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$16.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • [ POST ACNE MARKS SERUM ] Helps address the aftermath of adult acne by visibly reducing the appearance of post-acne marks
  • [ VISIBLY REDUCES IMPERFECTIONS ] Formulated with Encapsulated Retinol, this serum helps skin look brighter, smoother, and more even-toned
  • [ PORE MINIMIZING EFFECTS ] Helps to reduce the appearance of pores and refines skin's texture over time
  • [ HEALTHY-LOOKING SKIN ] Leaves skin with a refined and healthy appearance
  • [ GENTLE ON SKIN ] Fragrance free, paraben free, non-comedogenic

Description

Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Retinol Face Serum is formulated - with 3 essential ceramides, encapsulated retinol, and licorice root extract - reduces the appearance of post-acne marks and pores. This lightweight, fast-absorbing face serum, with encapsulated retinol and licorice root extract, helps brighten and resurface the skin. Gentle formula, with ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II, helps restore the protective skin barrier while MVE® Technology provides 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: This is a garbage response! Retinol percentages should be disclosed to customers.

    submitted byDevInWI - 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 - 9 months 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
  • A: @Cerave Product Expert, in a product advertised as a Retinol Serum, Retinal should be an ACTIVE ingredient with the % disclosed

    submitted byDocrp - 9 months ago

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

submitted by m - 7 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. 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 - 7 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. 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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 5 days 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 - 5 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product oil free?

submitted by Marilyn - 4 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 - 4 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: How about this product?

submitted by Wonderful - 6 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 - 5 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 - 8 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 - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product vegan?

submitted by Jelly - 8 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 - 8 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 2039 reviews
86% would recommend
341 recommendations
Improves Skin Texture: 4.45 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.48 out of 5
Moisturizing: 3.97 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4.27 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.74 out of 5

good but do research

4 out of 5 stars
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meow - 13 days ago, Verified purchaser
The directions say to use it daily and to avoid the eyes, but dermatologists recommend using retinol at night and to actually use it on your eyes since the skin is thin and ages more
Smoothens Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Moisturizing: 4 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4 out of 5
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The most important part of my skincare routine

5 out of 5 stars
rachelelaines - 13 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
CeraVe retinol CHANGED MY LIFE. I’m not exaggerating when I say that. This was recommended to me by a friend, and also my first experience with retinol. I’m on my second bottle now and my skin is insanely clearer and free of fine lines. The first bottle lasted for several months with every day application. It’s an affordable price, I really can’t rave about it enough!
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Gentle but effective

5 out of 5 stars
madiwenner - 15 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This serum is so gentle on my skin but effective in giving me a glowing shine. I’ve noticed my fine lines disappearing and my skin becoming more bouncy and hydrated.
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Light and Effective

5 out of 5 stars
caitlind72 - 18 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Very light feel and works better the more you use it. It doesn’t cause irritation. I love the pump and the size of the bottle. Worth the money I spent. I would advise to use it how it says and don’t rush the results. It does work but takes time.
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second bottle !

5 out of 5 stars
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isa - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
my second bottle and my holy grail i add into my skincare routine pm 3 times a week and building to do everyday ! it’s such a good and fast working serum that brightens your skin and gets rid of hyperpigmentation, not irritating or strong. make sure to apply it to a dry face and then let it soak in for about 30 minutes then go in with moisturizer! thank me later. THE BEST.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Good fo begginers

4 out of 5 stars
karinal170 - 20 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I’ve been using it for a while alike my Dermatologist recommended this retinol since I’m a beginner at this. I like that it does not have a strong scent. I’ve notice a difference in my skin.
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Best gift you can give your skin!

