Ladies, beware if you have sensitive skin and redness...
I really wants to like this lotion. I switched after Garnier stopped moisturizing my skin but I still wanted an AM spf. I read decent reviews, and that it has a calming effect for sensitive skin, which was very appealing. I have moderately sensitive skin, with redness around and on my nose being a large problem, so I was looking for any help I could get.
Newsflash, I got no help. It's a fairly decent AM lotion; it absorbs well enough, and doesn't transform my face into an oil slick, so I continued using it for 5-6 months. I noticed no immediate sensitivity or redness reduction, but because it absorbed well, had little scent, and contains spf, I figured it would work anyway and foundation could take care of the rest.
Apparently, then, I didn't notice the havoc it was wreaking on my face in this time. I noticed my redspots becoming more noticeable and sensitive, but attributed it to hot showers and cold weather... until I started using My freebie of Clinique's DDML (basic lotion.. sadly no spf). Two days after I stopped using the Cereve, I was shocked how clear and red-free my face was. I would switch back and forth, and every time I would use Cereve, even with the DDML, I would still have lingering redness for a day or two.
Since then, I've totally stopped using it. Less redness = less makeup, so regardless of it being a decent moisturizer, the sensitivity issue is enough to make me quit. Perhaps the FOUR different types of chemical sunscreens are responsible? I don't know, but I will be searching for a replacement for summer.
Bottom line: Created a sustained redness that wasn't immediate and worsened over time. I can't understand how a product marketed for sensitivity and redness could cause what it is aiming to cure. If you have sensitive or red skin, beware....
I've just bought this on the back of loving the PM version and needing one bottle (day lotion plus sunscreen) for my weekend travels. I'm currently using a very mild day cream for sensitive skin plus Missha mild safe sun block over it, which dries to an invisible finish. Based on MUA reviews I was expecting the Cerave AM to have a slight sheen or a little oiliness, which it does, but I'm fine with that as I wear powder anyway. It is a little thicker than the PM but my make-up looks good over it. No bumps or adverse reaction and I've used it three times so far.
Pros: It moisturizes, contains sunscreen, light, doesn't make your face look oily. It's also very affordable. Cons: I didn't see much of an improvement in my skin after using a whole bottle. Conclusion: I think this lotion is good as a basic moisturizer, but it wasn't anything special to me. I am not likely to purchase this again.
I wanted to like it as much as I like the pm formula, but alas no... It breaks me out.
I have been using this product for a couple of months now - mostly based on the recommendations of YouTube make-up channels and a couple of websites that I frequent. Previously, I had been using either Olay Sensitive or the Purpose daytime creams. My skin is very prone to cystic breakouts and it is also very sensitive/reactive and dehydrated.
I like that this has a high SPF, goes on smoothly, doesn't ball up, and can be used under a primer. I love that this has not broken me out and has had a very soothing effect on my angry skin.
I would definitely repurchase. Give this a try if your skin is really sensitive and you need a high SPF.
i've long searched for a sunscreen that is fragrance free and non greasy. i've had bad reactions to chemical based sunscreen (watery eyes, breakouts) and found that mineral-based sunscreen works best for me, but tends to leave a white/blue cast. this hits all the criteria, with minimal to no "ghostly"-ness. it's as good as it's going to get, i figure, so i hope they don't stop making this.
excellent, hygienic packaging-- though i wish they included a cap of some sort for travel.
I really like this moisturizer. I recently started retin a and I needed a good moisturizer with sunscreen for the am. It's not as hydrating as I would like, and it can be a bit greasy, but I really like it. I use 2 pumps in the morning, and I let it soak in for 10-20 minutes or so and it's fine. I've always loved cerave products- cetaphil just doesn't agree with my skin. I'll stick with this for a long time. I use the foaming facial cleanser, the moisturizing lotion, and now the am lotion with sunscreen, I'll definitely buy again.
I bought this AM version because of how much I LOVE the PM version. But for me, this lotion is just meh. It is a little thick and harder to rub in and absorb. It's not a bad lotion, I just have others that I prefer much better (Kiss My Face Face+Neck SPF 30). So, I will continue to use this and have my girls wear it on their young faces -- but I don't think I'll repurchase.
CeraVe SPF 30 Facial Moisturizing Lotion has become a part of my daily routine. I use it every morning on my face and neck, and a bottle lasts me a couple of months. I have normal skin that tends to be slightly dry in the winter, and I am able to use this year-round. (To be fair, I use this with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to prevent my face from getting chapped when running on cold, windy days.) I've strayed from it to try new things, but I always return to this lotion. The sunscreen is effective, and the lotion has an elegant texture, providing enough moisture for my over-40 skin without being greasy or causing blemishes. My makeup (whether I use mineral, cream, or liquid foundation) applies smoothly over it, and I feel that my skin is protected. It does have a slight "sunscreen smell" that fades quickly, but it is not bothersome. My only complaint is that the pump applicator doesn't work when you get to the bottom of the bottle, causing you to have to unscrew the top to get the last bit of product out. However, this is a minor annoyance, and I will continue to repurchase.
really heavy clogged pores and left my skin very oily, the only thing i liked about this was the pump bottle that's it! i will never buy this again.