I finished my FIRST jar of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!
I officially finished my first jar of CeraVe after about 3 months. I thought it would take me much longer to finish the whole jar. But nope. I opened the jar one day and noticed that I was done with it. I hit the bottom of the jar! Yay! I’ve been waiting for this fine moment. It’s officially here! lol. Now here are my thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after finishing the cream…
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So I picked up CeraVe Moisturizing Cream…
My thoughts on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream after 1 Month!
Like before, I didn’t use the cream on my facial skin. The texture, consistency, finish of product isn’t for my facial skin. I would end up with a ton of clogged pores. So! I used it only on my body instead. The product is creamy but doesn’t feel as lightweight as I thought it was. It’s a little thicker in texture. Soft and smooth. When applied to the skin, it feels soothing and calming, especially when it’s cold. It absorbs into the skin nicely. Vanishes into the skin but leaves a thin layer of residue behind. That’s where the slight heaviness comes in. This is what bothered me the most about the cream. The thin layer of residue that it leaves behind irritated my skin. I ended up with a rash on some parts of my body like my arms and shoulders. I can’t use the cream on those parts of my body every day. It just makes my skin itchy and red. The product seems to work better for my legs, feet, and hands. That’s where I use the cream most often. No problems there! But still, the thin layer of film it leaves behind is annoying.
So CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is called a ‘Moisturizing’ cream, but it’s not that moisturizing, in my opinion. I can layer a bunch of this cream on my skin and still need more moisture. I didn’t rely on this cream to keep my skin moisturized. It’s not that great of a moisturizer. I really don’t know why this cream is so popular. Perhaps it’s because it contains ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. And it’s fragrance-free. 🤔 But we need to consider the overall formulation of the product. And honestly, I didn’t see major changes in my skin using this cream. I just used it to finish up the jar (in which I did). BUT! I have a few more jars of this stuff to finish up. Don’t ask me why I picked up a few more. Ugh! I’m just stuck with them now. Lol. I recently opened up a new jar quick so I can get started (to finish it up). So apparently, it takes me about 3 months to finish up a whole jar. But will I purchase any more CeraVe Moisturizing Creams after I’m truly done? Probably not. I’m really not that impressed with this product. It’s pretty average. Nothing to call home about. There are better moisturizers out there. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate it. I just don’t love it.
The only CeraVe product I actually kinda like and use is CeraVe Eye Repair Cream (click!), but it’s not the best eye cream out there. Enjoy my review on it by clicking the link!
I hope my update on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream was helpful. Have a wonderful day. 🙂
An Update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream!
It’s time for an update on Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream! I’m almost done with my first bottle of this lotion. I have about a third of product left. So I’ve been using this lotion only at night. I tried using it in the morning, but I didn’t like it. The lotion would just sit on top of my skin and make my skin feel itchy. This body gel cream feels very cooling, moisturizing, and lightweight on the skin. It absorbs into the skin very well without any issues. I remember having pilling issues with this product, but I think it had to do with other skin care products I was using around that time. The product stopped rolling off of my skin when I decreased the use of other products in my routine. There you have it. It works!
There is an option between fragrance and fragrance-free. I have them both, and they both work the same. It’s just that the fragrance-free is, of course, contains no fragrance. I prefer the one without fragrance. The one with fragrance gets more annoying the more I use it. Also, the one with fragrance contains blue dye. I guess to make it look pretty. In fact, it does look pretty, haha. But, I still prefer the one without the dye, which is the one without fragrance. If you’re interested in this lotion, either one could work. If you’re sensitive to fragrance, dye, or just want something that has ingredients that don’t contain fragrance or dye, go for the fragrance-free one.
I started off using this lotion all-over my body. It worked at first, but I noticed that my skin couldn’t tolerate it on specific parts of my body (like my arms). I developed some breakouts on my arms. I’ve never had arm breakouts before! I stopped using it on my arms due to this. The skin on my body is the ‘normal type’. I don’t have any acne issues or any other skin issues, so that was a little odd. Perhaps Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream is just too occlusive for certain parts of the body. It contains petrolatum. It also contains isopropyl palmitate, which is highly comedogenic. A combination of those two ingredients just made it even more pore-clogging. But, yeah, I’m dealing with some scarring from this lotion. Hopefully they’ll fade soon. I stopped using this lotion as an eye cream too. It just doesn’t sink into the skin quick enough and leaves my eye area looking and feeling irritated.
I love how moisturizing this lotion is, but at the same time, I don’t think it’s as great as I thought it was. Yes, it’s moisturizing, but I can’t seem to use it as a full body lotion. So I’m just using the rest of the lotion on my legs, which works pretty well. It leaves my legs feeling ultra soft the next morning and prevents itchiness from dry skin. And this lotion is pretty cheap for the price. It comes in a 16 fl. oz. bottle. I purchased mine for under 10 bucks. But, I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase another bottle after I finish it. I’d much prefer a bottle of lotion that doesn’t cause breakouts anywhere on my body. I don’t have any breakouts to begin with, so it shouldn’t break me out, right? lol. I don’t think this is a bad product. It’s a once in a while kind of thing for me.
Hope this review helped!
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