Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM Review

24th February 2020 in Affordable Skincare, Hall of Fame, Moisturiser, Skincare - 11 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 2 min read
Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM Review

Welcome, Skintellectuals!

Being someone who has quite oily skin finding a good moisturiser can be a minefield at the best of times. Either they are too thick, wayyy to occlusive or just aren’t right for me.
As usual, Cerave comes in light a knight in shining armour and delivers the Facial Moisturising Lotion PM. Not only is it affordable it actually a pretty fantastic formulation.

What is it?

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM is a nightly moisturiser for normal to dry skin but personally I think it suits all skin types because its a very thin formula but intensely hydrating, thanks to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid.
This moisturiser contains some pretty awesome ingredients considering its classed as “drugstore lower end”

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM Review

What does it do?

Not only is this a fantastic hydrator Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM it is something much much more. Unlike your regular moisturisers, Cerave have developed their entire line to contain hyaluronic acid (a humectant that draws moisture to itself), niacinamide (this plays an important role in soothing and helping to restore the skin barrier), ceramides 1,3,6-11 (lipids found naturally in skin and are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture)

How do you use it?

Apply as the last step of your skincare routine in the PM. When applying you don’t need much as a little goes a long way.

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM Review

What’s in it? (Ingredients)

Purified Water solv, Glycerin sii|h|perf|solv|vc 0 0, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides emo|perf, Niacinamide cci|sb|aacne|h, Cetearyl Alcohol emo|vc|emu|surf 1 2, Ceramide 3 sii, Ceramide 6 II sii, Ceramide 1 sii, Phytosphingosine sii|cci|aacne|amic, Hyaluronic Acid sii|h, Sodium Hydroxide buff, Dimethicone emo 0 1, Behentrimonium Methosulfate surf, Ceteareth-20 emu|surf 3 2, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate emu 0 4, Cholesterol sii|emo|emu|vc 0 0, Xanthan Gum vc|emu|surf, Carbomer vc 0 1, Disodium EDTA chel|vc, Dipotassium Phosphate buff, Potassium Phosphate buff, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate emu
Hover the mouse / tap over an ingredient for short explanation. Read more on INCIDecoder.


Generally, moisturisers won’t give you massive changes in your skin as they are made to hydrate and moisturise. Obviously your skin will feel more hydrated and if you do have a compromised skin barrier this moisturiser will help to rebuild it.

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM Review

Where to buy?

You can find the Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion PM in Boots stores as well as online at lookfantastic.com for £12*

Have you used Cerave before?
What is your favourite product?
Leave a Comment!

Talia James (The Skincare Saviour)

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

All posts


  • Doctor Anne 24th February 2020 at 2:55 pm

    I have not tried anything from the Cerave range yet, but this ingredient list looks impressive, especially given the price point.

    Anne from “Doctor Anne”

    • The Skincare Saviour 24th February 2020 at 3:43 pm

      It really does amaze me how a brand that is so affordable can have such a impressive iNCI

      • Doctor Anne 27th February 2020 at 4:29 pm

        Ingredients usually aren´t that expensive (exception are peptides), so you usually pay for packaging and branding.

        • Peter 8th November 2020 at 6:50 pm

          It also looks very impressive because they have listed the ceramides first after the 1% line, which is allowed because below 1% ingredients may be listed in random order. They use SK-influx, only if you would use that mixture undiluted the combined ceramide concentration would be above 1%, so Cetearyl Alcohol is the 1% line here . But it’s a very nice moisturizer with Niacinamide and ceramides. I wonder wether the preservative system is missing from the INCIdecoder list.

  • Shireen 26th February 2020 at 5:39 am

    You know how much I adore Cerave but have yet to try this. I love that you are honest about it not giving massive changes to the skin other than hydration which is something my dry mature skin needs.

  • Prissyvon 22nd April 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Sounds great and I’m looking forward to trying it. I’ve used a few other cerave products before and had consistently good results with them. Also, ten points for the term ‘skintellectuals’! Love it 🙂

  • Tipu Review 13th October 2020 at 3:50 pm

    CeraVe facial moisturizing lotion is the best for combination, sensitive, dry and acne prone skin. For anti-aging, it’s hyaluronic acid. It’s quickly absorb feature is most impressive. As I said before, it is holy grail moisturizing lotion for while use.

    I bought this oil-free moisturizing lotion supported my dermatologist’s recommendations thanks to my ongoing mild “outbreak” of acne. If you’ve got acne, an oily T-zone, and sensitive skin, you almost certainly participate during a neverending go after the simplest nighttime facial moisturizer.

    I tried both Cetaphil and CeraVe; and that i like CeraVe more since it doesn’t cause me escape and it’s no fragrance. Don’t waste your money on high costs creams. CeraVe is that the cheapest on which is out there at Amazon store with price of $12 only.

    I tested a couple of different brands from store starting from $10 to $150 in price. The $150 night cream worked great, but not sustainable. I bought this base on the stellar reviews. It works as great like my $150 night cream. CeraVe facial moisturizing lotion price is merely $12 at Amazon store.

    • Kanta zaman 16th November 2020 at 5:26 pm

      Is it fungal acne safe moisturizer???

  • Amelie Organics 4th March 2021 at 9:53 am

    Exclusive Body Mask & Exfoliator | Extra Collagen Vitamin C
    Collagen is key to radiant, youthful skin

    Promote Skin Cell Longevity and Elasticity.

    Reduce Cellulite, Scars and Stretch Marks.

    Promote Skin Hydration and Brightening.

    Detoxify and helps slow away dead skin.

    Helps with mild Hyperpigmentation.

    Anti-ageing Body Exfoliator.

    Minimize Sun Spots and body marks.

    Softens and Rejuvenates your skin.

    Visibly firmer, brighter and smoother.
    Prevent clogged pores, acne and blackheads.

  • Aga 24th April 2021 at 10:29 am

    Well, I heard good opinions about this moisturiser and decide to give it a shot. I wasn’t expecting anything great but wow! This delivers really good hydration and leaves your skin so soft and plump. I have dry to combination skin ( T zone) and my pores can get clogged if moisturiser is to rich but this is a game changer. My son is using it to now and he’s got acne prone skin, he said it really suits his skin and doesn’t cause acne spots or blocked pores so I can honestly recommend this for every type of skin after our experience. This is my second favourite face moisturiser, first one will always be Etat Pur B23, french skin care line I accidentally found and love it forever 😉

  • Aldo 22nd July 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve tried literally a hundred daily moisturisers and this is the one I use. Can’t recommend enough.

  • Leave a Reply

    About Me

    Welcome to fellow skintellectuals to The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends. All posts marked * have been sent to The Skincare Savior for consideration for review. All opinions on these products are my own. Read More


    As Featured in:

    As Featured in

    Latest Posts!