New CeraVe Moisturizers

I have an intense love/hate relationship with moisturizers. I need them, since my face gets dry patches. Yet most make my face oily and I hate shiny face {not to mention breakouts}.

It’s a vicious back and forth cycle, so when I eventually do find a moisturizer that works for me, its my life-long friend. That being said, I’ve tried far too many moisturizers for my liking, absolutely way too many to count. Actually, my ‘approved’ list is barely a handful.

CeraVe approached me with the offer to try out their new line of moisturizers and truth be told, I kinda cringed. As you can see I’m a total snob thanks to my mood swinging face and on this day, I honestly didn’t feel like adding another to the ‘nope’ pile. Eventually, curiosity got the best of me and I decided to give them a try. I really had nothing to lose and a lot to gain!

So, my stubborn face has been trying out the new AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 {$14.99/89ml} and PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion {$14.99/89ml}. Actually, I put these under the ultimate test by taking them with me on a media trip to Mexico. 


Wait – New facial products under the harshest of conditions, plenty of sun and the expectation that it’ll stand up to some sweating too? Yikes, but I do take my product reviews seriously.

Added SPF in the AM lotion is crucial, vacay or home and Summer to Winter – you must have SPF on that face! That being said, this stubborn face doesn’t EVER take too kindly to sunscreen {you had to have known that was coming}.

Sunscreens make my skin very irritated with a burning-like feeling, immediately on application or when exposed to sun and sweat {defeats the purpose, right?}.

So, not only do I have the challenge of finding that right balance in a moisturizer but it also has to contain SPF, and not irritate my face.

Now the pressures really on, CeraVe.


Verdict: Colour me impressed!

The AM Facial Moisturizer is light and absorbs well without a greasy feeling after or even later in the day. The SPF worked like a charm, even under the beautiful hot sun of Mexico. Sometimes I wore it alone and a couple times, under a bit of makeup.

The PM Facial Moisturizer was just as light and kept my face at that nice balance even through the night. These products didn’t irritate my skin nor made them unbalanced when it came to dry & oily. I’ve only been using them for a month, yet I’m excited to see the results after a longer period of time. Maybe my stubborn skin will just chill out for a while, that’d be a first! 

 So, Why CeraVe?

They provide sustained release of skin-nourishing and protective ingredients over 24-hours with just one application. What sets the CeraVe® AM and PM facial moisturizers apart from the rest of the CeraVe® line is their light texture, ideal for facial application, and the addition of niacinamide which has been clinically proven to help skin produce more ceramides and fatty acids essential for barrier repair. <~  this literally just means it’s not absorbed right away and then it’s finished. It keeps nourishing all day {and night} long!

Plus, they are also fragrance-free, non-irritating, won’t clog pores and can be used on their own in combination with topical prescription medications.

These products are the #1 and #2 selling facial moisturizers in US drug stores – and just arrived in Canada last month. The new CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 and PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion can be found at most grocery or drug stores in Canada.

CeraVe, this Canadian is your bestie. Just sayin’.

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review post. Opinions are, as always, my own.




  1. Right now I am looking for a new moisturizer since I am not really pleased with my existing one. I would love to win this product line and give it a try since I am really in the market for something new.

  2. I’d like to win because I have dry skin and would like to try a new moisturizer that won’t clog pores or irritate skin.

  3. I have heard good things about CeraVe products. I enjoy a moisturizer that is light and absorbs quickly, but works hard and moisturixes well.

  4. my skin could totally use this!! because of the winter months and being pregnant my skin is soooo dry!

  5. My skin is picky like yours! I have hard time finding a complete skin care line that doesn’t irrate my skin. This looks like it would work for my skin!

  6. I have acne-prone skin and am leary about what I put on my skin for fear it will make me break out. I’d love to try this brand to see what it can do for my skin.

  7. My skin is 50 and is beginning to look its age. I’m always looking for a new moisturizer

  8. I would like to win because I have never tried these products before and my skin is parched!

  9. I have dry sensitive skin, and I am always looking for new and exciting brands of moisturizers!

  10. I’d like to win because I have trouble finding a non-irritating lotion with sunscreen so I’d like to try it.

  11. I’m always looking for a new moisturizer! The one I’m using right now does not absorb as quickly as I’d like.
    I’d love to win & try CeraVe!

  12. I have sensitive skin, and have fine lines etc (I am 40 afterall) and would love to try this. Plus CANADIAN…that wins me over every time.

