I used to love this product back when I used to have dry skin! It was the perfect moisturizer for me. It was thick, yet it does a great job of moisturizing my face without leaving it greasy. 3-4 months into using this moisturizer, I find that my skin is becoming more and more oilier by the day. The only reason I noticed was because my make up started looking shinier, which never happened to me before as I did have dry skin. My make-up also doesn't sit well on my skin anymore as it did before. I figured that I might be over-using it as I put it on under my make up and at night before I go to bed as well. So for now, I have kicked it out of my regular facial routine and have gone back to my Olay moisturizer thinking that my face doesn't need as much moisturizing now considering the fact that it's a lot oilier than before. However, I will for sure use this again if I ever experience have dry skin on my face as this does the trick, no doubt!
I've only been using this product for less than a week and I can already tell a difference in the condition of my skin.
I have oily but dehydrated skin. I"m acne prone so the dehydration is mostly from acne topicals (Benzoyl peroxide), scrubs, SA lotions, etc. I do use Cetaphil cleanser hoping that would help but so far it hasn't.
Makeup does not sit well on my skin (except for when i was much much younger) and the overall crackly condition of my face is always enhanced by it. And being quite oily, I always wanted to use powder foundations but they sat even worse on my face.
I was doing research on this oily/dehydrated condition and discovered my natural skin barrier probably needed repair. After years of dealing with acne, harsh medicines, and aggressive skin care regimen, I believe I had thoroughly damaged my skin. The excess oil production is supposedly caused by the skin barrier being damaged and unable to remain hydrated. Therefore you end up with dehydrated and super oily skin. No other lotions really helped. And this lotion is supposed to help with that repair.
This cream is seriously amazing. I apply makeup and it looks quite smooth now over my skin. The tiny cracks that you would normally see on dry skin are gone. I still apply my BP at night in specific trouble areas, top that with this cream, and by morning any redness or tenderness that normally would have occurred is not there. I also find that I am not a greasy mess by the morning - at least not like I would have been with other pm/dry-skin creams I've tried. That to me is pretty incredible.
Previously to trying this cream I was bouncing back and forth between a bit of coconut oil to deal with my most dehydrated days, and just a light moisturizer for day and night. I never wanted to use anything heavy because they would make me break out and cause massive greasiness by the morning time.
Bottom line: If you're dealing with acne, have very oily but dehydrated skin, try this lotion. I realize it seems counterintuitive to use a product like this when you're acne prone, but it will help with the overall condition of your skin. It's been working for me, and I'm pretty sure I will always have a jar of this in my stash.
A thick cream which sinks in quickly with no greasy after-feel. No scent. Great in the winter for hands or those dry spots that itch and itch and never seem to go away with other moisturizers. As many have said, my only problem is that it comes in a tub. Worth the price, IMO.
Really good body moisturizer you get a HUGE tub for about $10! I stopped buying it only because I personally I'm trying to be all natural with my skin care but this is the best drug store moisturizer, I've used defiantly WAY! better then cetaphil. chetaphil for some reason always left my skin sticky. CeraVe cream is quite thick and rich but its VERY moisturizing and never left my skin sticky. I personally don't use this on my face because I have very oily skin. but if your skins dry I am sure you could use this for everything with no irritation. When i used this, I used it in conjunction with the P.M. Facial moisturizer and got grate results
You get your moneys worth!
Has a nice texture!
Grate for daily use and lasts a LONG time(16oz tub)
Cons; only 1! I really wish this came in a huge pump bottle or a large tube with a can. I just feel better when each use has not previously had fingers dabbed in it lol but that's me, im a bit a freak when it come to making sure my skin cars is completely sanitary.
I highly recommend trying this
It's bland and it works. I have eczema and dry skin in general on my body and face. I sometimes flip flop between other lotions and creams, but this one is what I always come back too. Fragrance-free, never irritates my skin. I use this on my face too when it gets very dry. The big tub lasts forever, although I wish they would offer a pump bottle or something (I just hate jars in general and use a new q-tip each time to get the cream out, mildly inconvenient).
