CeraVe - Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • ceramide ap
  • ceramide eop
  • ceramide np
  • phytosphingosine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • isopropyl myristate
  • phenylethyl resorcinol
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"CeraVe Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment gently exfoliates to help accelerate surface cell renewal, reduce visible signs of aging and reveal radiant, healthy-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"skin tone looks more even, pores appear minimized, and signs of fatigue are visibly reduced* This product is lightweight, easy to apply and absorbs quickly, with no greasy or sticky feeling on skin* This product is gentle and leaves skin feeling comfortable and soothed, with no appearance of redness, flakiness, or peeling* *Consumer self-assessments in an 8-week study"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: dipotassium glycyrrhizate, phenylethyl resorcinol.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Skin Renewing Nightly Exfoliating Treatment"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"5% AHA blend gently exfoliates and increases surface cellular turnover for visibly smoother, radiant skin Three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6 II) help restore the skin's natural barrier Licorice Root Extract helps visibly brighten skin Hyaluronic Acid helps retain skin's natural moisture MVE Technology provides a steady release of all-day hydration Clinical Results Immediately after use."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dipotassium glycyrrhizate, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, cholesterol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ap, ceramide eop, ceramide np, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
2.1% - 3.2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.7% - 2.5%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.3% - 1.9%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1% - 1.5%
0.85% - 1.25%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.55% - 1.25%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.15% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.5%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation in skin and help neutralize free radicals
0.15% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.25%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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