Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review miracle serum!
i've been looking on the market for an acne scar treatment that isn't totally overpriced and there i am in the store and i find this. i didn't get my hope too high because this is the first acne scar treatment i have used. i have struggled with my acne since puberty until now (17), it wasn't just a pimple here and there my skin was struggling, i would cover it up with pounds of makeup, pick, get super dry etc. recently by the miracle of god i started to clear up which was very exciting for me but the reality of being left with minor texture problems and very prominent acne scars trickled around my cheeks and forehead set in :( anyways, i started using this product after a gentle wash, witch hazel toner, this serum, and then a gentle moisturizer and even freebies the first night i noticed a difference!!!!! i've been using it ever since and my skin looks incredible :))) this product is proof you don't need to spend half of your paycheck to get a quality product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Need more transparency
Consumers deserve to know the percentage of retinol that is in this product in order to make a more informed decision. I was gifted this product and it was fine. I did not experience any ill effects. However, I will NOT purchase this myself until Ceravé discloses the percentage of retinol in this product.
Reviewed by 1210 customers Breakout
Princess Cinnamon from Utah
My skin had an extremely bad reaction to this serum. I used it nightly for a week and experienced the worst breakout of my life (and I needed acutane in the past). It's been three weeks since I stopped use and my face is still recovery from the outbreak this caused. I've used other, harsher, retinol products and have never had a reaction like this.
So far so good!
Vicki from Ga
So far so good! I've noticed a difference! I have/had blemishes on my cheek & it's about gone! Definitely recommend, I use this product twice a week!
buy from Wisco
my dark spots on my face are FINALLY getting lighter
Cc from Chino hills
This was way to strong and made my face itchy my eyes were SUPER IRRITATED so red and watery made me breakout more and I already have bad acne my eyes were irritated and watering for about three days bc that's how dry this face wash made my skin I didn't wear makeup for 4 days bc if I try to put makeup on it looked soo bad bc of the dryness of the skin .
Best facial product for oily skin in Ulta
Raven from Chandler
Best to apply this product for a few seconds the first week and continue prolonging your wash routine weekly
So glad I tried this product
Alli from Hackleburg, Alabama
I never write reviews but felt like I should for this. I struggle with hormonal cystic acne and have tried literally every acne product (expensive and cheap) and this is by far the best. Haven't had a new breakout in over a week since using it and was originally waking up with a new one every single morning. My face is the softest it has ever been too, it's not drying at all.
I will be purchasing this again!!!
Ash from Whitehall PA
The resurfacing retinol serum works so well for me, I like this retinol very much and the moisturizers that come in this package makes your skin so smooth! It's hard for me to find something that doesn't pill but here it is! Cerave for the win!!!!!!
Best Retinol for the Price
Bek from New Hampshire
This is the best retinol you'll find that won't break the bank. No harsh smell and goes on the skin very evenly. Great for a first time retinol user.
It great then BAD
Tay from Lafayette
When I bought it the first time it worked with reducing the redness and surfacing pimple and I started loving the product I bought it recently again I used it and it started to burn horribly and I thought it could be do to the face mask I wore prior so I stop put on the mask for a couple days and used it again and it burned even worse
Best retinol serum!
Jordan from San Jose, CA
This retinol is amazing! I l've tried other brands at Ulta but for the price and results, this is truly the best!
Cleared my back acne in two weeks
Chloe from Hermosa Beach
I'm 26 and I have struggled with back acne all my life. In 2022 I decided I'd try to get on top of it. This was the first wash I tried and it cleared 80% of my moderate back acne in two weeks. I'm amazed.
Lys from Chambersburg
I was having lots of random breakouts of cystic hormonal acne and even after the first night of using this, I was way less red!! And now on day 3 and my skin is cleaning up :) GIVE IT A TRY
not for me
Ali from dallas,tx
Didn't help my acne scars. Used it every morning (with sunscreen) for a month & never saw a difference.
Britt L. from DENVER, USA
I have had really bad deep hormonal acne on my cheeks for the past few years and have tried everything under the sun to clear it including Curology. Salicylic acid has also always irritated my skin and never improved my acne. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, has cleared my skin like this benzoyl peroxide face wash has. I use it morning and night and then top it with Tula moisturizer. My acne scars have faded over the past month due to the niacinamide in it as well. This face wash leaves my skin feeling very hydrated after which is something I also struggle with. Overall, I highly highly recommend!
The missing link!
Holly from TX
I was using the purple bottle retinol from CeraVe and it made my skin worse! I switched to this one and have been using it around 2 weeks. There was a short "purging" period and I did get a couple of cystic pimples, but they resolved within a few days. My skin is much clearer and brighter. I'm 24 and have struggled with breakouts since I was 10. This combined with the benzoyl peroxide acne wash (NOT used at the same time - use at different times of day), and my skin is loving it! I use this most nights and I use the acne wash about every other day in AM or PM - whatever I choose I just don't use that active I typically use (AM - vitamin c, PM - this retinol serum).
caroline from utah
used it for 4 months and noticed zero difference. i still broke out as often as usual and acne stayed forever. my skin texture feels the same too. feels like a waste of stinging my face.
Great for beginner retinol
Katie from Ohio
This stuff is perfect and I enjoyed using this product. I had no problems my skin didn't burn or breakout. Some people don't know retinol makes skin purge everyone's skin is different but this product is not a high % of retinol. My skin is super sensitive and I need something that's not too strong and good. Cerave never disappoints. This cleared up my skin and made it healthy looking.
Amazing! But be careful
Sarah from New York NY
I've used the classic CeraVe foaming cleanser/moisturizer/retinol serum/night cream for years. I did a course of strong meds a year and a half ago and it cleared my skin completely. After full-time mask wearing started up again, my acne came back a bit so I decided to try this cleanser after having such good experiences with all their other products. It cleared my skin after only a few days! But be careful - I developed a painful itchy rash around my lips and mouth that took steroids to clear up because of how much this cleanser irritated that area of my face. I've now cut down use from every morning and night to just once every other morning and I avoid my eyes and mouth with it. It works wonders, but it's very irritating on sensitive areas so wash with caution!
Love this product. Alwys buy an extra so I don't run out
Jan from Surprise Arizona
I have aging acne prone skin and love this product. Even my dermatologist says its a great product.
Very likely to purchase again
Iza from Houston, TX
I've only been using this product for about a week or so but I've noticed improvement already. I use it once daily in the morning and I've noticed my skin to be softer and starting to clear. It does dry out the skin a little so I use moisturizer after
Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin!
Casey from Kentucky
Been using this for over a year and I will never use anything else! If you have cystic/acne prone skin this is a must try!
Great deodorant wash
Rach from Durango, CO
I watch dr dray on you tube. She recommends to use this product (in the shower) on your underarm area. It helps kill bacteria.
I wish I could give this zero stars
Chloe M from Phoenix AZ
Wish I would've never used this product. I am now severely broken out. Painful acne all over my face.
get it if u have acne
anne from Dallas Texas
works super well, I saw results within a day or so, left my skin feeling hydrated instead of dry like other benzoyl peroxide cleansers. It's thin instead of super thick which I like. only thing is that it's only 5oz.
Cleared my mask acne
Jeanie from Colton, CA
My chin has been breaking out since I started using masks daily. I could no clear my acne no matter what I did. So, I decided to try this. It's been three days and now my chin is clear! I applied all over my face and I notice it did dry my skin… so I will just apply on my problem area. I apply more serum in the morning to help with the dryness and only apply once a day