Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser versus La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser .

Last updated on July 18, 2023. Published on May 15, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe face cleansers. They have a total of 5 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain ceramides and Vitamin E

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin and sensitive skin

Free From

They both do not contain any common allergens, oils, parabens or silicones

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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).

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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

Vitamin E
Ceramides (3)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (6)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Anti-Aging (4)
Scar Healing
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger
Irritating

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Niacinamide
Ceramides

Benefits

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

Concerns

Drying
Acne Trigger
Rosacea
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

Water β€’ Glycerin β€’ Cetearyl Alcohol β€’ Peg-40 Stearate β€’ Stearyl Alcohol β€’ Potassium Phosphate β€’ Ceramide NP β€’ Ceramide AP β€’ Ceramide EOP β€’ Carbomer β€’ Glyceryl Stearate β€’ Behentrimonium Methosulfate β€’ Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Cholesterol β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Disodium EDTA β€’ Dipotassium Phosphate β€’ Tocopherol β€’ Phytosphingosine β€’ Xanthan Gum β€’ Cetyl Alcohol β€’ Polysorbate 20 β€’ Ethylhexylglycerin

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Water β€’ Glycerin β€’ Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate β€’ Propylene Glycol β€’ Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate β€’ Polysorbate 60 β€’ Ceramide NP β€’ Niacinamide β€’ Sodium Chloride β€’ Coco-Betaine β€’ Disodium EDTA β€’ Caprylyl Glycol β€’ Panthenol β€’ T-Butyl Alcohol β€’ Tocopherol

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Ingredients Explained

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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 Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

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

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against 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, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

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

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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 2.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 2.

3
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Ceramide NP is a type of ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

Ceramides are an important building block for our skin barrier. A stronger barrier helps the skin look more firm and hydrated. By bolstering the skin ceramides act as a barrier against irritating ingredients. This can help with inflammation as well.

If you would like to eat ceramides, sweet potatoes contain a small amount.

Read more about other common types of ceramides here:
Ceramide AP
Ceramide EOP

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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 7.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 7.

4
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 Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 17.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 11.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant used to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also helps keep your natural skin lipids healthy. Your lipid skin barrier naturally consists of lipids, ceramides, and fatty acids. Vitamin E offers extra protection for your skin’s lipid barrier, keeping your skin healthy and nourished.

Another benefit is a bit of UV protection. Vitamin E helps reduce the damage caused by UVB rays. (It should not replace your sunscreen). Combining it with Vitamin C can decrease sunburned cells and hyperpigmentation after UV exposure.

You might have noticed Vitamin E + C often paired together. This is because it is great at stabilizing Vitamin C. Using the two together helps increase the effectiveness of both ingredients.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 19.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 15.

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

50% are loved or liked
4% have mixed ratings
42% are disliked or very disliked
4% have no rating yet
60% are loved or liked
0% have mixed ratings
40% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser 24 ingredients

3.6 /5
from 48 reviews
AnneR's Avatar'
Nov 29, 2020

Nice but boring
Skin felt OK but not as hydrated as I was expecting

Nice but boring
Skin felt OK but not as hydrated as I was expecting

sameteamdwight's Avatar'
Mar 9, 2021

Reasonable
This is a fine cleanser but leaves me feeling a little dry. It's the HG for a lot of people but I only use it at night and I feel facial tightness immediately. It is genuinely an okay cleanser and does take off makeup/SPF...

Reasonable
This is a fine cleanser but leaves me feeling a little dry. It's the HG for a lot of people but I only use it at night and I feel facial tightness immediately. It is genuinely an okay cleanser and does take off makeup/SPF adequately but I'm still looking for something a little more... exciting and moisturizing.

OhDearTheBees's Avatar'
Nov 20, 2020

Decent
It not for everyone, yes it cleans the face but it left my skin feeling rather dry and irrated.

Decent
It not for everyone, yes it cleans the face but it left my skin feeling rather dry and irrated.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Wash Cleanser 15 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 1 review

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