First MUA review! :)
After the longest time of going through product after product trying to find a decent cleanser, I picked this up at the drugstore one day on a whim (got it for about $14, and it lasts for months). Most if not all cleansers I've tried in the past have irritated or burned my skin as it's very sensitive, but CeraVe didn't irritate it at all. It was a totally welcome surprise.
I've been using this cleanser for about 6 months now, and I'm in love. It's cheap and removes my makeup well enough (but I would recommend using something else to remove eye makeup). True to its name, it also provided a nice hydration and soothed the dry skin on my face rather than burning it. It doesn't cause me any breakouts, so that's also a plus.
I'd recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive, dry skin and just needs a mild cleanser. It does the job beautifully!
I really like this cleanser much better than Cetaphil. I think it removes makeup better than Cetaphil and it just feels better to me. I still have to use witch hazel as a toner to completely remove my face makeup but this does a much better job than Cetaphil at removing eye makeup. I'm happy! First I use the Oil Cleansing Method then I use this to get any remaining eye makeup off!
When I first started using this, I liked it because my skin felt great after wards, when it normally feels really tight. It also seemed to help clear my skin. But with continued use, it started to burn my skin which usually doesn't even sting with harsh face washes...and I also started to develop cystic acne which I believe is from this face wash clogging my pores badly because I never get the cystic type. It might work for someone with extremely dry skin, as long as said person doesn't get the sting effect. That being said, my bf loves it and it doesnt sting him at all and he has sensitive skin with rosacea, so I give it a three.
Many thanks to those on the skincare board who recommended Cerave cleanser to me. This cleanser is like Cetaphil in texture, but where Cetaphil left me feeling with a burning sensation and a greasy after feel, Cerave feels absolutely easy on the skin and washes completely away. There is no lather with this cleanser, rather a lubricating surfectant that you just rub over skin in circles then rinse. I find it removes my mascara well without stinging my eyes, although I have to rinse most of the mascara first in water before soaping it up. The only con I have found is it is not an exfoliating cleanser, and I could see my skin looked a bit congested on the nose. Washing with a baby washcloth and Cerave together fixes that problem. Cerave is great on hands also.
I believe I may have ended my never-ending search for a hydrating cleanser to use in the dry heat of summer where I live. Usually, I use a glycerin-based soap or J&J baby wash but I know that in summer my skin will need more moisture a few times a week. I've "skin-tested" Cerave hydrating cleanser twice a week for the past three weeks, and I'm pleased with the results. Unlike Cetaphil, this cleanser does clean and it also does hydrate. In other words it does what it says it will do. My face feels soft and hydrated but not oily. There is no residue. It's a keeper.
The best face wash i have had so far. At first it felt weird(almost like gel, not foamy.) After a few weeks, i went from breaking out atleast once a week, to a little bump before that time of the month. A pharmacist helped me with my purchase and i'm glad i asked :) It dosn't make me feel dry or like i didn't wash my face at all.
I have repurchased this product several times. I use it on both my face and girlie parts (loofah and rose scented body soap don't work there!).
This is in no way a make-up remover. For that, I rub a few drops of Jojoba oil on my face, splash with warm water, and use a pump of Purpose.
Anyway, I have dry skin that can break out. This does not make my face feel stripped, nor does it break me out. My face does feel clean afterwards- no slimey residue.
I will continue to repurchase even though I find it a bit expensive for a drugstore product, but on the other hand, there is a lot of product for the price.
I break out from everything, but my breakouts come in the form of very dry dull looking skin, with serious dry patches and an occassion pimple due to the dry skin clogging my pores. I got a sample of CeraVe when I went to the dermatologist last month and gave it a try. After I had a very bad reaction to some skincare products (MK). CeraVe has cleared up all my dry spots, breakouts and irritation from using the other product. My skin is smooth and soft and my skintone is more even. So, I bought the full size of the cleanser and lotion ($22 including tax!) that's less than I use to pay for my cleanser alone. I like that both the cleanser and the lotion come in a pump bottle.
I really love a cleanser that foams, but I'm learning that I just can't use them. The SLS in them wreak havoc on my skin.
I use this morning and night. Most days I splash warm water on my face and use one full pump and massage into my skin for about 1 to 2 mins, then I rinse with warm water , then I follow with about 1/4 pump of the lotion. I full pump is way too much for your face! Some days I use clinique #1 clarifying lotion as a toner. My skin is hydrated and soft afterwards and ready for m/u.
At night I do the same, except when I get in late, I massage a full pump onto my skin and wipe off with a tissue. It removes all makeup!
CeraVe hasn't made me oily at all my skin has really be "regulated" as a result of using these products. I no longer have dry patches and my skin does not feel tight or sensitive. These products are suppose to restore your skins protective barrier. I didn't believe it at first, but now I do. I will continue to use and update later. Give it a try.
I bought Cerave after my skin was getting to dry from my Cetaphil cleanser during the dry winter months. It leaves my skin clean but not tight and dry. It doesn't have a strong fragrance, it just a nice, simple cleanser. I have combination skin and I think it works from both the dry and oily parts of my face. A definite HG for the winter months.
Update: A definite HG for all months. It is the only cleanser I use. It doesn't leave skin with that squeaky clean feeling (which means your skin is being stripped of it's natural oils), but that doesn't mean your skin isn't clean. When I want to exfoliate I just add a little baking soda and use that and it works great. Definitely recommend.
Works better then the Cetaphil cleanser and is nice. If you use makeup forget about it. I do like the Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser more though.