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Moisturizing Cream

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is a rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizer with three essential ceramides that lock in skin's moisture and help maintain the skin's protective barrier.
  • Made For: Normal to Dry Skin
  • Helps With: Hydration


I recommend CeraVe Moisturizing Cream to my diverse patient population because its gentle, fragrance-free formula helps repair and maintain a healthy skin barrier by replenishing ceramides and locking in hydration.

Dr. Tiffany Clay, Board Certified Dermatologist

Product Details

A compromised skin barrier can lead to skin that looks dryscaly, rough, or flaky. It might also feel irritated, itchy, or uncomfortable. This is because, when your skin barrier is disrupted, it may be unable to keep essential moisture in (and harmful irritants out). Including a barrier-restoring cream with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides in your daily skincare routine can help restore the look and feel of smooth, supple, and healthy-looking skin.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is a rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturizer for normal to dry skin on the face and body. Formulated with three essential ceramides, it works to lock in skin's moisture and help maintain your skin’s protective barrier. Our moisturizing cream also features hyaluronic acidpetrolatum, and MVE Delivery Technology—which works by continually releasing moisturizing ingredients for long-lasting hydration. Developed with dermatologists, this barrier-restoring cream is gentle on skin, fragrance-free, and accepted by the National Eczema Association.

Program Certified Stamp

This CeraVe product is Cradle to Cradle Certified at the silver level.

Cradle to Cradle Certified is the world's most advanced science based multi attribute certification program for designing, making and verifying materials and products that are sage, circular and responsibly made.

This CeraVe product is Cradle to Cradle Certified at the silver level.

Cradle to Cradle Certified is the world's most advanced science based multi attribute certification program for designing, making and verifying materials and products that are sage, circular and responsibly made.

Clean Air & Climate Protection

Clean Air & Climate Protection

Material Health

Material Health

Product Circularity

Product Circularity

Social Fairness

Social Fairness

Water & Soil Stewardship

Water & Soil Stewardship

Key Features and Benefits

  • American Diabetes Association

    American Diabetes Association Seal

    Proud Partner of American Diabetes Association Better Choices for Life
  • Gentle on Skin

    Gentle on Skin

  • NEA Seal of Acceptance™

    NEA Seal of Acceptance™

    Accepted by the National Eczema Association (NEA)
  • Non-Comedogenic


    Won't clog pores

Key Ingredients

  • Ceramides

    Helps restore your skin's natural barrier, helping to keep moisture in and harmful elements out.
  • Dimenthicone

    Helps condition the skin, which improves softness and flexibility.
  • Hyaluronic Acid

    Essential for maintaining skin's moisture balance. Helps give skin a smooth, plump texture.
  • Petrolatum

    Formulated to relieve dry, flaky, or irrated skin*. Creates a physical barrier on the skin’s surface that helps trap moisture and prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL).


Please be aware that ingredient lists for the products of our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on your product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable to your personal use.

How To Use

How To Steps

  • 1
    Apply liberally as often as needed, or as directed by a physician


    Time of Day:
Routine Order:
  • Cleanse
  • Tone
  • Treat
  • Moisturize
  • Protect


Face and Body
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is formulated with a number of skin-supporting ingredients, such as our three essential ceramideshyaluronic acidpetrolatum, and dimethicone. To learn more about the skincare benefits of each of these ingredients, head to Ingredients in CeraVe. This moisturizing formula also contains MVE Delivery Technology, which encapsulates ceramides and hydrating ingredients to ensure efficient delivery within the skin’s barrier and slow release over time (for long-lasting hydration).

  • Most skin types can use CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, since this formula is fragrance-free, allergy-tested, and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores). It’s also been developed with dermatologists and is accepted by the National Eczema Association. Although it can be used by most skin types, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is especially beneficial for those with normal to dry skin.

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream can be applied as a face cream or body cream to help restore the appearance of hydrated, healthy-looking skin. This makes it a convenient skincare option for anyone who prefers formulas that can be used on multiple areas. 

  • These two moisturizing formulas differ mainly in their texture. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream features a rich, yet non-greasy cream texture that makes it ideal for those with normal to dry skin on their face or body. It contains petrolatum, an occlusive ingredient that helps seal in moisture by creating a physical barrier on the skin’s surface. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion, on the other hand, is designed with a lightweight, oil-free lotion texture that may be better suited for normal to oily skin on your face or body. It contains beneficial ingredients such as glycerin and dimethicone. 

  • There are many benefits to incorporating a skin barrier-restoring cream, like CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, into your daily skincare regimen. One of the top benefits is our formula’s ability to lock in moisture and help maintain your skin’s protective barrier. This natural barrier (formally known as the stratum corneum) is essential for healthy-looking skin. When functioning properly, the skin barrier works to keep moisture in and irritants out. When your skin barrier is disrupted, it can result in a host of skin concerns (such as dry, itchy skin) and can exacerbate skin conditions like eczema.  

  • Like many moisturizers, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream helps hydrate and soothe skin, while also helping to reduce dryness. However, the starting point for every CeraVe formula is its unique blend of three essential ceramides. Our moisturizer formula has been clinically tested to lock in moisture and help maintain your skin’s protective barrier. Developed with dermatologists, it also features MVE Delivery Technology that helps release a steady stream of moisturizing ingredients for long-lasting hydration. 

  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream can be applied as a face cream twice daily (morning and night), or as needed when your skin is feeling dry. For your body, apply liberally as often as needed. Always apply this product per the directions on the label, or as directed by a physician or dermatologist. To learn more, explore our tips for moisturizing properly in Moisturizing 101.

  • Oily skin is a skin type that over-produces sebum (oil), which can give the skin a shiny, greasy-looking appearance. This can lead some people to believe that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer. In reality, oily skin requires just as much moisture as other skin types. When your skin isn’t properly hydrated, it may even cause your skin to compensate by producing more oil.

    If your skin is oily or acne-prone, we recommend choosing lightweight moisturizer formulas that are labeled “non-comedogenic.” This means the product has been formulated not to clog your pores. For personalized advice on how to moisturize oily skin, consult a physician or board-certified dermatologist. They can assess your skin and offer professional advice on the best products and lightweight moisturizer options for your skin’s needs.

  • To help care for and protect your baby’s delicate skin, we recommend CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream. This gentle, lightweight baby lotion was developed with pediatric dermatologists to deliver three essential ceramides and help maintain your baby’s skin barrier as it develops. Formulated with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, our Baby Moisturizing Cream is non-greasy and free of parabens, dyes, and fragrance. To learn more, browse our tips and advice on caring for baby's delicate skin.

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