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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser versus PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser .

Last updated on August 02, 2023. Published on February 04, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both face cleansers. They have a total of 3 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin, sensitive skin and oily skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, silicones or sulfates

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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).

Price

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Starts at $11.31
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Starts at $19.95

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
ph level
5.5
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

Niacinamide
Ceramides (3)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (5)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying (2)
Acne Trigger
Rosacea
Eczema (2)

Benefits

Hydrating
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Scar Healing

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger (2)
Rosacea
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Ingredients Explained

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

1
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 helps 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!

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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt.

This ingredient has many purposes in skincare: thickener, emulsifier, and exfoliator.

You'll most likely find this ingredient in cleansers where it is used to create a gel-like texture. As an emulsifier, it also prevents ingredients from separating.

There is much debate on whether this ingredient is comedogenic. The short answer - comedogenic ratings don't tell the whole story. Learn more about comegodenic ratings here.

The concensus about this ingredient causing acne seems to be divided. Research is needed to understand if this ingredient does cause acne.

Scrubs may use salt as the primary exfoliating ingredient.

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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 15.

PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 5.

3
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 18.

PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 16.

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

42% are loved or liked
0% have mixed ratings
58% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
35% are loved or liked
24% have mixed ratings
29% are disliked or very disliked
12% have no rating yet

Usage

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Reviews

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CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser 24 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 52 reviews
RememberIri_964's Avatar'
Nov 20, 2023

the one for normal to dry skin saved me. The bumps on my nose were gone

the one for normal to dry skin saved me. The bumps on my nose were gone

ecburcea's Avatar'
Nov 29, 2022

it is not for everyone
is not good for my skin type.

it is not for everyone
is not good for my skin type.

dhochuli's Avatar'
Jan 20, 2022

Every teen struggling with acne needs this!
This is the product that helped me get through my horrible acne breakouts. It’s the one cleanser I recommend to my younger clients.

Every teen struggling with acne needs this!
This is the product that helped me get through my horrible acne breakouts. It’s the one cleanser I recommend to my younger clients.

PURITO Defence Barrier pH Cleanser 17 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 6 reviews
mlezere's Avatar'
Feb 16, 2024

The best cleanser that I ever had! I have combi skin that is oily on my forehead and dry in other parts of my face, and it cleans my face perfectly without leaving a drying feeling afterwards. Also, it doesn’t provoke my fungal acne,...

The best cleanser that I ever had! I have combi skin that is oily on my forehead and dry in other parts of my face, and it cleans my face perfectly without leaving a drying feeling afterwards. Also, it doesn’t provoke my fungal acne, which is already a huge plus. 

Light
Strong Scent
Works Well
Herku's Avatar'
Apr 4, 2024

HG cleanser for my Rosace/oily/sensitive skin. Use it with TO Squalane oil as a double cleansing routine

HG cleanser for my Rosace/oily/sensitive skin. Use it with TO Squalane oil as a double cleansing routine

hoggi_froggi's Avatar'
Oct 23, 2023

Works ok as a cleanser but very drying
I have combination skin, prone to both acne and dryness with some excess sebum areas. I had high hopes for this cleanser and it worked ok at first (even seemed to soothe some blemishes though not...

Works ok as a cleanser but very drying
I have combination skin, prone to both acne and dryness with some excess sebum areas. I had high hopes for this cleanser and it worked ok at first (even seemed to soothe some blemishes though not any of the hormonal breakouts) and does its job as a cleanser but ultimately it's very drying, so much so that even my thickest face cream isn't fixing it as of right now. I think it's likely due to high concentration of tea tree essential oil (the product smells of it strongly) which can have its skin benefits but can also be very drying.

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