Review: Cerave Moisturizing Lotion – 100% Amazing

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.

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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.

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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?

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5 thoughts on “Review: Cerave Moisturizing Lotion – 100% Amazing

  1. Jenn September 29, 2013 / 11:32 am

    I’m not sure if you use Retin-A still, but I use to have acne that would rival someone who had a bad case of chicken pox (I’m not exaggerating lol). Retin-A did the exact same thing for my skin and anything on the lines of it, I ended up switching doctors and they looked at my skin differently this time and told me because how my reacted that I needed to just let my skin do it’s thing and not use any of that. It was two long year but now I have clear skin that barely gets a blemish. My boyfriend has the same skin like yours and he stopped using all that kind of stuff to try to keep it at bay and now he uses a toner, Neutrogena Rapid Release 2in1 gel for spots and a natural soap and his had cleared up amazingly.

    Sorry for the novel! I use The Body Shops Vitamin E moisturizer my skin just soaks it up! Hope your enjoying your time!!

    • Sam October 1, 2013 / 11:38 am

      Retin-A actually helps me a lot. I went all summer going the natural route, and my skin didn’t respond to it well at all. Just goes to show different things work for different people. ;)

  2. myclosetnbeautyfinds90 September 29, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    Cerave is the best moisturizer! Love it!

    • Sam October 1, 2013 / 11:38 am

      I know, right! :) It never gets any hype though.

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