Cerave Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil ($14) is yet another new body moisturizer that contains 3 ceramides and safflower oil to hydrate, sooth, and soften dry, itchy skin. Cerave has been on a roll releasing new skincare picks for Spring 2017. Lately, they seem obsessed with oil as this is the second product they launched including CeraVe Skin Renewing Gel Oil that contains hydrating oils.
Since I’m always looking for ways to hydrate my awful dry skin I decided to give this a try.
Here’s my thoughts and review.
Cerave Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil promises a lightweight formula in a creamy oil that contains a host of hydrating ingredients including ceramides. Ceramides act to replenish the skin’s natural lipids that are lost from exposure to the environment. They not only restore moisture lost but they also help to protect the skin’s natural barrier and are particularly helpful when treating eczema. Cerave has always including a heaping helping of ceramides in all their products from body to facial care and this new Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil is no different.
Going into this purchase I wasn’t sure what to expect from a creamy oil formula. I was thinking light, creamy, and perhaps morphing into an oily or slick texture. It’s none of these things! It’s actually the consistency of a sunscreen and holy cow is it difficult to apply. It takes a lot of effort to massage this into skin but believe me it is worth the effort. I find using it as soon as I step out of the shower when my skin is still wet proves the best way to apply as the product sinks it a lot easier. If I use it on my dry skin I’m sort of rubbing and rubbing and rubbing to get it absorbed. It is worth the effort but using it on your wet skin proves the easiest application. It’s not greasy nor oily and once absorbed it leave skins very smooth and soft. It almost forms a protective barrier on my skin that feels moist but not greasy. I don’t the formula is going to be impressive for everyone. Most people are going to feel it’s a pain to apply. I felt this way myself but after I used it a few times I’m kind of in love with this. I tend to have drier, itchier skin in the Winter and this soothed it instantly. If you have eczema or just dry, itchiness you’re bound to love this.
Cerave Eczema Soothing Creamy Oil can be a chore to apply but the soothing, hydrating finish is worth the effort!