CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
3.6 /5
from 46 ratings

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser Reviews

Authentic, user-written reviews for CeraVe's Hydrating Facial Cleanser.

JayLikesSoup's Avatar'
Feb 10, 2024

It could be good, but cerave tests on animals.

It could be good, but cerave tests on animals.

chloevanham's Avatar'
Jan 19, 2024

Hydrating and melts my makeup off very quickly. Doesn't sting my eyes as much as other cleansers and easy to rinse off.

Hydrating and melts my makeup off very quickly. Doesn't sting my eyes as much as other cleansers and easy to rinse off.

Great Value
Hydrating
Light
No Scent
Works Well
Haruka's Avatar'
Jan 14, 2024

Too drying

Too drying

Drying
Noone's Avatar'
Dec 28, 2023

Strong stuff. It dries the skin too much. I didn't like the product.

Strong stuff. It dries the skin too much. I didn't like the product.

Drying
MichelleR's Avatar'
Dec 23, 2023

Boring, But No Replacement... Yet.
Boring is a great word to describe it. It doesn’t cleanse my skin, so I’d never use it on an evening after I’ve worn sunscreen or makeup. I typically use it when my skin is feeling dry and I don’t feel...

Boring, But No Replacement... Yet.
Boring is a great word to describe it. It doesn’t cleanse my skin, so I’d never use it on an evening after I’ve worn sunscreen or makeup. I typically use it when my skin is feeling dry and I don’t feel like putting water on my face, but I have to. I don’t feel any special hydrating effects after using this, but every other “hydrating” cleanser on the market makes my skin break out. My allergy prone skin can’t handle Coco-Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, and Chamomile but I guess those are brand’s favorite hydrators. Somebody please recommend an alternative! Someone please create an alternative!

I just added B.Lab to my wish list. looking forward to seeing how South Korea tackles hydrating!

chewy's Avatar'
Nov 27, 2023

best
best

best
best

Julesaus's Avatar'
Sep 14, 2023

Great cleanser
Good!

Great cleanser
Good!

tesss's Avatar'
Aug 29, 2023

game changer

game changer

Oliviarc's Avatar'
Aug 6, 2023

Great but has given me a burning sensation
This cleanser has been great for the past month although it did give me a burning sensation once. I have eczema prone skin which makes it more sensitive and so wouldn't reccomend to people with...

Great but has given me a burning sensation
This cleanser has been great for the past month although it did give me a burning sensation once. I have eczema prone skin which makes it more sensitive and so wouldn't reccomend to people with extra sensitive skin

GabrielaRovi_910's Avatar'
Jul 28, 2023

Fave Cleanser
I have been trying different cleansers for a few months and this is the first one I've wanted to re purchase. It feels very gentle on my skin and leaves it clean without feeling like the sahara. I keep 2 bottle one in the...

Fave Cleanser
I have been trying different cleansers for a few months and this is the first one I've wanted to re purchase. It feels very gentle on my skin and leaves it clean without feeling like the sahara. I keep 2 bottle one in the shower where I was my face in the morning, and one by my skin for night time use. It also does a great job with my oil cleanser getting it off my skin without feeling like I have gunk left over.

XxxLieve_skincarexxX's Avatar'
Jul 10, 2023

Nice cleanser.
It's a nice cleanser not really special but it works, idk if thiscleanser removes my acne/pimples or that it is my routine. The cleanser feels soft and it's nice to put it on your faace, there aren't any fragances so...

Nice cleanser.
It's a nice cleanser not really special but it works, idk if thiscleanser removes my acne/pimples or that it is my routine. The cleanser feels soft and it's nice to put it on your faace, there aren't any fragances so that's great!

JulianBorja's Avatar'
May 5, 2023

Hydrating Facial Cleanser review
This cleanser is so gentle and smooth on the skin, it's perfect for those with sensitive complexions.

