CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

2.7   from 10 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 ceramides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it is likely to be good for anti aging.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Directions

Wet skin with lukewarm water. Massage cleanser into skin in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse

Ingredient List (24)

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 Hydrating Facial Cleanser.

Benefits (4)

Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (3)

Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E
Ceramides Icon
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic Acid

Concerns (2)

May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

CeraVe Hydrating 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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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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3
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising
Also known as: (C16-C18) Alkyl Alcohol, C1618, C16-18 Alcohols, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol,
Community rating: Very Disliked

Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Its main purpose is to prevent oil and liquids from separating in products. Cetearyl alcohol can also help thicken a product or create foam.

Cetearyl alcohol has been found to have emollient properties, meaning it helps hydrate the skin by trapping moisture.

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4
Emulsifying

Peg-40 Stearate isn't fungal acne safe.

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5
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Also known as: Octadecan-1-Ol
Community rating: Disliked

A common type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.

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We don't have a description for Potassium Phosphate.

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Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide NP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Octadecanamide,Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
Community rating: Loved

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
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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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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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10
Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming

We don't have a description for Carbomer.

11
Emollient, Emulsifying
Community rating: Disliked

Glyceryl Stearate isn't fungal acne safe.

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Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a type of sulfate.

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

14
Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Sodium, Hyaluronic Salt
Community rating: Liked

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.

It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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15
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Stabilising
Community rating: Liked

We don't have a description for Cholesterol.

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Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
Community rating: Disliked

Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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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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We don't have a description for Dipotassium Phosphate.

19
Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E
Community rating: Liked

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant that's found in cosmetic products 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 provides some UV protection by reducing the damage caused by UVB rays.

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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20
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Phytosphingosine.

21
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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22
Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Community rating: Disliked

Cetyl Alcohol is an a fatty alcohol and not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol.

Its main roles are:
* Emollient: helping hydrate skin by trapping moisture
* Emulsifer: preventing ingredients from separating
* Thickening: making the product texture thicker

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23
Emulsifying

Polysorbate 20 isn't fungal acne safe.

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24
Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Liked

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

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