I've been using this for about 9 days and so far it's working very well. I aplly it under my Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion 55+ and also in the evening when i want some soothing moisture that does not feel heavy or greasy.
I'm acne prone, so I will update this review within a month (enough time for my hormonal, monthly acne to appear) to let you know how this product has fared through a full month cycle.
This is my HG moisturizer, it's fantastic and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized all day. Plus it doesn't break me out at all, and my skin can be acne prone at times. Love this moisturizer!
YEAY!! Finally found my holy grail moisturizer for my sensitive skin. Soaks right in and hydrates thru-out the dry Arizona winter months.
I mix some anti-oxidants in powder form and, voila! For minimal price have a high end formula. Gotta love that!
At last! Finally! A moisturizer that keeps my sensitive skin hydated all day long and doesn't clog my pores causing pimples! It's not an SPF and that's fine by me. I wasn't sure if I should get the cream or the lotion. I figured if I needed something thicker, I'd use up the lotion on my face and body to finish it up first. But, it worked out well. The consistency of the lotion is light and emolient and soaks into the skin without leaving your skin dry and tight nor like an oil slick. It's a perfect balance. If your skin breaks out easily, this is the moisturizer you should try. I got mine at Walgreen's for between $11-12. Large pump bottle.
I had never heard about this product until my dermatologist recommended it. I received a sample, and liked it enough to buy it. It's about ~$12, for a large amount of product. It comes in a bottle with a pump dispenser- I love this! I don't use this on my body, but rather my face and hands, and it's been great! During the day, I use a facial moisturizer with SPF, but I use this almost every night and it has yet to break me out after a year of using it. It's fragrance-free, and absorbs really fast with no residue. I recommend, especially those that have sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin like me!
Me: 22, oily nose/chin, dry and sensitive cheeks/forehead, red all over.
The product: About $12 for 12 ounces. This fragrance-free moisturizer is sometimes marketed as a body lotion - and if it agrees with your skin, then it would make a really good one - but don't be scared, this is safe for your face!
My experience: I'm not even sure if it's fair for me to review this, or where to start. I used this lotion - 2 bottles of it! - for an entire year, all over my body. Now that I've stopped using it...my skin feels so much better. The skin on my face stings and fusses naturally. I never really thought my moisturizer was making it worse, I thought it was just something to live with and deal with as best I could. I told myself that this was a very gentle lotion. I was, sadly and stupidly, wrong. For many people this is a decent, light-to-medium hydrating lotion. For me, this was a red-and-itchy skin irritant. I'm not sure what's in here that my skin hates so much, but my poor cheeks have calmed down quite a bit since I quit using CeraVe, and they start burning again very shortly if I try using it again.
But many people DO love this lotion, and it does have a couple ingredients in it that set it apart from the "basic moisturizer" pack. Firstly, hyaluronic acid, a humectant ingredient that locks water into the skin where it belongs. Secondly, ceramides, which build up the skin's natural protective barrier. These are rare finds in a cheap drugstore moisturizer, and are a nice benefit to the skin...if only mine could tolerate the whole product :)
Ingredients: Water Purified, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Behentrimonium Methosulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum continued >>
Love, Love, Love this lotion. I use it as my facial moisturizer and it does not clog pores or break me out. My Derm gave me samples of this and I have been hooked ever since.
This is an amazing moisturizer!
The consistency is great. It's a little runny, kind of a milky, gel-like lotion. It glides on and instantly absorbs. No greasy after-feel or residue whatsoever. It absorbs and almost leaves your skin feeling like you've just applied a makeup primer. Silky is the perfect word to describe it.
With its thin consistency and no greasy after-feel, I had doubts about how well it would moisturize. And now I have to say that I have been VERY pleasantly surprised! I have combination skin that is very prone to dry and flaky patches during the winter, and this has been the perfect thing to combat the dryness, tightness, and flaking. I've used creams and lotions that are more expensive, thicker, with a heavier and more greasy feel that do not moisturize anywhere near as well as CeraVe does. I also LOVE that it moisturizes for a full 24 hours.
The bottle of this lotion is HUGE! It's taller rather than fatter, though, so it fits right in on bathroom shelves/cabinets/counter. And the pump dispenser is a just fabulous; no more fumbling with caps, just reach over and pump out however much you need. And 12 ounces for about $13 comes out to be about a dollar or less an ounce, which is ridiculously inexpensive!
All in all, I am totally impressed with CeraVe and would definitely purchase again (although I doubt I'll soon run out of it).
To sum it up: this is a heavy-duty moisturizing lotion that will make your skin feel like silk without the heavy duty greasy feeling!
This lotion does wonders in terms of moisturization; works better than anything else for dry skin really, and with a non-greasy finish at that. This lotion is packed with heavy duty emolients (such as cetearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20), cholesterol and ceramids (stuff that mimics your skin's natural structure) and is an excellent product for eczema and dermatitis prone skin (it is fragrance and colorant free) and those with chronic flaking.
Those of you with acne-prone skin should approach this product with caution, the cetearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20 is an extremely emollient fatty alcohol and is likely to clog your pores up pretty good, although this isn't true for everyone. I unfortunately cannot use this product on my face continuously without breaking out in whiteheads, but find this product to be an excellent eye and body moisturizer. I've read some reviews on here from acne-prone and oily skintypes who can't understand why this lotion keeps breaking them out, well it is because of the fatty alcohol (and not because of the cholesterol as some people might wrongfully assume; cholesterol is essential for healthy skin to function and will not cause clogged pores).
If you're an oily and acne prone skin type and find that you are consistently breaking out from this product, just use it around the eyes and on your body, it'll make your skin feel like silk! On another note, this wonderful lotion unfortunately does not contain any antioxidants, but you can remedy that by adding a few drops of grapeseed oil, or extra virgin olive oil, or safflower oil, or sweet almond or any other non-essential and non volatile moisturizing oils of your choice.
ingredients: Water Purified, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Behentrimonium Methosulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum
This is my favorite basic moisturizer, and my favorite drugstore moisturizer. It's very hydrating and moisturizing but not greasy, heavy, or sticky. I love that it is fragrance-free. I use it on my face whenever it gets dry and irritated, but I've been using it less lately since I stopped using Differin, which was just too drying and irritating for my combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I also use CeraVe Lotion every day on my arms and legs, and it's also moisturizing enough for my hands, even in winter, as long as I use it twice a day. This is a staple in my bathroom cupboard now, and I wouldn't want to be without it. My skin loves it!
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Behentrimonium Methosulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum. continued >>