CeraVe AM SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer For Women Of Color

Last updated: July 30, 2023

We looked at the top Moisturizers for Women of Color and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Moisturizer for Women of Color you should buy.

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In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the CeraVe AM SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer For Women Of Color placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30: A micro-fine zinc oxide sunscreen for UVA/UVB protection. This CeraVe moisturizer with SPF is a hydrating facial lotion that spreads easily, is absorbed quickly, and leaves a non-greasy finish. OIL FREE DAY CREAM: Use this daily face sunscreen as the last step in a morning skincare routine. If layering with an eye cream, moisturizer or facial serum, apply Cerave AM facial lotion after other product applications have been fully absorbed. SUNSCREEN WITH NIACINAMIDE: Contains Hyaluronic Acid to retain skin’s moisture and Niacinamide to help calm skin. MVE Technology delivers hydration throughout the day. 3 ESSENTIAL CERAMIDES: Ceramides are found naturally in the skin and make up 50% of the lipids in the skin barrier. All CeraVe products are formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. DEVELOPED WITH DERMATOLOGISTS: Recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Fragrance free, oil free, non-comedogenic Suitable for dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, and acne-prone skin.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Budget-friendly. Contains high SPF protection. Contains three essential ceramides.
- Byrdie
The formula is packed with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, skin-evening niacinamide, and the brands signature barrier-protecting ceramide trio, so your skin remains soft and hydrated all day long.
- People
This cream has Multi-Vesicular Emulsion technology, which controls the release of its ingredients over 24 hours. Translation: No heaviness or clogged pores. And unlike some SPF moisturizers, this formula protects and softens skin without leaving a white cast.
- Allure
It rubs in easily and has a light smell. Nearly all of our testers found that it blended well with their skin tones. This formula is a sunscreen and moisturizing lotion in one, with niacinamide (which supports the skin’s barrier and calms inflammation) plus hyaluronic acid (which helps the skin retain moisture). The CeraVe sunscreen is ideal for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. Beneficial supporting ingredients (niacinamide, ceramides). Formula is fragrance-free.

What reviewers didn't like

Can pill when used with other skincare. Leaves a white cast on the skin. Not suitable for all skin colors.
- Byrdie
A little greasier and harder to rub in than some of our other picks (though less so compared with much of the competition).
CeraVe is not cruelty free. Octinoxate is considered to be a hormone disruptor and can also cause allergic reactions after exposure to UV light. Formula contains two parabens. Some CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion reviews mention that it doesn’t absorb well, while others mention it leaves a white cast.
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