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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 4.08 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 have incredibly dry skin so this stood out to me because 1. the price and 2. it's supposed to be hydrating. I don't find this hydrating whatsoever, my skin felt so tight and my dry patches felt ten times worse. Plus, only after 2 days of using it my face broke out into incredibly itchy hives. Very dissapointing.
Lexi from Greeley, CO
Been trying to get rid of my acne forever, this is the only cleanser that would work and still left my face hydrated and feeling good. Highly recommend!
Mari from Berkshires, Massachusetts
This is a gentle face wash that won't sting if you have irritated skin for any reason (be it a chemical reaction or dry skin from winter). I give it the same rating as the LRP Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser as it is interchangeable with that product. It will not be strong enough to remove thick sunblock or makeup on its own however.
Vanessa from Austin, TX
Love this product for my dry skin! I have mild acne, so having a moisturizing face wash to use with my drying acne products is a must. My skin is soft and clearing after using this.
Herc from SW VA
I normally don't like lotion based cleansers (meaning they don't bubble up or foam up) and that's why I couldn't get into the Glossier face cleanser :( but this was is so nice and actually feels like it's cleaning my face, if you can find the bar soap version? You'll never leave it, I wish it was sold on here, it bubbles a little more and feel a bit more hydrating!
Ally from Easton, PA
This is my daily and nightly cleanser - I love it! It is moisturizing and doesn't leave my skin feeling dried out or shiny. It also is gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin. Does not cause breakouts.
I want to add that since this is a gentle cleanser it doesn't take care of the heavy-duty stuff like full makeup - I usually double cleanse with a makeup wipe or cleansing balm, then use this.
Mari from Michigan
Love it! It won't remove makeup, the texture is really light and sheer but it's a great cleanser to use after cleansing oil or to use on a no makeup day
Linnn from DE
I barely use any non forming cleanser cuz I have combination skin, my t-zone is quite oily during summer time. I didn't not know it is non forming cleanser when I purchased it. But it surprisingly cleanses my face well and does not dry out afterwards.
Sar from Chicago
I've been using this facial cleanser morning and night for at least a decade. Never switched and never will. It's gentle but cleansing, inexpensive for a quality product, and I appreciate they've never changed the product (or if they have I haven't noticed and it hasn't affected me). Will use forever and ever.
MKG from IL
This cleanser made me break out. I just chalk that up to it not being a good fit for my skin because my friend uses it and swears by it.
Mmeiss01 from Horsham, PA
I have combination skin and am prone to congestion. I like to use this cleanser at night before my retinol. It's gentle and doesn't strip my skin but leaves it soft and clean.
Nomies from Carroll county, MD
I use this with the Clean it Zero 3 in 1 cleansing balm and it leaves my face feeling very moisturized, looking bright and it keeps me from breaking out. I've gone through a lot of different face washes and none have come close to this duo, Highly recommend.
Sammy from Greensboro MD
I've never had issues with breaks out until after my second child. I've tried many different products and nothing seem to work. I kept researching and I found this product. I absolutely love it!! It's been five days and my breakouts have been clearing up wonderfully! I'm obsessed with this product and it will always be my number one face wash
Shopgirllr from Dc
I didn't think it would really clean my face because it is so mild and I was pleasantly surprised. Clean, glowing skin. Super happy I bought it.
Nizzzy from USA
I bought this on a whim because Cetaphil only had products for oily skin and this has only caused my face to break out. After using it my face does it feel clean it feels very rough. Not worth it, good cleansers for dry/combo skin are hard to find.
Nish from New Orleans
This cleanser is lotion based so I didn't find and soap/bubbles at all. It felt like I was washing my face with lotion will not buy again.
Grandma Barb from Solon, OH
I wash with this product in the morning and before bed.
Kris from Los Angeles
I was really excited to try this product after seeing so many positive reviews. Unfortunately it gave me a horrible breakout. I haven't had acne breakouts in over 9 months. Really disappointed … but as a loyal Cerave customer… I'll be switching to the acne cleanser instead
Kaytee from Massachusetts
It's a nice cleanser but I would only use it at night if you have oily skin. When I use it in the morning I look like I can fry an egg on my face all day.
Dinkweed from Waterford, Michigan
I have been using this for years after a recommendation from the dermatologist. I find it nice for aged skin! Use it in the morning followed by their hydrating moisture.
Helen from Magalia, Ca.
Leaves face feeling clean, soft and hydrated.
Liv the Dry Skin Haver :( from Sierra Vista, AZ
When I first used this product I was scared because it made my skin so dry. After using serum and lotion it helped a lot, however, after using the product twice daily for a little over a week I could tell 100% the improvement in hydration. After washing my face it no longer feels super dry. The best way to get hydration from this is being CONSISTENT.
Nosher from Asheville, NC
I was running out of my usual products and thought I'd try this because I have liked a few of their products and it said "dry skin." After using it to remove my foundation, I decided to use some toner on a cotton pad to see if there was any residue. OMG, it took four pads saturated with toner to clean my skin. I don't think this product removed anything at all.
J from IL
I don't like this as a facial cleanser at all, really feels like your washing your face with lotion, doesn't feel cleansed at all. I won't be buying again
Ren from OK
Decent price and can remove makeup, but it caused me to break out worse than I've ever broken out before. And I've tried using it for like a month. It smells pretty bad and it also burns on any areas that may be irritated/dry. I can't describe the smell exactly, but it's almost sour/yeasty. It doesn't lather even slightly and kind of feels like it leaves a film on my skin. I don't have sensitive skin at all, so I'm not sure what the deal is.
Bethany from PA
I tried this on my face for a few weeks and it did nothing special. It dried out my nose area so I started to use it for shaving my legs and pits and it works well, leaving my legs silky and soft. So if this doesn't work for your face and you don't want to waste it then use it for shaving. 😉