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CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide is an oil-free night cream that helps replenish the skin barrier with ceramides.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
I am getting older (mid 50's) and have always had dry skin. This past year, it has become super dry, sensitive and the dry indoor heat during a Great Lakes winter has been brutal on my skin. The sensitivity was making it hard for me to find skincare products that worked and didn't make me feel like I needed to use a flame extinguisher(LOL the site won't let me use the word for flame!) on my face! I was in Ulta and saw this. The label says it uses ingredients that are time released. The deciding factor was the spf 30 sunscreen in it. When the snow melts, we will be out on our bikes again and I need sunscreen! Spf 30 is the minimum amount you should use and most creams are spf 20. Plus they feel funky on dry, sensitive skin.
How does it work? Well, it is different. Not greasy and not conventionally "emollient" but it does make my skin look and feel better. It is softer and more pliable. I am starting to get wrinkly/crepey eyelids and I carefully put this on and let it absorb before applying primer/eyeshadow (besides all over my face). It has really helped! I quit wearing foundation and use tinted moisturizer or a BB cream and a cream blush. Conventional creams are too slick for the makeup to stay on, but the CeraVe reduces the wrinkles, give me sunscreen and doesn't cause the makeup to slide right off. At night a put it on and put a more emollient nightcream (budget friendly) over it for extra oomph. In the last couple of weeks, I have had 2 people come up and say that I looked younger and thinner! I will take that all day long! I have bought every kind of moisturizer-expensive, products from "parties", department stores and even used to use creamy petroleum jelly on my face and nothing has ever worked. I have even noticed that I look better and I am usually very critical. I know this review is long, but if you have gone through what seems like every cream out there and end up giving it away like I have, you want honest, detailed opinions. I hope this helps!
I know that this nighttime moisturizer works, because it worked for me for two weeks. However, after that initial two weeks, I broke out in tiny pin sized pimples all over my face, it appears to be an irritant caused dermatitis, (the first of my life!) which is quite painful, not to mention unsightly.
Most people seem to have great results using this, but I want to let some people know that this can happen, so I suggest doing a patch test continuously for at least a week before using over your entire face.
Jamie from NJ
Lightweight and very moisturizing. Love to use it as part of my night time skin routine.
Kat from Aurora, CO
I should probably give this less stars because it is marketed as a PM moisturizer and to be honest, it's too lightweight for my nighttime preference. I use it at night often but usually layer a thicker cream over it. However, this ROCKS as a daytime moisturizer! It absorbs down very quickly and has wonderful ingredients. It doesn't have SPF of course but if you generally use a separate sunscreen like I do, you'll love this. Additionally, I love the convenient pump packaging.
Kyyy from Chicago
I have combo skin and use this at night on my face and neck. It absorbs very well and helps keep my skin moisturized. I put a night cream on top.
Meghan from MN
I use this at night and also in the morning after washing under makeup. It absorbs beautifully and quickly. Allows makeup to go on smoothly without pilling. Keeps skin hydrated and makeup evenly distributed all day long. Better than moisturizers 5x this price!
Lauren B from Florida
Such a nice, light, Non greasy lotion!!!! I love this for my skin at night or after a chemical peel when I don't want to use anything harsh.
Breanna S from Mobile, AL
A little goes a long way with this moisturizer. I had the same bottle for over a year before I had to purchase more. All you need is a pea size amount to cover your entire face. I have naturally oily skin and this is been great for me! I also love the AM moisturizer with SPF 30.
Pat from Wilsonville, OR.
All day moisturier.
kay from toronto
I used this for a couple months before I realized it was the product causing me acne, I tried it again a few months later not wanting to waste it and I broke out immediately. it may work for some but I wouldn't want to risk it. this if just affordable and basic moisturizer.. id recommend the la roche posay toleriane line
Laura from Hawaii
I like this moisturizer's ingredients and heard great reviews. Though, after trying it myself for 2 weeks, I don't feel moisturized after applying it. I usually have to apply two layers to feel moisturized, so I am worried that I am using a lot of product with the Cerave face wash normal to oily. I wouldn't buy this again.
bxbby.jane from Philadelphia Ms
I have oily skin and this did not make my skin oily at all....so I am totally buying this again
Dime Diaries from Pasadena, CA
I have this genetic condition where I'm missing the outer layer (barrier) of my skin, so once someone smart & trusted recommended I find products containing ceramides, I finally don't get red with every touch. CeraVe is one of my favorite skincare brands by far. (In addition, I use the AM face lotion and the foaming facial cleanser.) Every night, after cleansing & toning, I apply around 2-3 pumps on my face. It absorbs into my skin and I can feel the immediate hydration. The lock on the lid and the pump make this an excellent choice for travelers as well!
