Cerave Moisturizing Lotion review

A skincare brand recommended by many dermatologists? Cerave. And since I have sensitive skin that is dry and dehydrated, I figured their Moisturising lotion might be a good one to try. This is my review.

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When I spotted their Moisturising Lotion for Dry to Very Dry Skin I was instantly intrigued. It claims to contain ceramides (one of my favorite skincare ingredients) and hyaluronic acid (a skincare ingredient that is a bit hit or miss for me). How does this work for me?

Skincare review: Cerave Moisturising Lotion for Dry to Very Dry Skin

Starting with the good news: this is an super affordable moisturizer. At €10 – €12 a pop this isn’t expensive to begin with, but look at how much product you get!! Yes a whopping 236 ml. That is a lot for any moisturizer and I know it will take me a while for it to run out.

What does this moisturizer have to offer?

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Now I am not 100% sure whether this moisturizer is just for the face or whether it is also recommended for the body. In any case, this promises soft, plump looking skin for even the driest of skin types.

This formula is gentle and fragrance free and should help keep your skin barrier intact. It has a lightweight and non-greasy texture that is easily absorbed by the skin. Since there is a lot I am intending to use this eventually as both my day time and night time moisturizer, but for now it is part of my morning skincare routine.

What is the ingredient list like?

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Let’s have a look at the ingredient list:

Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Dipotassium Phosphate, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan, Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ceramide Eop (Code F.I.L. D213778/1).

There is nothing here that screams: no to me. For a moisturizer aimed at dry skin, what stands out to me the most is the fact that it contains no shea butter. Many moisturizers I have tried that claim to target dry skin contain this heavy ingredient, but I guess that’s where the non-greasy claims come in.

This contains ceramides, but from what I can tell they are in the lower part of the ingredient list. So how effective it actuallly is going to be? Not so sure, but for the most part I have not had any issues using this.

Should you buy the Cerave Moisturising Lotion?

This is a great moisturizer that truly is a good bang for your buck. I will have to try it more consistently to see what the long term effects will be, but so far I am impressed.

For how affordable this is I love how this feels on the skin. Like a drink of water! I do find that it is quite generous in how much product is pumped out and I easily have enough to not just cover my face and neck area, but also my chest, shoulders and ears if I am not careful. So it’s not a very frugal product from that perspective.

However, given how much product you get, I don’t feel I am wasting product. This will certainly last me a good while and at this price point, it just can’t be beaten.

That said, for the night time, I feel I need a richer moisturizer that does a bit more. For me, this is just a bit too simple almost. So it is great as a day time moisturizer for sure, but my skin just needs that extra oomph especially in winter.

What is your favorite Cerave product?

One response to “Cerave Moisturizing Lotion review”

  1. I really liked the texture of this for a day time moisturizer, but it broke me out after while. So I tried the Revolution Ceramides Lotion, which has a slightly different ingredient list but is very similar in texture. It is even cheaper than the Cerave and a bit more hydrating!

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