Developed with Dermatologists
Since the Start

Dermatologists have been essential to CeraVe since our start. Our vision to develop the new standard in skincare began by partnering with leading expert dermatologists to form a deep, ongoing partnership that goes beyond consultation. Their expertise ensures that every CeraVe product is crafted with professional knowledge and an unwavering commitment to skin health.

Our commitment to dermatologists is not just a part of our history; it's a promise we keep in every product.

The Truth About CeraVe

Watch our SuperBowl spotlight to get the facts about CeraVe and Michael Cera.
Michael Cera..Ve?
How did the Michael rumors get into the world in the first place? Was it his bootlegged bottles? His slinging cream? His Bobbi interview? Who’s to say, really.

Meet the Real MVPs of CeraVe

CeraVe's moisturizers are developed with dermatologists to support healthy-looking skin and maintain the skin's protective barrier.

  • 1. Cream
  • 2. Lotion
  • 1. Cream

    Barrier-restoring moisturizing cream

    Moisturizing Cream

    Moisturizing Cream

    A compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness and itching—and aggravate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. A moisturizing cream can help reinforce the skin barrier with hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, or a ceramide cream that replenishes essential skin barrier components.

    CeraVe Moisturizing Cream acts as both by effectively hydrating as it helps restore the skin’s protective barrier. Developed with dermatologists and ideal for dry and very dry skin on the face and body, this rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizing cream features three essential Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid and the patented time-release MVE Delivery Technology for all-day hydration. Suitable for sensitive skin, this oil-free and fragrance-free ceramide cream also helps the skin hold on to moisture while improving its look and feel.

    Sizes available: 57 g, 227 g, 453 g, 539 g

  • 2. Lotion

    Oil-free moisturizer with hyaluronic acid

    Moisturizing Lotion

    For Normal to Dry Skin

    Finding the right products for your skincare routine should come down to a few easy steps. Besides cleansing, a daily moisturizer is essential. We recommend looking for ingredients like Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid to help maintain skin’s protective barrier.

    CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that helps hydrate and restore skin natural barrier. Formulated with three essential Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, this moisturizing lotion features patented time-release MVE Technology for all-day hydration.

    Sizes available: 355 ml, 473 ml, 562 ml

CeraVe by Michael Cera? Not Today Not ever

About Michael Cera claiming to develop CeraVe. Maybe it’s because he has baby-soft skin and we share a name. Maybe it’s because he signed CeraVe bottles and went on interviews saying things like “you put two and two together...” Or maybe it's part of our latest campaign. Who’s to say, really?

Whatever the reason, it is not true. The ‘cera’ in our name stands for the 3 essential ceramides. So while we are huge Michael fans, he did not develop CeraVe. Dermatologists did. And in the skincare world, Dermatologists are the real celebrities.


  • Our products are formulated with a blend of three essential ceramides (ceramides 1, 3, and 6-II), fatty acids, and other lipids to keep skin bouncy and soft.
  • Our revolutionary MultiVesicular Emulsion Delivery Technology (MVE) helps maintain skin’s hydration all day by releasing ingredients continuously over 24 hours
  • Available at most major retail outlets, CeraVe dermatologist-approved skincare products are an accessible option for those who want high-quality products without a prescription

What it Means to be Developed with Dermatologists

From our inception, dermatologists have been integral to the CeraVe story. Our journey began with a vision to create a new standard in skincare, guided by the expertise of leading skin experts. Dermatologists' insights into skin health and their understanding of skin conditions like eczema, acne, and dry skin have been vital in shaping our portfolio.

Our pledge to work with dermatologists is not just a part of our history; it's a promise we renew with every product we create.

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