Rated 4.28 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 644 customers Love it!
Iveth from Ft. Wayne, IN
The best cleanser for oily skin. Love it!
Mace from Salisbury
This product only made my acne worse and upon further research learned this company is NOT cruelty-free. Will not be purchasing another product from this company again!
Chey from Fl
I have brown oily acne prone skin and this works okay tbh. I think the SA cleanser works better on oily skin than this one. I'm still using it after 3 months because it doesn't cause issues with my face. I just don't like how it's doesn't make my face as smooth as the SA cleanser.
It's the best thing I have ever used
Wendy from Iowa
I've been using this for about 3 years now with the cerve night (pm) moisturizer after and it has helped my skin soo much I recommend to anyone that has oily skin. The am moisturizer is good as well but I only use it when I'm going to be out in the sun for a long period of time other then that I use the pm one as I feel like it's more light weight but the face wash is my all time favorite and I will never try a different one ever again!
Teenage son loves it
OCJenny from Orange County, CA
My 14 year old son has seen good results - diminished acne using CeraVe foaming face wash and it does not dry his skin out.
My favorite facial cleanser, for sure my new one!
Melanie from Mendota Ca
Personally I preferred to "warm up" the product by wetting your hands and face with warm water then kind of scrubbing the product into your palms of your hands to get it foaming then work it into your face
E from New Jersey
This literally deserves no hype it is extremely drying and no cleanser should feel like that!
Made my face dry
Ali from Connecticut
My dermatologist suggested this for my skin and since then I've been having so many problems. I noticed that this was making my face super dry as the moisturizers I use are the same and if anything made me oily. I started using rose hip oil after cleansing and it still wont help. I'm going to try the hydrating one or a cleanser from cetaphil. I really wanted this to work because it was on tik tok and my derm said it was great but obviously not.
i love it!! good quality for drug store
natalie from wpb, fl
i have oily acne-prone skin and have had it since middle school (i'm 19 now). i was always someone who used neutrogena/clean & clear/biore until i bought this 6 months ago. with those products, my acne seemed to just get worse. and i only used cleansers with salicylic acid. i started using this cerave cleanser bc of tiktok and i'm in love. it doesn't feel like it strips/dries out my skin and my acne has gotten better (but not completely gone). i wouldn't count on this to completely get rid of your acne, but i think it will help calm it down a bit. of course, not every product works for everyone, but i do recommend you try it! don't forget to use a good moisturizer afterwards
oil free skin from kingwood,TX
I've always been sensitive to everything I've ever tried as far as a daily facial cleanser. CeraVe was on sale so thought why not & so glad I did! finally something that works for my skin. in keeping the oil away!! try it you won't regret it!
Worked well for my very sensitive skin
Em from United States
maui from florida
gentle on the skin, it's really good for oily skins. i love it.
BUY THIS RIGHT NOW IF YOU HAVE ACNE
debb from west palm beach florida
i'm a teenager, so my skin is going through some changes. i've suffered from acne for a while, it's not severe but it's there. i've been told about this cleanser by friends and from the internet and i never bought it until now. I LOVE THIS STUFF. super refreshing and it helps my skin look fresh and clear. if you suffer from acne, this is your sign to buy this! i recommended following up with the ordinary glycolic acid toner and the first aid beauty moisturizer. i typically wash 3x a day, sometimes 2x
LLSH from Washington, D.C.
This stuff is better than all of the super expensive high end face washes I have bought. I usually use Perricone, Mario Badescu, or Dermalogica, but I shockingly like this Cerave more. It makes my skin feel completely clean, and it also has helped with my complexion. I will definitely be buying Cereve products from this point forward.
don't even bother tbh
Ana from NY
i really excited to try this one out since the reviews were good on tiktok(lmao) but it broke me out so bad?? i didn't wanna throw out the product tho so i offered some to my sister but it broke her out too. she has oily skin too so the product should've helped her but didn't. i never had such a bad break out before so i wouldn't recommend!!
great product, careful what you use it with
hailey from auburn
I've used this product for about a year now and I love it, it does its job well and is good for my sensitive acne prone skin. I have learned that this product does not mix well with some other moisturizers and acne treatments. I'm not entirely sure what ingredient it is that doesn't mix well, but I had switched back to a moisturizer I had used before the face wash without issue and had horrible rashes and burning and breakouts. the formula hadn't changed on the moisturizer and my routine hadn't changed other then the wash so this is kinda my best guess
Amazing for Combo/Oily Skin without stripping the skin
Makiah from Grand Prairie, TX
I use this Cleanser at night, along with a few serums, and I end with a little of the Cerave moisturizer cream, because I find that the cream gives me more of a matte finish then the daily moisturizer
Olytay from Washington
this is a holy grail for anyone who has oily skin. Does not dry out your skin at all and leaves it feeling very clean. Love this stuff been using it for years.
joemama from Jersey
Claims to have niacinamide, but is missing in the ingredients list. The SA cleanser (ingredient wise) should be better for oily skin since it has salicylic acid + niacinamide, but this one only has salicylic acid. Besides that i actually own this cleanser and it's great lol i have oily skin and it's awesome. Will try the SA cleanser once i finish this one.
KT from MN
I have never broken out in a rash to ANY product other then THIS! My neck and face have a red bumpy rash that has lasted for 1.5 weeks after 1x/daily for about 2 weeks use! Do not purchase!
100% best face wash on the market
Eden from St. Louis, Missouri
i LOVE this product. I am a teen and have been struggling for YEARS with face oil and acne, trying every face wash on the market to try and get rid of it. Nothing was working at all. Then I came across this brand. I have an oily skin type so I thought it would be best to give this cleanser a try from cerave brand. And let me tell you, within DAYS my skin went from acne and oily to clear and dewy. I am in AWE at how will this product worked. It's almost like a miracle! I have spent hundreds of dollars trying to clear my skin and this was the one thing that worked! Also, this is a very solid price, not to bad.
David from Seattlle, WA
My skin was on the verge of dull with a few stubborn breakouts. After a few weeks, I notice dewey clear skin!!
My holy grail cleanser
Kk from Florida
Horrible!!!!! Gentle but breaks you out!!!
Anonymous from California
Please beware!!!! Within a few uses, this literally gave me painful cystic acne all over my face. I seriously haven't had this bad of a break out in months and I know it was because of this cleanser since it is the only new thing I have tried. I would caution before buying this, it may seem great but I regret it.
best gentle cleanser!
Taila from Fresno, California
Ive used this cleanser for 4 months but didn't see any results. So i switched to purpose bar soap, that BROKE ME OUT i hated the feeling of that soap. I then switched back to cera ve foaming cleanser and started lathering it til it foams and using gentle circular motions to wash my face. it saved my inflammation and my texture went away. This cleanser isn't meant to be a skin miracle its meant to clean your skin. and i guess i didnt realize that the first 4 months of using it. I have my mom and brother using it and they love it!! For anyone starting to get into skincare this is a great cleanser.