There is no doubt that reviewers love CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. Beauty professional and author Paula Beguon gives the cream her highest rating, praising it as "a basic but thoughtfully formulated fragrance-free body moisturizer." She says that the glycerin, ceramides and cholesterol help maintain the skin's protective barrier.
Reviewers at Drugstore.com, Amazon.com and MakeupAlley.com nearly all agree with Beguon. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream consistently scores upwards of 4 out of 5 stars. User reviewers say they use the product for eczema, severely dry skin and even for the face as well as the body.
However, there are no professional tests of this product. While Beguon's review is helpful, it does not appear that she and her team actually test the product; the review is based on CeraVe's active ingredients. Also, while almost all user reviews of CeraVe are positive, there are still a few negative reviews. Some users say that the product gave them a rash, and without a dermatologists' review, it is difficult to say definitively that the product will work well for all skin types.
In this brief review, beauty expert Paula Beguon evaluates the ingredients in CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and awards it her highest rating, Paula's Pick. She refers to is as "a basic but thoughtfully formulated fragrance-free body moisturizer," and lauds the product's glycerin, ceramides and cholesterol.
Review: Moisturizing Cream be Cera Ve, Paula Begoun, December 8, 2010
With more than 400 reviews, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream earns an impressive 4.8 out of 5 stars. Users find the product to be gentle and effective at moisturizing dry and sensitive skin. Users say that the cream isn't greasy, which can be a difficult attribute to find amongst thicker moisturizers. Despite these positive reviews, some users with sensitive skin still find the product irritating, proving that it is nearly impossible to find a moisturizer that works for all sensitive skin.
Review: Body Lotions, Contributors to Drugstore.com
More than 70 Amazon.com users offer reviews of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, and CeraVe does remarkably well with a score of 4.8 out of 5 stars, and no 1- or 2-star reviews. One reviewer says that CeraVe was more effective for eczema than a host of prescription medications, and another reviewer says she uses the product for her children, ranging in age from infant to toddler.
Review: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 16 oz., Contributors to Amazon.com
As with other review sites, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream gets a large number of reviews, which are mostly positive. On MakeupAlley.com, CeraVe does slightly worse with a score just under 4.5 stars; 85 percent of reviewers would buy the product again. Users praise the value of the product, saying that one 16 oz. jar lasts long enough to merit the price, and some say they use the cream for both body and face moisturizing.
Review: Lotions/Creams - CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com