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CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum - 1 fl oz - image 1 of 4
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$13.59 sale price when purchased online
$16.99 list price

About this item

Highlights

  • "• Reduces the appearance of post-acne marks and pores
  • • With 3 essential ceramides help restore the protective skin barrier
  • • Improves skin smoothness
  • • Non-comedogenic, paraben-free and fragrance-free formula for healthy looking skin
  • • Developed with dermatologists"

Description

Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Retinol Face Serum is formulated - with 3 important ceramides, encapsulated retinol, and licorice root extract to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks and pores. This lightweight, fast-absorbing face serum, with encapsulated retinol and licorice root extract, not only reduces acne marks but also helps brighten, improve skin texture and resurface the skin. Gentle skin care formula, with ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II, helps restore the protective skin barrier, while MVE® Technology provides a controlled release of ingredients. Skin appears refined, with a healthy appearance.

Scent: Unscented
Health Facts: Contains Licorice, Contains Retinol, Contains Ceramides
Product Form: Serum
Beauty Purpose: Color Correction, Tone Correction, Skin Texture Improvement, Damage Repair
Recommended Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Oily, Sensitive, Dry, Mature
Net weight: 1 fl oz (US)
Features: Dermatologist Tested
TCIN: 76545879
UPC: 3606000512276
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-8192
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Ingredients:

aqua/water, propanediol, dimethicone, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, niacinamide, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, hydrogenated lecithin, potassium phosphate, ceramide np, ceramide ap, ceramide eop, carbomer, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, dimethiconol, lecithin, sodium citrate, retinol, sodium hyaluronate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, cholesterol, phenoxyethanol, alcohol, isopropyl myristate, caprylyl glycol, citric acid, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, pentylene glycol, phytosphingosine, xanthan gum, polysorbate 20, ethylhexylglycerin (code f.i.l. d233672/1)

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.9606 inches length x 2.2835 inches width x 1.4173 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.15 pounds

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Q: what percentage of retinol is in this serum?

submitted by chara - 2 years ago
  • A: Found this on the web but cannot guarantee accuracy. "The Resurfacing Retinol Serum contains 32 ingredients. This CeraVe serum retinol percentage is 0.3% encapsulated retinol..."

    submitted bySadiesmom - 1 year ago
  • A: Agree about the garbage response from Cerave for % of retinol! Fortunately there are other companies that do disclose that info. DO BETTER CERAVE!!

    submitted byReneeMI - 11 months ago
  • A: @Cerave Product Expert, in a product advertised as a Retinol Serum, Retinal should be an ACTIVE ingredient with the % disclosed

    submitted byDocrp - 10 months ago
  • A: This is a garbage response! Retinol percentages should be disclosed to customers.

    submitted byDevInWI - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for your inquiry. Except for active ingredients, information regarding the function and percentage of specific ingredients in our products is proprietary. If you would like more information regarding this subject, please visit www.cosmeticsinfo.org. This website contains safety information about cosmetic products, their ingredients and how they are tested and regulated. We hope this helps!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: how many times can i use this in a day? once a day at night?

submitted by m - 8 months ago
  • A: Hey M, Great question! Retinol skincare products are best to use at night when you rest! Apply this Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face serum at night after washing your face and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Don't forget to always apply SPF in the day time to protect your skin. For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 8 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey M, Great question! Retinol skincare products are best to use at night when you rest! Apply this Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face serum at night after washing your face and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Don't forget to always apply SPF in the day time to protect your skin. If you are new to using retinol, we recommend you start slowly, using two-three times a week and then gradually work your way up to every night. We hope this information has been helpful and that you will use CeraVe Products with great success!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this be use during the day? Its says twice a day but not sure if am would be okay?