  13. I have oily and some acne I am looking for a new moisturizer since I am not really pleased

  14. Love to win as I have not tried these products before and I need some help with my skin’s moisture

  15. my face is so dry I like to try and see how this effects the dryness

  16. With the harsh winter we just had, my skin could definitely use some moisturizing and I would love to give this a try.

  17. I have such a difficult time with skincare. I have allergies and my skin is so sensitive. I would love to try this! This last winter I really noticed how dry my skin was.

  18. I have yet to find anything that doesn’t make my skin feel irritated, break out with blotches or feel like my pores are clogged and that the cream feels “caked” on my skin, a heavy feeling. I hate greasy feelings. I want something that is going to work but i hardly know it’s there. Hoping this is the answer to my prayers!

  19. I can’t ever seem to find a moisturizer that sinks right into my skin. Everything I’ve tried leaves a greasy, heavy film and just stays on the surface. I would love to try out this company and see how well they work for me.

  20. I would like to win because I’m still on the hunt for the perfect skin cream and this is one brand I haven’t tried

  21. I am not currently happy with my current moisturizer so I would love to win and give these products a try.

  22. I have the same problem you do with dry patches and finding a cream or lotion that will work without leaving my skin oily or shiny. I would love to try these products for my dry skin.

  23. I’m looking for a moisturizer that doesn’t sting when I put it on my face. This sounds like it might be it!

  24. I’d like to win because I have dry skin and would like to try a new moisturizer that won’t irritate skin.

  25. I would like to win since the review/overview of the lineup interested me enough to want to try it.

  26. I would love to try the AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion – my skin has been so dry after winter !

  27. My problem with moisturizers is my eczema reacts to almost every one of them! I’d love to try this product out!

  28. I would like to win because I have never used their products before and I have heard nothing but great things about them.

  29. I have tried so many products that dry out my skin, leave it too oily, I have reactions, ect. would love to try this one.

  30. I want to win this to use it on my legs sometimes I just feel like ripping the skin off it’s so dry.

  31. desperately in need of something that really works. it’s been a long, dry winter. thanks

  32. I have combination skin and it’s not easy finding a moisturizer for oily and dry skin. I’d love to try out the AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 under my makeup

  33. I am currently undergoing treatment for Lupus. Many of the medications make my skin more sensitive and drier. I always use SPF in my moisturizers

  34. I have really dry hands and am always looking for a cream that will work and not irritate them more.

  35. My skin is really oily and I am always looking for a light non greasy moisturizer and this sounds great.

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  37. SInce I have sensitive skin I like facial products that are unscented or lightly scented but they are often hard to find so I would like to try these out!

  38. Generally try and stay away from putting ANYTHING on my face, but this winter has been super tough and I’m starting to get flaky and a little itchy. That being said. I also have very oily AND sensitive skin. Looking for any new product to fix whatever is happening on my poor face!

  39. I have very similar skin to yours, Tammi. Something that I was so excited about in leaving the throes of teenagerdom and entering adulthood was no more acne. Boy was I wring. At 29, I brokd out just this week! I would live to try the lotions, as I too require sunscreen living in the outdoor mecca if Northern BC. I would live to try the CeraVe products!

  40. I’d like to win them for my husband. His hands get so dry his finger tips crack and cause pretty servere pain.

  41. My skin tends to be on the sensitive side. I like that this is fragrance free and non-clogging.

  42. I am looking for a new moisturizer and these sound like great products that I would like to try.

  43. I am entering your giveaway.
    I want to win the CeraVe prize pack because i have dry skin
    and these look like great products that i would like to try.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. I’d like to win because my skin needs some serious help particularly my face. I get so overwhelmed by the number of products out there that I keep sticking to my same old ones…. which aren’t working!

  45. I’d like this for my daughter. She struggles with exzema and is a teenager so faces acne. As you say we have only ever found a handful of products that work.

  46. I have dry skin and would love to try this. I need a moisturizer with sunscreen that”s fragrance-free and non-greasy.

  47. I would like to try something new to beat the signs of aging and with menopausing skin , the changes are unreal

  48. Like you I have problems with sunscreens irritating my skin, and really need the protection in the sun after suffering 2nd degree sunburn when I was young. Would love the chance to give this a try and see if it works as well on my family.

  49. I’m turning 40 this year and I can see and feel the hazards of my occupation, my children, my pure busy life period. Always looking for skin 101.

  50. I’m turning 40 and I see the signs of wear and tear. My job, children, partner, environment and so on. Always looking to try a new skin care regimen.

  51. I’ve got dry skin that turns oily quick & easily too. And I am no fan of a shiny nose & forehead!! Havent heard of CeraVe but with this review, would love to see how my skin would take it.

