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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

BY CERAVE #3 in Facial Moisturizers

4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.75 / 5 based on 1,214 Reviews


Type of skin:
Normal to dry

Areas of concern:
Dry skin, itchy skin, National Eczema Association accepted, psoriasis prone skin

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20 and Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Phytosphingosine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

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  • Do you use Cerave for both morning and night? 26 Answers
  • How good does this work? I have dry red skin on my face a...4 Answers
  • Looking for a new nighttime moisturizer, I have combo ski...3 Answers
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Reviews (1214)
Q&A (109)
Media (131)
  • "I have dry skin naturally and its been a burden for as long as i can remember and i always hated having to reapply lotion all day but i put this on in the morning and it works wonders! It doesn't leave you sticky like some lotions can goes on nicely and isn't heavy at all. Also last for a while because it comes it a good sized jar which make this good for being who want to be money-concious but get good quality." in 265 reviews
  • "CeraVe moisturizing cream is 100% awesome. I have really sensitive skin, and recently stumbled upon the oil-cleansing method -- so I've totally gotten rid of every face wash I own, and instead massage my face with olive oil every evening. After I rinse off the oil, I apply a thin layer of CeraVe, and my skin is seriously so soft and the clearest it's been in years. I haven't gotten a single new zit since I switched up my cleaning routine! The price is awesome, the tub is HUGE, and you only need a tiny bit to cover your whole face. It's kind of a bummer that it doesn't come with a pump, but you can buy one on amazon for like $10. That way the contents of the tub stay sanitary after many uses." in 214 reviews
  • "I have eczema and my skin is very sensitive, this is the only moisturizer that keeps my skin moisturized all day." in 159 reviews
Amber S.
235 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have acne prone oily sensitive skin. I am always afraid of trying products for fear of breaking out. My hubby picked up a garnier moisturizer for me but my daughter tore the label off so I could not find it again. It was the best. So for the past year I've been trying to find a holy Grail moisturizer that wouldn't break me out. I've already been using the CeraVe foaming face wash and have fallen in love with it. So after reserach I seen this had many good reviews. I thought I'd put it to the acne test and I washed, toned and applied this before bed. It had no smell which I like. It has the consistency of whipped lotion. It felt amazing. I applied it and noticed my skin soaked it right up and it absorbed wonderfully. My face felt silly without being greasy and tacky feeling. This morning I woke up with soft skin and no break out! I will be purchasing again and again! Might even use this for kids eczema! It's a little pricey but it's worth it! You get a pretty good size container. The ingredients are great. Everything you want in a moisturizer. I'm so happy to finally find something that works!!!! CeraVe is my holy Grail skin care line! CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
bella G.
1 review
this product is awful ! it was recommended by my dermatologist and as i began to use it it made my skin worse ! i have sensitive skin and acne and this product is the worse thing i could’ve used. it is way too greasy and thick and I as i apply it at night i wake up in the morning with dry and flaky skin. It made my skin irritated and it felt like i was putting oil on my skin. My dermatologist told me to wear it underneath my makeup but it is not effective at all. it does not blend well with makeup and creates a crust that looks absolutely terrible. it creates flaky areas all over my face and it looks horrendous. It is very sticky and greasy when applied. Also, it started to burn as i applied it and i had to wash it off with cold water immediately. i wasted my money on the large container and im very disappointed. 
Danielle G.
Mt Pleasant, MI
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product in the winter time - I live in Michigan (its always cold) and to combat the cold weather I sometimes use this product on my forehead which is the dryest area of my face however I do feel the consistency is a little thick for my personal liking and can be a little heavy on my face at times. I personally use a very tiny amount on dry area's that just won't go away. However if you apply too much it creates an oil slick on your face which is also a problem I don't want to deal with. So overall, I do like this product. You get a large amount of product for a fair price which is nice -- however I think its a little heavy duty so unless you have severely dry skin you may want to look for a product that is a little less heavy in my personal opinion. 
Jenna C.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My all time favorite moisturizer!! I have combo skin & this keeps my skin nice and moisturized throughout the day without a greasy feeling unlike the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. This leaves my skin matte and smooth. I prefer the one with the pump instead of the one in the tub like container (like in the picture) because it’s more sanitary then having ur fingers all in the product. This product has a thick consistency but feels light on the face. Highly recommend!!!
T B.
175 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I can not rave about this product enough! I've used this brand for their facial moisturizers and they've worked very well. Then, I noticed that they sell body lotions and creams and I knew I had to try them. I was told that lotions in a jar are more heavy duty and that is for sure with this product! I use it on my legs, arms, and hands and they've never been softer. Within a few days I noticed a difference! I thought my skin was soft before, and boy was I wrong. This is great in the winter time when everything is dry and needs the moisture. Its also great to use in the summer after tanning and a shower to help keep the skin moisturized after being dried out from the sun. I apply this once a day after a shower and have noticed a world of difference. I highly recommend this to anyone with any skin type. It doesn't have a heavy fragrance and is easy to apply. In addition, it also dries rather quickly and the consistency is not like other lotions. Other lotions can be watery and this one is thick. Love this product and I highly recommend it! 5/5 Stars!
Michele C.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My husband bought this to use on his face. I tried it out because I ran out of moisturizer and now I'm hooked. It's a great versatile moisturizing cream. I use this on my face as a final step in my skincare process to lock in all the previous layers. It has not broke my face out, which is a huge plus in my book. It can be used almost anywhere. I am a chronic lip skin peeler, I have found that putting a little on the lips has healed my chapped lips. The tub is a little unhygienic, but since I use this after washing it is fine for me. I think theres a pump version that you can buy. Great stuff.
Elizabeth R.
Waverly, IA
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
At first, I was under the thought that this cream/ lotion was for your face even though it didn't specify. However, after using it for the first week I wanted to look it up to see if I could buy it in a bugger container since I had bought a small travel size while I was on vacation. When I found out it was totally meant for your face I was horrified and worried, as well as other people, respectively.

