fine wrinkles.
Fresh and clean
Tiffanee from Undisclosed
Loved this, even though it was labeled oil it didn't make my skin feel oily. Felt fresh and clean
Wendy from Undisclosed
My skin has such a beautiful glow after using this product.
Veronica from Undisclosed
Just Ok i didn't see much of a difference
Morgan from Undisclosed
I haven't been able to tell much of a difference with my skin since I started using this. It has not made my skin break out. But it is nice and light weight which I like a lot.
Maria from Undisclosed
My face looks so much more radiant and dewy when using this. It doesn't leave akin feeling oily and is perfect alone or with makeup
CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil
Jean from Undisclosed
CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil is fragrance free and so gentle on your skin. It keeps my skin soft and smooth.
Best Booster I have ever tried!
Jennifer from Undisclosed
My tired and aging eyes need special attention during the winter months and I was excited about the CerVe skin renewing gel oil for this reason! Glides on smoothly, I used both at night and in the morning. It immediately provides moisture, without creating a greasy residue. This was gentle, fragrance free, didn't clog pores and made with ingredients I approve of! This is the best booster I have ever tried and it worked great alongside moisturizer! Fantastic!
Krystle from Undisclosed
The product absorbs into the skin nicely. It's a little more oily feeling than I prefer for my skin but it does feel nice. There isn't much for a fragrance to this product.
Perfect Gel Oil!
Maria from Undisclosed
This gel oil made dry skin feel soft. It made the small little patches on my face disappear. I highly recommend it if you have dry skin.
Good for dry or aging skin
Amber from Undisclosed
It was too greasy for my combo skin, but works well if I use just a tiny bit on my cheeks and use a different moisturizer for my forehead&chin. Its a great product, just not for me. I would recommend this for someone with dry skin.
I cannot be without this!
Susan from Napa, CA
This is a must and makes putting on foundation a breeze
Winter must have.
Jennifer from Undisclosed
The perfect compliment to the ceraVe skin renewing day cream, is this gel oil. Again, a must for the harsh dry cold winter weather that wreaks havoc on your skin.
bunluv from Northern MI, USA
Picked this up randomly with no prior knowledge of it. It feels like heaven on my skin. I live in northern Michigan and it's currently cold and dry here and this product is saving me right now. I was using a different moisturizer (a few different ones actually) and they were not working for me at all. My makeup was flaky and gross. Some other reviewers are saying that this product doesn't do well under makeup but for me, it's the complete opposite. This product made my makeup look so much better. I also have cystic acne and so far this product hasn't aggravated my skin at all. A little goes a long way- all it takes is like 3/4 of a pump and it covers my whole face. Definitely worth a shot if you're struggling with dry skin.