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Finder Beauty Fave: CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Posted: 5 June 2020 9:35 am


You need to get your hands on this super hydrating face serum that's under $30.

Winter is upon us, and besides hot chocolates and cosy loungewear, that could only mean one thing... dry skin. It can be hard to find a suitable product to combat it. I was given the chance to try CeraVe's brand new Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and here are my honest thoughts.

Never heard of the brand? Allow me to give you some background. CeraVe first appeared on Aussie land back in March 2019. The cult US brand was developed with dermatologists to create an affordable line that delivers healthy and beautiful-looking skin.

But how? CeraVe knows the importance of skin ceramides. The products are formulated with a patented MultiVesicular Emulsion (MVE) Technology and three essential skin-identical ceramides. There are no parabens or sulfates, and the brand has a Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association.

The quick verdict

Why is it good? This serum provides you with 24-hour hydration for an affordable price.

How much is it? RRP $29.99 for 30mL

Where to buy it: Chemist Warehouse

The CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum promises to deliver replenishing hydration, locking in moisture for a total of 24 hours. It's designed to combat dry skin and promote a super smooth and supple complexion.

While it definitely delivers on all these points, you're probably wondering how it actually works.

You can thank the superhero ingredient, hyaluronic acid. It prevents trans-epidermal water loss and maintains the skin's natural hydration.

Combine hyaluronic acid with CeraVe's unique MVE Technology and the three essential skin-identical ceramides, and you've got yourself a bangin' face serum. This product doesn't just hydrate, but it actually restores the skin's barrier.

I've been using the CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum for the past month and I'm really happy with the results. All you need is two pumps to cover your entire face and neck. I prefer to use it in the morning, as I like to apply my active ingredients in the evening.

Something I really like about this serum is the texture. Not only is it incredibly lightweight, but the cream-to-gel texture means that it absorbs super quickly into the skin. This is especially helpful if I'm in a rush, and I need to get my skincare routine done in under five minutes. There's nothing worse than having to wait for a serum to dry!

And if you needed any more convincing, you'll be pleased to know that this product is allergy tested, free from fragrance and parabens, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.


CeraVe's Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum retails at an incredibly affordable price of $30 for 30mL.

Is it worth it? 100%.

The price point is one of my favourite things (by far) about this brand. You're getting a no-fuss skincare product that actually works, for under $30.

Where to buy

The one and only Australian stockist of CeraVe is Chemist Warehouse. As the retailer is known for discounts, you should be able to pick it up at a cheaper price!

Tune in every Friday for our Finder Beauty Fave. We go hands-on to find the best beauty buys, testing out new products and old favourites to see what's really worth your money.

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