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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 4.53 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.
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! :)
Allie from Irvine, CA
Perfect for dry skin. It's smooth and smells nice. Washes off makeup very well. It's non-foaming which is what's needed for dry skin type. Foaming is for oily skin type.
Marce from Alabama
I have rosacea along with really dry skin. This cleanser wasn't it for me. It makes my skin burn while cleansing and hasn't helped with keeping moisture in my skin.
Summergirl2018 from Mi
This is the best face soap I have found! I have bad sensitive skin and it cleared up my rosacea and acne.
Kim from shoreline
I love this cleanser! I double cleanse and this is great for that.
Sarah from Orlando FL
I have been using this face wash for 2.5 years based on my dermatologist recommendation. I'm so happy she did. I got adult acne in my mid 20s and I tried all the YouTubers recommendations. The expensive products didn't work! My dermatologist was the best thing for my skin and without this face wash and CeraVe products I would not feel comfortable having a bare face out in the world.
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.