The active-packed night cream that will streamline your routine

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Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this nourishing night cream

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 28 2020

The product

We don’t know about you but anything that helps to streamline our nighttime routine so we can hop into bed faster for some much-needed beauty sleep is a winner in our books. We mean, who wants to layer serum after serum when you could slather on one hydrating moisturiser packed full of actives that does all of the hard yards for you? 

Our prayers have been answered by cult-brand CeraVe in the form of CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM, a lightweight night cream for normal to dry skin that’s allergy-tested, non-comedogenic, and free from nasties like fragrance and parabens.

This moisturiser is enriched with three essential ceramides that work to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, while hyaluronic acid provides lasting hydration and niacinamide improves the overall appearance of skin.

As well as CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM, reviewers received CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 15, and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to try.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this nourishing night cream to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew invited a panel of women aged 25 to 34 with normal to dry skin to participate in a hands-on Review Crew® Discovery Suite with CeraVe. CeraVe's Scientific Communications Manager Rachel McAdam and BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor Iantha Yu led an informative Q&A panel on the brand's hero products: CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, and their new launch CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 15.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM.

The active-packed formula: Our members loved that the formula was enriched with nourishing actives like essential ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, meaning they were able to streamline their nighttime routine by not having to layer on serum after serum every night.

The lightweight, hydrating finish: Reviewers were impressed by just how lightweight the night cream was considering how hydrated it left their skin, and a few of our members have even started using the night cream on warmer days when they want a lighter finish on the skin.

It’s sensitive-skin friendly: Our more sensitive-skinned members noted that this was one of the few hydrating moisturisers that didn’t aggravate their skin; in fact, they found that it left their skin feeling soothed and nourished.

The verdict

“I live for this product, this is the first 'night cream' that my face has tolerated and loved without breaking out or coming out in a super sexy rash. The lotion is super light and turns into an almost water on your skin so it doesn't feel heavy or clammy as you go to sleep. This has joined the ranks of my must haves, which is very hard to do, having worked in beauty for years I am particular about what I put on my skin and what I choose to repurchase. But this has 100% made the cut! If I could bathe in it I would.”
Emma F
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I’m such a big fan of the brand, almost all its products have active ingredients such as ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid in them, making them great multitaskers that work extra hard for your skin. Great if you’re someone who wants a simple routine, or makes it easy to layer your actives. Whilst all being fragrance free! This lotion is beautiful and light, even though it says for pm, it’s beautiful to use in the morning as well especially in summer when you want something a bit lighter that absorbs quickly.”
Fiona Z
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I do enjoy a good night cream so I was excited to test this one out with its unique ingredients and research to back up the results. I was not disappointed! My skin feels fresher, dewy and nourished overnight. Even after 8 hours with my head on the pillow I still have a nice glow when I wake up. Would recommend!”
Jodie H
REVIEWcrew® Member

For more on the CeraVe products and an insider look at our Discovery Suite, hit play below:

Like the sound of this skin-strengthening night cream? Read more CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion PM reviews. Want to know more about the other products our reviewers got to try at the CeraVe Discovery Suite? Read more CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 15 reviews and CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by CeraVe to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This average star rating is based on 17 reviews and is correct as of 06/04/2020 

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).