Rated 4.52 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 197 customers Love love LOVE
KR from CA
I was looking for a moisturizer with spf to use on the days I don't wear makeup and this one was perfect! Super lightweight, doesn't make me oily. Has a light smell of sunscreen, which I love. No issues so far, so this will definitely be my go to.
I would buy this product again
Abc123 from Mobile, AL
I use this SPF on days I don't wear makeup. I have combo skin, so parts of my skin are really oily and parts are really dry. This SPF is moisturizing enough for the dry parts of my skin but doesn't make my skin any more oily. I really love it.
They aren't kidding when they say "Ultra-Light"
MrsDan from USA
I wanted a moisturizer/spf combo so I bought this because I have sensitive rosacea prone skin and previous moisturizers (estee lauder am spf in the pink jar) have left me feeling oily so I figured this would be a better fit for my "normal" (not dry not oily) skin. Honestly this is just more of just a sunscreen for me, my face feels super dry when I use this and I don't normally have dry skin. I won't rebuy this one.
Felt good. At first ...
Jessie from Chicago, IL
Worked great with my foundation. Never caused any issues underneath. Made me SLIGHTLY oily but nothing too drastic. It was fine the first few days and then I started to break out with horrible pimples. This was the only new thing I had added to my skin care. So unfortunately it wasn't for me :/
Would buy again
Anonymous from Washington
Smell is not too strong. Seems good for sensitive skin. Layers well. Still got a sunburn, but may have been a user error. Reapply often if you don't want to burn.
Light and powerful
Lulu from Colorado
Looking for a moisturizer with spf a little lighter for warmer days under make up I think I found it
Pa from Surprise, AZ
Product goes on smoothly, it absorbs nicely and doesn't leave a white mask like all other facial moisturizer with SPF. I have been using this for 2 weeks and can definitely tell that my skin looks healthier and more hydrated. Only thing is that due to the product being so "ultra light" I feel that I need to apply more product to get full coverage.
Not crazy about this
Sunrisej from Ashville,ohio
I didn't like the product felt vey heavy on my face
Will be returning
kevan from tx
feels so thin and sheer (in the good way) and absorbs quickly
Wanted to love it
Jo from Phoenix
At first I really liked it but the more I used it the more my skin began to break out. It was the only new item I had added to my skincare routine. The formula is great and matte, but not made for my skin.
light and moisturizing!
andi from California (CA)
I love this sunscreen for everyday use. Since I have been working inside much more lately, I don't need a heavier sunscreen, so 30 SPF works perfectly. This sunscreen is moisturizing without being oily!
Tay from Fort Collins, CO
This is a great sunscreen, it is very light and gentle. I have super sensitive skin, so I would recommend this for people with sensitive skin!
Jess from California
This honestly works so good. I have the OILIEST skin ever and it makes my makeup last longer. I recommend it.
kiara from Massachusetts
i have combination skin, so i need something that moisturizes my skin a lot while not making it oily. this is the only moisturizer spf i've used that can do both. it sits very nicely in my skin and doesn't leave a whitecast! i would recommend anyone to try this.
This on top of moisturizer is a must for dry skin!
Carmen from Milwaukee
I have really dry skin and I use this product on top of my moisturizer to provide SPF protection and it feels amazing on my skin. It makes my skin look nice and glowy too!
Really great for oily skin!
Ify from Alabama
I love this cream! I have normal to oily skin! Light cream that feels moisturizing and not heavy on my face. At the end of the day little too no oil!
The only sunscreen I want on my face
Erika from MD
Wanted to have something I could use throughout the day that wasn't smelly, won't feel heavy/greasy, and was reasonably priced since I use it frequently. This seemed to check all those boxes. It has no strong sunblock smell, absorbs immediately into my skin, and left no traces of a white cast. The consistency reminds me of my Neutrogena combination moisturizer, in that it kind of feels matte on the skin but keeps you moisturized.
jill from hhsgsgdgvwbnwjwj
it's an amazing formula but smells terrible like sunscreen!!
Emmie from New England
I used this every morning thinking "oh look at me taking care of my skin and treating it right!". Boy I ended up screwing it up to heck and back by applying this. I broke out in whiteheads and small little bumps EVERYWHERE! For the first time in my life I had uneven skin texture. I would say if you don't have oily sensitive skin you're good, but if you've got the same skin type as me? Use at your own discretion.
Love, love, love
CeraVe for the win from Sioux City, IA
I use this as a daily moisturizer and it is amazing on my skin. It is light enough I don't feel like I sweat afterwards. My husband loves this stuff as well, he has began moisturizing daily.
Feels great on skin!
Lainibug from Oregon
I got this as a sample and used it all. Super lightweight, not greasy, feels great on my skin. I just wish it didn't smell like sunscreen. Otherwise it would've gotten 5 stars.
Favorite; will always rebuy
ETC730 from Nashville, TN
I've been using this daily for years. It is light and absorbs easily. Not greasy. The only thing that's annoying is the clear plastic top breaks every time.
Skincare addict from Northern KY
I love this sunscreen moisturizer. It's the only one that doesn't dry out my skin or give me breakouts. I use this in the winter on top of a heavier sunscreen moisturizer as well. The no 7 p&p. Have gone through many bottles of this.
Broke me out in a rash
Marixsa from Houston
I tried to love it but I dont. I gave this product a second chance and my face feels itchy and I break out in small little bumps.
My new every day moisturizer!
Monica from Texas
I've only been using this for about a week and I can already notice a difference. I have a hard time finding moisturizers I like with spf protection that aren't expensive. This one works great.