This, however, works great on my oily skin after I wash my face, and keeps it moisturized without excess oil throughout the day. This has gotten rid of pesky bumps on my forehead and hasn't clogged my pores. I also have very sensitive skin and this didn't bother it at all
Bethany W.
329 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This has been my holy grail moisturizer for years now, I’ll buy it again and again! I’ve tried many, and I have a ton of others, but I always come back to this. It’s super creamy and thick, and it feels heavy on your skin. But not in a gross way.. like, it feels as if it’s sinking into your skin and just making it super healthy and plump. It’s noticeable when I skip out on using this honestly because my skin starts to look a bit tired/dull. This is such an amazing product. I prefer it over La Mer, Lancôme, Belif, Clinique, and every other high end or drugstore moisturizer!
cx s.
161 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Perfect for dry, flaky and especially sensitive skin!!! There is no fragrance or harsh chemicals so it works perfectly on my dry and sensitive skin. It doesn’t leave an oily residue like some cream moisturizers and instead dries down pretty quickly while still keeping you moisturized. I use this every morning to add a light amount of moisture to my skin that won’t end up making me look shiny. Comes in a HUGE container, will last you for a long time!
Jessica G.
Findlay, OH
271 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I use this as a skin barrier after BOTH AM and PM skincare routine to form a barrier protection to seal in my skincare. A little goes a long way. I ALWAYS recommend putting anything on the face with the Spatty or another silicone tool to keep product contamination free. This barrier goes on BEFORE I prime my face for makeup application and AFTER I apply a sleep mask or night cream to my face. It keeps everything sealed in. At night I use a silk pillowcase. It keeps my skin moist and it keeps wrinkles at bay to maximize my skincare routine benefits.
Cindy S.
Litchfield Pk, AZ
161 reviews
Do you use Cerave for both morning and night?
Wajiha F.
33 reviews
Does this cream absorb quickly ?
Amber H.
Cudahy, WI
47 reviews
Does this product work well with oily skin?
Ashley H.
Marion, NC
5 reviews
I have very sensitive skin. Does this moisturizer cause you to break out?
Gladys R.
Miami, FL
138 reviews
Is this good for combination skin? I have acne but my fave is also dry in some areas. Does it feel very moisturizing? I'm using the Cerave facial moisturizing lotion and it doesn't feel too moisturizing. Is this one better?

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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
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