I used to think the whole French pharmacy thing was a myth and overrated. Perhaps back in the day, you couldn’t get good skincare so the french, like the Koreans today were leading the way. As I officially have eczema, nothing seems to work on my skin as it’s so sensitive and it reacts to everything and anything! I recently tried a product from Avene which was amazing so I decided to consider introducing more French brands for eczema into my daily regime.
The latest french brand to land in the UK is Cera Ve which is is a fragrance free, non-irritating, non-comedogenic skincare range, developed with dermatologists for problematic skin – it’s designed to moisturise sensitive skin that is dry to very dry and suitable for eczema prone skin. It contains three essential ceramides, 1, 3 and 6–II to help restore skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture, hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture and glycerin to hydrate and soothe dry and irritated skin.
The CeraVe Hydrating cleanser (£9.00) is my favourite. It was actually a cleanser which caused my problem so I have been terrified to try something new. My skin is so dry and sandpaper like in certain areas its impossible to exfoliate as it leaves my skin raw and foamy cleansers make me come out in a rash. This cleanser is gel like, fragrance free, soap free, non foaming and contains 3 essential ceramides & hyaluronic acid my favourite ingredient. Its so easy to use and so gentle on my skin. I love using it as it’s so comforting and hydrating and I 100% know it will not react to my skin.
The CeraVe Moisturising Lotion (£9.00) is great to use every day and at night. It’s very light and hydrating as it also contains the same ingredients – 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It’s scent free, gentle on the skin and sits well under makeup. For something more hydrating,, the CeraVe Moisturising Cream Pot (£14.50) can be used on very dry skin on the body or face. As with the lotion, the cream is non sticky or greasy and sits well with makeup. As with the other products, it also contains the 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help restore the protective skin barrier.
I honestly don’t know what I would have done without this skincare in my life. Always trust the French and their skincare secrets 😉
Available from Boots