Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
I purchased this originally thinking it was a facial moisturizer. When I realized that wasn't the case, I was worried to put it on my face because I have oily, acne prone skin and didn't want to exacerbate the condition. However, I applied it anyway and was pleasantly surprised how much my skin improved. My skin has become less textured, my breakouts have decreased, and the redness has significantly subsided. I also find that my skin is less oily than it was when I was using a gel moisturizer marketed for oily skin.
This Cerave container is also very large when used only on the face, so I suspect I'll have this for over 6 months when used once a day. I have used dozens of facial moisturizers over the years (gel, lotion, acne-fighting, thick cream, etc.) and this was has beat them all, including my previous high-end Korean brand. I will definitely repurchase this when I run out.
**Small suggestion: I recommend you purchase the Moisturizing Cream that comes with the pump. I find half a pump to be more than enough for my whole face. The pump stops me from accidentally using too much product, plus it's more hygienic this way.
I used to really be a fan of this brand, but ever since L'Oreal bought their company, they water down their hero product. I have old jars that list all the good ingredient like their ceramides, cholesterol, and hyaluronic acid above petrolatum. Now, they're listed below potassium phosphate, which is just an ingredient to adjust pH, so basically there's next to none of the good stuff now for the same price. Now the hyaluronic acid is so low that it doesn't even do anything, it's just there for their marketing. Such a disappointing change, DO NOT BUY.
Brittany from Houston Texas
Listen, its cheap but it works!!! This is always my go to when i travel.
Mel from Houston,Tx
If you have very dry skin this moisturizer under your makeup will be chefs kiss, loved it. Makes my skin feel so soft.
gothabilly from WA
I really wanted to love this lotion. I used it pretty regularly for almost a year, and I would say it left my skin really soft and clear looking in some areas and protected it well from the sun. I wear a mask at work all day and when I took my mask off at the end of the day my skin would look so soft and moisturized. However, the area around my jaw and my nose would often shed or pill up. I wouldn't wear foundation over it, as it will make it look patchy and slide.
The technique I found to work for me was putting a small dot on my face and then slowly patting it out and using very light strokes so as not to unwantedly exfoliate my skin.
As a paler White person I didn't notice it coloring my skin much, but I'm pretty sure it would leave a white cast if you have a darker skin tone.
Overall, this smells good and feels soft, I just wish that it wouldn't pill up so much.
Nelly from Los Angels
Obviously its bad if you have sensitive skin or maybe it just wasnt meant for me! But i wore it and i broke out so much on my face pimples were forming like crazy. My face felt oilly and im such a dry person . And I applied it to my shoulders and insted of helping it help gave me a heat rash.
Betsy Ann from New York
I've always had such a hard time finding a moisturizer for my combination skin. Its either very hydrating and moisturizing but breaks me out. Or not enough moisture and leaves me needing more. This solved EVERY problem. I have very sensitive skin and this product never gave me an issue. I have purchased this product over four times and im very satisfied with it. This has never broken me out which is saying something because it's pretty easy to with my skin. Just recently ive found out about the night option which is great because you dont need spf at night. But its so great that it has sunscreen hecause sometimes i forget to put on my sunscreen and it gives me reasurrance that I already have it on. In summary amazing product well done CeraVe!!!!
Jess from Orlando, FL
I expected more from CeraVe as I've used several other products but this one was not it. Super heavy and leaves a white cast over your face. Listen, I know I'm pale but it made me at least two shades white. Doesnt blend well at all and feels very sticky. I will definitely be returning this.
Sis from Waterloo
I like this product
Overprice found it at another store two days later cheaper
Deb from Pocono, PA
Been meaning to get this for a while and needed a travel sized. My hands feel so smooth
S from Jackson, MI
I have to use this cream after every hand washing so having a smaller size is perfect for my purse!!
PAR from Charlotte
This would be a great everyday sunblock - not too oily or drying (sunce its part chemical/part physical sunscreen, it has the best of both worlds). It leaves no whitecast on medium dark skin, and is unscented. BUT IT PILLS WHEN YOU TRY TO RUB IT INTO THE FACE, leaving weird, unsightly white residue/balls on the face. To use this product up, ive been applying it on my arms and hands, where it performs great- no pilling. Its not a dry skin issue either - my face is normal, exfoliated, clean when i apply, whereas my hands and arms have dry patches.
Avah from NY
Worked well in the summer, but the second it got cold it dried up my eye lids, my chin, and my under eyes.
bri from Los Angeles
Literally will pill as soon as it "dries". Flakes right off your face instantly. Disappointed i love cerave prodcuts.
mars from wishIwas inCali
i wanted to love this product but its just not it. it pills so badly when you try to rub it into your skin, which if you dont rub it in, it will leave a whitecast. I wouldn't recommend this sunscreen to anyone
Kacey from Helena, MT
I usually love CeraVe products, but this one let me down a bit. It is a good sunscreen and with one application kept my face from burning during several hours out in the sun. However, it pills really badly, leaves white casts, and dries super quick so you can't blend the pills and casts out. I seemed to have less issues when I used it by itself, but if you have a skincare routine with multiple products, look for a different SPF.
Amber from GA
I was scratching my skin off within a few hours of applying. Woke up this morning with my eyes swollen! I have NEVER been allergic to a face moisturizer before. Thought this was a good brand I would give a try... NEVER again.
Madison from Middletown, OH
I like this product and I do think it does its job. The price is good and its very moisturizing. The main caution I'd warn about is if you have combo or oily skin, I think it has a harder time absorbing. In my case, I sit on the combo side and get dry patches but have other oily areas. I think this will be a great product for me to use in the winter, just not as much in the summer. I think its a bit too heavy for my skin in the summer time and i would likely need more of a gel type moisturizer. It seems to have a harder time fully absorbing for me, and ive noticed i sweat more when using it in the summer. However, like i said it is a good product and i plan to keep it and give it another go in the winter when my skin is dryer!
Wanda from Puerto Rico
Lé Me from Washington, DC
In addition to protection, it works so well under my makeup almost better than any of my primers. Other moisturizers with SPF would always break me out but this one doesn't. It does leave a white cast on brown skin IF you're applying too much. I just use a few dabs and work it in well. Most days I wear it without makeup and it leaves my skin with a smooth finish. it's pricey, but a little goes a long way.
Mac from Dallas
I should have read the reviews before purchasing this, but I've always liked Cerave products and didn't think to before hand. Would not recommend this to anyone. Leaves a terrible white cast, but even if it didn't it, it peels off immediately. I'm pretty sure this product has caused my acne to flare up, but I recommend others to just find another SPF for a better price.
Wannee from St. Pete, FL
This could be a good product if you use it on its own, meaning no makeup and no skincare. It pills so badly when used on top of my other skincare products. It also has an intense white cast upon application, takes forever to rub in, and doesn't spread easily. I'll keep this product to use for pool/beach days when I don't intend to wear makeup.
Mary from Andover, MN
This is the best full body moisturizer ever, great for face also
jaxson from richmond
made my face red and burn/itch :/. very disappointed
Michelle from Manhattan Beach, Ca
Love this moisturizer for the face and body. It is a staple in my house. I use it on my face at night and body as well.
Abbey from Upland, CA
This moisturizer/sunscreen is great in theory, but in reality it pills so badly that I can't put makeup over it. If you don't rub it in enough it leaves a white cast but if you rub it in too much, it pills. If you put makeup on over it, it pills. It also gets in my eyes and irritates them all day. I am throwing this in the trash and will never buy it again. I don't even leave reviews usually but this product was so bad I felt I had to warn others about it.