Moisturizers are the bane of my beauty routine. I have oily skin, that is made super sensitive and flaky by acne gels like Retin-A and Aczone, and nothing is worse than trying to moisturize and feeling like your face is being chemically singed a moisturizer claiming to be gentle.
However, I needed a new moisturizer to bring with me to England, and my dermatologist recommended CeraVe. I found the CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion at Target on sale for $14.99 for a big 12-ounce bottle. It is a little on the pricier side for a drugstore moisturizer, but since I have tried what feels like every moisturizer in the drugstore beauty aisle, I splurged.
I am really glad I did.
When I put on CeraVe it feels nice and cool on my face versus the burning sensation I am used to when applying moisturizer to my sensitive skin. It’s fragrance-free, which is important for reducing irritation for me, and it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores.
One pump will cover my face, my neck, and my chest as a little goes a long way. In terms of moisturizing, it does a good job at tackling any dry patches all day long and evening out my skin tone. What’s more amazing is that it’s totally non-greasy. It absorbs right into my skin, and doesn’t make my face oily or break me out, which is a feat in itself.
Overall, I give the CeraVe moisturizer an 100 percent approval rating. This is the best moisturizer I have ever used in my life, and I have tried a lot of moisturizers. For someone who has suffered with oily, sensitive skin for a long time, I wish that I found this moisturizer about a kazillion years ago.
If you are using harsh irritants on your face (like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid) or if you suffer from sensitive skin in need of some extra moisture, give CeraVe a try.
I sure am happy I did.
Have you ever used CeraVe products? What’s your favorite moisturizer?