Rated 4.46 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 heard such great things about this and i was trying anything to help clear up my acne so i figured i'd give it a shot. i used it for roughly a month as directed on the bottle and over time i realized that it was bleaching a patch of skin on my forehead. i have no clue why it did this and to make matters worse it didn't even clear up my acne. it's been roughly a year since i've used this product and the lighter patch is still very obvious.
Maria from Seattle
Everyone has different skin types! Don't just say "do not recommend" when technically your skin just don't like the product. You may be allergic to some of the ingredients or didn't do your research. 🤪
rachel from atlanta, ga
I've been trying for so long to find a cleanser that controlled my acne, made my skin smoother, and helped my pores look smaller, without being irritating, and have finally found it!! my skin is frustrating because it seems both dry and oily at the same time, gets irritated by anything drying, and breaks out easily. this cleanser finally does everything I've been looking for without bothering my skin or making it dry. highly recommend!!
H from Il
Even for a face wash without active skincare ingredients this would be gentle. My super sensitive skin handles this during flare ups better than my regular oily skin wash or my family's gentle dry skin wash. Regular use does wonders for blackheads.
Karina from Vista
Good inexpensive cleanser. I only use this once a day to prevent irritation.
My son also uses this cleanser and it has done a good job of removing the blackheads on his nose.
Madalene Hunter from Grand junction,CO
Really like the way it cleans
Liv from Manchester, NH
I am 29 and have pretty consistently had a "minor" breakout for a decade and a half. Many acne products were too drying or tough on my skin, so I didnt think it could handle salicylic acid or other exfoliants. Earlier this year I tried some new products that had me breaking out worse than my teenage years. I tried this cleanser on the recommendation of someone who knew I was struggling. It has changed my skin! I've used it for about 6 months and I've barely had a pimple. It's amazing! 11/10 would recommend.
Jessica M from Lafayette, IN
Cleans well, not drying, good makeup remover, great value
Stacey from Sunshine State
I have dry combo skin that occasionally breaks out and using products for acne burns my face. This cleanser is really gentle with exfoliation yet thorough. I use this weekly and haven't had any issues. I really love Cerave products.
MJ from Chester, VA
Somehow, this made me break out worse! I thought that the first time I bought it, but assumed it was in my head. I triednot a second time and it is without a doubt this product. Its also very drying, even with lotion applied afterwards. I returned it.
A from California
For a flawless makeup finish you need to start with a fresh, clean, makeup-free base. Cant achieve that with this cleaner.
Hezzy from California
This product made me break out even more and made my acne more noticeable. It irritated my skin and made my acne very red. It also dried my skin which caused me to break out even more. Would not waste your money 😬
Tori from Boston
I'm 31 with dry/combination acne prone skin. I've tried many different routines over the years but never stuck with them or had much success keeping my face clear. That's changing now! My face is clearer than it's been in years and the only major changes I've made are: absolutely NO picking or popping and using this cleanser twice a day most days. It can be a bit drying so I use it with a hyaluronic acid serum and a fairly thick moisturizer (CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream) and occasionally supplement it with a niacinamide serum. I've been consistently at this for about a month and am amazed by the results. I can't wait to see how much better my skin looks in another month!
Angel from Columbus,OH
I wish people would stop bashing product.
If it simply doesn't work for you, it doesn't work for YOU!. Many people love it. I love it. This is coming from a person with sensitive, dry, and psoriasis skinned person.
Ab < 3 from Wisconsin
I have struggled with acne on my face and body, and being a college student I cant spend a lot of money on a product. I get the largest size if this and use it as my face cleanser morning and night, plus as a body cleanser when I shower. This has lasted me the whole school year and most of summer! A little goes a long way and my skin feels and looks so much better! This cleanser is life changing to me. Its not terribly drying but in the winter I do tend to get more dry, but I pair this with the matching moisturizer and I am good to go! I highly recommend any CeraVe cleansers as an Ulta employee and to friends and family!
Andrea from California
It cleared my skin from acne and texture
Rating prouduts from Pennsylvania
This is a great product especially for its price. I just don't think its my type of product . Most cleansers i have tried have burned my face like this one has. I belive there is an ingredient in here that makes the cleanser do that but i just don't enjoy that. I want a cleanser that really cleans my face like this one does but i also want it not to burn my face. I think this is an average cleanser and there is nothing special about it so i would probably not buy ot again but its ok.
M from California
This helped my acne so much it clearedy acne and i switched to this after i realized my acne cleanser didnt do anything and this cleanser did i always use it at night for bteer results!
LISTEN from chicago
SOME PEOPLE ARE USING THIS WHEN THEY HAVE OILY OR DRY SKIN!!!! IF U HAVE EITHER OF THISE TEXTURES GET THE OILY CLEANSER OR DRY CLEANSER. THATS WHY YOURE BREAKING OUT FROM IT
autumn from punxsutawney, pa
i used this in hopes to get my acne cleared up a little bit. it didn't work. it was very drying and it was not the most comfortable on your skin. on top of that, it bleached a huge patch of skin on my forehead.
Sab from CA
This clenser is very nice and works wonders. I use this on my dry, textured skin and have noticed it keeps the texture away. I use this in addition to the cream to foam hydrating wash and my face has been staying smooth! Almost as smooth as after my facials. This is absolutely a new must. It doesnt feel stripping or harsh. I dont really notice much of a scent either.
GalacticGirl from New York NY
I have dry, sensitive and textured skin so i wanted to give this a try, and its truly a dream come true. This has removed all texture. My skin looks so smooth and bright. I also use Thayers Rose Witch Hazel, The Ordinary Vit C in Silicone, The Ordinary Matrixyl, Good Molecules Super Peptide Serum, Peach & Lily Glass Skin Water Gel Moisturizer and Difrin Retinol.
Rachel from Minneapolis, Minnesota
This destroyed my skin. It broke out in very painful bumps, around my chin especially. Avoid if you have sensitive skin or if you notice an abnormal reaction.
Karina from Atlanta,GA
This product burns my face a lot and after a month of using, it broke my skin out
I don't know what I was expecting, but it works very well. Overnight, it clears your face of redness and acne. It also smooths and softens your skin. However, it's very drying, so I'd recommend moisturizing immediately after.