  52. Any product that needs only one application in a 24-hour period and works so well moisturizing my skin is the sunscreen
    for me. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this product.

  53. I used to spend hundreds of dollars on skin care products. I read that cerave was actually really good so I decided to give it a shot. Since I’ve tried it, my skin has actually cleared up SO MUCH. I’m totally sold on their products.

  54. I’d love to win because I’m starting to get really dry hands and elbows, I’d love to try these moisturizers to see if they help

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  56. i have sensitive skin and hard to find something that will not irritate me.. i like that these are fragrance-free and non-irritating and light. Would love to try them!

  57. It’s highly recommended by my favourite (American) beauty blogger, can’t wait to try it!

  58. CeraVe is the best product for excema I would love to win this to try out more of their product line.

  59. I would love to win this product. I need more..I recently tested it out myself through ChickAdisors and was very impressed with it. I have sensitive skin and was very impressed at how well it worked, no break outs, no greasy after feeling and the fact that it is fragrance free!!

  60. Well, we always need a bit of help in the take care of ourself dept so this would be a great way to take care of my face for summer!

  61. My skin is not quite as full of moisture as it used to be so I can use all the help I can get~

  62. I would love to win as I love and use CeraVe products. I would give these products a good home and use them up for sure.

  63. Because I am getting up there in years Ive noticed my skin is super dry and itchy…Maybe these moisturizers will do the trick..

  64. I would love to try this line because I have very dry,sensitive skin,,this sounds great,thanks!

  65. I’d like to win because my oldest daughter has severely sensitive skin and we have tried a ridiculous number of lotions for her because not only is her skin sensitive it gets cracked and dried way too often.

  66. my skin sounds similar to yours….it’s combination but also crazy sensitive…. I’d really like to see if these products work for my skin.

  67. I would love to win this because I’ve heard a lot of great things about CeraVe and would love to try it out

  68. I’m struggling to find a SPF product that’s not too greasy, and doesn’t beak me out. Maybe the new Cerave AM is the answer? 🙂

  69. I really like trying new lotions & creams to see if it works well with my skin…always looking for a product that provides good moisturizing effects on my skin.

  70. We’ve tried the moisturizing cream in the small tub for our youngest, & it has worked really well for his dry skin. His pediatrician had recommended it, and it works great!

  71. It has been a brutal winter and my skin needs some help. Hoping that the CeraVe products help rejuvenate my skin

  72. I also have very dry skin, and would love to try a moisturizer that can actually heal without irritating my skin.

  73. love to change products and try new ones. I have some areas that are dry and do need good quality products!

  74. cerve is the only thing i use. used to use expensive brands, thought i’d give cerave a shot, and have never turned back since

  75. Fragrance free is a big check mark for me. I need a good moisturizer which wont block pores.

  76. Always on the hunt for a good, non-greasy moisturizer and it looks like they have a good product line

  77. i would love to win this because I am on the hunt for something that will not cause me to break out yet moisturize my skin appropriately.

  78. I want to WIN these Creams,because I like trying New Products and my Skin is very dry and really needs,Extra Moisturization!

  79. I’d love to win because i just started using CeraVe facial cleaners and I would welcome the opportunity to try the moisturizers.

  80. I’d like to win because my skin is dry and moisturizers are a must. Like that these product moisturize, protect and ‘restore’ the skin, so that I can look as young as I feel.

  81. I hate when moisturizers make my face look shiny! I would like to have something that didn’t!

  82. I am looking forward to trying this product because I have a very difficult time finding and spf that doesn’t irritate my skin

  83. My mother was having a skin problem. Pretty much just dry itchy patches. The dermatologist recommended the Moisterizing Cream and it cleared her problem right up. Based on this, I would love to try their AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 and PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. My favorite moisturizer changed their ingredients recently and now stings my eyes. So I am on the hunt for something new and yes……not add to the fail pile.

  84. I would love to try out a new moisturizer and cleanser because my skin is quite sensitive and I am still looking for something that works great

  85. Being so fair skinned I need the sunscreen but my face reacts to everything I put on it. In fact I don’t usually wear any makeup either. I have never heard of CeraVe and after reading your review I have hope!

  86. I’m always looking for fantastic new products to try and like you have a long list of NOPEs.

  87. I have really sensitive skin and I know CeraVe makes great moisturizers for that! I also NEED daily sun protection!

  88. I have used Nivea everyday for 20 yrs, but I’m scared to try anything else. A win would be a perfect opportunity to try something new.

  89. I would like to win because I have dry skin and I’m looking to try a new moisturizer.

  90. Remarkable! Its truly awesome post, I have got much clear idea regarding from this

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