Rated 4.55 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 143 customers 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.
Favorite SPF face lotion!
Jen from Philly
This was really easy for me to spread- so lightweight and smooth. Not sticky at all. No weird scents, just a pleasure to use. All the other spf face lotions I have tried are pretty tacky and thick so this was a nice change. Looking to repurchase this for sure!
one of the best drugstore sunscreens
sunscreen fanatic from the search is over guys
i've tried almost every drugstore sunscreen from the US and this is the best! It does not feel super greasy, it dries down sort of matte, and applies well under makeup. I have oily combo skin and this has been amazing! Can't wait for it to be in stock again!
Keke from Maine
This product is decent, but not the best. It's hard to spread and a little bit does not go along way. Other than that it is pretty good. I just wish it was more easy.
Gets the job done
Kelsey from Louisiana
I've only ever worn this on no makeup days because I can't imagine how slick my face would be with this and makeup. It doesn't absorb. My sunglasses slide off my face when I use this. Definitely has a strong sunscreen smell. BUT it hasn't made me breakout and protects against burning.
Best sunscreen!! Not matte tho
Yosh from Santa Maria
I keep trying different sunscreens but I always come back to this one. My skin loves it. It has no fragrance, it's super light, doesn't burn around eyes and absorbs quickly. I tried a few from la roche posay and this one is way better. I think I found my lifelong sunscreen. Only bad thing is that it has avobenzone which degrades fast in light but I can't blame cerave for that because that's the only UVA the US allows. I ordered some Japanese sunscreens which have better filters than US sunscreens so i'll come back when I get those. Also this is NOT matte at all. It doesn't make my skin greasy but it does make it looks very hydrated. I don't know why they say it's matte. It's clearly not. Also this smells pretty strong of that sunscreen smell. I don't mind it tho but my sister is always telling me I smell like the pool
Janelle from Washington
Super light moisturizer that absorbs into the skin within seconds. Works really great with my sensitive oily combo skin and hasn't irritated it at all! Definitely recommend