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|CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM, 3 fl oz
updated: 11/26/2015 02:29 UTC
|Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM 3 oz
updated: 11/26/2015 02:29 UTC
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This is thinner than the regular CeraVe moisturizer, but the same besides that. It absorbs well, hydrates well, and does not produce a shine or leave the face white. It moisturizes much better than the Acne.org Cleanser. The bottle should last about a month with once daily application. When applying over benzoyl peroxide, the moisturizer can clump. This is not completely avoidable, but allowing the benzoyl peroxide to completely dry, along with gently rubbing a generous amount helps. After the moisturizer dries, brush off the flakes.
If you have oily skin, this moisturizer could be problematic for you. As I mentioned above, this moisturizers very well. People with oily skin will experience over hydrated skin, leading to increased shine and breakouts. Also, over the course of a couple weeks it will build a waxy layer on your skin that cannot be washed off (but will eventually subside when use of the moisturizer stops).
After going with my dermatologist, I started this moisturizer. I've been prescribed Aczone in the morning + Cetaphil oil control foam wash + Cetaphil oil control moisturizer with SPF, and Tazorac + Cerave PM before bedtime. We know this treatment is very hard for your skin because dryness, irritation, desquamation of skin, etc, but I found that CeraVe PM made my situation worst! I felt my face as burning as if I was in a fire after using this cream even in places where I didn't put my prescribed medication, and the redness of my skin never improves. So, I stopped using this product and after 4-5 days, my face went back to normal even using the other creams. I give it a try for a second time, without using Aczone or Tazorac in my daily routine, and I had the redness and irritation again. I don't recommend this product if you have sensitive skin. My only concern now is that I don't know which non-comedogenic and oil free moisturizer I can use at night time. Meanwhile, I'm using the same one I use in the morning. If you have any recommendation, I'll appreciate it!
This is a great moisturizer! My skin gets a little drier in the winter and a little oilier in the summer, but otherwise it is pretty normal.
This moisturizer has a gel-like texture and feels light and cool on my skin. This product is easy to mix with sunscreen. I think the ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide have really helped improve the texture and barrier of my skin. My skin is definitely smoother since I started using this.
This moisturizer does not worsen my acne.
I think this product is a great deal, you get some amazing ingredients that are usually found in products with much higher prices. A bottle lasts me 3-4 months.
I have oily skin and decided to use this despite it being marketed towArds people with dry skin. There's a reason why it's meant for dry skin, and that's because it is rich in emollient alcohols which make it intensely hydrating. My skin was so soft and supple while using it, but I soon started experiencing under the skin breakouts (closed comedones) correlated to my usage of this product and Cerave AM. So despite my skin feel bouncy and hydrated, the texture was bumpy and not smooth. I would not recommend other oily skinned people to use this because it may break you out. I've done my research and have been keep track of the ingredients of products that break me out and found out that cetearth-20 which is usually present in products formulated with fatty alcohols breaks me out. Out of all the Cerave moisturizers, this is the least hydrating.
Since discontinuing use, I have found a reduction in my active acne and textural issues of the skin.
I currently use it as a moisturizer for my eye and for my lips and it works great for those purposes. Because I only need a small amount for those areas it'll last me a long time and since it didn't work for my entire face it's good that I'm able to find some use for it rather than just throwing it away. I no longer have dry lips since using this in conjunction with petroleum jelly.
this product says noncomedogenic but it is , if you have very sensitive skin ...if you click on the ingredients it will show you 3 different ingredients known to clog pores so keep that in mind ...my skin gets clogged by almost anything and this broke me out horribly
I've been through many different moistuizers over the years. This one is awesome. For a price much lower than high end department store products, you get many great ingredients.... Niacinamide, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid...wow! However, I chose Dan's acne.org moistuizer over CeraVe because the CeraVe would be much more expensive long term considering the amount of product required on the regimen. Yes, it's stll a very reasonable price, but it doesn't come with enough product for me. But I will not hesitate to buy it if I'm ever in a pinch and am waiting on my delivery of Dan's products. My skin breaks out SOOOOO easily. So I'm glad I now know of 2 great moisturizers to chose from after much trial and error.