Michael from New Haven, CT
The product just sunk into my skin so easily, and traps the moisture and hydration very well into oily skin, and in addition it has niacinamide for great oil control so it won't leave you greasy!!!
Tammy from New York
I love this moisturizer. I'm so glad I purchased this! I have combo (mostly oily), acne prone, and sensitive skin. like superrrr sensitive. this moisturizer is soo hydrating, it makes my face feel so nice and hydrated. even though it's a small bottle, a little does go a long way. I won't stop repurchasing this!
MnMundy from Whitmire, SC
I've struggled to find a lotion that wouldn't feel heavy and irritated my sensitize skin. This lotion has been amazing. I do have dryer skin and this lotion always leaves me face feeling soft and actually moisturized.
Dee from Long Beach
This moisturizer is so calming at night. I use it right after I wash my face and it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated. Doesn't have a bad scent or anything. Been using it for over a year now and I love it. It really calms the skin especially if you have redness. Highly recommend ❤️
Asa 346 from Rexburg, ID
Irritated my skin and I woke up with 10 new breakouts. Other than the irritation and acne it feels the same as neutrogena hydro boost gel. Which doesn't have the negative effects.
Empowered Beauty from Portage, MI
You can use this for a nighttime moisturizer or a daytime moisturizer.
Ra1467 from Athens Ga
This moisturizer is best for my skin. Have used it for about 5 years now. Wouldn't use nothing else. I find it to be over priced compared to other stores that sell it.
Natasha from Florida
I have normal skin and use paulas choice retinol, I put this over it and it really hydrates my skin so I don't flake and leaves my skin feeling soft. No scent which is really important to me. It is very light though so not sure if I'd recommend to someone with really dry skin.
chevygirl from tracy
per my dermatologist's recommendation I got this and boy am I glad I did. I've never been able to use any type of facial lotion or moisturizer in my life with out a huge breakout...so I was super scared to try it out. but soon as I put the first application on I could see and feel a difference. my skin felt so soft and smooth and it was like some fine lines had softened too....im now taking a deeper dive into the CeraVe products like the daily lotion and eye cream.... I'm so in love with how soft my skin and face is now thank you CeraVe
Jen from SC
I used Fresh products for years. Recently I transitioned to fragrance-free skincare and my life has been changed. I have the clearest skin I've had in years. I use this in the AM instead of PM. LightweIght, looks beautiful under foundation, and is packed with skin-healthy ingredients.
Uhhleeseeuh from Minnesota
Used this for a week straight and an army of whiteheads exploded on my face. I havent had this much acne since I was a teenager
Hope 💋 from Puerto Rico
I am obsessed with cerave and it has done wonders for me along with The Ordinary. I have been using this for months and it has been awesome! It has helped with less or even no acne and it's very lightweight and great. Makes my skin so soft
Anne from Cincinnati, OH
I got this because I needed a super moisturizing lotion at night that wouldn't irritate my skin. I definitely missed on the bottle where it says "ultra lightweight." I've been using a retinoid and while it's helping other issues, it is drying my face out. This does its job, but is so lightweight I can use it day or night. It doesn't make me feel oily and seems to absorb almost immediately. In fact, it's extremely similar to (but even lighter than) the lotion use daily. Four stars because there are probably other drugstore brands that have a similar formula for cheaper, and because I see no reason this is "PM" except that it lacks SPF.
Kristina from Boston, MA
I love this moisturizer. It's very hydrating and soothing. I use it every night and sometimes in the morning when my face is red or irritated.