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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser


Water (Purified), Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methylsulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

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A staple
Reviewed on January 3, 2018

This is a staple in my regimen. It's very gentle and not drying at all. I won't say it's the MOST gentle I've ever used, because it can sting if your skin is already dry/irritated, but I think it's one of the best cleansers at the drug store. I use it with my clarisonic.

Light and easy on skin
Reviewed on June 15, 2017

So great for very sensitive skin. I use this on occassion when I run out of my aveeno clear complection clenser, and I quite like it. I do, however, not like this one as much as other cleaners. After I use this, I do not feel like my skin is "clean" (if that makes any sense).

Perfect if you want something very gentle.

Reviewed on February 20, 2017

Gentle cleanser perfect for my skin. Doesn't remove makeup, so remove makeup prior to cleansing or double cleanse

Reviewed on December 29, 2016

YAY! I am in love with this cleanser. No smells, glides easily on my skin, and it leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean.

Gives Your Skin a Break
Reviewed on September 15, 2016

I use Proactiv to treat my acne, but it can really dry out your skin over time. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser followed by CeraVe PM Moisturizer is perfect to use every second or third wash to minimize any dryness or irritation. This combo really gives your skin a break.

Great Gentle Cleanser.
Reviewed on July 25, 2016

I have combination/oily skin with dry patches on my cheeks. I like using this in the morning to cleanse my skin because it effectively removes all the built up oil from sleeping while keeping my skin hydrated looking. It does have a lotion feel to it which turns a lot of people off, but you get used to it after a few days.

Absolutely In Love!
Reviewed on July 11, 2016

I absolutely love this cleanser!!! I bought it when I ran out of the Acne.org cleanser. What I didn't know was that I was going to keep using it totally replacing that cleanser. It leaves my face extremely clean without over drying, I love the thick consistency, and how gentle it is on my skin. I've also noticed how clear my skin has been using this cleanser in combination with my Acne.org benzoyl peroxide and AHA moisturizer. I have oily/combination skin which leans more on the oily side, and I'm not having any of the breakout issues as the previous reviewers. Overall, my skin has totally cleared up!!!! This cleanser is a staple in regimen for sure!!!

My favorite cleanser for my oily skin
Reviewed on May 19, 2016

I have very oily skin and suffer from cystic acne and this is the only cleanser that doesn't dry my skin out and make it feel tight. I will even use it with my clarisonic every now and then to exfoliate.

BEST product I've ever used on my face
Reviewed on April 9, 2016

I never write reviews for skin products (which is funny because I've used so many) but this one is special.

I've struggled with pretty bad acne since I was 16, and I am currently 22. It all seemed to start suddenly one day, cystic acne and regular acne all over my face. It was horrible. I began my search for anything that would cure my acne, starting with proactiv, which made my skin a MILLION times worse. I've tried Cleab and Clear, Neutrogena, Aveeno, Proactiv, Clinique, Simple, and even Burts Bees face wash, Melaleuca, Witch Hazel, and even got a skin medication from a dermatologist (clindamycin for the skin) but nothing seemed to help. Some made it worse, others only kept the acne at bay for a short time, but it always came back in force.

Then I found this product.

I have SUPER sensitive skin, anything that foams up or has anything to fight acne severely dries out my skin, which causes me to break out more. This product, on the other hand, does not do that.

It was strange at first because it didn't foam up at all, but I had used cream cleansers before so it wasn't too shocking. I didn't even think much of the product at first, I only used it because someone gave it to me and I was out of my last product. Then I started noticing the change. My skin became clearer very quickly, and smoother. My scars somehow went away, and I have had zero breakouts, other than one pimple due to hormones, but it went away within three days. The product feels sort of like conditioner when applying it, but I personally find it leaves my face feeling very fresh and clean when I rinse it off.

But my skin has never been so clear! I don't even need to wear coverup, or any foundation anymore. NONE!! Which I think is also helping my skin, as facial makeup can clogs pores.

It's amazing and I've been recommending this product to all my friends. My mother in law also loves the product, she says it helps with her Rosacea.

The product is scentless as well, which I actually really like.

I don't know if this is the magic product for everyone, but for me it was what I've been looking for, for years. And as long as it keeps working, I will not buy anything else. For my combination skin (gets dry but it tends to get very oily as well, not sure how but it does) it's perfect. Having clear skin is a huge confidence booster, and foundation/powder gets expensive!! But I will stop rambling now. I hope this product works as well for you as it had for me.

Reviewed on November 4, 2015

I have had great luck with the Renewing Cleanser. This cleanser, on the other hand, does not agree with my oily skin. Major breakouts even after using for a few weeks. Highly recommend the Renewing Cleanser though. I suppose it's the SA that makes the difference.

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