Skin type- normal/dry/sensitive, but dealing w very dry cheeks from harsh products (trying to cure my acne from outside instead of from inside) And from retin-A treatment. Prior to this I had been using cetaphil moisturizing lotion bc others irritate skin. Hormonal imbalance gave me cystic ance on cheeks/ jawline. I did my research & tried the "oil cleansing method" which healed all blemished w/in 3 days. (Yes!! OIL on my face!!) Then I noticed clogged pores, something I've never had due to my dryer skin & small pores. I didn't want to go back to my old regimen tho! I soo loved the way the oils made my skin feel.
This lotion made my skin soooooo soft & supple looking immediately!!! SO SMOOTH!! Cetaphil is simple & non irritating, but doesn't contain any ingredients that are beneficial to ur skin!! That means DULL complexion! It also contains nut oil which i think is why it would cause t-zone to breakout. I also use the cerave CREAM on my cheeks when they get too dry from treatment. Really makes my skin deeply moisturized & nourished.., sinks in deep.. Not like others where it only works on outer layer of skin. My skin stays as fresh throughout the day & doesnt get dry & itchy after a few hours now. This is the ONLY lotion I have EVER been able to use on forehead that doesn't clog pores. I usually dont moisturize t-zone. I accidentally got some on my lips & was amazed how soft they looked AND felt! Right away! Not sure the difference in the lotion & the facial lotion, but I will prob try it bc this bottle is so small! & Won't last long. I almost want to purchase a few more bottles in case they realize how great their product is & raise the prices!!! lol The consistency is somewhat like a gel, & so would b good for ppl w oily skin as well I think. It's hot & humid now & I plan on using this under the cerave cream come winter.
Here is my routine if ur interested in trying. Worked for my irritated, flaky skin.
So, I went from having cheeks covered in pimples to just one spot on my chin in 2 wks by using this routine (DIET IS MOST IMPORTANT when it comes to cystic acne tho!!!)
AM- CLEANSE w warm water & cetaphil bar.
TONE t-zone w dickensons witch hazel.
MOISTURIZE w cerave PM (I find sunscreens clog pores & I enjoy a little vit D)
PM- Apply mixture of cold pressed organic castor oil & extra virgin olive oil over entire face, neck, even eyes.. (Great makeup remover also-U can replace olive w hemp seed or jojoba. Castor good for lashes as well!) Massage face 1 min or so, focusing on areas I get clogged pores more) Wipe hands off on hair ends lol.. Hop in shower & lay warm cloth over face to open pores & remove makeup. Hate taking a shower w makeup on face, so this feels good to leave layer of beneficial antioxidant packed oil to absorb while I shower. Then I cleanse w cetaphil bar afterwards to remove all oil.
Tone w witch hazel let it dry.
Apply tretinoin & immediately (if I wait to apply this, I break out from it-?-) Follow cerave PM. I have a separate jar I mixed the cerave w jojoba oil for under eye cream. Then i dip Q-tip in mix of apple cider vinegar (small maybe 1 oz bottle?) w 4 drops tea tree oil. Apply to any spots under skin. I find this only works on the deep cysts, similar to BP. I think salicylic acid would do better w spots like comedones...
To sum up- Skin looks best it has in YEARS!
This is a very nice moisturiser, I find that when applied it doesn't leave a greasy feeling oily barrier on the surface of the skin, it sinks in quite fast and leaves skin feeling smooth and healthy. It is nice that there is more than just emollients in the formulation too.
However I live in the UK so I have to buy it from Amazon and shipping makes it expensive for quite a small bottle. Also I find that when the area around my nose was cracked applying this made this area and my acne sting quite a bit, however I got the exact same reaction when I applied E45 moisturising lotion so I think it may just be to do with applying lotion to broken skin.
Dermatologist gave me samples of this product and I loved it. I tried the AM product, but it felt too greasy for my liking, so I stick with the PM and use it morning and night. Skin is so soft now.
My dermatologist recommended I use this in my routine because of my skin that tends to be either really dry or moderately oily. I love it. I love the lightweight consistency, the hydration factor, and the fact that it has niacinamide, which helps reduce inflammation and redness. It goes perfectly above my Epiduo. For a few nights it did burn a bit, but I found out that my cleanser at the time was at fault.