I love this cleanser (recommended by my dermatologist). I have tried everything (Cetaphil, Olay, Neutrogena) trying to find the perfect cleanser, and this is it. I removes my makeup and cleans my skin without stripping it. I have mild rosacea/acne that I treat with Acanya, and this keeps my skin from getting too dry. My philosophy is to let the prescriptions do the work and to go easy on the cleanser. I'm also using the CeraVe PM moisturizer and I love that too. It rebalances my skin and gives me an even complexion.
After backing off the harsh products packed with retinols and salicylic acids, my skin is looking much healthier. You don't want to use too many chemicals on your skin!
I love this cleanser especially during the winter months! I bought this recently for my DD and also have been using it for myself and love it. It is creamy, yet gentle and effective at cleanser my facial skin without stripping it. While you can use it for the body, I wish they would more a more body friendly version in a better dispensing system, but other than that it, it has done wonders for me.
I love this gentle, fragrance-free cleanser. It removes nearly all of my makeup, leaving only a bit of mascara (I only need a drop of makeup remover on a Q-tip to completely remove my mascara). It does this without foaming (foaming cleansers are very drying!). It also works wonderfully with a Clarisonic.
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to use non-irritating, non-drying, fragrance-free skin care. I used to think that I had sensitive skin. I don't! I was using high-end, expensive cleansers, moisturizers and makeup with essential oils and extracts that are irritating and cause inflammation. I thought they were luxurious because they smelled wonderful. I was wrong. Smooth, clear skin is far more luxurious!
This is just okay, nothing really special. I think it's just the same as Cetaphil. I was dying to try it because of all the hype and it's not sold where I live, so maybe that's why I was disappointed - I expected too much from such a basic product. Anyway, it's a good cleanser and it takes all your makeup off. I'm on Accutane and it didn't dry my skin, but of course I can't say it moisturized it (I don't think any cleanser can do that, anyway).
I think it clogged my pores a bit, even on Accutane, so if you have blackheads maybe this is not a good option.
Due to a combination of things my skin has become dry & sensitive. CeraVe's AM lotion is one of the few that doesn't sting my skin, so I tried this cleanser. It stung, left my skin blotchy after cleansing, and broke me out after two uses- the same reaction my skin has to Cetaphil's Daily cleanser.
EDIT: After loving Cerave's Foaming Facial cleanser in the summer, I decided to try this again for the winter months. This is good when skin is parched or windburnt. I can use this occasionally, but not exclusively, otherwise my skin breaks out.
Pros: Doesn't leave skin dry, helps cut back on oiliness, works wonderfully with the Mia
Cons: Doesn't thoroughly cleanse skin, will have breakouts if used morning & night.
I am almost done with my second bottle of CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, and I really do love this especially in the Florida winter when my face does get dry and itchy when the weather changes. I heard about this product when I went to my dermatologist and she gave me a coupon for it. You can purchase it at Target for around $12 which is pretty expensive for a college student like me, but it is a huge 12 oz bottle with a pump that lasts for a long time. I know some people have issues with traveling, but I managed to grab a bunch of sample size ones from my derms office so I don't have that issue. This is similar to Cetaphil, I just like CeraVe so much better. It is so gentle for my acne prone skin that breaks out during that time of the month.
This is a good gentle cleanser for sensitive skin. It feels nice and gives good results (no breakouts) but I can`t help but think it isn`t actually removing anything from my face. I think it's all in my head but regardless, I am back to my Philosopy facewash! Overall, it doesn`t harm but it doesn`t help (or so I think), I am still unsure about the sodium lauryl sulfate in it - I don`t think my face likes it. But, if you want a mild cleanser I prefer the CeraVe gentle cleanser to this one!
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I have very dry skin and I am in the beginning stages of Rosacea. I have had such a hard time finding a cleanser that does not dry me out, cause me to break out or make my face more red than it already is! I have FINALLY found a product that does all of this. This cleanser is the HYDRATING one... that means people with dry skin. If you have oily skin, you will probably want to go with the regular foaming cleanser. That is the one I tried originally. My face was still drying out. That is when my MD told me to try this one instead. I just love it. I don't wear a lot of heavy make up... but I do wear some and it does remove it.
Iíve been using this for over a year on my very sensitive, rosacea prone skin. Very gentle and removes most makeup.