submitted by Jess - 10 months ago
  • A: Hey Jess, Great question! Retinol products are used best when you rest! We recommend to use the Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum just at night and always follow up with a SPF in the daytime. If this is your first time using a retinol product, start slow and build your tolerance up! For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 10 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Jess, Great question! Retinol products are used best when you rest! We recommend to use the Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum just at night and always follow up with a SPF in the daytime. If you have not used Retinol before we recommend using once or twice a week and then gradually building up to every other night. We hope this information has been helpful and that you will try our products soon!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: I have very large pores and over the years used many products that claim to minimize them but never do what makes this product work better then the rest and does it have proven results?

submitted by Inquiry - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for inquiring about our Resurfacing Retinol Serum. Our formula contains encapsulated retinol to help resurface your skin, plus licorice root extract to help brighten your skin’s appearance. In addition, it's formulated with 3 essential ceramides that work together to lock in skins moisture and help restore your skin’s protective barrier, along with soothing niacinamide. MVE technology encapsulates ceramides to ensure efficient delivery within the skin’s barrier and slow release over time. Supporting your protective skin barrier, long after you’ve finish applying. We hope you give it a try for yourself!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hello! The CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum works thanks to 3 essential ceramides to helps restore the protective skin barrier to reduce the appearance of post-acne marks and pores. We hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: hi there. can this be used am and pm? or just pm? thanks!

submitted by Brooke - 2 years ago
  • A: You should not use retinol during the day because it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.

    submitted byA - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using our Resurfacing Retinol Serum twice a day for best results. We hope this helps!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this affect hormones at all?

submitted by lngearpro - 2 months ago
  • A: Hello! Thank you for your interest in Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum. The L'Oréal Group, which includes CeraVe, is committed to upholding the highest standards of safety for all the products it makes and sells. For over 100 years, we have adhered to the most rigorous standards for product safety so that our consumers can purchase and use our products with complete confidence. All the brands of the L'Oréal Group are in full compliance with the requirements for safety in the more than 130 countries in which our products are sold, as well as with FDA regulations and the European Union Cosmetic Regulations. Every product formulation that the L'Oréal Group manufactures for its brands is screened and tested for safety before it is marketed to consumers. The L'Oréal Group confidently and proudly stands behind each and every product that we sell, and we pledge that we will always uphold the highest standards of safety for our consumers around the world.

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 2 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product oil free?

submitted by Marilyn - 5 months ago
  • A: Hello! We appreciate you reaching out about Skin Renewing Retinol Serum. This product does not claim to be oil-free, however it is non-comedogenic and fragrance-free. We hope this information helps and you give it a try!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: How about this product?

submitted by Wonderful - 7 months ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for reaching out about our Resurfacing Retinol Serum. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum helps smooth your skin's texture by reducing the appearance of post-acne marks, minimizing the look of pores and improving your skin’s surface. Our formula contains encapsulated retinol to help resurface your skin, plus licorice root extract to help brighten your skin’s appearance. In addition, it's formulated with 3 essential ceramides that work together to lock in skins moisture and help restore your skin’s protective barrier, along with soothing niacinamide. MVE technology encapsulates ceramides to ensure efficient delivery within the skin’s barrier and slow release over time. Supporting your protective skin barrier, long after you’ve finish applying. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, our resurfacing serum helps restore your even skin tone and promote a healthy-looking complexion.

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 7 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Will this help fade sun damage / spots too? Also is it okay to use it after using a 3% glycolic acid toner (L'oreal), and then a moisturizer? Thanks!

submitted by AmazingC - 9 months ago
  • A: Hello AmazingC, Thank you for your interest in CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum - 1 fl oz. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum helps smooth your skin's texture by reducing the appearance of post-acne marks, minimizing the look of pores and improving your skin’s surface. This product should not be used in the same session with a product containing Glycolic Acid. This product also does not make the claim specifically to help fade sun damage and dark spots. We hope this information has been helpful and that you will try our products soon!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 9 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product vegan?

submitted by Jelly - 10 months ago
  • A: Hi There! Thank you for asking about our Resurfacing Retinol Serum. This product is vegan. Acne marks and uneven skin tone can be constant reminders of breakouts, even after your acne is under control. An effective way to reduce the appearance of acne marks (also called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) and visible pores is by using a gentle, yet effective resurfacing serum that works to refine your skin without compromising its protective barrier.

