|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This cleanser feels like it was made for me! Within a week of using it, my (very) sensitive skin had made a complete transformation! No more redness, no more bumps- just clear, even skin. I love that it is so gentle, and I even like that it doesn't lather. The price is right, too. I will never buy another face cleanser again!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I got this cleanser because I was looking for something creamy to use with my clarisonic and wanted something hydrating for my dry and sensitive skin. Also, it had great reviews and was so affordable! It didn't break me out horribly, but after using it for about two days, I immediately noticed more black heads and my pores seemed more clogged. This was the ONLY thing I changed in my routine so I knew immediately what the culprit was and went back to Purity by Philosophy, which I think has helped my skin look more even and healthy. Bottom line, it didn't work for me because of the pore issue but it's definitely gentle on sensitive skin and feels hydrating. I can see why some other people love it so much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This product is a lot like Cetaphil. It's very gentle with a lotion-like consistency. No foaming or sudsing here. This product is fine if you are using it as your morning face cleanser, assuming you took your makeup off the night before. If you suffer from very dry or sensitive skin, this would be a good choice. But if you are looking for a cleanser that will remove your makeup, especially eye makeup and lipstick, I think you will find that this product is far too gentle to get the job done. I ended up using a lot of it - the pump dispenses a small amount. I am going to stick with the Cerave Foaming Cleanser and Paula's Choice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I used to use cetaphil but It was still drying my face out and it did not remove anything. This cleanser restores my acid barrier on my skin while cleansing it. I have very sensitive dry skin and this has worked wonders for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have pretty severe acne and have been looking for a cleanser that kept my skin clear for years and this is it. I started using this a couple of months ago and my skin has completely cleared! I will use this forever especially because its so cheap and I love the pump bottle with my clarisonic.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm on Accutane, meaning it's imperative to use a very gentle, hydrating cleanser. I strayed from my usual Cetaphil because I got bored. Guess what? That screwed me over BIG TIME. The second CeraVe touched my face, I was overcome with this burning sensation. I decided to ignore it since CeraVe is often recommended by countless dermatologists. Anyway, two days later, my face is red as a tomato and flaky -- almost like a sunburn. I'm still trying to recover.
For whatever reason, my skin seems to hate the majority of CeraVe products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this because I was given a sample of it from my dermatologist and thought it gave a really nice clean without any tightness or dryness. I think something must have changed in their formula because the bottle I have now makes my face really dry and flaky. And, when I look at my face up close it seems like EVERY single pore on my face is clogged. It's not breaking me out which is a miracle, but the dull looking clogginess isn't worth it.
This is after switching from the Softsoap that I usually use on my face and body which is the mother of all sulfated cleansers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My husband has been using this for years for his exema. I finally tried it after a recommendation from my dermatologist and am very pleased! It doesn't have an amazing scent but it softens the skin like no other "soap" I've used. Last week I started using it in lieu of shaving cream and it works great. Highly recommended!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this cleanser for over 2 weeks now, and this is the longest time I have stuck with using the same cleanser in the last 5 years (I used to change it every few days as couldnt find one that I liked enough) My skin is very irritated after years of overloading it with products. This cleanser (along with the Cerave Cream and Dermalogica's Power Recovery Mask) has really calmed my skin and made it soft and healthy. Redness has almost disappeared, and it takes off all my sunscreen and makeup fine (I use it on dry skin, massage it for a bit then add some water and rinse - works perfect) I did break out initially, but only a couple of spots. These have long gone and I havent had a spot since. The only drawback is that I live in the UK, but I will stock up when I go to the USA again this summer and also ebay is an option. Amazing cleanser!! EDIT: This is now my HG cleanser and have used it for a couple of months now. Its fantastic!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Non-stripping, gentle, doesn't sting, doesn't leave a film, breaks up makeup pretty well, and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I find it works much better than Aveeno's Ultra Calming cream cleanser and is less irritating than Cetaphil's Gentle cleanser. If I do use this to take off makeup, I follow it up with toner and use some jojoba oil around the eyes for a thorough cleaning. This brand is pretty awesome! Going to try the foaming cleanser next if I ever run out of this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This had no cleaning properties whatsoever. It just feels like I'm smearing around a lite lotion on my face. There's no foaming or soap aspect to this at all. I end up having to re-wash my face to get the makeup off and I don't wear very much makeup at all. This does not break through any dirt or makeup at all. I was very disappointed in this product and will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i still have this bottle rotting away in my dresser because it just did not work for me AT ALL, i read all of the rave reviews and decided this is then product for me but it didn't turn out that way at all! it leaves my skin sticky or as if it didn't clean anything at all, it dried it out and made me break out more than my usual one or two pimples, i was really disappointed because i really wanted it to work out. I bought a huge bottle and now its just left there, would not recommend this to anyone with dry/oily acne prone skin, try cetaphil instead!