Rosacea Product Review: CeraVe AM Broad Spectrum Facial Cream

People with rosacea must protect their skin from the sun. Not only will facial skin burn easily, but there are also many experts who believe that rosacea sufferers are more susceptible to skin cancer. Standard sunscreens will irritate rosacea. You need a broad-spectrum sunscreen for sensitive skin. CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion is a product recommended by many dermatologists. It’s a product I tried and loved, so it is now the only sunscreen I use on my face.

Products like Aveeno and Badger Baby irritated my rosacea skin, so I stopped using them. EltaMD was really good, but at almost $30 a bottle, it’s expensive, plus I have to have it shipped as I’ve yet to find a store near me that carries it. CeraVe became the affordable, effective solution to protecting my rosacea skin. One bottle lasts me about six months, with more frequent use in the summer when I’m applying it multiple times per day if I’m outside for an extended period of time.

Ingredients

CeraVe AM doubles as a facial moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen. It does not irritate rosacea, plus it contains ingredients that help repair damaged skin. Ceramides are a lipid that help the skin retain water, so your skin has a harder time drying out. Hyaluronic Acid is found within healthy skin and helps hold moisture in skin cells. Niacinamide is a B vitamin, B3 to be exact, and helps the skin retain water and also helps with circulation within the skin, which balances out uneven skin tones.

While those key ingredients help retain moisture for healthier skin, there are also four sunscreens found within CeraVe AM. They are Homosalate, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, and Zinc Oxide. Together these sunscreen ingredients block both UVA and UVB rays.

Price Point

In my area Walmart, a three-ounce bottle of CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion costs $13. You can find it for less at Amazon, and there’s free shipping if you order enough items to reach $35. It’s one of the best ways to purchase CeraVe AM.