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CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50 -- 2.5 fl oz

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50
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CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50 -- 2.5 fl oz

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CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50 Description

  • Developed With Dermatologists
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Lightweight, Non-Greasy Feel
  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin
  • 3 Essential Ceramides & Niacinamide
  • Accepted By the National Eczema Association

Protect your skin from the sun with a gentle, yet effective face lotion. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Face Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a 100%-mineral, oil-free sunscreen with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that forms a protective barrier on your skin’s surface to help reflect the sun’s UVA and UVB rays without irritating sensitive skin. Our formula has three essential ceramides to help restore the skin’s barrier and provide long-lasting hydration, as well as niacinamide to help calm your skin. It has been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.



• 100% mineral sunscreen filters reflect the sun’s rays
• Three essential ceramides help restore the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture
• Hyaluronic acid: Helps retain your skin’s natural moisture
• Niacinamide: Helps calm the skin
• Allergy tested, oil-free, non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin
• Fragrance-free and paraben-free to be gentle on your skin


Apply CeraVe Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
Reapply at least every 2 hours and immediately after towel drying.
Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.
Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.

Application Tips:

Mineral-based UV filters form a protective barrier to help reflect UV rays away from the skin’s surface. Because the ingredients in a mineral sunscreen stay on the surface of the skin to help protect it, a white cast can sometimes remain after applying the product. Follow these tips to apply your mineral sunscreen:


1. Dispense a small amount to one palm and rub your hands together.
2. Apply to one area of the body at a time and thoroughly massage into the skin.
3. The formula should spread easily without leaving a greasy residue or feel.


All sunscreens should be applied liberally for sun protection. It is essential to use any sunscreen product as directed.


Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin disease and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:


• Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m-2 p.m.
• Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses

Free Of
Fragrance and paraben.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 9%, zinc oxide 7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, glycerin, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, isododecane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, glyceryl stearate, butyloctyl salicylate, dicaprylyl carbonate, propanediol, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, PEG-100 stearate, sorbitan stearate, PEG-8 laurate, ceramide NP, ceramide AP, ceramide EOP, sorbitan isosterate, carbomer, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, triethoxycaprylylsilane, dimethiconol, sodium citrate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium dodecylbenzenseulfonate, myristic acid, sodium hyaluronate, cholesterol, palmitic acid, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, tocopherol, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloydimethyl taurate copolymer, caprylyl glycol, citric acid, xanthan gum, phytosphingosine, polyhydroxystearic acid, polysorbate 60, ethylhexylglycerin.

For external use only

Do not use on damaged or broken skin

When sing this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove.

Stop use and ask a doctor if rash occurs

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Why You Need SPF in the Winter & Which Ones You Should Choose

Sunburns don’t just happen in the summertime, when the sun’s rays are strong and abundant—which is why you’re likely to put on sunblock to protect your skin from UV ray damage and skin cancer. However, just because winter may not have as many days of sunlight and we may feel the strength of the rays to be weaker on those occasions where the sun does come out, our perception is misguided, as those rays can still affect the skin. So, despite more cloudy, foggy days with little-to-no sunshine, and evenings where the sun sets sooner and it can become dark really quick, you can get burned through the clouds and raise your risk of skin cancer, as well as more visible signs of aging your skin, without proper application upon going outdoors. Woman Applying Sunscreen on Face Outside in the Winter |

Should you wear sunscreen in winter?

Clouds only really block about 20 percent of UV light. Remember, ultraviolet light is invisible. And sunlight is made up of both UV light and visible light. Even though the visible light may be blocked by clouds, the UV light is still coming through. “Some of the worst sunburns I have seen have occurred on cloudy days and this was simply a result of the fact that we get a false sense of security from the darker skies or cooler temperatures, which lead to the false assumption that we don’t need to be as careful with sunscreen on these days,” says board-certified dermatologist Erum N. Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD, and CEO & Founder of AmberNoon. This is not true though, and skin needs protection no matter the season. “Although remembering to wear sunscreen on exposed areas is essential, also realize that some winter clothing items may be ‘porous,’ allowing UV light through so if you are wearing layers, this is less likely an issue, however, a loosely knit wool sweater may provide warmth, but it may not protect against UV light if the yarn is loosely pulled together,” she explains. Large gaps in materials or cut-outs can also cause more exposure to UV rays. Plus, some activities definitely call for SPF, like skiing, so definitely bring SPF with you for any winter trips on the mountain. Fresh snow can reflect and magnify UV, and it can be as much as double your UV exposure naturally.

