Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Serum

Based on 225 reviews

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  • Great for acne scars
  • Helps reduce pigmentation
  • Lightens dark spots
  • Sensitive to products
  • Works for sensitive skin


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Noticeably effective.
Great product for over 65 age skin. Mild but effective.
2 years ago
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[Before & After] 1 Year of College Acne
CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol: I had some scarring and hyper pigmentation after all my acne. After my skin normalized and I wasn't breaking out everyday, I started using this every other night.
I finally tried retinol in my 40s — and I wish I'd done it sooner
“I like that it contains niacinamide and licorice root, effective anti-inflammatory agents that help improve the tolerability of a retinol, along with ceramides, which are critical to maintaining the skin barrier and preventing water loss,” Young said. “Plus, it doesn’t feel gritty or pasty like other retinol products, and one pump is the perfect dosage for the entire face.”Adding this anti-aging ingredient to my skincare regime was an easy and inexpensive beauty move
3 months ago
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100% Recommended!
I swear by anything from cerave, but especially this serum. I suffered from terrible acne for my entire adult life and after undergoing a very harsh treatment with my dermatologist, the acne disappeared but I was left with deep scars, dry skin (it was oily before), ultra sensitivity to pretty much a...
Josie Santos
2 years ago
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[Routine Help] Spironolactone worked wonders on my acne, now how do I get rid of all this leftover scarring?
If you haven't tried retinol, CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol is a great intro. Its probably had the most effect on my skin and scars than any product I've tried.
Dermatologist Reviews CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum | Dr. Jenny Liu
Although this product is really marketed towards individuals who are struggling with acne scars and post acne marks because of the ingredients, I think it's a great product. A retinal product if you are looking for one to improve signs of aging all around. Whether you're treating acne marks or just looking for a good retinol to use as a prevention or as your anti-aging retinol, that's it guys
Dr. Jenny Liu
1 month ago
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Great product!
I don’t know WHY no one suggested I use a retinol product before. My skin is so smooth and even after just a couple weeks of using this serum.
2 years ago
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Finally, the right retinol product!!!
Oh my gosh! This is the holy frail! I've been using Cerave products for several months and added in argereline with matrixyl recently. I have been so on the fence about retinol because of the difficulty finding the right balance it requires to do it's job and walk the tightrope of adding enough mois...
Very pleased
3 years ago
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My skin is looking GREAT!
Lovely feel; saw results within three days. Using it every night. No dryness or redness or tenderness. Definitely will buy again.
2 years ago
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[Product Question] looking for an effective retinol at an affordable price point. Any feedback on LaRoche-Posay? Or any other product recs? (More details in comments)
Another good one and often recommended by derms is Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Serum. Also super affordable and easy to get at Shoppers Drug Mart.


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