Cerave Moisturising Cream Review

The Cerave Moisturizing Cream is a cult favorite facial moisturizer known for its rich yet non-greasy hydrating formula. Packed with ceramides and hyaluronic acid, this cream helps restore the skin’s protective barrier and provides all day hydration. 

Customer Reviews

“I have very dry, sensitive skin and this Cerave cream is the only moisturizer that keeps my skin soft and moisturized all day long. No more flakes and tightness. I use it morning and night.” – Mary S. 

“This cream saved my skin during winter! My cheeks always get red, itchy and flaky once the weather turns cold but the Cerave cream provided relief almost instantly. Plus a little goes a long way so a tub lasts ages.” – James T.

“I decided to try the Cerave cream after using expensive department store moisturizers that never really improved my oily, acne-prone skin. This cream is very reasonably priced and keeps my skin balanced – I haven’t had a breakout since using it.” – Samuel L.

Key Ingredients

  • Purified Water
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate 
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Ceramide NP
  • Ceramide AP
  • Ceramide EOP
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Cholesterol


  • Deeply hydrates skin
  • Restores protective skin barrier  
  • Soothes skin and relieves tightness/flakiness
  • Fragrance-free formula suitable for sensitive skin
  • Non-comedogenic, won’t clog pores
  • Can be used on face and body

How to Apply

After cleansing, apply a pea-sized amount of the Cerave Moisturizing Cream to your face and neck using gentle massaging motions. The formula spreads easily and should absorb within a minute or two. Use morning and evening for best hydration. Can also be used after showering to hydrate the rest of the body.

Side Effects

The Cerave Moisturizing Cream is formulated for all skin types. However, those with fungal acne may want to avoid this cream due to some of the fatty ingredients. As with any new product, do a patch test on a small area first to check for any irritation or adverse reactions. Immediately discontinue use if any redness, stinging or discomfort occurs.

How long does one tub last?

Used twice a day, one 16 oz tub of Cerave Moisturizing Cream typically lasts 2-3 months.

Does it clog pores?  

This facial cream is non-comedogenic, meaning it is formulated not to clog pores. However, those with extremely congestion prone skin may still experience breakouts.

Can it be used around the eyes?

Yes, the fragrance-free, non-irritating formula is ophthalmologist tested and safe to use around the eyes.

Is there an SPF version available?

No, but you can layer an SPF product over top the regular Cerave Moisturizing Cream.

What skin types can use this cream?

It is formulated for all skin types, including normal, oily, dry and combination skin.

Does it help with eczema?

Yes, the skin barrier repairing ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid help soothe and hydrate eczema prone skin.

Is this a good body moisturizer?

Absolutely! The fragrance-free formula absorbs quickly and provides intense hydration making it an excellent moisturizer for both face and body.


The Cerave Moisturizing Cream retails for around ₦9,500 – ₦12,000 Naira for a 16 oz tub. It offers great value given how long one tub lasts.

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