CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion

4.2

32 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Purified water, glycerin, mineral oil, ammonium lactate, salicylic acid, trolamine, glyceryl stearate SE, behentrimonium methosulfate and cetearyl alcohol SE stearate, cetyl alcohol, cholcalciferol (vit d in corn oil) ceramide 3, ceramide 6, ceramide 1, cholesterol, pyytosphingosine, dimethicone 360, methylparaben, disodium edta, propylparaben, hyaluronic acid, sodium lauroyl lactylate, carbomer, xanthum gum.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

This broke me out immediately and I mean IMMEDIATELY. Back to CVS, back to the drawing board



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I use this as a hand lotion and absolutely love it! Normally by this time in the winter, my hands are super dry, but after using this for the past month, my hands are soft and moisturized. I've used this lotion as a body moisturizer too, and it is hydrating and very softening. Another plus is that it's unscented. I'm very impressed with CeraVe products in general. They're high quality and effective yet very reasonably priced.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tried the cream version after seeing a favorable review and decided to give it a try. The review said that it addressed dry, bumpy skin. After using it for several weeks I realized that my dry, bumpy arms were actually smooth and soft! I use it right after bathing while still damp. I do not use it specifically as a hand cream but have found that my hands are much softer than before. The tub is large and lasts quite awhile. I am on my second tub and will continue to use as long as it is available.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a terrific drugstore moisturizer for everyday use. Although it appears to be meant primarily for use as a body cream, I use it exclusively as a face moisturizer. It sinks into my skin very easily, is extremely hydrating (more so than the standard CeraVe formula), but not at all gross like some moisturizers can be. It also feels like a "real" moisturizer with positive long-term benefits rather than the kind that's more like a temporary placebo, if that makes sense.

It leaves my skin feeling very soft, though ever so slightly sticky/tacky (but not in a bothersome way). I'm mildly prone to very occasional milia (odd little painless white bumps that are neither pimples nor whiteheads) and I haven't had a recurrance since I started using this several months ago (though it took a product specially formulated for milia from Paula's Choice to deal with one especially stubborn bump that even CeraVe SA couldn't tackle). I can't be 100% certain, but I'm inclined to credit the salicylic acid in this lotion for preventing more milia.

I tend to use at least a couple of pumps in the evening, and a half pump in the morning. It layers well over my serum/retinol products and under my sunscreen, primer and foundation.

San Francisco specific info: It can be a little bit harder to find in store in San Francisco but both City Target and Bed Bath and Beyond usually have it in stock. Here, BB&B is usually the cheapest place and also seems to have the most extensive selection of CeraVe products in-store (stupidly, their website only lists three products from this brand when in fact, the actual store carries pretty much the whole line, along with cheaper house brand copycats!). Walgreen's and CVS are kind of hit or miss and tend to carry a more limited selection of CeraVe stuff.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I originally bought this for my body, as I am always struggling to find something that doesn't irritate my skin. I have oily, but dehydrated acne prone skin on back and shoulders. This bothered the skin on my body. But oddly enough it works very well as a night moisturizer for my face. If I'm stressed or tired, I put a generous amount on my face at night, and wake up with smooth acne-free face!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

Great body lotion for very dry sensitive skin! The only reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is because it only comes in an 8 oz bottle! CeraVe please answer our prayers and make this in a bigger bottle (12oz would be ideal like your Hydrating Cleanser) because now I use it on my body and as an every day facial moisturizer because it is that amazing. I started off using CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, 12 Ounce with this Moisturizing Cream but found the cream was not ideal for my extra dry skin. Keep in mind my face is the type that has to use regular made for body lotion on it and not facial moisturizers. Facial moisturizers always end up being a waste of time and money for me as they are never enough moisture. This moisturizing cream would be perfect for someone with somewhat dry normal skin. I had already been using their Cerave Sa Renewing Skin Lotion, 8 Ounce on my body and decided to give it a try on my face. Glad I did. I saw noticeable results right away. Patches on my face that had been flakey were gone. Even a small blemish on my chin seemed to not be as red and noticeable. I was also glad to see that unlike the moisturizing cream this also absorbs better into the skin to allow me to wear it under liquid foundation! All and all it's a god sent. Now we just need to get CeraVe to make it in a larger bottle for us.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

this makes my skin crazy soft! i've only been using it a short time but i'm so impressed. i use it on my body, although i think it could work fine for face too. my skin is not super dry but can get a little rough & bumpy due to kp. this is already helping so much with that & it does moisturize very well without feeling heavy or greasy at all. i'm super lazy w/ body skincare compared to face so it's nice to have a treatment lotion that exfoliates & moisturizes at the same time. great for keeping feet soft too! it has no scent so it's great for everyday. sort of wish it came in bigger bottles but the smaller bottle is probably better for keeping the ingredients fresh. i can see myself using this regularly for a long time.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is some serious HOLY GRAIL for me...recently my usually oily skin has been dry, red, bumpy, and irritated most likely due to the cold weather. I've also been dealing with breakouts...not fun! I started used this underneath my usual winter night cream (Neutrogena Deep Moisture, awesome stuff!) and my skin has looked AMAZING!! It looks brighter, smoother, less red, and feels so moisturized. Will continue to use this even when all of my skin issues go away. CeraVe never disappoints!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I used this for about two months and sadly it did nothing for my redness or my acne problems, though it did help with my dry skin problem. Great packaging, with a pump that is really convenient. I hate to give it too low of a review because I know this works well for some people, it just didn't work for me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I haven't written a review in a long time, but I had to write one for this-it's my holy grail, do-everything product! I have sensitive, combination skin that gets clogged pores easily. I tried Paula's Choice and Neutrogena salicylic acid products, but they irritated my skin and didn't seem to work very well. I already use prescription Differin gel (great stuff!) so I needed something gentle, but the differin wasn't totally fixing the problem. I tried this on half of my face with my usual moisturizer on the other for a month or so. The half with this had a lot less redness and much fewer breakouts and clogged pores. Paula says that the ph is too high on this, but that has not been true for me. I mix this with my differin in my hand and apply both before bed. My skin is also a lot less flaky and dry-probably because this has ceramides.

I also use this as a body lotion because the salicylic acid lets me skip a body scrub, but is still extremely gentle. It knocks out the KP I get on my arms in the winter. Lastly, it's a miracle for my heels. By the third night my feet were soft like a baby's. Because it's a chemical exfoliant it exfoliates much more evenly than the pedegg and foot files I've used in the past. And, I only have to do this one step and night which is a big deal because I don't have time to do anything lately! Also great for dry cuticles and to prevent ingrown hairs. Highly recommend this gentle, multipurpose lotion!

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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