Cerave Healing Ointment ($9.99) is a new healing skin protectant with ceramides and hyaluronic acid that comes housed in either a tub or a squeeze tube. This is one of those multitasking skincare wizards much like Rosebud Salve that can be used for a host of issues such as dry skin, cuts, taming brows, chapped lips, etc…etc…the list goes on and on and on!
Cerave Healing Ointment is a petrolatum and mineral oil based ointment that’s thicker than Vaseline and contains hyaluronic acid which helps retain moisture and also a host of ceramides which add moisture and protection to skin.
People use Vaseline for a host of different things including as an under eye cream. Cerave Healing Ointment kinda steps up the Vaseline game by injecting some serious moisture while protecting and even healing dryness or other issues. I tried it for a month. I was determined to give it a fighting chance and use it steadily for a month. I used it on my driest areas which was my knees, elbows, and heels. Later in the month I started applying it all over my legs and my arms as well as under my eyes and on drier areas of my face. It isn’t quick to absorb, it is sticky, it is tacky, but it is worth it.
Apparently, Cerave Healing Ointment wanted a silky smooth texture with this and told nearly three year’s working with dermatologists to create it. Their goal was to create a lightweight ointment that was fragrance free (it has absolutely no smell at all) and ideal for sensitive skin users with eczema issues or other dry skin problems. I think they successfully created an excellent ointment to address drier skin or itchy skin however, I wouldn’t dub this silky smooth however, once massaged in and absorbed it is very lightweight if not a bit sticky. For me, it’s all about using it at night before bed because as I sleep it does its job providing intense, healing moisture so I wait up with super smooth, well hydrated skin that’s not flaky, dry, or itchy.
It’s very thick! Very thick! But it massages in nicely and absorbs easily enough with a little pressure. You wouldn’t believe how smooth my elbows are after using this and it works great under my eyes as well. Now, my fine lines are still there, but it does provide plenty of hydration which is fab. Keep in mind that using a small amount under your eyes and sleeping on your back is a must with this (squashing your face in a pillow as you sleep will cause your eyes to look like hell in the AM). I also like to smooth a very small amount on my cheeks which is where I am driest in the Winter.
Honestly, ANYWHERE you have dry skin this works to eliminate it overnight with a single application and only makes things even more smoother and more hydrated with nightly use. As I said above I’ve been using it every night for a little over month but it isn’t something I’d recommend as a day treatment. It’s a little too sticky and a little too tacky for that.
All in all for those with dry skin this is a winner of a product. Even if you simply use it overnight on your feet you’re bound to see a dramatic difference in your skin! All in all Cerave Healing Ointment proves a life saver for this dry skin girl!
Can’t recommend it enough!
Not sure about this one?
Try a trial pack which is available at drugstore.com.