Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Awesome!
I like this cleanser a lot! I have been struggling with terrible hormonal cystic acne since I was in the sixth grade. This past monday, I had twelve cysts on one side of my chin. Today is saturday, and they are 99% cleared, with no new breakouts forming. I have had this cluster of smaller cysts on the other side of my chin for four weeks with no sign of improvement. On monday they looked like a huge blister, and today they look like tiny scabs that are almost completely gone. This only dries out my pimples, not the rest of my skin, which is wonderful. I highly recommend trying this if you are at your wits end with acne. It cleared my skin without harsh chemicals or drying it out, it could clear yours too!
Most Helpful Critical Review I really wanted to love this stuff
I really, really wanted to love this product. I was thrilled by all of the reviews from other users. I was using a different product right before using this and it worked to combat my breakouts due to excessively oily skin. (I don't have hormonal acne, or sever acne, just slight breakouts due to my crazy oily face) However this product was a little to harsh and drying for me so I switched to this. Within two week I had such a bad breakout I couldn't bear another day with this. I know that you should give something a full month to test and that sometimes things get worse before they get better but I just couldn't do it. I did not see anything else improving either to help give me motivation that it would improve. SO I went back to the other product and stepped up my moisturizing and within two day my face is majorly improving. I am disappointed because I really wanted to love this. Based on other great reviews I would probably still recommend this. It just wasn't for me.
Reviewed by 687 customers Great face wash
Eliza from Modesto, CA
This face wash does not over dry my skin and it does work for oil control. I will be buying again.
BA from Ohio
It's alright, it didn't really do anything for me. What's nice is that your skin doesn't feel stripped after. I like their SA face wash more
Mari from Texas
I have super dry skin but sometimes my regular cerave hydrating cleanser leaves my face a little oily, it's the feeling of washed face but not CLEAN face. I thought maybe this product would help a little more with cleaning my face and it does... but it leaves me face super tight. I have to apply moisturizer fast after using it so my skin doesn't peel (that's how dry my face can get). I guess it works wonders for people with oily skin, I use it only when I feel like I'm oily or really want to wash out some stubborn makeup.
not for everyone be careful!
Becca from Albany, NY
I bought this because my sister loved it and I saw it was popular. I have oily combo acne prone skin so I thought it would be perfect for me. I tried it 6 months ago and then again recently and it did the same thing to me. I broke out with little zits all over my face and it made me so, so dry. I would recommend the SA cleanser over this one. This wash works for most people but remember it's not for everyone.
B from LA
I've tried so many products to help with my skin which tend to get oily throughout the day but this is the only thing that has worked for me! You can feel the difference right away it feels so smooth and clean. I pair it with ole henrickson's truth serum and my skin has never felt better!
M from Utah
I personally have oily skin and it just didn't do it for me. Didn't feel like it was cleaning my face. Didn't do much overall. Not the best cleanser.
Awesome for Oily Skin
Dee from us
I have been using ceraVe products for years. I have oily skin and using this product every day has been a blessing. It also takes off my makeup, even the waterproof kind. Definitely recommend all their products, especially the face wash.
Didn't work for me
marajanelle from California
I have normal/oily skin. After 2 uses I noticed I was getting getting white heads all over my face but primarily on my chin along with large cystic acne type lumps on my chin as well, which NEVER happens. The only acne I suffer with and have always suffered with is blackheads. This also doesn't foam even slightly, it's very runny and just feels like thick oil.
Not for Sensitive Skin
Jordan from Las Vegas
I immediately had a reaction after using this product the first time. My skin got hot and red and sensitive. After the redness went away, my skin felt tight and dry outside of my T zone- so I wouldn't recommend to anyone with sensitive or more combination skin.
Liz b from Florida
For the price, size and actual product it is absolutely worth it . My first wash felt sooo good. Finally a good cleanser.
So much hydration!!!!!
Sid from Pittsburgh
I love this!!! My skin has been glowing and radiant. It came highly recommended and I'm glad I went out on a limb.
