Rated 2.6 out of 5 stars
This product contains a high amount of Titanium Dioxide, which dermatologists have recommended to me for avoiding sun damage AND it is a naturally occurring chemical. This active ingredient performs more as a sun BLOCK, than a screen. If you have accumulative sun damage over your lifetime and/or want to seriously decrease the amount of harmful sun rays to your skin using a more natural product, this is excellent for you. I applied it faithfully while on a 19 day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon this spring, and DID NOT BURN (water and sweat resistant too). The only negative is that this active ingredient does not allow the product to rub in easily. This is a small price to pay for superior protection!
I am begging CeraVe to please re- formulate this. I honestly will never buy this again until it does. For reference I am a pale, sensitive red skinned, blue eyes girl. I am used to having a little white cast which I understand comes with physical sunscreen, but what I got from CeraVe'a mineral sunscreen is unreal. The formula left a lot of white cast and didn't work almost at all. Everytime my skin touches something it leaves a sunscreen print. I can't imagine anyone of color can ever use this sunscreen. If you're reading this skip CeraVe mineral sunscreen results from it. I used CeraVe on my body and a different physical sunscreen on my face and had way better results on my face.
DarleCastro from undisclosed
Muy malo , lo compré confiando en el renombre de la marca y literalmente he tirado mi dinero a la basura, deja un efecto blanco en la cara horrible tienes que tallar y tallar para que desaparezca y nunca lo hace además no es para nada ligero.
Ira77 from atlanta georgia
Discontinue this nightmare.
I am avid sunscreen junkie, and love most cerave product.
Not only this not usable on a face I can't even use it on my body. It sticks to everything.
I ruined my clothing even after wash the white won't come out. Ruined my favorite leather jacket simply because I brushed with my skin passing by. Ruined sits and everything that I have touched with my skin in a car, won't come out. This is sunscreen of destruction no one needs.
Emily from Nashville, TN
The good: It doesn't have a smell.
The bad: It's greasy and leaves a white film on your skin that comes off on EVERYTHING. Your clothes, your car, the chairs you sit in. Everything. I used it for every day use, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I only used it for the occasional beach day. The white cast also makes your skin appear a pale, unnatural color.
Meg from Ohio
This sunscreen is the worst i have ever tried. Turns you White as a ghost, doesnt absorb into skin, with really bad smell. Smells like tires.
luzb51 from undisclosed
I like this sunscreen because not only does it not leave me any white spot but also helps me protect from the sun while also leaving my skin moisturize.
Sr65 from undisclosed
After reading and following the directions for applying CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen, I was disappointed to find that a white residue was left where the product was applied. It also remained on the neckline of my swimsuit after being in the pool for 30 minutes. I have used other mineral based sunscreens with success (Blue Lizard). I thought I would try CeraVe sunscreen because I like some of their other products. This particular product was a disappointment and I would not recommend purchasing it.
Shelby382 from undisclosed
This is perhaps the worst sunscreen I have ever used. I rarely feel motivated to write reviews but this is just so unpleasant to use that I felt like I needed to. The company describes it as lightweight and non-greasy but it's more like the texture of the stuff you use to patch the holes in walls. Like wall putty, it is impossible to rub in. If you try to rub it in and hope it will blend under makeup, it won't. It stubbornly stays put and pills up if you try. The end result is that you've got a flakey, pilled, bright white mess all over your face. I am the whitest of the whites but this white cast turns me into a sickly Victorian child with some kind of skin disease. Unusable. I wish I were exaggerating.
Peg from Vancouver, Wa
Very disapointed. Love their body lotion but this is a no go. Way to thick. Does not go into skin. Ive got it all over my clothes, hats & sandals. I am returning this product.
Noelle from Detroit, MI
Does not rub in smoothly across skin. Leaves a horrible white cast on me (and im very pale). Tracks onto anything. I have stains on my car seat from it.
Katrina from LaPorte, IN
will not rub in! I looked like that guy from the movie Powder. Not exactly a look I want! I ended up having to wash it off!
teelee from Fort Wayne, IN
pros: not greasy, works very well
cons: you will have the whitest tint on your skin until you literally scrub it off.
karinc21 from undisclosed
Unlike most sunscreens, this doesn't really have a smell to it which I like. I also like the consistency of it, from my experience, it doesn't pill. One thing I dislike about this sunscreen is the fact that it stains the leather on my car, leaves this white stain if any part of me touches the leather, which sucks, but it does come off once cleaned…
LC from Virginia
So, like everyone else, I really disliked this sunscreen. It doesn't blend into your skin— it sits on top. You'll DEFINITELY look spooky. And it stinks. But here's the thing— I have literally never have spent a full day outside / on the water without getting burnt.
I spent 10+ hrs ourside on the 4th of July and I got ZERO sun. This was with a wonky application, being in water, and tubing.
I have vitiligo, so sun protection is of upmost importance to me— and this did the trick.
Is it awful? Yeah. But it does what it is supposed to, and for that, I'll continue to use.
Jen from Chicago
It did the job but i definitely recommend it for the beach rather than if you're going to an actual event cause the white cast will make you look silly!
megb69 from undisclosed
This sunscreen it super hard to spread and leaves you looking ghostly with a huge white cast all over your face/skin I tried it a couple of ways but it did not spread at all
sagew10 from undisclosed
I LOVE this sunscreen. I'll be outside for hours, reapplying, and I won't burn. BUT BUT BUT: as a pasty person, I look like I passed away with how white this makes my already white skin. I really wish it didn't have so much white cast as I love this sunscreen.
Runner from undisclosed
My review is so very similar to others. I would like to give a zero. I looked like a ghost. Almost impossible to remove. Won't use this again.
Thought it would be a great product, as other CeraVe are.
Although I normally love Cerave products, I did not like the white cast that was left on my skin after using this product. The white cast actually made people question the health of my skin as my skin actually looked ashen and mottled in the sun. I will not purchase this product again.
Kristen from Bismarck, ND
I love so many Cerave products. Thus, I was shocked at how terrible this sunscreen is. It does not rub in AT ALL, and leaves the most horrendous white cast. I'm a pale girl I look spooky on my own, this managed to make me spookier. Save your money!
disappointed from Michigan
lyndseys25 from undisclosed
This sunscreen has got to be the worst thing I've bought in a long time. Do you see how it looks like I rubbed dried out body paint on my arm? This shouldn't exist and no one should but it. Do better CeraVe.
Karigan from Orlando, FL
This product has such a terrible white-cast i looked blue. For reference, i am incredibly pale. Dont buy this thinking youll avoid the white-cast - you wont.
ratings from undisclosed
DON'T BUY THIS. It doesn't absorb at all and you look like a clown.
Diana from Oakton, va
goes on like white paint and doesn't absorb. get ready for it to rub off on all your clothes.