When you think of the most enviable skincare items on the market, you probably think of luxury brands with high-end price tags, like Jennifer Lopezâ€™s favorite $300 La Mer Cream. But what if we told you that the most wished for night cream on Amazon isnâ€™t from a fancy department store, but rather, your local pharmacy? Allow us to introduce you to Ceraveâ€™s Skin Renewing Night Cream ($14; amazon.com).
First, the cream is developed for overnight application when your skin's natural barrier is most receptive. Like all of Ceraveâ€™s products, it contains 3 essential ceramides that â€œhelp protect the skinâ€™s natural barrier so it can lock in moisture,â€ New York-based dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, previously told ishonest.
Of course, the hydration doesnâ€™t stop there: Itâ€™s also packed with hyaluronic acid, a gentle humectant that attracts water to the skin without making it oily. Not only does this ensure your skin remains adequately moisturized, but as Ted Lain, MD, a dermatologist from Austin, Texas explained previously to ishonest, it can also â€œdelay skin thinning, itching, and the overall aging process.â€
To round out the fragrance-free formula, the night cream contains niacinamide. Also known as vitamin B3, this star anti-aging ingredient reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, lightens dark spots, smooths wrinkles, firms the texture, and brightens skin. Plus, the quick-absorbing cream uses patented controlled ingredient release technology for 24 hours of continued hydration.
To buy: Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream, $14; amazon.com
â€œI have been using this for a few months at night and my skin has never looked better. When I wake up my skin is super soft. I have not had a single break out or reaction and I have very sensitive skin with eczema,â€ raved one reviewer.
Another agreed: â€œAfter using this product for almost 2 months, Iâ€™ve seen a real improvement of my skin texture. I do use it with a night serum as well. My fine lines around my eyes have diminished and my skin keeps getting better, especially under my chin and neck.â€
To round it out, one skincare fanatic with plenty of product experimentation under their belt agreed with the positive results, saying â€œyou cannot find better products,â€ whether youâ€™re looking on the high or low end of the price spectrum. And sheâ€™s not alone: Multiple other reviewers said they preferred this Cerave night cream to their expensive products.
While weâ€™re not saying itâ€™s time to abandon your skincare splurges for good, this night cream is proof that your beauty shopping decisions should be led by ingredients and formulas. Not only will your skin look incredible, but your wallet will thank you, too.