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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 3.88 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).
Brooklyn Middleton from Dayton, Ohio
I loved this, it got rid of my acne in a week.
Ashley B. from Cincinnati, OH
This is the only cleanser that has cleared my hormonal and mask acne! I've literally only used it for 3 days and my acne is almost completely gone! I only use it at night though as I find it can be pretty drying but I pair it hyaluronic acid, first aid beauty moisturizer, and some rose hip oil.
Chelle from Boston, MA
So I wanted to wait until I actually saw a difference in my skin until I left a review. I had visible pores a month ago, my dermatologist recommended a face wash with this very same Salicylic acid wash. My pores are visibly smaller. Haven't broke out in a while, also controls oils in my T zone which is great but doesn't dry out my face either. Of course I use moisturizer after but any way love this product. Almost done with it after about a month & 10 days & will definitely buy again! Getting the bigger bottle next time.
EmilyDC from Washington DC
This is the only face wash that clears my acne without leaving my face super dry. I've tried all of Cerave face washes. I get breakouts on my chin and jawline and this clears it in a couple days washing day and night only. I don't even need an acne cream. It lathers well and leaves my face soft.
Mayra from Chicago
I have been using this cleanser for over a year now and I can not use anything else because my skin breaks out. Gets rid of oil and dirt on my skin. And removed pimples in a day. This is my all time holy grail product I swear by! The best!!
moni from Kcmo
I really wanted to like this cleanser bc I have textured skin so I was hoping it would help clear it but it caused red bumps on my cheeks and forehead and it also burned really bad
Thalia from Yakima
My all time favorite cleanser. I've been using this for over a year now and it works wonders! I usually like to mix it in my hands real good to activate the ingredients. on days where my skin is a dry I make sure to hydrate well especially at night. In the winter I like to switch between this and another cleanser because of my sensitive skin.
Sydney from TX
I used this product a couple of times several days apart, and it instantly dried out my skin. We're talking flaky. Not to mention my cheeks were BURNING and I had red blotchy patches all over. I don't have sensitive skin, and this product was still too harsh. It's ben three days since my last use, and my face still burns
r from texas
helped me with my breakouts
Jogging Mya from Texas
I was struggling for weeks with bumps on my head, from what I'm assuming to be simply clogged pores from sweating so much during this summer heat. My usual benzoyl peroxide wasn't budging it, and otc adap gel helped some but seemed to stop showing progress and the bumps seemed to come back. I turned to this cleanser when my research suggested an aha/bha may be able to help clear my pores and it's worked wonders in under a week!
I wash my face once daily with it, and I've learned to moisturize at least the "typically" dry parts of my face afterward because it can seemingly cause over drying of the skin resulting in flaking. It's also gentle! I was worried with it having salicylic that it may cause some irritation and burning and I haven't had that issue so far. I highly recommend this!
apricot1 from Los Angeles
I always find myself going back to this cleanser ❤️ forever my fav!! Great for acne prone skin.
Sarah S from Wisconsin
I cannot believe I used to waste my money on 30-40 dollar face cleansers. This cleanser works great on my acne prone skin and helps reduce the unwanted bumps and texture on my skin. I personally do not find this cleanser to be too drying, but if it is I would suggest using it as your night cleanser.
PJS from New York, NY
I use the SA wash as body wash in order to keep keratosis pilaris from flaring up. In addition to sunlight/vitamin D, the SA wash and moisturizer help a lot with the dry, red bumps that I had. they have receded quite a bit and I'm very pleased.
SaraK from Ohio
I used this cleanser in the morning and evening over three days. I quickly got small red bumps all over my forehead and by day three they were all over my face. I am so upset. I do not have overly sensitive skin and I have never had a reaction like this before. I am so disappointed and unhappy with my appearance. I hope it clears up soon. 😞
Tbirdie from Auburn, CA
My face was severely breaking out from a fancy "natural" cleanser, so I switch to this. I've used the other Cerave products and I liked the SA part of this wash for the acne, so I gave it a try. Totally made a difference in my skin! Within 3 weeks all my acne was gone. I use a gentle silicon brush to apply it. I leave it on for about a minute while gently exfoliating. Gross, but I can feel it doing it's work. All the small acne surfaces and I can gently exfoliate them out. Made a huge difference on my skin! The one negative is that it doesn't take make up off well, so I just use a make up wipe and it's fine.
Oily skin from Michigan
I used this product for about 3 weeks. It caused small little bumps to rise to the surface all over my face and made my acne worse. At first I thought my skin was just purging but after sticking to this cleanser for 2.5 weeks and nothing had changed, I decided to try a new cleanser. Overall, it helped with my oily skin and eventually led to drying it out, but didn't help with my acne. If you have oily skin and moderate acne like me, I'd stay away from this cleanser. This cleanser is more geared toward people with very mild acne.
Fiona from 63043
I will say I saw a change in it 100%, but it wasnt much. and nothing on ny shoulders. However, I do understand this is more for the face, and I have not used it on my face. I reccomend Benzol Peroxide better.
Maddy from Nun of your business
This is good if you have really oily skin or combination skin that's more on the oily side
Ladiddle from Asheville, NC
I recently started using this on my upper arms for KP. If lathers well and leaves my skin feeling smooth. I follow it up with their SA cream. This routine is a game changer!
SH from TX
Hailey from Minnesota
Rly good but you can get at target for cheaper, also you can google cerave coupon for 2-4 off
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.