CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion - AM SPF 30

3.4

220 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active: Homosalate (12%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octocrylene (2%), Zinc Oxide (3.5%), Other: Purified Water, Niacinamide, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate and Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Cholesterol, Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium Edta, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Good packaging, great price, wears decently under makeup. I reacted to it like crazy- burning and flaky skin, congestion and about 20 whiteheads all over my face after one day of wear. Stupidly, I tested it out again and the same thing happened. Must be the spf since the non-spf Cerave lotion doesn't break me out.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My favorite everyday moisturizer . I am very careful with the sub and wear this every day (and night) under my makeup. I find this not heavy and all and it does not leave a white residue. For summer I usually use a stronger sod bit this is pretty much the only one I use everyday and love it. Can't believe some people do not like as I think it is fantastic


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Picked up this moisturizer a few weeks ago because I had the urge to try something new after I ran out of my usual AM Moisturizer (Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair SPF 30), and I can't say I'm pleased by my decision. This moisturizer is much heavier than what I'm used to using in the morning, thanks more to the Zinc Oxide than to any of the moisturizing ingredients. The texture is thick and takes some effort to completely rub in, which is a problem because the moisturizer needs to be completely worked in with you want to avoid that white cast that mineral sunscreens are known for. The finish is a little greasy for my combo/oily skin, but not so bad that it affects the way my makeup wears. Under layers of primer, foundation and powder it looks just fine, though I doubt I'd want to wear it on a "no makeup day." At the very least I'd want to matte it down a little with some loose powder.

My big complaint with this product is that it pills like crazy under makeup if you don't give it at least 10-15 minutes to absorb. If you're someone who rushes through your skincare routine before putting on your makeup this product is not for you. This doesn't work well for my routine at all, as I have a set order in how I like to get ready in the morning. I like to do my makeup before I do anything else, which means I need a facial moisturizer that doesn't fuss at me when I try to put makeup over it right away. This pills so badly that on days I'm in a hurry, I'm tempted to skip using moisturizer all together, which I really shouldn't do because I should be wearing SPF every single day. I will definitely be switching back to my usual moisturizer ASAP.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The texture of this is not cosmetically elegant, and did not go well underneath makeup. After researching the uva as well as uvb protection, this is not the best coverage.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

What interested me most about this lotion was the addition of hyaluronic acid (a humectant). This is a fragrance-free, thick, white lotion. Despite it's appearance it does not leave a white cast on your skin. You can hardly notice it aside from making your skin more matte. However, if you wear it under foundation it can make it appear more "cakey" -your mileage may vary. I bought it for protection against exposure to the cold winter temperatures. I can say it helped my combination skin which tends to get oily. I think that I wanted something a bit more moisturizing. This version is for normal to dry skin. The night version of this is supposed to be for better for dry skin (according to Paula's Choice.) I probably will look for another product with hyaluronic acid that is more moisturizing.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Other

This is a review for the new formula which is now broad spectrum. My new HG morning moisturizer with SPF. I was previously using the Eucerin Daily Protection, but I think I like this more. I love all CeraVe products but I was nervous to try this since I had tried their SPF 50 sunscreen in the past and hated it. This is great. I have combination, acne-prone skin and this glides over my skin beautifully. It does not feel heavy or greasy AT ALL. It provides a nice amount of moisture to my skin and does not leave a white cast. It didn't burn or irritate my sensitive skin. This contains a decent amount of zinc oxide (6.3%) and contains a blend of physical/chemical sunscreens that offer good protection from UVA/UVB rays. Overall, I am EXTREMELY impressed with this moisturizer and would recommend it to anyone.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

In reading these reviews, I don't know why anyone with oily or combination skin would use this product, which is formulated for normal to dry skin. That being said, I have dry skin and I love this lotion! I have used several high-end skin care lines and this works as well or better than those, proving you don't have to spend a fortune for good skin care. I use this over an antioxidant serum and have made it a permanent part of my daily regimen. I like that it's packaged in a bottle, maintaining the stability of the ingredients. (Several of the higher-end brands are still packaged in a jar.) The price is very reasonable, it's fragrance free (or no added fragrance), and it includes SPF 30, which is a huge bonus for me. My skin stays well hydrated throughout the day. And I find the SPF in this product very tolerable. All in all, this is a great option for a daily moisturizer for those with normal to dry skin.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

First and foremost, I love, love, LOVE Cerave products, but I have yet to find a lotion with sunscreen of ANY brand that turns me on. I thought if anyone could bring it, it would be Cerave- but this didn't work so well for me. I don't think this sunscreen is a good look for combination skin because it's not super moisturizing. It also made my skin super oily- like most sunscreens do- in my experience.

It's probably more moisturizing than most sunscreens, but not nearly moisturizing enough for my combination skin...this was disappointing because the thing I love most about Cerave products is that they're very moisturizing. This was not, and left my skin oily immediately after application so within a few hours my face is on man down, code 10 severe oil slick status. As many commenters have noted, the dry down is...weird and it leaves white streaks.

It didn't sting when I applied it like a lot of sunscreens do, so that's a plus. It has a little zinc oxide (which is supposed to be good for acne) and niacinamide (which is supposed to be good for dark spots/discoloration). Also pluses.

I reeeeaaaaalllly wanted this lotion/sunscreen to work for me, but it just didn't. I do think for some skin types, this could be an amazing sunscreen for you.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have oily to combination skin (dry reddened cheeks in the winter), and my skin is hyper sensitive, and I have mild to moderate rosacea depending again on the season as I live in Canada where it goes from 30 degrees celsius to -30 degrees celsius, which means you usually need your summer and winter skincare products. So this product isn't bad per say, as it didn't irritate my sensitive skin which is always a plus and hard to find products that don't irritate it! However, this product is just ok, as it doesn't really do anything for me either and I find it feels a bit too heavy on my face about an hour or two in but at the same time now that winter is coming it doesn't quite seem to moisturize enough for my dry patches. I don't know maybe I can't win there, so the price is pretty decent for this product but I just didn't get any wow factor from it.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I bought this product due to positive reviews on Beautypedia and elsewhere. The formula is very thick, heavy and opaque- I don't like the feel of it, and I don't enjoy putting it on my face. I am trying to use it up, but the CeraVe PM that I bought at the same time was used up months ago (it was less gross) and this one is still sitting there.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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