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Wow! Really like this stuff. I have acne-prone, dehydrated and aging skin. It's always been a challenge to find something that actually removes makeup, but doesn't over-dry. Something that moisturizes, but won't cause breakouts. The hyaluronic acid and ceramides in the cleanser seem to address all of these issues. This seems to do the trick. I will definitely buy again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this for am use and the Foaming version for pm use. In the am I only need something hydrating and soothing. This really works wonders! I was just diagnosed with Eczema and Seborreic Dermatitis. I get my Eczema mainly on my eyelids. Very itchy! My derm gave me a sample of this and I love it, however, for evening use the Foaming version is much more effective to remove make up. For those of you with sensitivities this is the cleanser to try and if you wear make up the Foaming one is awesome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I actually bought the generic walgreens version. I've never tried the true CeraVe version, so I can't really compare, but the generic works pretty well. FYI, I'm on Accutane. I was previously using Cetaphil (the generic version) for years with much success, but I wanted something more moisturizing so I turned to CeraVe.
I've been using it for a month and I like it. No greasy film. Not super hydrating, but doesn't strip my face like some cleansers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My new HG cleanser. I have used Cetaphil off and on for years, but read that CeraVe is basically the new Cetaphil - a gentle, hydrating cleanser formulated by dermatologists, but using newer/more scientifically advanced ingredients. I decided to give it a try, and find that it performs basically the same as Cetaphil. It has a similar milky and thick texture, and my face feels very soft after cleansing. However, since the ingredients are better for the skin, I'm replacing my Cetaphil with CeraVe.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I am adding this as part of my HG routine...however I will be cycling this along with another cleanser. It works great and definitely leaves my skin hydrated. But another reviewer pointed out the parabens in it :( Ok ok, so it's a minuscule amount blah blah blah... It's just that with so many other options out there, well...
Bottom line is for the price, effectiveness and availability (I have yet to find a drugstore that doesn't carry this), it gets HG status for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
This is the Cetaphil Cleanser of the 21st century. Cetaphil Cleanser (which you can now buy generically, like Publix's, Walgreens etc) is still a well regarded cleanser to this day. It was originally made famous as every Dermatologist recommended it for all skin types as it was so tolerable by the most sensitive skin types and it worked efficiently and well. CeraVe reminds me of it because of it's look/texture and the way it cleanses, but uses high tech ingredients: Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid (binds hundreds of times it's weight in water w/out being heavy, greasy, emmolient/oily feeling) Phytosphigosine, all which hydrate the skin very efficiently (yet does not leave residue so even an oily skin can use this and should as it's mildness does not strip the skin which would make an oily skin more oily.) Plus, it's an efficient cleanser, cutting through makeup, dirt sweat and oil just fine. What's not to LOVE about this, plus it's cheap!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
What can I say, this is my HG facial cleanser. I have Combo/Dry skin for reference and I am sensitive to some dyes and perfumes. I use this in the am and at night after I use my makeup remover. It is not your usual soapy/foaming face wash. The texture is very similar to Cetaphil but works a heck of a lot better, in my opinion. It's gentle and moisturizing, yet leaves my skin feeling clean not stripped. It even removes the residual eye makeup my makeup remover can leave behind. It has never broken me out and I have been using this stuff for a little over a year now. I notice my skin tone has evened out within that time frame as well. It comes in a large bottle with a pump which is great. The packaging isn't the prettiest but i'll take something that works over something that just looks nice any day. It's around 11.00 dollars at my local drugstore, a little more than your average clean and clear but with the amount you get it's well worth it. I would recommend and have and will be buying many more bottles in the future.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I have actually been through every type of cleanser, expensive and cheap. I was given this by my dermatologist and I am in love! it is so hydrating and my skin has never felt better. I use the AM and PM moisturizer and they never clog my pores or dry out my skin. Trust me and have tried everything and it is really not worth it to something expensive