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The Truth About CeraVe

Watch our spotlight during the big game to get the facts about CeraVe and Michael Cera.

CeraVe by Michael Cera? Not Today Not ever

About Michael Cera claiming to develop CeraVe. Maybe it’s because he has baby-soft skin and we share a name. Maybe it’s because he signed CeraVe bottles and went on interviews saying things like “you put two and two together...” Or maybe it's part of our latest campaign. Who’s to say, really?

Whatever the reason, it is not true. The ‘cera’ in our name stands for the 3 essential ceramides. So while we are huge Michael fans, he did not develop CeraVe. Dermatologists did. And in the skincare world, Dermatologists are the real celebrities.


  • Our products are formulated with a blend of three essential ceramides (ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II), fatty acids, and other lipids to keep skin bouncy and soft.
  • Our revolutionary MultiVesicular Emulsion Delivery Technology (MVE) helps maintain skin’s hydration all day by releasing ingredients continuously over 24 hours
  • Available at most major retail outlets, CeraVe dermatologist-approved skincare products are an accessible option for those who want high-quality products without a prescription

Michael Cera..Ve?

How did the Michael rumors get into the world in the first place? Was it his bootlegged bottles? His slinging cream? His Bobbi interview? Who’s to say, really

Meet the Real MVPs of CeraVe

CeraVe's moisturizers are developed with dermatologists to support healthy-looking skin and maintain the skin's protective barrier.

  • 1. Moisturizing Lotion
  • 2. Moisturizing Cream
  • 1. Moisturizing Lotion


    Daily Moisturizing Lotion

    For Normal to Dry Skin

    CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer with three essential ceramides that locks in skin's moisture and helps restore the skin's protective barrier.
  • 2. Moisturizing Cream


    Moisturizing Cream

    For Normal to Dry Skin

    CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is a rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizer with three essential ceramides that lock in skin's moisture and help maintain the skin's protective barrier.
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What it Means to be Developed with Dermatologists

From our inception, dermatologists have been integral to the CeraVe story. Our journey began with a vision to create a new standard in skincare, guided by the expertise of leading skin experts. Dermatologists' insights into skin health and their understanding of skin conditions like eczema, acne, and dry skin have been vital in shaping our portfolio.

Our pledge to work with dermatologists is not just a part of our history; it's a promise we renew with every product we create.

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