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

CeraVe Acne-Prone Skin Routine

About the collection
An effective skincare regimen is essential for healthy looking skin, especially if you're concerned about acne. CeraVe is the #1 dermatologist-recommended moisturizer brand*, and our products for acne-prone skin promote a clear complexion without dryness or flaking while helping to maintain the skin’s barrier with three essential ceramides.

*#1 recommended non-OTC moisturizer brand for acne-prone skin. Source: IQVIA, ProSource Survey, 11/1/2019-10/31/2020.
View CeraVe Acne-Prone Skin Routine collection
4.6 out of 5 stars with 2091 reviews
86% would recommend
350 recommendations
Improves Skin Texture: 4.42 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.46 out of 5
Moisturizing: 3.96 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4.26 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.73 out of 5

Noticeable difference!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
flowers1013 - 3 days ago
I notice my skin brighter and clearer ever since I started using this retinol! There is an adjustment period but do what works best for yourself. I first cleanse, then dry, toner, then retinol and finally moisturize.
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Review

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dry - 4 days ago
This is actually the first review I have ever written. I like this serum. It didn’t break me out like other retinols (differin). I have acne prone dry skin. I started using this product by using it every other day. I put cerave moisturizer on first let it sit then the retinol then moisturizer again. And if my skin looks drier i stop using it for a day or two. It has definitely helped with healing my hyperpigmentation and preventing future breakouts
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 3 out of 5
Moisturizing: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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The best!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Liz - 6 days ago, Verified purchaser
I never write reviews but this needed one! It’s the best ret I’ve ever tried. I saw improvement in my skin within the first 3 days. My face is soft and my tone is even. It made the redness in my face go away overnight! I will say that I have to take a 1 day break throughout the week because my face does become dry but it’s worth it because this is so so good! I’ve tried other ret and this is the only one I would recommend. I’ve been using a really hydrating moisturizer after I use it so if you have dry skin you might want to do that as well!
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
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Broke out

1 out of 5 stars
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Desert Rose - 14 days ago, Verified purchaser
I really wanted to like this product. Unfortunately, my face broke out every time I used it.
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 11 days ago
Hi There! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with our CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call anytime between 9 AM to 5:30 PM ET at 888-768-2915 for assistance. We are Looking forward to speaking with you. It would be helpful if you could have the product available when you call.
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
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Good

4 out of 5 stars
codydport11 - 17 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Made my skin more clear smells pretty good has a smooth texture good bottle a little expensive for what it is would recommend to get clear skin for sure
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Good

4 out of 5 stars
alexandreat - 18 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This serum is easy to apply. Great beginning retinol and at an affordable price as well. It has helped my skin a lot and will continue to repurchase!
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Good

4 out of 5 stars
pamelas276 - 19 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
One of my favorite retinols! Really lightweight and hydrating! A little pricey though!! Good if u want a delicate retinol that works !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good First Retinol

5 out of 5 stars
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RoseE - 21 days ago, Verified purchaser
I started using a retinol to help reduce the discoloration and texture of my acne scars and I think this is a really good product to start using as a first retinol. While the percentage isn't disclosed, it doesn't cause skin peeling or irritation that stronger retinol can in first-time users. I have really sensitive skin, and besides a bit of temporary burning the first few times I used it, I haven't had any bad side effects. I think the added ingredients like licorice root also really help enhance the effectiveness of the retinol. I started using a few products at the same time, so I can't say this one thing reduced my acne and scarring, but it helped in combination with my other new products.
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 4 out of 5
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Love this!

