CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

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Type of product Night Moisturizer
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Description

  • night moisturizer that contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and silicones.
  • it is likely to be good for anti aging.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Ingredient List (24)

Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with CeraVe's PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion.

Benefits (5)

Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (3)

Niacinamide Icon
Niacinamide
Ceramides Icon
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (1)

May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients Explained

This product contains 24 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
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An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

Within a product, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can thicken the product and make spreadability easier by dissolving clumping compounds. An added benefit of Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is its antioxidant properties.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is made by combining glycerin with coconut oil, forming a clear liquid. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride has not been found to be toxic for human use in concentrations under 50%.

While there is an assumption Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride can clog pores due to it being derived from coconut oil, there is no research supporting this.

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Smoothing
Also known as: Vitamin B3, Nicotinamide, 3-Pyridinecarboxamide
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Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
Also known as: (C16-C18) Alkyl Alcohol, C1618, C16-18 Alcohols, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol,
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Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Its main purpose is to prevent oil and liquids from separating in products. Cetearyl alcohol can also help thicken a product or create foam.

Cetearyl alcohol has been found to have emollient properties, meaning it helps hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.

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We don't have a description for Potassium Phosphate.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide NP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Octadecanamide,Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
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Ceramide NP is one type of ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: 1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-(2-Hydroxy) Stearamide
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Ceramide AP is a type of Ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide EOP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Stearoyloxyheptacosamide,Stearoyloxyheptacosanoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyloxyheptacosanoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
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Ceramide EOP is a type of Ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

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10
Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

We don't have a description for Carbomer.

11
Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

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12
Cleansing, Emulsifying
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We don't have a description for Ceteareth-20.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a type of sulfate.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate.

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt
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Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Stabilising
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We don't have a description for Cholesterol.

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Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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We don't have a description for Dipotassium Phosphate.

20
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.

Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.

This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.

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21
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Phytosphingosine.

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Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Also known as: Polyglyceryl-3-Disostearate
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1,2,3-Propanetriol, homopolymer, isodecanoates (1:2) (3 mol glycerol average molar ratio)

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Skin Conditioning
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Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

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