Ask friends with gorgeous skin what products they use on their faces and there's a good chance you'll hear the name "CeraVe." Widely celebrated by dermatologists, beauty editors and skin-care enthusiasts on a budget, the No. 1 bestselling CeraVe eye repair cream is formulated to reduce dryness and the appearance of dark circles and puffiness — it's also fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Right now, you can get all of that for just $13, down from its original price of $20.
Why is this a good deal?
An Amazon No. 1 bestseller in its category, CeraVe Eye Repair Cream is only $13, down from $20. Yep, it's true: you can help turn back the hands of time on your skin for less than an Andrew Jackson bill, without having to fork over hundreds on costly in-office treatments or intensive facials and peels. With these savings, grab one for yourself and one to treat a fellow skin-care-lover.
Why do I need this?
When celebrities like Olivia Wilde rave about a beauty brand, we're all ears.
"I use the cheapest possible skin care — not because it's cheap, but because it's the best," Olivia Wilde said. "Dermatologists have recommended it for years and I've never paid attention. But recently I started using Cetaphil cleanser and CeraVe moisturizer. They're gentle and simple."
An Amazon No. 1 bestseller in its category, this eye treatment is no exception to the brand's popularity, but it is exceptional. One formerly puffy-eyed fan said: "I swear this stuff has taken five years off my face. ... It's absolute magic!"
Sure, there may be magic involved, but don't overlook the chemistry: Three restorative ceramides, moisturizing hyaluronic acid and soothing niacinamide work together to combat dryness and reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. We also love what it doesn't contain: The 0.5-ounce eye cream is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
What reviewers say
Whether the culprit is a lack of sleep, stress, aging or straight genetics, shoppers swear their eyes look brighter and younger after using this product. More than 38,000 reviewers have given it a perfect five-star rating.
Many dermatologists direct their patients to use CeraVe Eye Repair Cream — and some even use it themselves. "Recommended for all my patients," wrote one five-star fan/doctor. "As a dermatologist, I've continued to find that CeraVe is probably the most superior and consistent brand on the market. Their ingredients are proven and expertly formulated. Needless to say, even I use this eye cream as well as their other products for face and body. It's safe to say that if the product is used by the dermatologist for themselves, it's likely a great product. CeraVe's product line is absolutely the standard by which all other products are compared to."
Dozens of Amazon shoppers report that it was their dermatologist who turned them on to the cream. But this shopper came to it via an ophthalmologist: "This eye cream was recommended to me by my eye doctor because I have very sensitive skin around my eyes that burns and peels. I have tried all the expensive department store brands and nothing helped. CeraVe was a miracle! It is very soothing and moisturizing. Makes the skin under my eyes smooth and supple again."
One called it "Botox in a cream." Another reported: "This is the greatest product EVER! I have such dark circles from stress, work, and lack of sleep, I looked like I was using drugs, the circles were so black. After using this cream, as directed for five days and the dark circles started fading in a few days. Completely gone after one week. OMG, I'm telling everyone about this miracle cream. This worked so well. I can't tell you how pleased I am with this. I look five years younger now!"
"I’ve been cursed with dark circles that look like I have black eyes," claimed another grateful shopper. "The doctors tell me it is because of very thin skin and can’t be helped, but I like Cerave products and gave this cream a try thinking it would at best be moisturizing as I also have very dry skin. It is moisturizing but, amazingly enough, I have noticed a difference in the very dark circles I have. I am very surprised to say that I actually do see improvement. I’ll never be free of them, but this cream is well worth it to me. It’s certainly worth trying. You might be as pleasantly surprised as I am."
But one reviewer warned: "If you have sensitive skin or eyes, it will irritate and burn a little."
Want to try the Cerave face wash? The companion cleanser is mega-popular, too.
“Me and my family have visited the gamut of derms, from high-end when we had good insurance to more affordable for over 20 years,” this reviewer reported. “Between teen acne, rashes, mole removals, advice for anti-aging, etc., we’ve been there. One product that every derm we’ve seen along the way consistently recommended was Cerave cleansers. Plus all derms advise against any cleansers that have scent added to them. This is an affordable and effective face wash that won’t dry your skin. You think that more expensive products are better, but that’s not always true!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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