Rated 3.33 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My New Winter Moisturizer
I bought this to replace my Aveeno Positively Ageless when they re-vamped that line to have a blackberry scent and purple packaging. I prefer unscented products, and that one now stinks, what a shame. I'm not too sad though, because this one is better! It's very moisturizing and a little thick, so it is best for the winter time for me. I'll switch back to CeraVe's regular daytime moisturizer for humid southern summers. Most of the time, I swirl one pump of this with one pump of my foundation in my fingers, then apply to my face. It's faster that way! I have not had any issues with the smell changing after application. The way it smells out of the bottle (very neutral) is the way it smells all day. I'm 34 with combination skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review Just OK
My least favorite product from this line. I love all the others (cream serum, night cream, and gel oil).
Not moisturizing at all. Hard to apply alone. Easier mixed with the gel oil. Not the best under makeup.
Upsides: SPF, non-irritating (just a little drying but nothing major), non-pore clogging, no smell once absorbed, very little flashback in photos, very lightweight, no avobenzone
Downsides: not an effective moisturizer, tricky to apply, somewhat drying
This is probably better suited for someone with more oily or combo skin. I am normal to dry so it is not ideal for me. I will continue to use this until I run out or find a better everyday SPF. Will not be repurchasing, though.
Don't hate it... just don't love it either. It's just not for my skintype.
Reviewed by 99 customers It's a no for me, dawg
OhHeySarahAye from Bowling Green, KY
This doesn't go on smooth. Its very cake-y. Wouldn't recommend.
Balls up, returned immediately
Combo skin lady from Michigan
When I put it on, it seemed fine at first but as I rubbed it into my face, it balled up and looked like dead skin - ick. I used a watery Vitamin C serum under my moisturizer and I suppose it may have interacted with that, however I've never had any issues before with it interacting with products. If you use an AM serum or plan to wear foundation, be warned that this does not play nice or lay nice on the skin.
Do not buy this is a terrible product
BTann from MN
I did not like anything about this product. It looks white on the skin which can be corrected with a blush or bronzer but after application the cream does not absorb and it ends up flaking off the skin in small pieces. I am thrifty and I try to find a use for everything but I am going to have to throw it away. I have used the Cereve hand and body cream and had no issues with that.
Would probably buy again
OhHeySarahAye from KY - Kentucky
This is a good product and is effective for sun protection. My only complaint is that it comes out really thick and is difficult to spread on. Upside, while initially it comes out thick it is actually very lightweight and blends in quickly. Also does not cause breakouts.
Pump is broken
Kim from Ct
I like the lotion just not the fact I can't 'pump' it out
I love love love this product!
Amanda from Nevada
I switch to this after my favorite moisturizer was discontinued. I have combination skin and it is very sensitive to oils and fragrances. This moisturizer is amazing. I use right out of the shower and my face stays supple and moisturized all day! Definitely love the anti-aging properties, my skin has never looked better!
I would not purchase again
Not for me from CT
I was looking for a new moisturizer. This is not the one for me. It's heavy and goes on leaving a white coating. If I touch my face after applied, it rubs off in clumps. I would not purchase this again.
Ali from Oakland
I put the product in my face one minute late, it looks like my skin is pelloff
Elizabeth from Atlanta
This would be so much better if they would change the applicator. The pump sucks and washed product
Store Standing Upright
Cindie from Grand Rapids, MI
I really like this product. I have not had any of the pilling issues that others have had. I put two pumps onto my hands do a quick rub together and then apply. I do wait a few minutes before applying makeup to let it sink in fully. The pump only works consistently if you store the bottle standing up at all times.
I expected more from CeraVe
Heather from Oklahoma City, OK
I initially purchased this product due to the SPF as well as retinol. This product does not do well under makeup at all. I also wore this without trying to put makeup on and it pilled up throughout the day (I have only seen this happen with expired products previously). I will stick to my more expensive Philosophy day face lotion to get my spf and anti-aging benefits from now on.
