4.6
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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (4)
  • Moisturizing (4)
  • Leaves clean feel (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

An amazing cleanser!

I love this cleanser! It's super easy to use, especially because mine came with a hand pump. I make sure to wet my face first, so it's a little damp. Then a...Read complete review

I love this cleanser! It's super easy to use, especially because mine came with a hand pump. I make sure to wet my face first, so it's a little damp. Then a pump a little of the cleanser into my hand and rub it all over my face. I was little surprised because in the description of the product (I bought this online), it said this was a foaming cleanser. At first, I thought I was doing something wrong because mine didn't really foam when I rubbed it over my face. I tried mixing it with water and rubbing it on my face without damping it first but it still wasn't really foaming. I even bought a second bottle, thinking maybe the first was defective. In the end, I just accepted the fact that the product doesn't really foam. It sort of turns into soapy or sudsy solution after you rub it over your damp face.

As for the results, they are amazing! My face has never looked so healthy. I have really terrible skin that tends to get very oily during the day. Within a month of using it (twice day, every day), my face was glowing. Even my acne was more under control after using this cleanser. I highly recommend this cleanser!

Scent
It has a pretty neutral scent, which is exactly what I was looking for.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

only use if your skin is very dry

My dermatologist recommend that I try CeraVe products to help my sensitive skin. I tried the hydrating cleanser and at first I really like it, but I started to notice that my skin felt...Read complete review

My dermatologist recommend that I try CeraVe products to help my sensitive skin. I tried the hydrating cleanser and at first I really like it, but I started to notice that my skin felt filmy after using and I was getting whiteheads all over. I stopped using it and my skin cleared up, I tried it off and on with the same results. Then after having my daughter my skin became very dry and dehydrated so I decided to try CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser again and it really helped my skin. I would say that if your skin is very dry this will help but if you have skin that is combination or oily it can clog up your pores. I did like that CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is inexpensive and easy to find in most drugstores because I really hate to have to buy something cheap online and pay high shipping fees and have to wait for this. I'll use this again but only when my skin is very dry. I only recommend this to those with dry skin.

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4.0

Doesn't strip skin

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from CT, USA

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Pros

  • Gentle
  • Moisturizing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

    With my combination, slightly acne-prone skin, this gentle facial cleanser doesn't leave my skin too dry in places (which would prompt possible pimple activity for my face). No, this face wash doesn't suds up, which many people associate with 'clean', but it does balance out my facial skin after using. There's nothing fancy or amazing about this product, but it just works well for me and my skin likes it, so I can't ask for too much more. It's easy to use but if your face is used to harsher, soap-based, foaming cleansers, it might take a few days for it adjust to the different type of cleanser.

     
    5.0

    Great cleanser for dry flakey skin

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    from Windsor Locks, CT

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

      I have tried a lot of cleansers for dry skin, from drugstore to high end and nothing beats this. I have dry skin all year long but in the winter my face will start to get flakey despite exfoliating and moisturizing. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturized, even after drying it off, and doesn't leave a film of any sort. If you have dry skin, definitely give this cleanser a try. Also it's less than $8 depending on where you get it for a 16 Oz. bottle (which has lasted me more than 2 months with twice daily use). I will never try another facial cleanser.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

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      from Rockmart, GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

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      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

        I use this cleanser every day. I have sensitive skin and this cleanser leaves it feeling smooth and clean and doesn't dry it out.

         
        5.0

        CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser For Clean ,Hydrated Skin

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        from NY

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        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin

          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser was recommended to me by my dermatologist. I was already using the CeraVe lotion and was pleased with that. My skin is just so very dry, and when I remove my makeup at night using a cleanser, my skin feels terrible. It feels died out and so tight. Yet, sometimes using lotion style cleaners,I find that my makeup is not totally removed. With CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser I have found the combination that works best for me. My makeup is totally removed without stripping all the natural oil from my skin. My skin feels clean, healthy, and replenished of moisture. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a bit more expensive than other facial cleansers, but i can usually find a coupon,and you don't need a lot of it. It is one of those products where a little goes a long way ,and using more than needed isn't beneficial at all. If you are looking for a gentle cleanser, that removes all your makeup, without irritating or drying out your skin, then this is for you!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          so moisturizing!

