Saturday, November 26, 2011

CeraVe Review and #Giveaway!! GREAT prize you could #win

A couple weeks ago I asked whether you were CeraVe's biggest fan. (If you did not read that post you should go check it out and read all about their contest...videos for the contest will go up on December 1st for you to vote on-that is next week!!)

Since posting about that contest to find CeraVe's biggest fan, I was sent their entire line to try out myself.

What is it?

I was sent:
  • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
  • CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing AM with SPF
  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing PM
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
According to their website:
The CeraVe Skincare line includes six elegant, yet affordable formulations, making it an ideal choice for your daily skincare regimen.
All CeraVe Skincare products provide the benefits of unique, patented MVE® delivery technology and are formulated with essential ceramides and other skin-nurturing and protective ingredients—including vital humectants and emollients—to replenish and retain needed moisture.
MVE is a registered trademark of Healthpoint, Ltd., and used under license
What did I think?

Well, as mentioned recently on this blog, I am not a fan of face washing as I always feel like there crap all over my face after I am done washing it. Sometimes it feels greasy, or filmy, or just like I have some sort of thick foundation on my face. Also, I have pretty sensitive skin, so I often break out more with facial cleaners (break out into zits sometimes, but usually into rashes-ugly rashes).
For the purpose of this review, I wanted to make sure to give these products a good test so I have been using them for the past week.
The first time I opened the products up I noticed they were not full of overwhelming scents. In fact they are basically scent free. Sometimes I like scented lotions, but sometimes they really just distract from the lotion for me. Especially if they are scented and the scent conflicts with my perfume or my shampoo or whatever other scented items I have on. These products could be worn without any scent conflicts.
I first tried the Moisturizing Lotion first. I Loved how they both felt on my hands. I felt like my dry hands were soaking it in. I have nasty scar on my left hand caused many years ago by a steam burn between my thumb and my pointer finger:

It is an ugly little imperfection that I can usually ignore, but as the weather turns and my skin gets dry, that scar really grates on my nerves. It gets more and more dry, and most lotions don't really help the scar. It remains dry and nasty. However, this lotion made my scar feel soft over about 90% of it (There is still a stubborn part that just always feels rough). I was amazed how well it worked on that. The Moisturizing Cream works equally well.
That being said, lets talk about the part that was a real test for me-the facial cleansers. As I mentioned, I am not usually a fan of facial cleansers or lotions at all. I first tried the Foaming Facial Cleanser on my face. If I am going to us a cleanser, I am a big fan of foaming ones, I feel like I can see them working. When I put it on my face, it felt...well just good. Not greasy, or slimy, or filmy, just good. In fact it felt really high quality. I felt like I was using top of the line skin care that would make my skin almost felt medical grade (in a very great way). I really felt like I could feel it healing and cleaning my skin.

The best part for me was that after I washed it off, it did not leave any kind of a thick, filmy feeling. My face simply felt clean! When I used the Hydrating Cleanser it had a similar effect.

I was worried that the Facial Moisturizing Lotions (AM & PM) might feel weird on my face since I don't out much lotion on my face, but found them to feel, like the other products, just good! My skin felt like it was being pampered and healed and I really liked it.

Often when I find a product I like, the cost of it makes me think twice about whether I can afford to use it. That is not the case here! The entire line of CeraVe products retails for a suggested price of $79 and is available in many drugstores (You can find locations near you by checking the store locater on the left side of the CeraVe website) That is a great price for this whole line!

What can you win?

One Lucky Beckee's Deals winner will win the same thing I was send to review-that's right, the ENTIRE line of CeraVe products (Suggested Retail Price $79):
  • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
  • CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing AM with SPF
  • CeraVe Facial Moisturizing PM
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Please enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below (If you are having trouble seeing the rafflecopter form or are seeing the wrong form, refresh this post by clicking on the POST title and it should refresh and show the correct form).

As it says in the Rafflecopter form "Please note that the giveaway will end on 12/9 at 12:01 AM EASTERN time. That means you have until 11:01 PM on 12/8 Central time to get in entries. Please note that winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter after the giveaway ends! Also, Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway and cannot be held responsible for it in any way."

**By Way of disclosure, I did receive CeraVe® products to review as well as a set of products to give away to a reader in exchange for my upcoming review and for sharing this information. No other compensation was given and all opinions I share are always my own!**



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Anita Yancey said...

This is a great giveaway. I have never used this brand before, but I'd love to try it. Thanks!


Andrea said...

Sweet! I would love to win this!!

Samantha @ A Little Simplicity said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'd love to try this!!

Gianna said...

Thanks for the email reminder to enter :)