Tara from LI, NY
I've struggled with oily and acne-prone skin for nearly half of my life, and have struggled to find products that work for me. I started using this as my nightly wash and have noticed that my skin has been less oily, so so far so good! I also like how this is a gentle cleanser that I can use before active ingredients, but it is also working.
I love this cleanser for my face!
Barbara from 60104
I LOVEEEEEE this cleanser my face literally feels like a baby's butt. And literary I see the difference after !
My go to facial cleanser
Rk from Miami
Perfect cleanser and not too rough on my sensitive skin. I have oily acne prone skin and it has helped a lot with keeping my skin clean. Also great for getting off left over makeup that is difficult to take off!
I will never buy this product again
Suzy from Meridian, ID
I saw so many good reviews about this product and decided so try it out, the first day it felt really itchy and I tried it a few more times and I stared breaking out, half of my face is red and I'm starting to break out, I have never experienced this type of reaction before.
Great product, but it should be cruelty free!
Summer from Paoli, PA
I use this twice a day (morning and night) and it keep the pimples away for the most part. I suffer from a painful cystic pimple here and there, but this face wash has decreased that dramatically. However, I realized the second after I used it why I don't usually buy CeraVe...because it's not cruelty free! It's a great product, but it would definitely thrive more if it weren't tested on animals.
Mallory from Illinois
Ive had oily skin all my life, and i wanted to like this. Used it for almost a month and it completely dried out my skin. I bought the AM and PM moisturizer from this brand to use as well and the PM one also burned my skin and didnt help the dryness.
Absolutely love this cleanser!
kmchandl from Michigan
I use this product AM and PM. Very gentle and non-drying. Minimal scent and is not perfume like. Favorite daily cleanser. Plus, you only need 1 pump per use so it last quite some time.
A from Idk
Makes skin soft but didn't really help with my forehead acne but overall helped with my cheek and chin acne. Made my blackhead also less noticeable.
made me breakout :(
Stacey from New york
I'm a 14 year old with normal-slightly oily skin an i've really never had a bad breakout before :/ as soon as i started using this i had insane breakouts all over my forehead where i've never had a breakout. i was putting salicytic acid and niacinimide on it and it WOULD NOT GO AWAY. also if anyone was wondering the ingredent that breaks you out is sodium lauroyl sarcosinate if anyone is wondering :/
My favorite everyday face wash!
Katie from St Louis, MO
I bought this last summer when the Hiram skincare craze started. I was previously using Tula and I noticed the brand was bought by P&G which made me nervous about formula changes. I did notice a difference as I was starting to break out more. I completely revamped my skin care last summer and this face wash is now my tried and true. It's a great basic, get the job done face wash. I don't know for sure if this is what has helped my skin, or if it's the combo of everything else I'm using, but it's now part of my daily routine. I've also been on the same bottle since June, so it definitely lasts a while!!
Mal from nj
I was so excited to use this product along with the serum. I had heard so many good things about this brand so i thought lets try it out. I used it and it burned alittle while i was washing my face. I thought maybe since my skin wasnt used to having heavier chemicals on it that it was the cause for discomfort. Immediately after my skin felt raw and dry. I put on the serum and i felt good even though my face was super red. Even with moisturizers my face feels so rough and dry. Would only recommend this product for people who enjoy feeling like their skin is about to peel.
Samdee from New Jersey
I have used the same face wash for years and my skin didn't look good. Switched to this face wash and my skin has never looked better. Best face wash! Love it. 100 out of 10 stars.
bea from united States
Received free for review. I think this is a solid basic cleanser. It comes out as a clear gel. Foams up ok. No fragrance, mild for sensitive skin, not stripping. If there were ever a day that I run out of cleanser, I would buy this one. It's at Reasonable price and won't break the bank.
Jordan from Livonia
My skin has never been so soft! I've only had it for a week and my skin has never looked better! I'm so glad i purchased this!