Why Cerave’s Facial Moisturizing Lotion Works For My Skin
When you walk into a drugstore, you have a lot of options when it comes to skincare. You’ll see rows upon rows of morning scrubs, facial lotions, cleansing pads, toners, micellar waters, and so on. It may even be a little overwhelming. Chances are, you’ve seen several of these products in commercials but which ones will work for your face and your specific needs? Even reading the packaging can be a little unclear.
Personally, one of my favorite brands is Cerave and one of my favorite products is Cerave’s Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM. It’s about $12 in stores for a 3oz bottle.
This lotion comes in both AM and PM versions. The AM version contains SPF 30, which is great if you’re going to be outside on a sunny day. The PM version, on the other hand, contains niacinamide, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid, which is great for such an affordable product. Not to mention, if you have a separate sunscreen, you can just smoothly layer your PM lotion over it rather than using the AM product. But that’s up to you.
The cool thing about this lotion is that it feels amazing on your face but you’re getting it at a drugstore price, which your wallet will appreciate. One of the things that I hate about a lot of facial lotions is that they have the tendency to feel sticky, oily, or too thick when that’s just not the texture that I’m looking for. I don’t always want to feel my moisturizer on my face. Thankfully, Cerave’s is hydrating and soothing without leaving that uncomfortable sticky residue.
The texture of the lotion is dewy and light. It feels less like a lotion and more like a moist gel, which can feel therapeutic to apply and hydrates your skin on contact. The niacinamide in the ingredients, in the form of B3, strengthens and protects your outer skin layer. It’s great for aging skin and improves the appearance of pores, dullness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. However, some people find this ingredient to be irritating to their skin, much like how many ingredients in skincare products can potentially be irritating, so that’s important to keep in mind if this product doesn’t work for your particular skin.
Another beneficial ingredient that this lotion contains is hyaluronic acid. What is hyaluronic acid, you ask? It’s a natural substance in skin that can hold high amounts of moisture. It replenishes your skin, making it both look and feel healthy. While aging, our skin can lose this moisture and become less firm and plump to the touch. Thankfully, hyaluronic acid can replenish moisture and make it supple and younger-looking. It also refreshes your skin’s outer layers, much like niacinamide, to make them smoother, more hydrated, and softer while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The third ingredient in this skin-hydrating trinity is ceramides. Ceramides are naturally occurring chains of lipids that are part of your skin’s outer layers. The ceramides that you find in skincare products, such as this facial moisturizing lotion, are found in plants or are synthetic. They work to improve the texture of your skin, make it more supple, and can reduce signs of skin sensitivity, making your skin feel soothed.
Because this lotion has so many hydrating ingredients, it can also be very effective in the winter during the day. If you find yourself outside and braving elements like snow, wind, and anything that could make your skin feel dry and harsh, the lotion can provide a dewy, hydrating outer layer that can be reapplied for additional freshness.
Not to mention, this lotion also is not scented. If you’re anything like me, you prefer your skin to smell fresh rather than like fruit or flowers. Sometimes, heavy scents can just be distracting or headache-inducing but the lotion simply smells clean, isn’t noticeable, and won’t take away from scents such as perfume or a nice deodorant that you have purposely applied.
Overall, you’re getting a solid bang for your buck with Cerave’s Facial Moisturizing Lotion. Not only is it priced at an affordable drugstore rate but it’s packed with moisturizing ingredients, is not scented, has a light and dewy texture, and will overall make your skin feel good. I like to use it during the night and day but it’s flexible enough to use at either time either with an additional sunscreen during the day or on its own at night due to its moisture and calming ingredients. Hopefully, this will help you make your decision while looking for the right facial lotion for your skin.
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