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Cerave Moisturising Lotion

This is a lightweight moisturiser that hydrates the skin. Regular use prevents dryness and helps with itching.

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What we love about this product

Dry and itchy skin are common problems encountered with the menopause. When oestrogen levels drop, the skin is less able to retain moisture.  This is because the skin’s natural hydrating mechanism weakens, as the levels of ceramides, hyaluronic acid and sebum decline. A moisturiser can help alleviate dryness and itching. Regular use of a moisturiser may also protect the skin barrier and reduce irritation.

This product is lightweight and non greasy, so all skin types can use it as an everyday moisturiser. It can be used on the face and body.

Cerave Moisturising Lotion hydrates the skin for several hours because of a unique slow-release technology. This product contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which may be reduced in the skin with the perimenopause and menopause.

It is non comedogenic, so it shouldn’t clog pores or aggravate acne.

Backed by science

The RESTORE study showed that one application could improve skin hydration for up to 24 hours. The maximum hydration occurs 3 hours after application.

Moisturisers soothe and calm irritated skin. They prevent the skin from becoming dry and improve the skin’s texture.


Ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II
Ceramides are lipids that make up the normal skin barrier and trap water in the skin.

Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is an effective moisturising agent which helps to keep water in the skin.

Dimethicone gives a smooth and matt finish to this product and forms a gentle barrier on the skin, helping to retain moisture.

How to use

If you have dry skin, use it as a soap substitute and apply two to three times a day or as directed by your physician.

If you have normal skin, then use it as a morning and night time moisturiser. It can be used before applying make-up or sunscreen.

A note about this product review

A note about this product review

Our reviews are written by specialists who help women with symptoms of the menopause. By sharing their recommendations, we hope you can find products that help concerns you may have. Our product reviews are not sponsored. We and the reviewers do not receive (or accept) any financial benefit. Our reviewers have no conflict of interest in the products they recommend. The information in this review should not substitute professional or medical advice.

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