Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for oily skin
This is my perfect daily moisturizer + sunscreen!
I've used the CeraVe AM Moisturizing Lotion for several years but it's a bit too emollient for my oily skin, making it tougher for me to keep makeup on all day. Saw this new Ultra-Light variant and had to try it!
It absorbs instantly, doesn't leave a white cast (no titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) and is the perfect amount of hydration for oilier complexions. It claims to dry matte but I have found it's more of a satin finish (looks like skin). It's noticeably less shiny than the AM Moisturizing Lotion and my makeup wears longer over this Ultra-Light version. I think I've finally found the perfect daily moisturizer + broad spectrum sunscreen!
I like the packaging too, which is a tube with a pump and cap.
It's significantly more expensive than the AM Moisturizing Lotion because you only get 1.7 oz in the Ultra Light vs. 3 oz in the AM Moisturizing Lotion for essentially the same price. But it's worth it to me to have an excellent moisturizer + sunscreen that doesn't make me an oil slick and wears better under makeup.
Folks with normal-to-dry or dry skin would probably prefer the AM Moisturizing Lotion.
Most Helpful Critical Review Too greasy for my oily skin
I bought this because I wanted an all-in-one product. Love that it has spf, it does not break me out at all or clog my pores and the small bottle lasts a really long time, which is awesome. Unfortunately, I found that the formula was not "ultra light," and my skin got incredibly greasy after applying this. And I only used one pump on my whole face. I have very oily skin, and it's really hard for me to find a moisturizer that sinks into my skin and actually dries "matte" as it claims. This does not, unfortunately. I think it's a fantastic product for those who maybe have normal or combo skin, but it was just a little too heavy and greasy for me. I love Cerave though and will be patiently waiting for a true matte finish sunscreen or moisturizer for us super oily folks!
Reviewed by 149 customers Doesn't have a matte finish but works nice as a primer
Zacharie from Florida
It definitely leaves a slightly greasy finish if putting it on is your final step for getting ready, but the texture is actually helpful if you apply make-up afterwards because it helps your products apply better and leaves your facial texture looking more natural and less cakey. If you don't wear make-up though, you'll just look greasy.
Perfect everyday sunscreen
Mayssa from Michigan
Feels like a moisturizer and great for under makeup! A little goes a long way
Not funky under makeup
Steph from Idaho
This worked well over the summer. Some days this did not feel like it had enough moisture for my combo skin. The biggest pro is that this does not mess with my foundation!
Mid summer I used two pumps for my face. Now that we are transitioning into fall I'm using three pumps. I really like this product.
I staple product
Tonka's mom from Chisago city man
This is a staple product for me. It moisturizers and gives me an SPF. I can put it under make up and it is not pill up. It absorbs relatively quickly into skin, are usually have make up on top about 10 minutes after application.
Great everyday option
Meghan from USA
I have sensitive, dehydrated skin that can be quite reactive. I started using this a few months ago and I'm really pleased with it. I find that it's a good option for days where I'm mostly inside, with or without makeup, as it plays nice with my complexion products.
While it does sink in to my skin, I can't say that it's mattifying as the finish doesn't ever really "set" nor does it look matte, so if I need it to be set, I'll wear some primer and powder, especially around my eyes. As it's made for normal to oily skin, I've found that on dryer days I need an additional moisturizer underneath, but on more humid days it's great by itself.
Michelle from Los Angeles
I use this sunscreen daily and I LOVE it! I wouldn't call it a matte finish but it's definitely not oily or greasy. Has a nice lightweight feel to it so that's a plus. I will purchase this over and over again!
Great for a chemical sunscreen
Ekm from Az
The best sunscreen is one that you actually wear. This is lightweight, moisturizing, doesn't sit on the skin and offers pretty good protection. Personally I prefer mineral sunscreen
Not A Matte Finish But Still Good
MissMV from Orange County
This product is best for dry/combo skin. Not as light as I expected but still a good option for sunscreen.
