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CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser with salicylic acid cleanses, exfoliates and removes excess oil while reinforcing the skin's protective barrier with ceramides.
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Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
I started using this cleanser 3 weeks ago and I can tell a difference with my enlarged pores and combination skin. I break out sometimes with those nasty big zits underneath your skin, but since using Cerave SA Cleanser, I have not had any of those! I love how my skin feels and looks after washing with this. I sometimes us a Clarasonic brush, and other times, just a Buff Puff pad. The pores in my T zone area actually look smaller. I believe this is the salacylic acid working to deep clean the pores, which in turn, makes them appear smaller since they are not clogged up. I also use the Cerave SA lotion underneath my makeup now as my moisturizer and so far so good. In addition to using the SA lotion on my face,I slather it on my legs after shaving and it has been helping with ingrown hairs on legs too. For the price, an 8 oz bottle lasts a long time so it's a great value. Even better is how much I like it. I'm hooked on Cerave now for life. Excellent products that work for much less than those commercial brands, so what more could you ask for?
I bought this because it was highly recommended by Paula Begoun as a good cleanser for combination skin. I do like that it has no fragrance, it foams a little bit, it gets my skin clean, it rinses completely, and my skin feels good right afterwards. However, I've been using it for about a week now and my cheeks have a constant burning/tingling feeling. I think it is just too drying for that area of my face. I'm pretty disappointed, but will continue to use it on my chin where I am prone to break outs. If you have oily skin, this would be a great product, but not so much for more "normal" type of skin (which is how I would classify my cheeks).
Mama from Raleigh
Gentle & actually non-drying. Very good for sensitive skin
Mack from La
This had so many great reviews and was really excited to use. Used for about 3 months and my acne got worse
Erica from Maryland
I normally don't ever break out. If anything I would get one or two pimples. I used this and my face is COVERED in pimples under the skin that hurt. I'm very upset and I will never use this again. I wish I could leave zero stars
Una from Rochester
I've been using this cleanser for months now and it's really helped my acne! It exfoliates without making my sensitive skin irritated or burn!
Brooklyn from IA, Coralville
You have to wait two weeks for any results but the results are so so worth it! I am in love with this product!
Victoria from Louisiana
This product saved my skin!! I randomly was getting sudden breakouts on my chin and cheeks. Scaring was terrible. Now you wouldn't even know!! I've been using this product for almost 2 years and never plan to stop. I buy 2-3 bottles at a time because this stuff is hard to find near me. I will say it may make your face worse before it gets better but trust the process!! You can't clear your face up in one night!!!! I pair this with the Ordinary hyaluronic acid and then CeraVe daily moisturizing lotion on top. I've also tried the Youth to the People Kale cleanser and would use this one over that. Overall love this product and everything CeraVe!
Empack from Redmond, OR
This product did not work for me. I recently changed my skin care regime and came back to this as I've used it before. I wasn't seeing any good results but I did some digging and found that this product contains corn oil which is a pore clogging chemical. I am not sure if when I got it last time if it had this ingredient or not, but needless to say, it has it now and it no longer works for me. I would return this if I could but I will likely just toss it. Waste of money for me and I will not be buying again.
Very happy customer from Indiana
This stuff has saved my skin. I've always had acne and some stuff has kind of managed it over the years, but this renewing cleanser is the only thing that has consistently helped keep my skin clear. I've used it for about 6 months now. I use this in combination with the cera ve daily moisturizer. I think part of what makes it better than other cleansers is that it takes a bit to get it really foamy, which makes me keep it on my face longer and gives it time to work properly. I will continue to use this for a long time and will be very upset if they ever discontinue it.
Mira from Colony crossing
I love this cleanser my acne went away within 2-3 days!!!!
Not saying that will happen for everyone but, This cleanser is great for oily, acne prone, or combination skin and that's why I love it because I have acne prone skin and oily skin so this is a great fit for me!!!!!!
Em Jay from Chicago, IL
I use this on the areas where I break out aside from my face, usually on my back and chest. It dries out all the acne and leaves skin soothed, I haven't experienced any redness or burns from the product. A new staple in my bathing/showering routine :-)
Sarahí from CÓMO
Before I started using this product I had perfectly clear skin. I had never struggled with acne before until I started using this. When I started using this my skin completely broke out and I got really bad cystic acne. Be careful and make sure that you use products that are made for your specific skin type. It's almost been two years since I use this product and my skin is still recovering from the damage it caused.
suncakes from wa
as an oily skin gal I've faithfully used cerave renewing sa cleanser now for over 2 years. over time my skin has become taught and is always dry so I started experimenting with hydrating products. well after 2 days of using something else (la roche posey cleanser for dry skin) it is now plump and bouncy. my lips look juicy instead of lined and tight.. and all this time I thought I was aging. I just needed to change my cleanser. I still like this cleanser but it's time to move on to some new .so long SA
KR from Michigan
I've been mixing this with their Acne cleanser and oh my god. I've always had breakouts. I obsessively pick my face. It's been awful. These face washes have changed my life and my skin. It looks amazing! Wow. I am so happy with this cleanser.
Z from Virginia
I use this in the morning and at night as one of my cleansers and I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin in just a week.
Dana from Nyc
I dont really have acne just clogged pores on my nose and chin area. I use this about every other day and after the first week there almost completely gone!
makala from Ky
My face is super sensitive & since my dermatologist recommended this product I fell in love. there's no scents to irritate skin. it's also very smooth & gentle. The value size also lasts so long! (I wash my face 2-3 times a day!)
Sam from Mi
Worked for me in 3 washes! I get tiny follicle bumps on these areas and I've tried a few different things and none of them really worked. I heard about using this and boom - bumpies are gone! Just ordered the lotion today because it is a little drying (it's dry winter here) and maybe eventually the body cream also. My face is the smoothest it has ever been too.
Alyssa from California
I bought this because I thought it would help I usually don't get acne too much like once in awhile it'll be a few here and there but nothing too bad. I used this and it made me have the most acne I've ever experienced. The acne has still yet to leave and I have acne scars I have acne basically all over, I know it's this because I've been using the same products I've always used for my skin. I have combination skin but a little more dry in nose and chin area. I used this for over a month thinking I was getting acne because I was purging and thought it would just go away (that's what I was told). It seems to just be worse for me and so I've been doing my normal routine and hasn't went away still. Maybe it works for some people but sadly it just didn't work for me.
kit from KY
I have been using this product for quite awhile now and I love it! It's so gentle on my skin and leaves a nice dewy, glow like look. I pair this cleanser with The Ordinary's Niacinamide serum along with Ponds moisturizer and it works amazingly for me! That's just my preference, but everyone's skin is different. :)
Wash Your Face! from Dallas, TX
I was using the soap bar from CeraVe and my skin was still a little dry when washing my face. This is my new favorite, it gets the job done and it's so hydrating (not to where you'll be oily). I have combination skin and this is amazing.
Ba from Ohio
This is my go-to cleanser! It's the best at lightly exfoliating my skin and is non-drying. Would recommend for oily skin.
d from portland, or
I always had pretty clear skin, but had blackheads and some occasional breakouts but since using this face wash my skin has had full on acne for 6 months! I swear by cerave products but this one is a do not purchase.
CJ from Pennsylvania
This is my 2nd time buying. Cleans yet is moisturizing.
DO NOT BUY from Englewood
It broke me out more then any other brand before