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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 3.87 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).
Coco from Seattle
Used it for a week and my scars are already clearing up!
Naz from Miami
I used this two times, many days in between. Both times my face stung like crazy after washing it all off. It left red marks ALL over my face, and I have never had bad acne or anything close to it. This ruined my skin and I'm really mad about it. Years of work ruined lol don't trust everything you see on tiktok guys
SierraJ. from Maryland
Didn't dry out my skin and I find it works well once in the evening, with the cleanser for normal-oily skin in the morning. Loving loving this so far!
Sam from Texas
I swear this works wonders for my face!!! Just make sure to use this once a week and build your way up. My little bumps on my forehead and cheeks have decreased it's size you can BARELY see them! I started noticing a difference after the second use of it. TOTALLY RECOMMEND WITH ANYONE SUFFERING WITH FUNGAL ACNE or these annoying bumps on face.
Really good for body bumps from Oregon
Yes but I want to try other things and I don't like the texture
ace< 3 from Claremore
Ok so i decided to try this to see what the hype was about. The first couple of days my acne got worse and i though about giving up. I kept using it and after about 2-3 weeks my skin was glowing and so smooth. My pores were noticeably smaller, too.
zodiac lover from Minnesota
i bought this cleanser because my skin has been acting up recently, and i heard salicylic acid helps with breakouts. and since i know my skin just loves salicylic acid, i decided to give this a try. worked wonderfully! btw, i have oily combo skin that has hormonal acne. maybe some people experience a burning sensation if your skin isn't used to salicylic acid or if your skin is sensitive, so keep that in mind before you buy this!
Autumn from Reno, NV
Cera Ve products unfortunately are not for me. I used this product for about a month or two, and it made my acne worse.
Carly from Fyffe
I love this face cleanser! This along with micellar water removes all my makeup :)
T.M from Ny
THIS CLEARED MY SKIN I LOVE IT. I was a little bit sensitive to it at first and I definitely think it's best for oily sling but good.
Kelly from NY
I have combo skin, and I heard this would be THE face wash for me. It was disappointing. It works, but it really is nothing special. It's overall just fine.
BA from Ohio
This is the beat for my acne prone skin! Highly recommend. I did not experience any break outs it has minimized them all!
cera ve from Ya moms house
Ellie from corona
THIS IS NOT A CRUELTY FREE BRAND& ITS DISGUSTING, getting rid of all my CERAVE PRODUCTS BLEH
Laurie from Staten Island
I know everyone's skin reacts different to different products but the best thing I did was throw this right in the garbage and switch back to philosophy purity. Hope this helps someone.
cccliffe from Texas
I've been using this cleanser for around 3 months now and have noticed a difference in my skin. I have dry, sensitive skin and am reluctant to introduce new skincare products into my routine. After using this cleanser, my face feels clean and smooth - I feel like it's especially effective after washing off my makeup. Also, I used to be more acne prone but since using this cleanser my skin has really cleared up.
Jane from Co
I used this because I had clogged pores on my nose and chin. This made me breakout everywhere. I have never had acne on my cheeks. it has been a year and I am still suffering from the cheek acne that this cleanser caused. I have deep, painful pimples from this. Plus, it didn't do anything for my preexistent acne except make it worse.
Zero stars from Phoenix
Not a cruelty free brand!
a.v from Los Angeles, California
I've used this for about 8 months now, maybe a little longer and I have gone though maybe 3 or 4 bottles now. I ended up buying 3 this time because it has been completely sold out since I first got it & I love this cleanser. It's the only cleanser that keeps my skin soft and clear. I've tried other salicylic acid cleansers and none left my skin as soft and clear of acne like this one did. And I always suffered from acne especially hormonal acne. I got my monthly this month with NO breakouts thanks to this!! If your struggling with benzoyl peroxide, definitely try this. I tried the benzoyl peroxide cleanser and it broke me out HORRIBLY & this cleared it up in days!
Foxy from Clinton MS
I ordered this product for my daughter. She loves it!
She uses this product regularly. I was glad to find it at ULTA Beauty.
AshAsh from Denver, CO
I LOVE using this product once or twice a week for my weekly exfoliation since it's gently and doesn't have fragrance. I wouldn't recommend using it everyday since it's a exfoliate but it does help reduce breakouts. It also doesn't dry out my skin like other products with SA.
Gavia from Philadelphia
I been using this for 6 days and it made my hormonal acne worse. I'm breaking out with whiteheads all over my skin and blackheads are appearing. My skin is irritated as we speak.
Amber C. from PA
I use this every other day to help keep my skin clear and gently exfoliated. It is effective, gentle, affordable and easily accessible. There is a smell to it that's a little weird, but great quality otherwise.
Jfm from Tennessee
My acne came back as an adult & I've used all the prestigious name brands you can think of. I saw this was recommended by Dr. V and gave it a try. I make sure to dampen my face then scrub the cleanser on gently where I feel bumps/blackheads. Give it time to work. It leaves my skin plump, soft and it calmed my acne flare ups!
A from CA
Don't think twice, if you see it, grab it. They sell out so fast. I got a value size in store on pure luck. I saw results in only a few weeks. Less breakouts, texture went down and my face looks smoother. I have dry acne prone skin.