Where and when to apply SPF in the winter

Apart from the face, there are other areas to stay on top of, and you should get into the routine of applying sunscreen daily to the areas that could be exposed to UV damage that day. Applying sunscreen to all exposed areas or potentially exposed areas of the body is best, and definitely the face. Plus, per Dr. Ilyas’ tip, apply sunscreen before getting dressed, as you’ll not only make sure you’re not missing any areas of the skin, but also you can avoid any potential mess on your clothing too. Lastly, don’t forget about your lips, which can also get burned from UV light. “In adults with a lot of sun damage over the years, it’s not uncommon to have patients come in concerned about ‘chapped lips’ that may be in one spot or along the entire lower lip year-round,” says Dr. Ilyas. This can be the sign of precancerous changes to the lip called actinic cheilitis, so it’s important to consider the risk associated with sun damage to the texture and appearance of the lips, too. Plus, for days where you need extra protection, such as on the slopes when skiing, wear UV protective clothing for that further UV-blocking boost. If you participate in outdoor winter sports or spend a significant amount of time outdoors and in colder climates, zinc-based sunscreens are best.

What to look for in SPF for the winter

Wearing zinc or titanium-based sunscreens will block UV exposure, so they’re the best kinds of SPF to wear in the winter. Reapplying is essential, since you’ll need to get another layer of protection once the first starts to wear off. There are two types of sunblocks to choose from: physical and chemical sunscreens, with one being stronger than the other. Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing light and once the sunscreen maxes out its ability to absorb light, the rest flows over to your skin. Ilyas’ suggests imagining this as a cup on your skin: It’s filled with ultraviolet light (UV), but once the cup fills, the rest of the UV overflows to your skin. This is why you may have worn a ton of sunscreen and reapplied but still got sunburned. So, they’re not as effective as physical sunblocks are, the latter containing zinc or titanium to block UV by shielding the skin directly, thus making them better at maximizing protection.

Top 8 SPFs to use in the winter

Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 30 Lip Protectant |

1. Vanicream Lip Protectant SPF 30

If you are prone to redness and are extra careful with product use due to more sensitive skin, Ilyas’ recommendation is perfect for you. “One of my favorite brands to recommend for people with sensitive skin is this lip protectant, which is also gluten-free, so it’s a good option for my patients with gluten sensitivities,” she says. Read labels, as it can be a big issue if you use a lip product with gluten and have an intolerance, allergy or sensitivity to gluten (which can be in many lip balms, too.)

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 50 |

2. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50

A popular pick with a universal stamp of approval from dermatologists, CeraVe offers lovely moisturizers, lotions and creams to hydrate the skin. This face cream is lightweight and non-greasy to provide both comfort and protection in the day. You should apply and reapply every two hours or so for the best results. If you don’t want 50, there’s an SPF 30 option too.

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 |

3. Eucerin’s Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion

Another option for sensitive skin and with the added boost of hydration and moisturizing effects, Eucerin’s daily SPF face lotion is an expert backed sunscreen for the winter. Since it moisturizes the skin while blocking UV exposure, it’ll help you take care of winter’s dry and flaky skin overall.

Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen |

4. Neutrogena’s Liquid Lotion in SPF

Another solid lotion with SPF is Neutrogena’s “break-free” formula, especially for those with acne or who tend to get flare-ups during times of stress or that time of the month. Oil and fragrance free, as well as non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores), it’s an expert approved daily lotion containing SPF to protect the face from sun damage while also simultaneously fighting breakouts and keeping skin clean and fresh.

No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation SPF 15 |

5. No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced All in One Foundation SPF 15 in Toffee

While you’ll want extra SPF to go along with this foundation, as SPF 15 isn’t much, every bit helps on the face and getting in SPF as a bonus through makeup never hurts. Pick a shade you like and then apply as you would normally. Yet, you may want to rub on a moisturizer with SPF first or find another source of SPF for that additional layer.

Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion |

6. Sun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion

Sun Bum has both SPF 30 and SPF 50 options to choose from, and the lotion even contains vitamin E, which promotes anti-aging and more soft, smooth and healthy skin. It’s gluten-free and vegan, and it’s water-resistant for 80 minutes.

Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Stick |

7. Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Stick

“One of my favorite recommendations for people who are active outdoors, year-round, is the Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Stick for its zinc and glide-on feature,” says Ilyas. It’s simple to pull out, wipe across the nose, temples, cheeks and forehead, for ease of sunscreen application.

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Body SPF 50 |

8. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Body SPF 50 

Ilyas suggests using this on the hands, as well as any other exposed body parts. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Body SPF 50 is lightweight and easy to apply and with zinc and titanium as its active ingredients, it rubs in easily and provides mineral sunscreen protection.

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