5 out of 5 stars
tazrinj1 - 20 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
if you haven’t already used this i’d suggest trying it out . At first skin might purge severely but slowly you’ll get the glass like skin.i’ve always had textured skin and uneven skin tone now my skin is so good that it’s unbelievable!Just don’t forget to use sunscreen, beware of chemical sunscreen as well! fragrance free, encapsulated and doesn’t make the skin sticky and tacky; gets absorbed very quickly.
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I like it

5 out of 5 stars
ekaterinak37 - 23 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
CeraVe Retinol Serum is a dermatologist-developed product that combines retinol with ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It aims to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and improve skin texture. Users often report effective results, but individual experiences may vary. It's crucial to start with a patch test and gradually incorporate it into your skincare routine to avoid irritation. CeraVe Retinol Serum's packaging is practical and hygienic, offering a pump dispenser for easy application. It provides good value for money given its effective retinol formula and additional beneficial ingredients. The scent is minimal, making it suitable for those sensitive to fragrance in skincare products. Overall, a solid choice for retinol skincare at an affordable price.
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Works

5 out of 5 stars
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Loretta - 26 days ago
I've tried several different creams and serums in the past, and this one definitely gives the most bang for my buck. I noticed results very quickly and have enjoyed using it. Great value.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 3 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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Wonder Serum!

5 out of 5 stars
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rwkoble - 26 days ago, Verified purchaser
Works amazing! Been using for a few weeks and my skin is so smooth! My acne has also been much better and my makeup lays on my skin beautifully. I have very sensitive skin but I could use it every night, as long as I follow up with a moisturizer.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Buy it

5 out of 5 stars
Tnny - 27 days ago, Verified purchaser
Great product. One of the best retinols I’ve used. Use in moderation.
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Lightly

5 out of 5 stars
liudmylal6 - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I recently tried the Cerave Retinol Serum, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations in several ways.While slightly higher in price compared to some other retinol serums on the market, I believe the quality and effectiveness of this product justify the cost. A little goes a long way with this serum, and considering the visible results it delivers, it's definitely worth the investment in my skincare routine. Overall, I highly recommend Cerave Retinol Serum to anyone looking to address signs of aging, improve skin texture, and achieve a more youthful complexion. It's become a staple in my skincare regimen, and I look forward to continuing to enjoy its benefits in the long term.The serum comes in a sleek and hygienic pump bottle, which makes it easy to dispense the right amount of product without any wastage. The opaque packaging also helps to protect the retinol from light and air, ensuring its stability and efficacy over time.
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Does its job perfectly.

5 out of 5 stars
juliab602 - 30 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
A truly effective serum. Suitable for sensitive skin. a bottle with a pump, which very well extends the shelf life of retinol. Nice texture, slightly moisturizing. Overall, this is a great budget retinol.
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Hydrating

4 out of 5 stars
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Sav - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve been using for a few weeks. Seems very hydrating but haven’t noticed a huge difference in my skin.
Reduces Acne: 3 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 3 out of 5
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Amazing serum!!

5 out of 5 stars
Lina777 - 1 month ago
originally posted on cerave.com
This product is amazing!! I’ve been suffering with break outs on one side of my face for a few months now, which have also left horrible scars! I’ve used this serum for 2 weeks now and the results are incredible! I can’t believe how quickly it helped clear my spots and also make my skin less bumpy! The scars are considerably a lot less visible and I can’t wait to see the final result!
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Seems to work

4 out of 5 stars
andreai81 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have used this product for about a week now, and I definitely notice that my acne scarring and some of my more recent acne is fading. I use this nightly before bed in combination with a moisturizer and I wake up with such soft skin! The bottle is tiny, so I am hoping it lasts at least a month to make it worth the money.
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On my third bottle!

5 out of 5 stars
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SavannahJ - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I have used this religiously every night and I am now on my third bottle. It has improved my 31 year old skin so much - I love it. My skin is so smooth and even toned now.
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Helps with acne

5 out of 5 stars
jerim11 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product has also helped me a lot when it comes to acne. I use it at night. It’s also scent free. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s also very effective. Doesn’t make my skin dry
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Helped acne scars

4 out of 5 stars
kayleighj51 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I like this serum. The bottle is very tiny so just beware. This product has helped get rid of some acne scars but it can take a long time. I used the serum every night for about 2 month before I saw a difference.
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Incorporate this into your nightly skincare routine- you will not regret💗

5 out of 5 stars
mallorym103 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Everyone needs a retinol in their skincare routine. I find that this has the same effects, yet at a lower cost than others ❤️ it the perfect hydrating and protective barrier of moisturizer. LOVE IT!
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