Hydrating Facial Cleanser review
This cleanser is so gentle and smooth on the skin, it's perfect for those with sensitive complexions.

kawaiidesuwu_683's Avatar'
Mar 23, 2023

good simple cleanser
its good. it does leave my face feeling a little dry after though. for the price its ok

good simple cleanser
its good. it does leave my face feeling a little dry after though. for the price its ok

FerLopez_276's Avatar'
Jan 25, 2023

super irritating
This is supposed to be a gentle cleanser, however it has too much alcohol and it irritates/stings/burns too much a sensitive skin

super irritating
This is supposed to be a gentle cleanser, however it has too much alcohol and it irritates/stings/burns too much a sensitive skin

Emile's Avatar'
Aug 7, 2022

I've yet to find its equal
I have really dry, sensitive skin. Any time I've tried another cleanser, I've regretted it. This has been my ride-or-die for 10 years. I'm convinced that this is the best quality cleanser for dry sensitive skin...

I've yet to find its equal
I have really dry, sensitive skin. Any time I've tried another cleanser, I've regretted it. This has been my ride-or-die for 10 years. I'm convinced that this is the best quality cleanser for dry sensitive skin that won't break the bank.

Qinasofree's Avatar'
Jul 11, 2022

Straight to the point
Yes this cleanser is very boring, but that is the good part of it. It works for my skin, not stripping away my skin hydration.

Straight to the point
Yes this cleanser is very boring, but that is the good part of it. It works for my skin, not stripping away my skin hydration.

Milla's Avatar'
Feb 17, 2022

Big No
Not hydrating at all, dries out my face and body – nothing nice about this product, would not buy it again. 🙅🏼‍♀️

Big No
Not hydrating at all, dries out my face and body – nothing nice about this product, would not buy it again. 🙅🏼‍♀️

kr6013's Avatar'
Feb 6, 2022

Works for my dry, sensitive skin but don't love
When I moved from CA to CO it was so dry, my skin started peeling off. In a panic, I listened to my derm who said to use Cerave moisturizer with the heavy cream (yes on my face). I switched...

Works for my dry, sensitive skin but don't love
When I moved from CA to CO it was so dry, my skin started peeling off. In a panic, I listened to my derm who said to use Cerave moisturizer with the heavy cream (yes on my face). I switched from all dermalogica products to Cerave. It did work, and the ceramides are supposedly good for dry/aging skin (I'm 27 but already have forehead wrinkles & fine lines under eyes per my genes) but I don't love this cleanser. It's very watery and doesn't foam up at all - it isn't really the "clean" feel - it's more serum-y type consistency and you definitely need a double cleanse to get makeup off. I typically use more than needed just to feel like it's working. Three years later, now that the cream to foam cleaners came out, I tried to switch and my skin freaked out. Seeking a better cleanser but alas, bought a new bottle since it's what my skin can tolerate. Wish I had the knowledge I have now to start my skin on something else... wouldn't be my first choice but it is easy to find at any store and isn't terrible.

gemmajaws's Avatar'
Jan 10, 2022

Ouch!
This is supposed to be great for gentle cleansing of the skin however it stings/burns on my dry sensitive skin. I have much better luck from other non-foaming cleansers that are also cruelty-free which CeraVe isn't.

Ouch!
This is supposed to be great for gentle cleansing of the skin however it stings/burns on my dry sensitive skin. I have much better luck from other non-foaming cleansers that are also cruelty-free which CeraVe isn't.

Y's Avatar'
Jun 3, 2021

Overrated
This got so much hype but it's really nothing special especially for the price. When my skin is super dry or irritated it only irritates it more and makes my skin burn. It's not enough to take off sunscreen, you'd have to...

Overrated
This got so much hype but it's really nothing special especially for the price. When my skin is super dry or irritated it only irritates it more and makes my skin burn. It's not enough to take off sunscreen, you'd have to double or triple cleanse

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.

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

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.

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