Skincare Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser versus Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide .

  • these products are both face cleansers that both contain benzoyl peroxide.
  • they both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils or parabens.
  • they both contain sulfates.
  • they're both likely to be good for fighting acne.
  • they are reef safe.
  • these products have a total of 8 ingredients in common.
Face Cleanser Canadian Brand Canada
Face Cleanser American Brand United States

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

AHA (2)
Niacinamide
Benzoyl Peroxide
Ceramides (3)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin (2)
Redness Reducing (4)
Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging (4)
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting (2)
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying (4)
Acne Trigger
Irritating (3)
Rosacea
Eczema (2)

Notable Ingredients

Exfoliators
Benzoyl Peroxide

Benefits

Acne Fighting

Concerns

Drying (2)
May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger
Irritating
Eczema (2)

Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

1
What it does:
Community Rating: Mixed

Benzoyl Peroxide is famous for fighting acne. This is because it does a variety of tasks on the skin: it helps reduce excess oil, kill bacteria, and clear out dead skin cells. In other words, it is effective at unclogging pores.

These properties make it great at fighting different types of acne, including cystic and inflammatory types of acne.

When targeting the bacteria in your pores, Benzoyl Peroxide has been shown to kill the bacteria without causing sensitivity. It also helps keep your skin's natural bacteria and biome balanced. Having a healthy biome protects your skin from external harmful factors.

Once Benzoyl Peroxide is absorbed into the skin, our bodies turn it into benzoic acid and quickly exits in urine.

When using Benzoyl Peroxide, it may be irritating for some people due to a variety of reasons, such as a broken skin barrier or just an allergic reaction. We recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient if you have concerns.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 1.

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2
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 2.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 11.

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3
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin and helps moisturize and protect your skin. A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

Glycerin is a humectant, helping the skin retain moisture by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin. Having moisturized skin helps improve the skin barrier. Your skin barrier protects against skin irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, animal sources include tallow. It is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English while British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 3.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 6.

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4
What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 8.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 20.

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5
What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt. In skincare, sodium chloride plays many roles.

Sodium Chloride helps make product thicker. It also prevents ingredients from separating.

In some products, sodium chloride may be an abrasive, or exfoliator.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 16.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 13.

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6
What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Mixed

Sodium Citrate is the sodium salts of citric acid. In skincare, it is used to alter pH levels and acts as a preservative.

Sodium Citrate helps maintain the pH of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.

Sodium Citrate is a chelating agent. It neutralizes metal ions from water and prevents them from binding to other ingredients. This ensures the other ingredients will not be altered.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 17.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 14.

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7
What it does:
Community Rating: Mixed

Sodium Hydroxide is also known as lye or caustic soda. It is used to adjust the pH of products; many ingredients require a specific pH to be effective.

In small amounts, sodium hydroxide is considered safe to use. However, large amounts may cause chemical burns due to its high alkaline.

Your skin has a natural pH and acid mantle. This acid mantle helps prevent harmful bacteria from breaking through. The acid mantle also helps keep your skin hydrated.

"Alkaline" refers to a high pH level. A low pH level would be considered acidic.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 20.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 15.

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8
What it does: Solvent
Community Rating: Liked

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 23.

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide contains this as ingredient number 10.

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Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

34% are loved or liked
21% have mixed ratings
31% are disliked or very disliked
14% have no rating yet
15% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
30% are disliked or very disliked
35% have no rating yet

Usage

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Ratings

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CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser 29 ingredients

4.0 /5
My Holy Grail

am grateful for this cleanser , it literally told my acne not told babies, the best thing about this cleanser is that it does not dry out the skin unlike other BP cleansers, it gentle and very effective . also prevent future breakouts. if your dealing with acne especially hormonal acne , please try this

from ahgarther
I Can't See Any Result.

I am using it 3 month now. The good part is that I don't have any skin reaction. I have very sensitive skin that reacts to everything, but this been good so far. I use it as a mask as well somethimes, but there is no effect on my pimples at all.

from KristinKrilcheva_394

Panoxyl Anti-Microbial Acne Foaming Wash with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide 20 ingredients

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