“Acne is a common skin concern that affects millions of people both physically and emotionally,” said Derrick Booker, vice president of marketing at CeraVe. “As the number one dermatologist-recommended moisturizer brand for acne, CeraVe worked with dermatologists to develop a range of products designed to both treat acne and allow skin to heal, underscoring our mission of providing therapeutic skin care solutions for all people.”
Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser was developed to be the first step in the regimen, the company said. The cleanser is formulated with 4% benzoyl peroxide to help clear acne breakouts and prevent new acne from forming, allowing skin to heal. The formula also features hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help maintain the skin barrier, while reducing acne with less irritation.
CeraVe developed the Resurfacing Retinol Serum to serve as the second step in a regimen system. The lightweight serum with encapsulated retinol has been clinically tested to reduce the appearance of post acne marks and pores. “After use, skin tone appears visibly brighter and the skin texture is improved, helping to achieve a healthy-looking complexion,” the company said.
“Many of my patients being treated for acne also experience dryness, redness and flaking, which is why these CeraVe products are going to be gamechangers,” said board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Marchbein. “A regular skin care regimen is critical to treating acne and these gentle, yet effective products will help treat and restore the skin barrier, which is essential for healthy skin.”
Both products are non-comedogenic and contain a combination of the three ceramides — 1, 3 and 6-II — to restore the skin barrier and niacinamide to help calm the skin.
The Resurfacing Retinol Serum is currently available nationwide, and the Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser will join the line in January.
These products supplement the brand’s large portfolio of therapeutic skin care products spanning moisturizers, cleansers, serums, sunscreens and baby products. The brand also offers products specifically formulated for skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. All CeraVe products are developed with dermatologists and contain ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II, which help restore the skin barrier.