An Impressively Bad Product
Esloba from Texas
Have tried (and enjoyed) most of Cerave's product line, but this is remarkably bad. I used this directly after their Hydrating Face Wash on bare skin, and the product didn't absorb into the skin at all. It dried down relatively quickly, but then began to pill--badly. My skin also felt remarkably dry for having just applied a face cream.
I tried this product after I had similar pilling issues with their SPF lotion, but only after applying the lotion on top of their (or any other) facial serums. I really don't understand why this is consistently a problem for Cerave's line--even when using various products within their own brand--but I absolutely won't be buying this again or recommending it to anyone.
Best Secret Weapon by Accident!!
Stacie from Lexington
I bought this the first time last summer not even noticing it had retinol in it just needing a good face sunscreen for my beach trip. At the end of my trip, my face looked better than it did before the week started. Now I'm addicted!! I've tried other retinol products and my skin is too sensitive to them. This is the only one I use and I swear by it!! I have dry skin and it doesn't dry out my skin. If I wear makeup, I use makeup with spf, then wear this to bed... but now it's summer and I just wear this everyday. Love, love love it!!
Emberr629 from Ontario
Tried to make this work but I'm gonna have to throw it out which sucks because it wasnt cheap. Terrible pilling 1 second after application, doesnt rub in leaves a white cast then pills off and leaves your face feeling dry and tight. Hated it.
Itzy from Los Angeles, CA
I used this for a couple of weeks and loved how it felt on my skin as well as how it made my skin look. However, I did not like that it dried so quickly on my skin. Even when I patted it in, lightly, the cream would pile and roll off at times. If you can imagine, wearing makeup over this is not the brightest idea...I tried it :/
LOVE LOVE LOVE
AZ Lady from AZ
I found CeraVe brand products about 5 months ago and this was the first time purchasing this particular product. I purchased it because of the SPF 30, and I love that it does not interfere with my makeup application. And on the weekends when I don't wear makeup, just a few drops of this before I leave the house and I keep it in my purse in case I feel I need to re-apply. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
Bklynmaven from New York, NY
This is the weirdest product I've used from Cerave. It applies fine but feels almost dry to the touch. It spreads easily and has no noticeable scent. My real gripe is the wear. This stuff crumbles and pills off my face. I also find that if it travels to my eyes, it burns. The texture is not moisturizing, it's almost like face primer consistency. Definitely not a sunscreen I'd recommend.
Amazing product, don't love the packaging!
Karen Q. from Phoenix, AZ
I've been using this product for a few years now and I can say that it has really helped the appearance of my skin regarding texture and lightening up dark spots! The product is thick and I would say that you can't apply a lot of it or it will leave a white cast. Although the actual product does wonders for my skin, the packaging is not the greatest. The pump has no straw to get to the actual product so you end up wasting some unless you want to use a Q-tip to take it out. Not a big fan of the packaging.
Keek from Chicago
I was looking for something cheaper than the $75 sunscreen I had previously purchased. I had such high hopes for this since I love their other products. But I had dry flaky skin by mid morning, which never happened with my former HG. I never return products, but this one went back.
Laura from Minneapolis
Great moisturizer and sunscreen. Not too thick but is still very moisturizing.
Pump Bottle simply does not draw.
GuitarMox from San Diego, CA
The packaging is terrible. It is supposed to be a pump but there is no "straw" extending down into the cream. You end up just pumping air. When you remove the top, the opening is so small, and bottle so hard, you can't squeeze it out either. The only way to get it out is with a Q-tip. Very disappointing Extremely poor packaging design.
Poor pump design
B from Anderson sc
Even though I get frustrated with the pump, I continue to buy it because my skin responds well to it.
Sumjen from Monroe mi
Forever love cerave. I have sensitive, acmes prone skin an I use this
Only sunscreen I'll use
Caroline from Salt Lake City
This is one of the best sunscreens ever. It's super hydrating and barely smells like sunscreen. I use it under my foundation and it prevent my skin from looking too matte. It gives off a nice dewy look and keep me protected from the sun!
Min from NY from New York
It comes out pretty thick and you can feel the dimethicone but it absorbs well and my skin has been looking smoother after just a week. No white cast. Pump works and I love the product. Works under makeup.