5 out of 5 stars
Jessie - 21 days ago
originally posted on cerave.com
I just love the look of my skin after using this! Definitely brighter.
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No Regrets

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Love this - 22 days ago, Verified purchaser
I don’t ever write reviews on skincare, but I am amazed at what this product has done for my skin. I have struggled with acne, I looked like a zombie most of the time with the way my skin tone was, I had uneven texture in places… all of that has improved significantly over the weeks I have been using this serum. It’s not perfect, I don’t expect it to ever be, but it’s the best my skin has looked in a very long time. Take note, these types of products take some time to show results. I did have a bit of the “gets worse before it gets better” but I expected that and as soon as it “got better” it was amazing how quickly my skin adjusted.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
Moisturizing: 4 out of 5
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Good

4 out of 5 stars
Bala - 25 days ago
originally posted on cerave.com
"The packaging color of my recent purchase appears slightly darker compared to the previous one, despite both being made in the US." Which one is the original????
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Packaging Color Difference

4 out of 5 stars
Bala - 26 days ago
originally posted on cerave.com
What is packaging color of this product...on my recent purchase I've noticed the packaging color is little darker than the previous one. Both are made in US.
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Cost effective

5 out of 5 stars
nawida - 26 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Good introduction into retinol. The container is sturdy and easy to use. I recommend starting off using it every other night at first and with it sandwiched between some heavy moisturizer. Works great
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Greta product and brand

5 out of 5 stars
laurenm865 - 29 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It works great. I have sensitive skin and it really has made a big difference in my face. It has shrunken my pores and helped out with my acne! This is not the first retinol I’ve tried and this one is by far my favorite! It last a while for being such a small bottle. It makes me want to try more from this brand!
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Smell, Packaging, Effective and Nice Scent

5 out of 5 stars
azizaa15 - 30 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Great product! I love the design and the effectiveness is noticeable but you have to have patience. got rid of a good bit of my acne scars. i love that you don’t need a lot of product a tiny amount is enough. The smell isn’t medicine-like it smells like most any skincare but not strong like some are. no complaints..except the price.
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Does wonders for big pores and acne got to try it!!

5 out of 5 stars
kaitlynnb18 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I’ve been using this product for about a month and let me tell you it’s done wonders for me! I really should have took a before and after picture of my results bc they are just phenomenal! My pores are smaller I’ve noticed less break outs! It’s a very thin hydrating fast absorbing serum! I’ve been wanting to try a retinol serum for a while and I heard that this one was fragrance free which a lot of the ones I had heard of weren’t and I was so excited when I heard that this product is unscented! Beautiful amazing product you have to try it!
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It's okay

4 out of 5 stars
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Emmybearrxo - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
This retinol is gentle on the skin. With regular use I noticed a small difference with very fine wrinkles but I didn’t see much else change in regard to dark spots or pore size. I am needing something that has a bit more power than this so I probably won’t buy it again but I do think this is good for beginners who are wanting to start a retinol regimen and then branch out if they need something a bit stronger and more effective.
Moisturizing: 3 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
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Expiration details

1 out of 5 stars
Brinda - 1 month ago
originally posted on cerave.com
Ok you guys didn’t understand the question properly that I asked earlier, I know if unopened your product is good for 3 years but what if it is opened what is the expiration after actually I started using it
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month ago
Hi there, thank you for reaching out! The Resurfacing Retinol Serum can be used up to 12-month once opened. It should be stored at normal room temperature, during which it will retain its integrity and perform as expected.
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great for large pores!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kaylee - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I have really visible pores on my cheeks and this dramatically minimized them in less than a week. I also feel like my skin is a lot less dull! I’ve used more expensive serums before and this one works better than any that I have tried, I’m impressed!!
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Amazing results!

5 out of 5 stars
Donna83 - 1 month ago
originally posted on cerave.com
My skin is pretty normal but with texture issues and current perimenopausal breakouts. I've been using other well known brands of retinol for years with no results. I bought this because I was looking specifically for something to help with my texture. Well, within a week of using this the texture issues on my left cheek literally disappeared! I can't stop touching my face, it's so soft and smooth! My boyfriend even noticed the improvement in my skin. I've had texture issues for years and only wish I found this product sooner. My other retinol is going in the trash and this is going to be my new holy grail. I also just got the SA cleanser. Neither of these products have dried out my normal to dry sensitive skin either.
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