As you know if you read my other posts, I deal with horrible hyperpigmentation (dark spots). I try not to let it get me down too much but I definitely do want them to fade.
I have tried many products over the years to get them to fade with little to no results. This CeraVe serum product is something I have been using for a few weeks now. If you want to know if it is working for me, read on!
The CeraVe company
This company makes many products for different concerns and skin types. Everything is developed with help from dermatologists. The company offers cleansers (face and body), moisturizers (face and body), serums, sunscreens and baby products.
All of their products have three ceramides in them which help with the moisturization of the skin. They are also all fragrance free.
The Resurfacing Retinol Serum
This is a creamy serum that was created to help even out skin tones, fade spots and improve the texture of the skin. To do this, it contains the following active ingredients:
- Licorice root: This contains properties that make it act as an anti-inflammatory and skin lightening agent. You can find it in other skincare products, powder form, liquid form and capsules.
- Niacinamide: This evens out skin tones, fades hyperpigmentation, improves texture and helps reduce oil production. You can find this in other skincare products, powder form, tablets and capsules.
- Retinol- This reduces signs of aging, improves texture and evens skin tones. You can find it in many other skincare products.
This serum should be used after cleansing and up to two times a day. Sunscreen is recommended.
It is sold in 1 ounce pump-top bottles for around $17.
What I think about it
Finding an effective hyperpigmentation treatment is very important to me. After I felt I was wasting my time with the retinol lotion from Belei, I decided to try and find another one that might actually work.
I came across this retinol serum by CeraVe and was excited to try it. The following is what made me buy it:
- It has licorice root in it: I knew from my research a while back that this can really help to fade dark spots. To me, having this included with the retinol meant that it could work better than only have the retinol in there would.
- It has niacinamide in it: I liked that this was in there because it adds extra hyperpigmentation and texture improvement power to the serum. The texture of my skin needs a lot of help too.
- It is fragrance-free: I need products to be fragrance-free due to my husband’s allergies so I was glad this one is.
I ended up buying it and have been putting it on every night for about eight weeks now.
Sadly during this eight week time period, I have seen absolutely no difference in my skin. I do not know if it has not been long enough… but how long do I have to wait? Years, for anything to work?
It is so frustrating to me.
During this time I have also had forehead zits which is unusual for my face. That coupled with it not doing anything for my hyperpigmentation means it is not something I will be purchasing again.
Now, just because it did not work for me does not mean it will not work for someone else. It obviously works for a lot of people if you go by the reviews on Amazon.
I really wish it would have worked for me!
I need to find something else now
Right now I do not have a night-time serum with any actives in it to use. I am back to just using organic aloe vera gel after cleansing.
I will keep trying to figure out a product for the evening and not give up hope. There has got to be something out there that will help my situation!
If any of you reading this know of some products I can use to help my bad hyperpigmentation, let me know!
2021 update: The exact product does not appear to be around anymore. Below is another CerAve retinol serum that is like it:
Thanks for reading!
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