Would not buy again
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Breaks me out everytime I use it
Could be better..
Diana from Oregon
Nice lightweight consistency but it left my face SUPER oily
Lizz from new york
lightweight and very moisturizing
not matte finish
katie from New York
I have oily acne prone skin and was looking for something with spf that wouldn't leave me looking greasy. It didn't break me out but left my skin feeling and looking greasy. If you have more combination/dry skin I would recommend, but it didn't work well with my skin type
Melina from Maryland
Very good ingredients, very moisturizing, no white cast, and very protective!!
Productgirl from Hendersonville, NC
This is perfect for summer - light, not greasy. I have reactive skin and this product didn't irritate at all.
best sun screen ever
danieluhh from denver
no other sun screen comes close to feeling so smooth and fine on my skin! helps with the oils on my t zone and having to wear a mask all day for work helps me not breakout underneath it, don't hesitate! GET IT
Great product - step up from other brands
Kayla from Detroit, Michigan
I use this every morning and I love it
Great for oily skin
Gabs from Chicago
I've been looking for an inexpensive every day moisturizer with SPF and this is the one. It gives my skin a slight glow but doesn't make it look greasy at all. Hasn't broken me out either which is a huge plus
Sensitive skin from Texas
I have Very sensitive skin and I have tried many spf lotions, so far This is my favorite! Its very light, it doesn't make my skin look oily.
Awesome facial sunscreen
Aileen from FL
I've been using this product for about a week now and I think it's probably one of the best sunscreen's i've used. It's very light, barely has a scent and doesn't make your face look or feel greasy. I used to use one from Eucerin but it left my face very greasy and wouldn't blend well into the skin. I has a great amount of SPF and moisturizes perfectly. I love the size as it is easy to travel with especially since i'm usually on the go. It is pretty matte but it gives you somewhat of a nice glow. I guess it also depends on how much you use. I have sensitive skin and it has not caused any irritation. Overall great product and will continue using!
Good for days not in direct sun
Destiny from Rhode Island
This is a nice, non greasy moisturizer. I use it on days I do not expect to get much sun. If you expect to be in direct sun for more than a couple minutes, you need a an actual sunscreen.
Love this product
Beba from Brownsville Texas
It absorbs quick doesn't leave a residue and even better I love the price
angie from Puyallup, WA
i have sensitive skin! and i'm allergic to many sunscreens but this brand does not make my skin burn! plus the price is great and amount you get is great.
I will be testing product against another. Seems fine so far
Kitty from Sierra Vista, AZ
I just started using, putting moisturizer on in AM & repeat every 2hrs. This is a necessity here in AZ. Tube is easy to hold in my hand & carry in my pocketbook. I also purchased another moisturizer to try, to see which one is best for my type of skin. I've used another Aloe based moisturizer in the past, so I'm hoping that this lotion works with continued success.
I've been using it for years
Spartan from Chicago
I stand by Cerave products and have been using this in combination with the foaming facial cleanser for years. I apply this moisturizer every day and my only complaint is that it doesn't come in a larger size. Every other moisturizer with SPF that I've tried (including best sellers at Ulta like the Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker) are too heavy and greasy for my skin. I'd find myself using a beauty blender just to blot off the excess oil from the products, and even then I would still break out on my forehead and chin. I've experienced no break outs with Cerave and recommend their products to friends & family. I'd like to point out that I don't layer foundation or any heavy makeup over this, and I often reapply this 2-3 more times during the summer on days when I have prolonged sun exposure.
Goes on SMOOTH
Allison from Ohio
I have dry skin that I don't always have time to exfoliate. Usually, a moisturizer will cake off into little balls so that my foundation doesn't go on smoothly. I don't have that problem with this! Goes on easy, absorbs nicely, doesn't have a strange, off-putting smell. My pro tip is to put an SPF lip balm on and around lips before applying so you don't taste face moisturizer up to lips. Baby lips is the only one that works for me.