cerave eye repair cream review

Breaking news: CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has finally arrived in the UK. Woo hoo!

I had a feeling when the cult drugstore brand launched here in the spring with only 6 products, we wouldn’t have to wait long to get the rest of the line, too.

And why not? If you want to nourish your dry skin without breaking the bank, CeraVe is the brand to turn to. The Hydrating Cleanser and Facial Moisturising Lotion are staples I can’t live without anymore.

Did CeraVe Eye Repair Cream achieve staple status in my stash, as well? Only one way to find out:

What’s In CeraVe Eye Repair Cream?

NIACINAMIDE TO.. EVERYTHING

Oh, niacinamide, let me count the ways I love thee:

  • It hydrates skin: It’s more effective than petrolatum at preventing water loss
  • It soothes skin: It alleviates the symptoms of rosacea and irritations
  • It lightens skin: It reduces dark spots, blotchiness (redness) and sallowness (yellowing)
  • It helps treat wrinkles: Preliminary research shows it can boost the production of skin-firming collagen
  • It treats acne: Its effects are similar to those of 1% clindamycin gel

Niacinamide, aka Vitamin B3, is an one-stop shop for all your skincare woes. I’m glad to see it’s the second ingredient in CeraVe Eye Repair Cream. That’s more than enough to moisturise skin and keep it young.

Related: Why You Should Add Niacinamide To Your Skincare Routine

CERAMIDES TO REPAIR YOUR SKIN’S PROTECTIVE BARRIER

Like niacinamide, ceramides are underrated ingredients no one cares about – yet, without them your skin wouldn’t be the same.

Ceramides are oily waxes (“cera” means wax in Latin) that make up the glue that holds skin cells together (together with fatty acids, cholesterol, etc).

In other words, ceramides strengthen your protective barrier. Here’s the deal: when your protective barrier is damaged, moisture gets out and germs & other irritants get in. Cue dryness, irritations and inflammation.

Ceramides fill in the holes in your barrier, making it healthy and strong again. They nourish dry skin, get rid of dry patches, and even heal bleeding cracks (ouch!).

Don’t wait for things to get that bad. Using ceramides when your protective barrier’s intact makes it stronger and better able to withstand attacks from the sun, winds, pollutants and other enemies, so it doesn’t get damaged in the first place.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has 3 different types of ceramides – sooo moisturising.

Related: Are Ceramides The Key To Healthy Skin?

HYALURONIC ACID TO HYDRATE SKIN

Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet. Literally.

It works by attracting moisture into the skin and binding it there. It’s so powerful, it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. 

Can you image how hydrated your skin is with all that extra moisture? It becomes softer to the touch, plumped so much your wrinkles look smaller (for a little while), and glows.

FYI, hyaluronic acid isn’t the only moisture magnet in CeraVe Eye Repair Cream. Glycerin gives it a helping hand.

Related: Why You Should Add Hyaluronic Acid To Your Skincare Routine – No Matter Your Skin Type


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Texture

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream has just the right consistency: it’s not so light it won’t moisturise dry skin, but not so thick it’ll give you milia seeds.

Fragrance

It’s fragrance-free.

How To Use It

After serums, but before moisturiser. Pat on a tiny amount on the eye area with your ring finger. It’s the gentlest.

Performance & Personal Opinion

I’m very impressed with its moistruizing properties. Now the colder season is here, I need a cream that helps my skin withstand the low temperatures and all the havoc they wreak.

CeraVe Eye Repair Cream does the job well. When I put it on in the morning, my skin feels softer and my wrinkles look smaller. Thanks hyaluronic acid & co for filling them in.

Best part, my skin stays like that for most of the day. At no time, I feel my skin getting drier or just uncomfortably tight. If you’re using a lightweight moisturiser but feel like your drier undereye area needs a little extra moisture, this is a great option to consider.

But I can’t say it did anything for my dark circles. Pretty much every eye cream claims to help you reduce them, but I haven’t found one I can say works 100%.

cerave eye repair cream

Who Is This For?

If your eye area is drier than the rest of the face, you’ll need this.

Who Is This NOT For?

If your eye area isn’t drier than the rest of your face, you can use your face moisturiser there too.

Packaging

A white tube with blue accents. Sleek and practical.

Does CeraVe Eye Repair Cream Live Up To Its Claims?

CLAIMTRUE?
Suitable for all skin types, our non-greasy, fast-absorbing, fragrance-free eye cream also contains three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, plus patented MVE Delivery Technology that releases of moisture for prolonged skin hydration.True.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream features a Marine & Botanical Complex to help brighten the entire eye area. It doesn’t have much of a brightening effect.

Price & Availability

$15.99/£11.00 at Dermstore, Feel Unique, Ulta and Walmart

Do You Need It?

If your eye area is drier than the rest of your face, this is a great option to consider.

Dupes & Alternatives

Ingredients

Purified Water, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Propanediol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Jojoba Esters, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-Ii, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc Citrate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Tocopherol, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sorbitol, Triethanolamine, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tetrasodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum