Moisturizing Cream Showdown: CeraVe vs. Yu-Be
Does your skin feel dry and dull? Do you want luminous, soft, and hydrated skin?
Moisturizing cream can transform your skin over time and give you youthful, plump, and smooth skin. Increasing your daily water intake can help internally moisturize skin in a powerful way, while a facial moisturizing cream can help externally hydrate your skin.
If you’re ready to save your skin from being worn and tired looking and you want to hydrate it, but you’re not sure how to choose the right moisturizer for your skin, sit back, relax, and learn more with our moisturizing cream showdown: Cerave vs. Yu-be.
Let’s talk CeraVe. CeraVe is one of the most popular drugstore moisturizers in the market. It’s affordable, easy-to-find, and is great for sensitive skin. It’s both hydrating and gentle.
What about Yu-Be? Yu-Be is one of the top-selling skincare brands in Japan and it uses clean ingredients, as well as a uniquely high glycerin content that promotes silky, smooth skin. Yu-Be can be bought both online, as well as in many retailers across the US, including health and beauty stores, grocery stores, health practitioner offices/clinics, beauty salons, and pharmacies.
For our product showdown today, we’re going to review each of the best moisturizing qualities of these two brands. At the end of our review, we’ll describe the ideal user for each product so that you can make the best decision for your skincare needs.
The most powerful moisturizing ingredients are hyaluronic acid, ceramides, vitamin e, vitamin c, and vitamin b2. Cerave moisturizing cream contains hyaluronic acid, essential ceramides, and vitamin e. CeraVe does not contain vitamin c or vitamin b2.
Another powerful moisturizing ingredient is glycerin, which both CeraVe and Yu-Be contain. However, Yu-Be has developed a special formula that is uniquely rich in glycerin and allows the moisture-rich cream to hydrate your skin unlike any other moisturizing cream on the market. This level of glycerin directly corresponds to creating a protective skin barrier.
In considering both CeraVe and Yu-Be, it is important to know that the camphor in the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream has the potential to aggravate sensitive eyes, while CeraVe can potentially aggravate acne-prone skin, if the sufferer is unable to tolerate thicker creams. If you do not fall into the categories of acne-prone or sensitive skin, then the upsides are that the richness of CeraVe helps lock in moisture while the camphor in Yu-Be helps relieve itchy, irritated skin.
When it comes to ingredients, Yu-Be wins for customers who want the most effective skin cream. If you’re looking for a power-packed anti-aging moisturizer, Yu-Be, with its unique ingredient profile, is the right choice. However, if your skin is particularly sensitive to vitamin c, vitamin b2, or camphor, then CeraVe may be the better choice for you.
2. Brand History
CeraVe was founded in 2005 after skin care experts noticed that there wasn't an effective skin care moisturizer for people with skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dry skin, and psoriasis. These skin conditions required a protective skin barrier and the facial moisturizers on the market weren't cutting it. Since then, CeraVe has become a trusted brand for addressing irritated skin. In fact, The National Eczema Association has endorsed CeraVe moisturizing cream for itchy skin and sensitive skin. Dermatologists frequently recommend the brand because of its affordability and the ease of finding it in a local pharmacy.
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Yu-Be was founded in 1955, after a woman with cracked, dry skin was unable to find a rich moisturizing cream solution to resolve her painfully irritated skin. She was tired of having to use petroleum-based creams, because they didn't help her skin in a natural, clean-beauty way. The owner of the pharmacy — and eventual inventor of Yu-Be — where she purchased this cream felt frustrated that he didn't have a product to help this woman and sought to create a moisturizing cream that would address dry skin while at the same time help with skin elasticity and skin texture. In order to help people like that woman, he decided to create a product that was glycerin-based rather than greasy petroleum-based. He also focused on creating a vitamin-enriched cream that would improve skin texture by contributing to a healthy protective skin barrier.
3. Skin Types
Most skin types will work well with both CeraVe and Yu-Be. That being said, since CeraVe is formulated for sensitive skin, acne prone users may find that CeraVe is a bit oily and too thick for their skin. Combination skin may have the same concerns. Sensitive skin may react to the camphor, vitamin e, or vitamin b in the Yu-Be formula, so it’s recommended to test the moisturizing cream at home on a small patch of skin before applying it to the rest of your body.
When it comes to hydration, both CeraVe and Yu-Be offer moisture-rich creams that can be used on the face and on the body as body lotion. However, Yu-Be can also be used on the lips, as there are many moisturizing ingredients in the formula that hydrate skin overall.
If dry skin is your primary skin concern, dermatologists recommend focusing on essential ceramides, glycerin, and ensuring clean beauty standards (paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and oil-free). Both brands hit these recommendations, but Yu-Be has a higher glycerin content, thanks to its patented glycerin process.
4. Medical Conditions
When it comes to using moisturizing ingredients for medical conditions such as dry and cracked skin, chapped lips, split cuticles, cold sores, cracked heels, sunburn, windburn, tough calluses, and keratosis pilaris, both creams have helpful product features. CeraVe excels with its price point. If you want to cover your whole body in lotion on a daily basis, CeraVe will be the cheaper option.
With Yu-Be’s higher price point also comes an increased effectiveness in its hydration and skin-healing powers. While CeraVe should only be used on larger areas of skin, Yu-Be can also be safely used on the lips and other sensitive areas. Both lotions can help with medical conditions such as hives, dermatitis, eczema, frostbites, psoriasis, and otherwise irritated skin.
5. Power of Water Intake
Yes, this is an article about choosing the best moisturizer to prevent wrinkles and hydrate your dry skin. But do you know what also helps hydrate your skin? Water! Dermatologists recommend drinking half your weight (in pounds) in ounces. For example: If you weigh 150 pounds, you'll want to drink around 75 oz of water each day.
The National Institute of Health has published numerous studies that all show that a proper water intake keeps cells hydrated, which in turn keeps your skin hydrated. If you focus on hitting your daily water intake and applying clean beauty moisturizer daily, you'll end up with the dewy, soft, wrinkle-free skin that you want.
That’s it! Choose the best moisturizing cream for your skin and elevate your skincare regimen for a healthier, more radiant complexion.
Ready to order from Yu-Be? You can purchase our Original Moisturizing Skin Cream here.