"I've been using this CeraVe night cream for almost the whole year, and I have loved it the whole time. I have sensitive, combination skin that's also acne-prone (especially when I get stressed or don't get enough sleep so....thanks 2020). I loved it right away, noticing the plumping, soft, hydrating effect it gave my skin after the first use — without any greasiness or overpowering fragrances.
But I never realized QUITE how wonderful this cream was until something went wrong with my skin. I try different beauty products as part of this job, which is both a lot of fun and sometimes doesn't end so well. I am very good at identifying ingredients that won't work for me but.....a few weeks ago I tried a different ceramide cream (the brand rhymes with Shmunday Shmiley). I used it all of two nights, and on the morning after, I woke up with leathery skin covered in tons of tiny dots that itched and stung — and by the end of the day my whole face was completely swollen. Friends, it was an allergic reaction — I'm fairly certain it was to the lanolin in the cream, which is a pretty rare skin allergen but....I'm allergic to a LOT a LOT of things and have some eczema issues as well. So naturally I immediately ordered a fresh jar of the CeraVe cream (I had run out right before trying the new cream), screamed a little, and sat on my hands so I wouldn't itch my face as my skin healed. It took a whole week for the reaction to die down, but I know it would have taken longer for the leathery bumps to go away without my darling CeraVe.
TL;DR: CeraVe night cream really is fabulous, whether you have dry winter skin, combo skin, or your skin just needs some hardcore TLC after something goes awry. And for under $15 a jar, you're getting quite a lot of skincare bang for your buck." —Maitland Quitmeyer
Get it from Amazon for $13.98.
P.S. No hate on the brand that rhymes with Shmunday Shmiley either — I gave the cream to my mom (who isn't allergy-prone like I am) and she's had no problems!