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CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum - 1 fl oz

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$19.99 when purchased online

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: @Cerave Product Expert, in a product advertised as a Retinol Serum, Retinal should be an ACTIVE ingredient with the % disclosed

    submitted byDocrp - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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
  • A: FYI, Neutrogena labels the percent quantity of retinol.

    submitted byWhy not - 2 days ago

Q: Hello! If I use differin in the morning is it ok to then use this Cerave retinol at night? Thank you!

submitted by Bobbie - 1 month ago
  • A: Hello Bobbie, Thank you for your interest in our CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum - 1 fl oz ! It is safe to use Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face serum at night. We recommend to introduce it slowly into your skincare routine first, using every other night for the first 2 weeks to see how your skin responds and then gradually working up to nightly use. When using any Retinol products, we strongly suggest that you use sunscreen during the day. We hope this information has been helpful and that you can use our products with great success!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 month ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Bobbie, Great question! It is safe to use Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Face serum at night. We recommend to introduce it slowly into your skincare routine first, to see how your skin reacts. 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 - 1 month ago
    Brand expert

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

submitted by m - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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: Can this be used with the Differing Benzoyl peroxide cleanser?

submitted by Sandra - 24 days ago
  • A: Hey Sandra, Great question! Using benzoyl peroxide and retinol can deactivate one another when used together. We recommend to alternate nights when using Benzoyl Peroxide and Retinol. 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 - 24 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: Does this affect hormones at all?

submitted by lngearpro - 3 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 - 3 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this product oil free?

submitted by Marilyn - 6 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 - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: How about this product?

submitted by Wonderful - 8 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 - 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 2128 reviews
86% would recommend
354 recommendations
Improves Skin Texture: 4.38 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.42 out of 5
Moisturizing: 3.93 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 4.22 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.69 out of 5

2 weeks of nightly use!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Pianogal93 - 15 hours ago, Verified purchaser
So I’ve been using this nightly for 2 weeks. Proof is in the pics! my chin was so bad for 2 months due to stress of an upcoming move. Nothing was helping. Tried this and it started working! Bottom picture is the before, top is from today!
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 5 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
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Wont be buying again

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ktorcas - 4 days ago, Verified purchaser
Wanted to like it but the purging never stopped. Parts of my face did get smoother but one the other hand, my pores are way bigger than before I ever tried this.. not worth it imo
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 4 days ago
Hi Ktorcas. Thank you for reaching out to CeraVe regarding the Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum. We are sorry your results were not what you were expecting. We’d like to help! Please call us at 888-768-2915, M-F, 9am-5:30pm, ET and provide us with your reference #33002170. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 3 out of 5
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A Good Intro

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Allison - 10 days ago
I’m giving this 5 stars because I think it’s a good one for people with sensitive skin to start with, but like many others, I find it frustrating they don’t disclose how much retinol is actually in it. I started very slow, like you’re supposed to, and worked up to every other day. Never had any purging or anything like that but overall, I wouldn’t say my skin looks a great deal better. I’m 35 with some fine lines but this product didn’t wow me enough to repurchase. I’ll use up the rest of the bottle I have and then I plan on trying something a little stronger. Not bad and obviously it’s affordable but I’m looking to accomplish a bit more with my skin.
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 4 out of 5
Moisturizing: 5 out of 5
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Game changer!!

5 out of 5 stars
jmarx - 16 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This has changed the game for my skin!! I have been using this product for 4 months now and can’t imagine it not being in my routine. It is so so amazing. I followed the “every 3 days for 1 month, every other day for 1 month and then every day from there on out” routine and my skin did not break out or have any adverse reactions (I have oily skin and new products often make me breakout). I have noticed my fine lines going away since using. Because only a pea size amount is needed, the product lasts for very long. It is also so affordable! I will be repurchasing over and over again.
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Like

4 out of 5 stars
stephh73 - 18 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Out of all the Cerave products I use I just….. like this product. I don’t looooovvvve it like my other ones. I have been using it for almost 2 months and I dont see a big difference in my skin. It’s smooth it calmer but all my hyperpigmentation is still there and wrinkles. Maybe I need to use it longer but I’m still on the fence about it.
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Wow!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Stephanie - 24 days ago, Verified purchaser
I have been using this for 2 weeks and see a huge difference using this before my moisturizer
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this product saved my skin!

5 out of 5 stars
corriem9 - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
this product saved my skin! i had started to get acne and nothing seemed to work. after trying what felt like everything, including visits to the dermatologist, i decided to go back to the basics. using cerave cleanser, followed with a moisturizer, and this retinol at night, my skin has never looked better! there is no fragrance so you do not need to worry about it irritating your skin. would definitely recommend!
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Helps with skin blemishes

4 out of 5 stars
delaneyc43 - 28 days ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I actually got this serum to help with my keratosis pilaris (strawberry legs) and I didn’t use it much since it was a smaller bottle, but it really seemed to help. I’ve also used it to spot treat pimples.
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Good

5 out of 5 stars
Zaza - 1 month ago
originally posted on cerave.com
Good it really has helped me with my discolouration
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Good product to have

4 out of 5 stars
thiv14 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have been using it for couple months and it never seems to run out. Very quick absorption and doesn’t make your skin too dry. It has retinol so my acne’s haven’t been acting up, no bumpiness on my face for a while.
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Is very good

5 out of 5 stars
albac55 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It is an excellent product, it is absorbed quickly and does not leave your face greasy, it is not heavy, it hydrates you and helps you reduce expression lines.
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Amazing

5 out of 5 stars
heathere145 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I absolutely loved using this product! When I was consistent with using it, I noticed a huge difference in the appreciation of my skin. My dark spots are basically gone and my skin texture has improved greatly. I would recommend this to anyone trying to improve the appearance of their skin!
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Clogged my pores, ruined my skin for six months

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
JPDX - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I used this for three months, expecting that the new acne was just my skin purging. But it was not. I now have hundreds of closed comedones that are surfacing as pustules, one by one.
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 1 month ago
Hello JPDX, Thank you for sharing your experience with CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum - 1 fl oz . We’re sorry to hear that this product did not work for your skin, and we would like to assist you further. Please give us a call at: 888-768-2915 M-F 9:00am-5:30pm EST. It would be helpful if you have the product available when you call. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Moisturizing: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Improves Skin Texture: 1 out of 5
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Good

5 out of 5 stars
tashan17 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Great packaging to minimize oxidization when it comes to retinol. Includes other beneficial components but not high concentrate of retinol tho
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Cost effective!

4 out of 5 stars
karinal57 - 1 month 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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Noticeable difference!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
flowers1013 - 2 months 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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Tighter face

4 out of 5 stars
christineb320 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I actually felt a huge difference when I use this. I couldn’t find it for awhile. The packaging seems like they don’t give you alot. But ingredients are good. No scent
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Good for beginners

5 out of 5 stars
annam1145 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
A great retinol for beginners. I noticed a different within a month in my fine lines and pores. My makeup looks so much smoother now and my skin feels so soft. Make sure to only use a small amount or it will burn (lesson learned) and wear SPF during the day.
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Review

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dry - 2 months 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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AMAZING

5 out of 5 stars
ayieshaw - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This products is the key to your acne scars and texture. CeraVe has always been consistent with containing no scent and clean ingredient that’ll help repair your skin in the long run. It’s so affordable and easy to carry along your trips!
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