Rated 3.91 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 312 customers I love it
Rubi from California
The best face wash I have ever bought!
Savannah from Iowa
It didn't work for me. It broke me out, made my skin kinda dull, and left me with really really dry patches on my skin.
mind yo own business. from umm
y'all people have different reactions to products just Bc it caused u to break up don't mean it's gonna cause everyone to break up so stop acting like it will. anyways GREAT for MY skin.
Great for skin
Bri from Ct
I have been using this product for almost a month now and have noticed a huge difference in my skin already!
Not from Ulta because of price unless the price match
Annie from Allentown Pa
Too expensive compared to other stores. Price retail is about $8.00 not $12.00 or $13.00
jenny from illinois
this breaks you out so bad and gives you painful cysts, what a waste of money and the size of this is actually really small .
would never repurchase
leah from wisconsin
caused painful zits and bumps on my chin and on my cheeks especially !!
gaby from illinois
caused more acne and hyperpigmentation :/
HeatherO from Tri cities TN
Nightly gently cleans the skin amazingly well. Is clearing up my hormonal and cystic acne.
the cleanser for my skin
Em from pa
I'm surprised with all of the negative reviews on this. This is the only cleanser that keeps my stubborn skin clean. After I ran out of this, my face went back to breaking out and as soon as I bought it and started using it again my face began to clear up! Only cleanser I'll ever use!
Jenn from West palm beach, FL
Bought this for my husband and he enjoys it. I use it myself as well, love how soft and gentle it is without any fragrance.
Damaris from New york
Had calmed my acne & texture on my skin. I DO NOT USE EVERYDAY though, just 3-4 times a week only at night and i use LOTS of moisturizing serums and a think moisturizer because this will dry out/ irritate your skin like crazy. Not for sensitive or very acne prone skin. I have combo (Very oil t-zone).
luna from los angeles
it caused so many break outs and painful cystic acne
Great for acne scars
Clearingitup from Louisville, KY
I bought this hoping it would help get rid of my back acne scars. It has worked wonders! I use it only on my chest and my upper back.
Skincarelover from USA
I've been using this morning and night for the past month and a half and I've had the clearest skin I've ever had. I'm in my late twenties and have dry skin however I use the cerave moisturizer after this and I've had no issues of this drying out my skin. The first week of using this I did break out more than usual however just like any product you need to give it a chance to work. Everyone's skin is different just because it didn't work for you doesn't mean it might not work for someone else.
Tbh from No
I tried to use a product to clear my breakouts but this product irritates my skin. I had dry patches all over my face. The smell is unpleasant as well. It didn't help my breakouts as much.
Texture On Cheeks
Sarah from Maine
I always had clear skin however I had some texture I wanted to clear up. However, this made me break out within my lower cheeks and it didn't go away until 5 months! I didn't know what was the culprit until I immediately stopped this cleanser.
The best cleanser
Ale Rocha from LA
I swear the pimples faded within days of applying it has dried them 70% of them has really become my favorite!
T from Texas
I started using it for 3 days and it made my acne worse. I had humongous pimples all over my cheeks that have never been there before. It also mad around my eyes develop and really bad rash that burns and my eyes had swelled up from it also. I definitely do not recommend
just ugh -
jayden from indiana
I had finally gotten clear skin but this brought me back to square one ! more acne especially on my cheeks, nose and forehead
rosè from illinois
gives me even more acne every time I use it !
It burned my face
Beauty lover from Louisville, Kentucky
I wouldn't buy this product again it gave me rashes all over my face.😕.
there's nothing good about this cleanser
leah from wisconsin
all this gives me are bad breakouts !
my skin has never looked this bad !!
jazzy from illinois
gave me more acne and texture on my skin, so disappointed !
It's a pass for me
Amelia from Boston
Really wanted to love this after I heard great things! I started using this product to incorporate SA into my routine to finally get rid of my already improving whiteheads. This cleanser not only made my whiteheads worse, but it gave me deep painful pimples in my cheeks, especially in areas I've never had them before. Stopped using this cleanser and about week or so later, no more painful pimples! Now to get rid of the scars it left me :(