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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser with hyaluronic acid cleanses and refreshes normal to oily skin while reinforcing the skin's barrier with ceramides.
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Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
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!
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.
Ellie from Boca Raton, FL
Tried to use it 2-3 times a week.
Meg from Florida
I have very oily skin and this keeps it completely under control. I find myself not even needing to exfoliate as often. This also somehow completely cleared up my back acne as well. This really helped change my skin
Queen from New York
Why are there parabens in my cleanser? Methylparaben? Propylparaben? 🤔
mclysc from Houston
I have tried so many other cleansers because I have struggled with acne my whole life. For the past year, I have used only this and my skin has cleared up so dramatically. I get a lot of compliments on it now.
Steen from Arizona
This is by far the BEST face wash I have ever used!!! I even use it to wash my makeup brushes with. With one pump it takes off all my makeup. My face feels clean and fresh.
Mads from DFW
This cleanser helped clear my acne along with using Tretonoin at night. Stay consistent with it. I use it twice daily.
MadLib from Portland, OR
My daughter (12) tried this cleanser with no other products. She developed stinging face and some redness on day 1 but didn't tell me. On day 2, her whole face was red, stinging, hives and very painful. I had no idea a Cerave product could do that.
Chinadoll from NJ
Dried out my skin and had an allergic reaction hives and red bumps all over my face
Ash from Tennessee
I don't know how this facial wash has such bad reviews. I've used this for years now and it's my absolute favorite. It helped clear all my breakouts, my skin feels so clean after I use it and the price can't be beat for a product that works so well.
tonksfan:) from Texas
so for starters my skin is sensitive, acne, combination skin and this dried me out and gave me pimples all over my face including some bad cystic ones:(
rose from ga
this is slightly drying cleanser. would not buy again.
Hwell from Atlanta, GA
If you have oily skin and struggle with closed comedones, this moisturizer will NOT help you. It makes me feel dry, but doesn't even get the oils out from under my skin. Never again.
AmberR94 from Louisiana
I really tried to like this. Just skip this if you have sensitive skin. Caused dry patches; acne like breakouts and make my skin have a weird texture to it.
k from SC
i've used the cerave hydrating facial cleanser for the past year and had no issues. i recently got my nose pierced and ever since then, my skin has been super oily so i decided to switch to the cerave foaming facial cleanser… HUGE mistake! i usually don't have sensitive skin when it comes to trying different products but this was a different story. this has broke me out SO bad and i do not have acne prone skin whatsoever. i have very minimal breakouts usually caused by hormones. never has my skin reacted so badly toward a face cleanser. not blackheads or whiteheads, but those gross, huge, pus filled pimples!!! i'm very disappointed as i bought the 16oz since i assumed this one would work just as fine as the hydrating. buy this with caution and read reviews first before spending almost $20 on a face wash!
rendeezvous from Roanoke, VA
my roommates recommended this for me, however, i developed a very bad allergic reaction to this not even 8 hours later.
Lilliana from Raloimio
usedt this for about 2 weeeks cause i saw it on tik tok and it burned my skin
N from A
This is the worst cleanser I've ever used. It made my face look and feel awful. I also couldn't get over the smell of it.
Kristen from New Hampshire
Received my order today. This item was completely unscrewed in a bag with other items in my order, almost all of which is now unusable. Customer service was great and shipped out replacements right away. Wish the warehouse staff would pay better attention in an effort to avoid these situations and product loss for the company.
Stephanie from Lehighton, PA
I've been using this and the SA cleanser for about 6 months. I love foaming sensation of both while cleansing, which makes me think it's cleaning the skin pretty well. I don't know what to think… My skin feels more oily than normal shortly after washing my face and each month I have more and more clogged pores appearing. I'm going to trash both and try something else because I've never experienced this many clogged pores until I started using this brand.
SRS from United States
I love this. My aunt, who is a dermatologist, recommended this to me, who has very oily skin. I've always struggled with oily skin and I used to have the hardest time managing it. I love using this because it clears my skin leaving a fresh clean feel to my face. I also use the Cera Ve AM and PM moisturizers which are absolutely amazing. In middle school, acne was something I really struggled with. I tried multiple skincare brands but nothing seemed to work. So glad my aunt recommended me Cera Ve. What a life changer!!!
Alexa from Boca Raton
Anaserre from Oklahoma
Super basic, non scented, gentle cleanser. I always come back to this when my skin is dried out from too many actives and it just needs a break.
Perfect for anyone with super sensitive skin.
maddy from montana
I don't know how I feel about this honestly. it's not good, but it's not terrible. I don't get excited to use it tho it's slimy feeling and my skin is still dry after using it. I don't notice my skin feeling much cleaner honestly. definitely not worth the price.
Jan from Cleveland
I have acne-prone skin and I love this cleanser. It foams up and gets my skin very clean! I
Pj from TX
I love how it says oil control but actually makes it worse. It smells fine and it cleans my face I guess. But my main concern is trying to minimize the oil and it's not helping.