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          from Harvard Il

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          I love using Ceravu hydrating cleanser. It doesn't just clean, it moisturizes. I don't have to worry about my face being dry after cleansing, it feels so soft to the touch. It removes not only oil and gunk from the day but also safely removes any makeup that I have on my face. I love that it doesn't suds up like regular cleansers but that it is like a lotion that gently lifts oil and dirt without stripping my face of the essential oils that it needs to stay hydrated. No harsh perfumes or dyes to irritate sensitive skin. My skin always feels so fresh after each use and I can use this daily without any irritation which is a plus for me. I have dealt with sensitive acne prone skin for some time now and am relieved to have found a cleanser that does not add to that factor. I know what I am putting on my face is good and gentle and I recommend this to anyone with or without sensitive skin. Knowing that you are using a product that helps your skin feel and look the best it can makes me happy.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gentle but great

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          from Berkeley, CA

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          I've struggled since I was a teenager to maintain clear skin and a smooth complexion. I assumed for a long time that I needed a powerful cleanser, full of blemish-fighting ingredients, to strip the oil from my face and clean out my pores. Anything else, I assumed, wouldn't get my face properly clean.

          I've since learned that a harsh cleanser can actually do more harm than good (by stripping your face of oil, you can end up encouraging overproduction of oil to make up for it!) and that a nice gentle cleanser, combined with products like exfoliants and spot treatments, work much better for me.

          A cleanser like CeraVe's hydrating cleanser is a great choice for this purpose. It gently removes makeup, dirt, and oil from the day, but definitely does not strip your skin. You won't get that squeaky-clean feeling (which is a sign that your skin is over-cleansed!), but you will get a nice fresh base clean that you know isn't too harsh for your skin.

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          4.0

          Helps daughter's acne

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          from Wilmington, DE

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          My teenage daughter was having a terrible time with acne. After trying everything under the sun I took her to the dermatologist. The doctor said the reason why my daughter was breaking out was due to poor products and immediately suggested Cerave. I had never heard of this product but my daughter was willing to try.

          Within a week of using only the Cerave line - soap and moisturizer, my daughters skin started to clear up. We followed up with the dermatologist and she added a prescription topical treatment to get rid of the really bad acne.

          What we discovered is not all face products are equal. The other products my daughter was using as clogging her pores. That is what was causing the acne. Even though they said they were good for acne prone skin, that was not the case.

          The one thing I wish is the soap had a nicer smell but then again if that was the case, it would probably not be as effective. I am sure the chemicals used for fragrance do not help problematic skin.

          In summary for someone having skin issues - especially acne, I suggest you give this a try. It was more effective for my daughter than anything else. I can also tell when she runs out and forgets to tell me because the second she steps away from the Cerave routine, he skin starts acting up. Use this with the moisturizer and you will be in good shape!

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          4.0

          Great for a time

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          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          CeraVe is a cheaper option for those who don't have the extra money to spend on other cleansers. In the first initial months of use, it treated my dry skin very well. My sister who was born with extremely dry skin was also able to help her skin with this cleanser. It left my face feeling smooth and healthy each night I used it. However, as time passed, I noticed my skin began to become more oily and started to break out in tiny bumps every now and then. I stopped using CeraVe for a while to let the acne go away, but upon use again, my skin started to react. I guess it only works effectively until your skin gets used to it. My pores started to become clogged with excessive use of this product.

          Effectiveness
          It worked for my dry skin in the first few months. However, after a long time of use, my pores began to clog and I began to have breakouts.

          Ease of Application
          Very easy to use and apply

          Scent
          No scent, making it easy to focus on cleaning.

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          3.0

          only use if your skin is very dry

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          from Inverness, FL

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          My dermatologist recommend that I try CeraVe products to help my sensitive skin. I tried the hydrating cleanser and at first I really like it, but I started to notice that my skin felt filmy after using and I was getting whiteheads all over. I stopped using it and my skin cleared up, I tried it off and on with the same results. Then after having my daughter my skin became very dry and dehydrated so I decided to try CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser again and it really helped my skin. I would say that if your skin is very dry this will help but if you have skin that is combination or oily it can clog up your pores. I did like that CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is inexpensive and easy to find in most drugstores because I really hate to have to buy something cheap online and pay high shipping fees and have to wait for this. I'll use this again but only when my skin is very dry. I only recommend this to those with dry skin.

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          5.0

          The ONLY cleanser I will use

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          from USA

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          Comments about CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

          After about 10 years of using only Dove soap on my face I discovered CeraVe and have never been happier with a facial cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling clean and very soft with no hint of dryness or tightness.

          Effectiveness
          I have both seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea which means my facial skin is incredibly sensitive as well as red and flakey. CeraVe is the only brand I have tried that keeps both conditions at bay. Prior to using it the folds by my nose were very flakey. Now they're flake-free. The rosacea is calm and has not increased in severity.

          Ease of Application
          Very easy to spread on my face. It took a bit of getting used to becaue I am the kind of person who thinks there has to be suds for a product to effectively clean my skin. No more, though. CeraVe cleanser is creamy and rinses very easily and completely.

          Scent
          This product is unscented. That's one of the reasons I like it so much.

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