Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Shrinks pores and smooths skin
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?
Most Helpful Critical Review Can be drying and irritating. Better for oily skin
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).
Reviewed by 241 customers Amazing
Noor from Texas
My skin has never been clearer. It's so gentle and lathers like a dream!
TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY THIS !!
jenyaaa from Illinois
I used this for 3 days and it was ok but overstripping and dried out my skin ! , then one morning I woke up and my skin was red and peeling with a bunch of whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead ! don't waste your money, there are waaaay better sa cleansers
The only cleanser that keeps my skin in check
makeup enthusiast from CA
I've been using this cleanser for about a year now and I wish I had found it earlier. It's makes my face so smooth and it's helps keep my acne at bay. When use other cleansers like the CeraVe foaming cleanser my skin just doesn't hold up. I recommend this to everyone with oily and acne prone skin.
The best for blackheads and whiteheads
Valentina from Crestview
I only recommend this for oily skin. I have combination skin and use this everyday only in my T zone. My skin burns if I apply this in my dry cheeks. I use this every morning in the shower and leave it for a couple minutes before washing, my skin feels exfoliated and softer immediately.
With the regular use, the blackheads in my nose are almost gone and the whiteheads in my chin are so much better!!! I also put it in my forehead to avoid future pimples. I highly recommend it
I loved it
LB from Virgina
I have Keratosis Pilaris and this has helped my cheeks clear up soo much. Absolutely amazing.
Best product ever
Amaris from New York
I saw this on TikTok and started using it and it honestly changed my skincare routine. I was seeing beautiful clear skin whenever I looked in the mirror and it gave so much more confidence. Definitely recommend that you should buy
DID NOT HELP MY SKIN
Libby from Iowa
This honestly made my oily skin worse i think. I haven't had forehead acne for a couple of year. Once i started using this i started to notice acne showing up on my forehead. It gave me tons of little bumps on my face especially my forehead.
Nope..Find better SA Cleanser
Eve from GA
Highkey suckedddd. I used it about 4 times and was excited bc my skin felt better but then after using the 6th I noticed I started breaking out around my jawline/chin... similar like with the Cerave Foaming facial cleanser. My skin doesn't like Cerave's formula. I thought I was purging but no, the pimples aren't supposed to hurt. I mean I could tell my skin liked the SA part but not the rest of the formula. You should try finding a better SA cleaner. I have combination skin btw.
Repurchased so many times I love it
Cherry86779 from PA
It works so well for my skin. Less acne, really cleans pores, and is not stripping!!! I love it :)
Great Product, Defective Packaging
Ashley from ND
I love the product itself, but the top of the pump fell off when I opened it for the first time, making it tough to use.
yasminmir14 from new jersey
this cleanser is bomb. it doesn't have fragrance but it smells clean and fresh. it leaves my skin clear but sometimes it can be over stripping because i sue it twice a day. i have combo skin and it leaves my cheeks very very dry but my t zone is good so i limit the use of this cleanser once a day(at night).
The best face wash I've ever bought
Trinity from Daytona, FL
I'm 18 and have struggled with acne for a few years, I have hormonal breakouts, large break outs related to stress and a small cystic spots once or twice a week. I've had other face washes that I've liked, but this is HONESTLY the only face wash I've ever found where my skin felt truly clean, but NOT dry at all. (My skin is also sensitive to a lot of things but I experience no sensitivity at all with this.) I've only been using this for about a week but my skin is already clearing up and showing good signs. I highly recommend this to anyone struggling with acne.
Cleared My Breakouts!
Nicole from Ca
I had really bad cystic acne for awhile and I've tried so many products and nothing was working. I was starting to lose hope. I have really sensitive acne prone skin and this has not burned me at all. Although the first two weeks using this, it did break me out really bad but I think that was just the purging process of using a new cleanser. Now my skin is sooo smooth and I have no active acne. It's also helping with my hyperpigmentation . Just be patient with this cleanser :)
Liz from Florida
I've been using this for about 3-4 months and it has done absolutely nothing for my skin. I have been suffering from horrible acne for months now and was hoping this would help. I saw it on social media help lots of people, but it did nothing for me.
BEST CERAVE PRODUCT
Cloe from Florida
I adore this product. I always use at night time using circular motions into my face. I also use in the morning sometimes. I definitely recommend this product if your acne prone, acne scars or even dry/ normal skin! This seriously has kept my face even and no acne! Definitely try this one out. I also have the hydrating cleanser from CERAVE, but this one is amazing.
Great chemical exfoliator that helped with my breakouts!
Claire from Texas
I had very bad cystic acne for about 3-4 years and this wash really helped me (still does). I have sensitive skin and I do not react to this SA cleanser. This is a great chemical exfoliator so I still use it although my acne is not nearly as bad as it was. I have found that the best way to use it is to get product into your hand, wet it a tiny bit, foam it up in your hands, then apply all over the face. I let it sit a couple of minutes, then massage it into the skin even more before *lightly* rinsing. This is such an underrated cleanser! Leaves my skin feeling so soft and the salicylic acid will gradually get rid of blackheads. If it does not irritate your skin, please give it a couple of weeks before calling it quits.
Didn't help with acne
Sophia from Philadelphia
Have been using this for about a month in hopes that it would decrease breakouts. It has definitely improved the tone of my skin but hasn't helped with my acne. Will have to try another cleanser.
Jules from Sac
This product really helped my skin with cystic breakouts. Really a life saver if you're used to breaking out on your forehead. My forehead has never been so smooth and clear thanks to this product.
No! No! No!
Kristi from A place
I bought this product and had very high hopes. I tried it out and it burned like crazy. I have combination skin that is usually not sensitive. This product sadly was just no it for me. I would NOT recommend for anyone with sensitive skin.
E from Munster
I have had this for a few months and I'm almost finished with this product and I have dry skin and I know this isn't for dry skin but I still use this and it does remove bumps on my skin and it does smooth your skin as well.
Crystal from New York
This product is awesome, I tried this whole line of skincare products and instantaneously FELL IN LOVE with all of it (minus the makeup wipes) I use this cleanser every other day switched with the hydrating cleanser (I have combo leaning dry skin) and it just left my skin so soft and supple
I love this!
EC from California
This face wash is awesome! I tried it at my sisters house and I fell in love with it! I have combination skin and this didn't dry out my face or made me break out. I also moisturize my face with the moisturizing cream
b from md
i have been using this for almost two weeks day and night, and have already seen a big difference in my acne. it's not that drying so if you have dry skin like me it's still fine to use. my face feels so smooth and my face hasn't looked this good in years. magic in a bottle.
: from apex,NC
THIS REALLY HELPED MY ACNE JUST IN 2 DAYS! NO BAD ALCOHOL,FRAGRANCE,AND NO ENSENSIAL OILS! SORRY I CANT SPELL, ANYWAYS THIS REALLY WORKS REALLY QUICK!!!!!
ts from usa
i love this cleanser! i use it at night with another gentle cleanser as a part of my double cleanse and its perfect! its very thick, like a jelly cleanser, and it really makes me feel like my skin is actually clean. i used to have a lot of bumps on my forehead (clogged pores?) and ive noticed a significant difference. its extremely gentle and has little to no scent which makes me feel like im using a cleanser thats actually good for my skin. totally recommend!