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. Shelley N says

    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. Christina B. says

    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.


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