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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 4.6 out of 5 stars
After years of purchasing very expensive high-end skincare, I woke up one morning, looked at my face and said to myself, "I don't look any better." So, at that moment, I scrapped my entire routine (hundreds of dollars worth of product), made a trip to Ulta and came across this moisturizer. First, it has ceramides and hyaluronic acid which are very prevalent in the more expensive skincare items. Second, it is fragrance free! My skin is your typical combination, non-behaving skin. It is oily is in the T-zone and dry everywhere else. The older I get, the more sensitive my skin has become. On top of all of that, I tend to get the occasional breakouts, especially when stressed. This lotion absorbs nicely, leaves my face feeling hydrated and comfortable without looking like an oil slick. It's a no fuss, does what it's supposed to do type of product. Forget the fancy glass jars, decorative tubes, and expensive items claiming to work miracles! This has become my new favorite moisturizer over night! I highly recommend for ALL skin types.
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.
Jess from Texas
The description says it's paraben free but the Ingredients list propylparaben. 🤷🏻♀️
Rose from NC
At first I was like wow this is amazing but after continued use 2x a day I noticed my skin was drier than before and then my skin started to burn around the eyes.
Lydia from florida
I've struggled with skincare for a long time. But when i found this moisturizer i noticed i had no breakouts and my skin was a lot more hydrated. I do think it could do a little more but i do have dry skin so overall a great option from the drugstore brands.
Sella from Puyallup
I switched to this bottle after using the Neutrogena moisturizers for the past five years. It's been two months and so far my skin has felt so hydrated and I don't need to apply more throughout the day. Also, tend to breakout with new products but my skin loved this stuff, no breakouts and my pores aren't as noticeable as they used to be with the old moisturizer (not sure if there's correlation there but I noticed it).
H from IL
Newly diagnosed with contact dermatitis, primarily a sensitivity to ingredients in fragrance.
The moisturizing, ceramides, and lack of fragrance and harsh additives makes this a life saver.
When not in an active reaction, I use a more oily skin friendly moisturizer in the mornings, and this moisturizer at night; let the ceramides do their thing overnight after cleansing. When I'm in a reaction and my skin is sensitive, itchy, bumpy, red, &/or peeling, this is my morning, night, and occasionally mid-day moisturizer.
The application of CeraVe followed by Vaseline has saved my skin. It not only keeps my skin moisturized so it can heal itself, rather than drying out and peeling to heal over several weeks like it does when using only allergy medications and my regular moisturizer, but the CeraVe alone (let alone in combination with Vaseline) seems to create a degree of barrier between my skin and irritants; I have very different reactions to being around certain household chemicals while using this moisturizer than prior.
+ No fragrance added and very little scent from the ingredients. Highly moisturizing, but it doesn't make me break out like some very moisturizing products do.
- If you are visibly oil prone, this may not be the daily/morning moisturizer for you, unless you have a good regimen to combat oil.
Nikki G from Phoenix, AZ
I love all CeraVe products. This lotion has worked better than many other name brands I've tried- and by working better I mean actual healing starting with the first use. It's very this, but not greasy. It doesn't feel like it's leaving a film on my skin.
Una from Rochester
This is lightweight, it sinks into the skin very nicely. This is my everyday moisturizer. I do recommend a heavier moisturizer in the winter though if you have combination or dry skin types.
Mom3 from Ohio
We keep this soap in our showers and the entire family uses it. It is mild but cleans and is perfect to use before putting on any creams or serums.
Disappointed from North Carolina
As soon as I started using this product I started breaking out in the WORST acne ive ever had in my life. Its embarrassing. And its weird because I use other Cerave products with no problems
Rash from Portland, OR
I used this and was so excited to try something new. After a few uses, I developed a patchy rash all around my eyes and on my eyelids. It was peeling, itchy and causing my eyelids to swell. So disappointing! I have sensitive skin but never a reaction to a cleanser like this.
lilz from florida
i've heard mixed reviews about this product. however, after years of trying various cleansers, this has to be the only one that has truly worked for me. it's affordable compared to some high-end products, & does the job for me wonderfully. (i use this twice a day w their spf moisturizer)
MRuby from US
My skin was always bad, I rarely used lotion so my skin was dry, and had little pimples and black heads on my elbows, legs, chest and now everything is fixed I saw results after a few days
Beth from Medina ny
I use this face wash every night! It doesn't dry my face out or make it oily! It's perfect!
Leslie from Chicago
It's really thin
I like how soft my face feels after
sbh1081 from Syracuse, NY
This might be great for other people, but I had the worst cystic breakout I've had in months after using this for a week, and my skin is SO dry all of a sudden. If you're acne prone, stay away from it.
Jessica B from Gettysburg, PA
I deal with combination skin that is completely dependent / influences by the weather. During the summer: I need all the products for acne; and during the winter: all the products for dry skin!
I am a total Ulta junkie and have used all different brands and pricing.
This is by far the best for my dry winter skin! Keeps my face clean, moisturized, and no acne!
Patty from New York
I was using this cleanser for almost 3 weeks and started noticing how dry my skin felt after each use. My skin would feel tight, stripped, and REALLY DRY! I stopped using it and my skin has gone back to normal after going back to my regular cleanser from Roche.
Emjay from Richmond, Ky
This has greatly helped with my problematic dry facial skin. I've tried many products that cost much more & it wasn't worth the money. I'm so glad I've discovered this!
Destiny from Minnesota
Thought I'd try this as a facial moisturizer, but it broke me out so bad. At first I thought it was other new makeup products causing my breakouts but nope. It first caused deep, cystic pimples and then whiteheads and hive-like bumps.
Lins from South Dakota
I've not experienced a cleanser breaking me out as badly as this one did in YEARS. I'm not sure why this broke me out so bad, considering this is one of the more basic cleansers. Before I tried this cleanser I'd get maybe one pimple on my chin sometimes around my time of the month.. But when I was using this I kept waking up everyday with another pimple. I tried it for 2 weeks to make sure it was this and not something else. When I stopped using it, I stopped breaking out with pimples. Thought I'd warn others.
maggie from USA
some people are saying this is a moisturizer??? it's not but anyway, i have dry sensitive skin and this CLEANSER works great from me. i also have eczema but this doesn't make me flare up. it's not drying at all and it makes my skin feel so clean and soft. i've been using it for almost a year and my skin has never felt better.
Tara from Colorado
so haven't used this product but something has gone wrong with the review postings. These reviews for me are directly under the CeraVe Daily moisturizing body and face lotion. read the description and it's clearly lotion on my page, whereas a lot of the recent reviews are saying it's a cleanser. guessing it's a technology error, so take that into consideration when reading reviews. hopefully Ulta fixes this soon.
Hannah from Pgh
It's just okay. I have dry skin and it's not as moisturizing as I would like but it's good for morning use or I use it before I apply my make up. This actually will sink into the skin
VG from San Bernardino
This brand was recommended to me by a dermatologist. I decided test this product out before I started adding my prescription medication for acne but it made my face so irritated, dry, and itchy! Almost had like a "burn" sensation.
I have dry skin but I also need a face wash that actually washes my face. Doesn't remove make up or any grime on ur face. It is non drying though which is good.