CeraVe AM SPF 30 Non-Comedogenic Facial Moisturizer

Last updated: November 7, 2022

This non-greasy CeraVe facial product, recommended by dermatologists, has ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. The oil-free moisturizer is an SPF 30 zinc-oxide sunscreen that spreads easily and absorbs quickly.

We looked at the top Facial Moisturizers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Facial Moisturizer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Get great sun protection with this fast-absorbing, non-greasy moisturizer.

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the CeraVe AM SPF 30 Non-Comedogenic Facial Moisturizer placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30: A micro-fine zinc oxide sunscreen for UVA/UVB protection. This CeraVe moisturizer with SPF is a hydrating facial lotion that spreads easily, is absorbed quickly, and leaves a non-greasy finish. OIL FREE DAY CREAM: Use this daily face sunscreen as the last step in a morning skincare routine. If layering with an eye cream, moisturizer or facial serum, apply Cerave AM facial lotion after other product applications have been fully absorbed. SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE: Contains Hyaluronic Acid to retain skin’s moisture and Niacinamide to help calm skin. MVE Technology delivers hydration throughout the day. 3 ESSENTIAL CERAMIDES: Ceramides are found naturally in the skin and make up 50% of the lipids in the skin barrier. All CeraVe products are formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. GENTLE ON SKIN: Recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fragrance free, oil free, non-comedogenic Suitable for dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, and acne-prone skin.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. Beneficial supporting ingredients (niacinamide, ceramides). Formula is fragrance-free. Many positive CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion reviews.
Budget-friendly. Contains high SPF protection. Contains three essential ceramides.
- Byrdie
This cream has Multi-Vesicular Emulsion technology, which controls the release of its ingredients over 24 hours. Translation: No heaviness or clogged pores. And unlike some SPF moisturizers, this formula protects and softens skin without leaving a white cast.
- Allure
Sunscreen is a pivotal step in skin care that helps keep your skin healthy and protected. CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen offers both protection and moisture, albeit with a slight amount of greasiness.

What reviewers didn't like

CeraVe is not cruelty free. Octinoxate is considered to be a hormone disruptor and can also cause allergic reactions after exposure to UV light. Formula contains two parabens. Some CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion reviews mention that it doesn’t absorb well, while others mention it leaves a white cast.
Can pill when used with other skincare. Leaves a white cast on the skin. Not suitable for all skin colors.
- Byrdie
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