CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

4.2   from 5 reviews
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Type of product Face Cleanser
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Brand country
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Description

  • face cleanser that contains aha, ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils or silicones.
  • it does contain parabens and sulfates.
  • it is likely to be good for anti aging.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Product 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

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with CeraVe's Foaming Facial Cleanser.

Benefits (6)

Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (4)

AHA Icon
AHA
Niacinamide Icon
Niacinamide
Ceramides Icon
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (3)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser Ingredients Explained

This product contains 24 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
Community rating: Loved

Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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2
Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine.

3
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
Community rating: Liked

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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4
Cleansing, Emulsifying, Foaming, Skin Conditioning

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate is a type of sulfate.

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We don't have a description for Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate.

6
Smoothing
Also known as: Vitamin B3, Nicotinamide, 3-Pyridinecarboxamide
Community rating: Liked

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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We don't have a description for Peg-6 Caprylate/Caprate.

8

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate isn't fungal acne safe.

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9
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: 1,2-Dihydroxypropane, 1,2-Propanediol, Methyl Glycol, And Trimethyl Glycol
Community rating: Disliked

An odorless, colorless liquid used as a humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture.
Within a product, it helps deliver actives and also protects it from melting or freezing.

Propylene Glycol is considered an organic alcohol and commonly added into both cosmetics and foods.

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10
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide NP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Octadecanamide,Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
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Ceramide NP is one 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.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: 1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-(2-Hydroxy) Stearamide
Community rating: Loved

Ceramide AP 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.

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12
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide EOP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Stearoyloxyheptacosamide,Stearoyloxyheptacosanoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyloxyheptacosanoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
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Ceramide EOP 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.

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13
Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

We don't have a description for Carbomer.

14
Preservative
Community rating: Very Disliked

Methylparaben is a preservative and is a paraben.

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Community rating: Very Disliked

Sodium Chloride can be bad for dry skin and be bad for acne prone skin.

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We don't have a description for Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate.

17
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Stabilising
Community rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Cholesterol.

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 ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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19
Preservative
Community rating: Very Disliked

Propylparaben is a preservative and is a paraben.

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20
Community rating: Disliked

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:
* Glycolic Acid
* Lactic Acid
* Malic Acid

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We don't have a description for Tetrasodium EDTA.

22
Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is a type of hyaluronic acid.

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23
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Phytosphingosine.

24
Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

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.

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