Where to find CeraVe products and promotions

Where can I buy CeraVe products?

CeraVe products can be purchased at most major retail outlets, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and grocery stores or online (Amazon, drugstore.com, etc.). To use the CeraVe Store Locator to search by zip code and easily find a retailer near you, please click here.

Are samples of CeraVe products available?

Yes, CeraVe samples are distributed through physicians’ offices (dermatologists, podiatrists, and pediatricians) as well as USA swimming events, drug store programs at CVS and Walgreens, and on bonus packs. Please be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cerave) and follow us on Twitter (@ceraveskin) to learn about the latest CeraVe products and promotions.

Are CeraVe coupons available?

Yes, to print a coupon, please click here. We also occasionally run coupons in the Sunday newspapers. Please be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cerave) and follow us on Twitter (@ceraveskin) to learn about the latest CeraVe products and promotions.

How do I know if the product I buy on Amazon is authentic?

To ensure you are buying an authentic CeraVe product on Amazon, only purchase CeraVe branded items that are designated as "Ships and Sold by Amazon.com”; products sold by distributors or third parties are not necessarily authorized. This designation is listed under the item’s purchase price.

Are CeraVe products available in small, travel-friendly sizes?

Yes, select CeraVe products are available in various sizes, including convenient travel sizes of 3 ounces or less. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, and CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion are all sold in a 3 oz. bottle (also available in larger sizes). CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is available in a 1.89 oz. tube (also available in larger sizes).

For a full list of CeraVe products please visit the Our Products page here.

Is the CeraVe Cream product available with a pump dispenser?

You asked and we listened! We are pleased to share that CeraVe Cream with a pump will be available as an everyday item beginning in the Fall of 2015. This item will be carried at Walmart. In addition, several CeraVe lotion products already have pumps.

Skincare science

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What is a fully physical sunscreen?

Unlike chemical sunscreens which absorb the sun’s rays, fully physical sunscreens work on the surface of the skin to deflect UV rays. In addition, physical sunscreens are a good option for individuals with sensitive skin because they are associated with less irritation than chemical sunscreens. However, most physical sunscreens are messy and are not easily absorbed. CeraVe fully physical sunscreen lotions contain InVisibleZincTM technology which helps deliver an elegant, lightweight, dry, clear finish on the skin.

I see that your products are fragrance-free. What's the difference between fragrance-free and unscented?

"Fragrance-free" means that a product contains absolutely no fragrance. Most dermatologists recommend fragrance-free products, since fragrances can cause irritation for sensitive skin. A product labeled “unscented” may contain subtle masking fragrances.

What is the skin barrier?

What you see on the surface of your skin is the skin barrier. These outermost layers are made up of many skin cells and a lipid bi-layer, which can be thought of as “bricks” (skin cells) and “mortar” (lipid bi-layer). Ceramides are part of the “mortar” and help skin to retain moisture, playing a vital role in the health of the skin barrier. Over time, ceramides become depleted, which can lead to a compromised skin barrier. When the skin barrier is healthy, it appears soft, smooth, and radiant.

What are ceramides?

Skin naturally contains ceramides and they help lock in skin’s natural moisture. Over time, ceramides become depleted, leading to dry, dull, irritated, or cracked skin. The right balance of ceramides is essential for optimal skin barrier function and beautiful, healthy looking skin.

CeraVe product line

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What makes CeraVe different than other skincare brands?

Developed with dermatologists, our mission is to provide advanced skincare products that do more than just moisturize the skin’s surface. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full line of skin care products that contain an exclusive combination of three scientifically-identified vital ceramides. CeraVe products penetrate the skin’s surface, infuse it with moisture, and lock it in for truly long-lasting results and beautiful, healthy looking skin.

How did the CeraVe brand begin?

In 2005, researchers in the U.S. partnered with leading dermatologists to develop the CeraVe brand - a line of skin care products designed to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier. Experts understood that the skin barrier serves an important function in promoting healthy skin and that key components of the skin barrier (ceramides) are deficient in compromised skin conditions. CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a full line of products containing essential ceramides that healthy skin needs. If you’re interested in learning about the complete line of CeraVe products, visit the Our Products page here.

Are CeraVe products tested on animals?

No, CeraVe products are not tested on animals.

Are CeraVe products non-comedogenic?

The majority of CeraVe products are non-comedogenic, so they won’t clog pores or cause acne. Please check the label or product page for more information. All CeraVe products are fragrance-free and non-irritating.

What is MVE® Technology?

The patented Multivesicular Emulsion (MVE) technology used in CeraVe products releases key ingredients slowly over time, allowing them to absorb into the skin to hydrate and nourish, as well as help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. This means that CeraVe products keep working to help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier long after you apply them, up to 24 hours after application.

What is InVisibleZincTM?

InVisibleZincTM technology uses a revolutionary, naturally sourced, micro-fine zinc oxide to deliver a unique dry, clear finish on the skin as compared to regular zinc which could result in a very thick product that would not absorb well. The elegant, lightweight, oil-free CeraVe sunscreen lotions spread easily and provide broad spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Which CeraVe products can I use on my face? Body?

To learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs, we suggest you take our Product Selector Quiz located on the home page. Alternatively, you can also sort the products on various criteria on the Our Products page here.

Which CeraVe products are good for various skin types?

To learn which CeraVe products are best for your skincare needs, we suggest you take our Product Selector Quiz located on the home page. Alternatively, you can sort the products on various criteria, including skin type, on the Our Products page here.

Where can I find the ingredient list for a particular CeraVe product?

The ingredient list for each CeraVe product is displayed on its packaging and on its product page, under the “Ingredients” tab. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.

Are CeraVe products non-irritating?

CeraVe products are non-irritating and fragrance-free. Most are also non-comedogenic. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, we suggest that you consult your dermatologist.

Physician support

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We are a physician’s office interested in providing CeraVe samples to our patients - who can I contact?

For patient samples, please call (844)-CERAVE-1 between 8am and 5pm EST Monday-Friday to speak with a representative.