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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser with hyaluronic acid cleanses and helps restore the protective barrier of dry skin with three essential ceramides.
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Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
This is the best hydrating cleanser I have found for the price! It doesn't contain any fragrance, which is terrible for your skin and doesn't leave your skin feeling tight. I love that it has hyaluronic acid. I have dry skin and dry patches. I use this cleanser and the CeraVe moisturizer in the tub. I use it in the morning for extra hydration, then I switch to another cleanser at night. The people who are giving this a low rating don't understand what it is for. THIS IS NOT A MAKEUP REMOVER. There are no claims that it will remove makeup. If you wear makeup, you should be taking your makeup off with some type of makeup removal product FIRST. Then go in with this cleanser.
I bought a new bottle of this and was surprised that it had a slight smell and texture upon application. After rinsing it off, my face felt tight and dry. I've used this product for years and never had that happen, so I compared the back of the bottle to my old empty one and sure enough, the ingredients are different. There's way more alcohol and the ceramides are lower on the list. And it now says not to use around your eyes whereas the old one didn't. WHY would you change a perfect product? And why would you not say something about it?! There's no notice or even warning on the label that it's changed. Cerave used to be my favorite skincare line and now I'm just so incredibly disappointed.
Ginny from Sacramento Ca
Love the feeling after use. Moisturizing and cleaning.
brooklyn from Eastvale
really helps my skin !
Kelso from Wilmington, NC
I have been using this product for 6+ months and boy am I impressed! After about 2 months of trying a new wash, I tend to have breakouts and my face feels very tight. I have sensitive dry skin, and this product has made my skin feel soft and hydrated. I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle and will keep purchasing!! (I used this product when I lived in Colorado and still use it in NC)
Siggy G from Palm City, FL
My favorite facial cleansers. Non drying, Light weight, easy to rinse off, no residual left behind
Breakout face wash from Illinois
Probably one of the worst products I have tried using on my face. My skin hasn't been this terrible since puberty. Don't buy Cerave products for your face.
MissMels from Texas
I bought this with high hopes because of all the good reviews, but it's turning out to be a waste of money. I like how hydrating it is, but it does not remove makeup at all. I cleansed my facial twice (back to back) and it still left makeup on my face.
tiff from WA
Clean skin, but not moisturizing to me at all. still feel a pretty strong stripped feeling after washing and the desire to immediately apply moisturizer.
Shelby from USA
I looked up "cleaners for dry skin" and this was highly recommended. It is okay and leaves my face feeling fresh immediately using it, but after a couple of hours my face feels flaky and tight again. I recently switched to the La Roche-Posay hydrating gentle cleanser and it is really a game changer!
mars524 from Houston, Tx
love this cleanser! this is my third purchase of this product since I started using for the first time in February. I have acne prone combination skin & as precaution stopped La Roche Posay cleanser when I found out I was pregnant. It was nice to go back to basics- a gentle cleanser leaving face feeling clean & great price point.
Jen from Denton,TX
I use this 2x a day with my PMD. Love how hydrating it is.
Courtney from California
FAVORITE GO TO CLEANSER. I am going to repurchase this countless times. Love it so much. Great for my dry, sensitive skin.
rose from ga
i have combo acne prone skin. i love almost everything from the cerave line so i tried this. it is a hydrating, non-foaming, gentle, no-fuss cleanser. i use this after my oil cleanser that takes off my make up at night, and in the morning as well. this alone will not take off make up (the cream-to-foam one does!). it is especially good to use if you use exfoliants such as acids and retinol. my skin is clear, soft, and doesn't tight after cleaning which is rare for me. grab a trial size of this and see for yourself!
Alie from NH
I used this plain cleanser for a long time, and until I had tried others like the Aveeno calm and restore oat cleanser, I had no idea this one was SO bad. It never helped with my redness, didn't make acne worse or better, and honestly didn't do anything for my dry skin! Wouldn't recommend for sensitive or acne prone skin.
Luna from mesa
after struggling with harsh cleansers i love the ingredients in this one and my face doesn't feel like all the moisture is stripped after either!
Ashley from NY
This cleanser is fine for a bare face. It doesn't remove makeup at all.
And from Erie
I have really sensitive skin and I'm my jaw and cheeks my skin felt like sandpaper. Ever since I started using this face wash my skins been so much softer would recommend.
Jaleb from KY
I will never use anything else!
Kelly from Alabama
I have super sensitive skin, and had a dermatologist recommend cera ve to me. I went to pick some up at my local ulta and when I used it, it made me break out in hives! This may be due to my skin type tho!
FragmentedMe from Flint,Michigan
Spectacular cleanser! Leaves my skin feeling hydrated, soft and very clean. Will continue to keep in my lineup
Rina from Arizona
I have dry skin and this was recommended to me so I decided to try it out. Honestly just feels like lotion. Doesn't make your face feel clean at all. Does help take off makeup tho. Probably best for people with super dry skin.
mswakeprayslay from Naples, Florida
great gentle cleanser for dry skin due to aging and diabetes esp in colder weather.
Cj from KS
I prefer Cetaphil over this cleanser, I have a bit more acne with this than I do Cetaphil
val from Atlanta
I bought this because my other go to product was not in stock and really needed a face wash. I tried giving this a shot but every time I do it just does not workout for me!! It feels like i'm just rubbing my face with lotion and does not feel cleansing at all. I also breakout when I use it. I give it two stars because it is hydrating but I would rather stick with my usual face wash. :/
Amy from Georgia
I have used this product for the past decade almost. I've never had any issues with it. It's gentle. Hypo-allergenic. It's the perfect everyday face wash. I wish I found out about it when I was teen. Would have been the only thing I used my entire life. If it's a CeraVe product, you can't go wrong.
Hailes from Ohio
This has to be one of the BEST cleansers I have used (SUPER oily skin, acne prone, sensitive).
As a teen, I would use super harsh scrubs and stripping face washes to try and keep less oil on my face and try to get rid of acne. During the pandemic, I have really focused on my skin and found that generously hydrating my skin has made it SO SO much less oily and has helped heal/calm it overall!! This CeraVe face wash has been a game changer with that.
Side note: I have noticed when using Retinol too closely together (ouch) or if I happen to use a product that is a bit strong on the skin barrier—this face wash does burn a TINY bit. Otherwise, it never burns. I take it as a sign to use some soothing products that night and no actives! :)