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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 4.63 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.
haymac from Cookeville, TN
I use it once each night to wash my face and then use the moisturizer from the same brand. It's simple and it works.
A from San Diego
i have super dry skin, especially in the winter time, mainly around my lips and right below my eyebrow on my eyelids. It becomes super red and flakey, and this is the only cleanser that I have been able to put on my face without making my dryness/redness worse. only con is it does not remove makeup (but now they sell one that does) and it hasn't helped my acne at all.
Grandma from Ohio
Every day I use this it is so gentle to skin
Mira from Colony crossing
Great facial cleanser, but not for combination or oily skin.
I actually liked this cleanser a lot and I liked the experience but it's not great for my skin because I have oily skin, but I think it would be great for dry, sensitive, or even aging skin.
Overall I think it's a good cleanser! :)
JP from Schaumburg
It's a great cleanser and does not make your skin go dry lil like many other products.
Kacie from North Carolina
The only cleanser I've found that does not leave the skin feeling tight or stripped. Perfect for my rosacea. Gets the job done right!
Victor from Holly Michigan
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!