Leaves my skin so soft, instead of red and itchy. It's thick but not heavy or greasy and it sinks in very quickly. I can get dressed in less than 5 minutes after applying this to my body. No greasy after feel either, but skin feels protected. I usually put on a thicker layer in the winter if I'm going outside to keep my face from getting wind-burned and chapped.
In all the years I've been using CeraVe it has never caused my skin to breakout or anything. I would recommend this to anyone with any skin type that needs a good cream for face or body, especially sensitive reactive skin.
I love this product and I have already repurchased it. I learned about it from r/SkincareAddiction on Reddit (go there! They know their shit!) and I'm so grateful I did! It's the only moisturizer I use on my face now and my skin has never looked better! I'll never look back!
My only complaint is the packaging...it would be nice if it had a pump and if it were sealed when I purchase it. Other than that, there is nothing I would change! I highly recommend to those with oily/dehydrated and acne prone skin!
Cerave is an HG brand to me truly. I can't talk enough about how gentle all of the products are and they are just really nice when you want to avoid the medicated treatments.
This moisturizer isn't hardcore and won't heal during winter months in the snow but is very mild and effective when you are a little in need and want that comfort on your face.
I love love love this cream. I have been struggling with redness and flaky skin on my cheeks and have been looking for 2 years for a cream to heal this. I've tried everything from natural oils to expensive creams and nothing worked. I am convinced that my skin barrier was irritated and so no matter what I put on my face, it could not sink in. Makeup looked ridiculous on me because it would accentuate my flaky cheeks. Also, I had issues with other things breaking me out but this does not do that!
After using this cream along with the cerave face wash, my skin is smooth and my redness is greatly reduced! I've had dermatologists tell me I have rosacea but every prescription cream just made it worst. This is the first thing to work. I'm absolutely amazed!
Please try this creme. Like others I am not a fan of the packaging but I do love the price. I also transfer it into a smaller container.
Yep, I'm a CeraVe convert. This cream is really something. First of all I want to say that if you use at-home chemical peels at all (like those from MUAC) this cream is wonderful for using afterward. Very soothing and hydrating, I just slather this stuff on post-peel and it really helps the healing process like nothing else I've ever tried.
But I also love this for day-to-day use as well. It's perfect for me as a day cream because it moisturizes my combo-oily skin without making it greasy, it is so hard to find a product that does that! And it doesn't clog my pores or break me out. Jackpot!
And on top of everything else, this is an excellent value for the price- huge 16oz tub for about $15. When this one runs out, I'm buying another one. New staple for me! LOVE!!!
I am a recent CeraVe convert and have noticed a considerable difference in my skin with the use of the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream in conjunction with CeraVe's Foaming Cleanser. I have sensitive combination skin with a slightly oily chin and nose area, normal forehead, and dry cheeks. I have struggled with flaking skin on my cheeks and nose for a long time and have always had difficulty finding a moisturizer that effectively moisturizes my entire face without leaving my dry areas parched or my oilier areas oilier. I have always had a high amount of redness on my cheeks, which combined with my flakiness made makeup difficult to apply nicely and evenly. Since using this moisturizer, my skin feels dewy and evenly moisturized all over. My redness has definitely diminished, and my dry areas are almost entirely gone. I do not find my oily areas to be aggravated, and the moisturizer settles into a lovely, soft matte finish all over my face.
Pros: Effective for combination skin, addresses dryness, non-comedogenic, matte finish, plays well with makeup (I use powder foundation), excellent value and accessible purchasing opportunities, long-lasting moisturization, lovely feel on the face, do not need a lot of product, gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Cons: Tub container may be less than desirable for many, especially those with concerns about bacteria transfer, may not work for all skin types, no "try me" size available to my knowledge, many purchasing places may not have generous enough return policies if you don't like it.
I really enjoy this moisturizer and am very surprised how long I overlooked it in lieu of other moisturizers that have never worked well for my entire face. I hope they keep the formula and distribution consistent, as this is definitely my Holy Grail moisturizer. At less than $1 per ounce at full retail and even less at common discounts, this is a phenomenal deal if the formula works for you. I can see this moisturizer working well for a variety of skin types, but wish that it came in smaller packaging for those that aren't sure it will work. Additionally, a pump top would be a lovely addition, even if it increased the cost slightly.