Picked up a tub of CeraVe Healing Ointment!

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CeraVe Healing Ointment

I picked up a tub of CeraVe Healing Ointment! I have a tube of Aquaphor, but it wasn’t working too well for me. It made my skin really itchy, didn’t glide on my skin easily, and didn’t help moisturize my skin that much either. Yeah, I know it’s an occlusive, but I needed something that my skin could tolerate much better. I’ve always wanted to try CeraVe Healing Ointment. I also have the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but there’s no way I can use that cream on my face. It contains ingredients that clogs pores. On my skin, it does. It could work for someone else. Everyone’s skin responds differently to products. So this ointment contains petrolatum as the main ingredient (46.5%). An effective occlusive that helps to seal in moisture into the skin. It also contains dimethicone, ceramides, cholesterol, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol. This healing ointment is just petroleum jelly with extra skin care benefits. And that’s exactly what I wanted. Also, I was curious to see if the CeraVe Healing Ointment surpasses Aquaphor or plain ol’ petroleum jelly.

This product was formulated to temporarily protect, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It contains ceramides to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. Hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture. Suitable for dry, cracked, and chafed skin. Fragrance-free and lanolin-free. It says it’s non-comedogenic (we’ll see!!), preservative-free, and dye-free.

Here’s my experience with CeraVe Healing Ointment! ☺

I started using CeraVe Healing Ointment not too long ago. About less than a week ago. I thought about using it on my face, but I decided not to. Just not yet. I’ll leave it for days when my skin ever gets irritated and red. I tried using Aquaphor and 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly during those times, and I felt like clawing my face off! With this healing ointment, I use it on sensitive areas like my eye area and neck. I have really dry skin around my eyes and my neck gets really itchy. I can’t just use anything on it. It gets irritated really fast. This healing ointment helps to seal in moisture while providing skin repairing ingredients and moisture to the skin. I’ve had no irritation from this product in those areas, and I really love it! It also helps to prevent my acne treatments from drying my eye area out or leaking down to my neck area and preventing rashes.

The healing ointment feels soft and smooth. It’s thinner compared to Aquaphor (if you have used that before) and a little bit lighter compared to pure petroleum jelly. Just a tad. Since CeraVe Healing Ointment contains other beneficial skin care ingredients besides petrolatum, it makes the product even better. I needed some extra moisture and healing properties in a petrolatum-based product. I tried using it all over my body, and it made the skin on my body feel silkier and softer. My skin felt super moisturized. But, I couldn’t continue to use it all over my body for a reason. My skin started to get itchy. It must be due to the stickiness of the product. So I think this healing ointment is really good at spot treating dry, taut, and irritated areas of the skin instead of using it as an all-over body moisturizer. It’s a nice product to have around just in case to treat skin flare-ups.

The product does come in a jar. Not sanitary at all. So I make sure to wash my hands before dipping my fingers into the jar. A spoon can be used too to scoop out the product. I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase the jar version again if I ever consider using it on my face. As you can see, I’ve been using the ointment from the seal, lol. I haven’t poked at the ointment in the jar yet, haha! Soon…

This is what the ointment looks like. It comes sealed.

CeraVe Healing Ointment

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

So far, I really like this ointment. I love that it’s not just a petrolatum skin care product. It contains other ingredients, such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It’s also fragrance-free and lanolin-free. I wonder if it’s the lanolin in Aquaphor that’s making me itchy. I’m not allergic to lanolin, by the way. Just a thought. Well, not that I know of. The only downside to the product (as of now) is that it comes in a jar. Perhaps I’ll just purchase the tube version when I finish the jar. I’m not sure how long that’s going to take because this tub of petrolatum comes in a decent size. Overall, I like it a lot more compared to Aquaphor and Pure Petroleum Jelly. It’s working!

If you’re interested in more reviews on CeraVe, click on this link!

Review: Benton PHA Peeling Gel

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Benton PHA Peeling Gel

If you missed out on my review on Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, just go to the link! After I finished my tube of Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, I decided to try out other peeling gels. Even though I liked the Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel, I was curious what else was out there. I picked up Benton PHA Peeling Gel. This peeling gel is formulated with naturally-derived cellulose to buff away dead skin cells and excess sebum from the skin. It contains PHAs, which is even more gentler compared to AHAs to leave the skin feeling exfoliated, smooth, and bright without irritation. The star ingredients in this product are cellulose, PHA (Lactobionic Acid), Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Ceramide NP, and Sodium Hyaluronate. These ingredients help to replenish moisture and soothe the skin. It’s suitable for sensitive, dry, acne-prone skin types. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance & color-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil-free, essential oil-free, and silicone-free. So I’ve been using this peeling gel for a few weeks, here are my thoughts on it! 🙂

This peeling gel is a soft white gel (see photo below). It’s very different compared to what I was using before (Beauty of Joseon Apricot Blossom Peeling Gel). When applied to the skin, it feels very gentle on the skin. Feels lightweight and moisturizing. Not drying at all. It gently sweeps away dead skin cells without being aggressive or harsh. I think gentle is what I would describe my overall experience with this peeling gel. It doesn’t irritate or burn the skin at all. I’ve used this peeling gel when my skin became super sensitive and dry. I had some flakes on my skin to remove. I experienced no irritation from it. The texture of the product is really nice. It soft and squishy. Fun to use. Cellulose rolls across the face, and you can see clumps of it while massaging it into the skin. This peeling gel is just so interesting, lol.

But, there’s one thing I don’t like about this product. When I’m massaging the product on my face, the product falls off of my face and gets everywhere. It doesn’t stick to the skin or at least stay on for the time being. It gets messy. With that in mind, make sure to use the product over the sink, so the product doesn’t get all over the floor.

As for results, it’s not bad for a gentle exfoliant that doesn’t irritate the skin. If your skin can’t handle more aggressive exfoliants, this is a good choice. When my skin needs a break from tough facial scrubs and leave-on chemical exfoliants, I use a peeling gel like this one. The ingredients in this product looks pretty good too. It contains ceramide np, sodium hyaluronate, licorice, lactobionic acid, and allantoin. So far, the results are similar to my previous peeling gel but without the tingling sensation. I think I like this one a little bit more. My skin looks and feels very soft afterwards. 🙂

The peeling gel is perfectly sealed. 😉

Benton PHA Peeling Gel

This is what Benton PHA Peeling Gel looks like. It’s so interesting…

Benton PHA Peeling Gel

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

This is a good and honestly very gentle peeling gel. A great option for sensitive skin. Even though I don’t have sensitive skin, sometimes when I use drying acne treatments, my skin gets more sensitive. I like having gentle products of this one around just in case I need to remove some dead skin cells from my face without being overly aggressive. The only gripe I have about this peeling gel is that the product rolls off of the face and gets everywhere. So I highly recommend using this product over the sink to prevent something like this from happening. Other than that, using this peeling gel was definitely nice experience. Will I purchase again? Yes! I like the soft, gentleness of the product. It’s a good thing to be kind to your skin. 🙂

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