CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

4.0

348 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate and Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Sodium Chloride, Phytosphingosine, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Dihydrate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Skin: very sensitive & acne prone on my cheeks.
Oily in the summer; cheeks & forehead.
Slightly dry in the winter; around my nose & hairline.

I recently tried the hydrating cleanser from CeraVe which broke me out & gave me a small rash so I decided to give my face a couple days to calm down & decided to try the foaming cleanser. I read some people reacted terribly to the hydrating one, but the foaming worked wonders.

I happened to not be one of the lucky ones. I used this cleanser a total of three days & I've developed one whitehead, clogged pores, & 3 inflamed pimples. All on my cheeks where I'm prone to breakouts. It's been 5 days that I've stopped using the cleanser & I'm still waiting on the acne to subside. The first few days after they developed they were quite painful & red/inflamed.

There must be an ingredient in both these cleansers that doesn't agree with my skin. I'm sad that unfortunately this easy to access & cheap cleanser which has such great ingredients didn't work for me. Back to trying to find a gentle cleanser for my picky skin.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I've been using this for about 8 months now, and I really don't have any complaints.

My skin is oily and acne-prone on my T-zone, but is normal and can get dry on my cheeks, and sensitive everywhere (though especially on my cheeks). This cleanser does not irritate any part of my face. It just cleanses, and does a pretty decent job of removing makeup (except waterproof makeup, but I don't really expect it to do that). I do need to use some sort of cream/moisturizer after using it or my skin will feel dry, as well as acne products, because this is not made to help with acne and it does not do so. I also only use this once a day in the winter to prevent over drying.

Overall, I'd recommend it to anyone with more oily skin. I might tell you to stay away from it if your skin is drier though. And if you're looking for a cheaper alternative, since I've heard a few people complain about the price (this doesn't really make sense to me- have you seen how big the bottle is?) go for the Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar, which is what I use while traveling.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Too drying for my combo acne prone skin. I think it I was oilier this would be great.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This stuff worked ok and then all of a sudden after 2 months of use, I got the worst zits I have ever had in my life! I couldn't figure out what was causing them because I had been trying new foundations and primer. I've never had issues with acne in my life. This was the culprit. For two months I had small patches of zits on the sides of my chin and below my lip. And then I got 2 cystic like zits that never surfaced and we're painful and red. It was miserable and destroyed my face.

People, foaming cleansers are not recommended for any skin type! Wish I had known that before I completely stripped my face of moisture.
Immediately after I stopped using this my face is clearing and getting back to normal.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

For years I used to switch from face wash to face wash, buying a new kind every time. Since trying this my husband and I have used it consistently for about two years. It's gentle, doesn't irritate my skin, and doesn't break me out. I still get pimples near my chin from time to time but they're hormonal and I don't think any face wash is going to prevent them completely. I've definitely noticed fewer breakouts overall now that I've made my face routine more simple - just CeraVe face wash, a green tea scrub a few times a week, and a light lotion. I live in New York so during the really cold months I occasionally have to use a more hydrating face wash a few times a week to fight flakiness, but for most of the year this is perfect. It's slightly more expensive than some other drug store face washes, but one bottle lasts us a long time and a little goes a long way.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I'm giving this a 1 out of 5 based on my personal reaction to the product. I have sensitive/acne prone skin and after using this for two days I woke up with multiple deep, painful pimples. I stopped using the cleanser for a few days and waited for my skin to calm down. I get deep pimples occasionally so I thought perhaps it was a coincidence and tried the cleanser again. Nope! After a few days I broke out in welt-like pimples again. I can't believe this happened with such a supposedly gentle cleanser. I've never had a reaction like this from any other product before. I did enjoy the pump dispenser and the consistency of the cleanser and ended up using the rest as body wash without problems. Not sure what it was in this formula that caused such an issue with my face.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have acne prone/sensitive/combination skin. Even so this cleanser isn't recommended. Foam is not good (dermatologist's advice). It's too alkaline which doesn't match with our pH. Tried it myself, it didn't feel like it was cleaning my face. Woke up with an oily face. My face was also left dried. Avoid ingredients like salt.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

A great, effective, and affordable foaming cleanser for my oily skin. This comes in a large bottle with a pump dispenser. $11 at my Ulta store. I wear sunscreen most each day. This cleanser removes sunscreen well, but I use baby wipes first to remove makeup, then cerave foaming cleanser. I especially like this because there is no over drying. It is a great cleanser to use post glycolic peel.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my HG facial cleanser. I have oily/combination skin (oily T-zone and ching, normal cheeks) and this cleanser doesn't make my skin feel so tight after cleansing. I also tried cetaphil but that one felt like it left a residue on my skin whereas Cerave didn't. It really made a difference in my acne once I started using it. I've tried other cleansers but just went right back to this one. I won't bother trying anything else anymore. It's amazing the improvement in my skin after using this. Been using it everyday for a year now. I saw a big difference in my acne after 2 months.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have been using this product for about 5 years now. I prefer the hydrating cleanser to the foaming facial cleanser only because this slightly irritates my face. I do like the lathering aspect of this product, it makes your face feel extremely clean and it removes makeup. This is a great product for those looking for a natural, fragrance-free cleanser.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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