CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is very similar to the thicker CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. The two formulas offer the same active ingredients and both are effective; the lotion is simply a lighter version, according to cosmetics expert Paula Beguon,. Dermatologists and users agree that CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is a light, non-greasy lotion that works well on all skin types. InStyle magazine,has named CeraVe the best lotion of the year for three consecutive years. Beverly Hills-based Lori Hobbs and New York City-based Melanie Grossman tell InStyle that CeraVe offers a time-released formula that moisturizes all day.
Users report on Drugstore.com, MakeupAlley.com and Amazon.com that they especially like that the lotion is smooth and absorbs easily. Some say they even use it on their face, while others find it effective for skin conditions like eczema. A few find that the lotion alone isn't strong enough, saying they prefer the cream. It seems that this may come down to a matter of personal preference, as there are several reports of the product working for severely dry skin, as is the case with the cream as well. Because of its versatility and InStyle's consistent recommendations, CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion makes our Best Reviewed list as the Best Body Lotion.
InStyle magazine selects CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion as the best lotion for 2011 for the third consecutive year. The article cites two dermatologists who explain that the lotion boasts a controlled delivery system to add moisture over time. Cosmetic dermatologist Melanie Grossman states, "It goes on light, isn't oily, and stays put all day."
Review: Best Beauty Buys, Editors of InStyle magazine
Beauty expert Paul Beguon awards CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion her top honor -- a Paula's Pick. She says the formula is almost the same as that of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but lighter; she does not add many specific details about the lotion. She says she would prefer that the lotion have antioxidants, but it is otherwise an excellent choice.
Review: Moisturizing Lotion by CeraVe, Paula Begoun, Dec. 8, 2010
More than 170 users review CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion on Drugstore.com, and the lotion averages 4.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewers' favorite features are that the product absorbs quickly and goes on smooth. Users find that their skin feels soft after using the product, and few reviewers have anything negative to say.
Review: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, Contributors to Drugstore.com
CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, like the cream version, does slightly worse on MakeupAlley.com than it does on other review sites. It still, however, earns a score over 4 stars from the more than 300 reviews. Reviewers with skin types ranging from very dry to acne-prone all profess themselves satisfied with the product. Like the cream, some users say they use the moisturizer for both their face and body with varying results.
Review: Moisturizers - CeraVe - Moisturizing Lotion, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
There are fewer reviews of CeraVe Moisturizing lotion here than on other user review sites, but Amazon.com users generally share a greater wealth of information. With more than 4.9 stars out of 5 from nearly 30 reviewers, there are no negative reviews of the products. From reviewers' anecdotes, it's easy to see that the product works for skin with eczema as well as for skin that is dry or acne-prone.
Review: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, Contributors to Amazon.com