CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce
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74 of 85 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2015
First of all, I'm 24 and have been dealing with horrendous acne since the age of 15. I've been a long time Proactiv fan, but recently it seems like my acne has grown immune to it so I was back on the hunt to find new products. I've tried several, including some prescription ones from my dermatologist but nothing seemed to tame the acne beast within! Finally, I'm writing this review with the clearest skin I've had since I was a little girl (yes, even better than Proactiv when it was working for me!).

First, this is by far the best daily cleanser to use. It doesn't over dry which even if you have oily skin like me, is very important. Often times you won't know if your cleanser is overdrying your face because your body will produce more oil to make up for it, and then you'll have more acne!

Second, you need a good exfoliator to clean away all of the dead skin and gunk that clogs your pores to begin with. You have to be careful because a lot of exfoliators are so harsh on the skin that they can actually open up small microscopic sores that bacteria nestles inside of and creates acne. My favorite exfoliator is TreeActiv Anti Acne & Rosacea Treatment Sulfur Mask Plus Rhassoul, Bentonite Clay Mask with Witch Hazel & Aloe Vera - Refreshing Lemon Scent (1 Jar). This one leaves your face feeling o so fresh! Also, what's best is that this exfoliator also doubles as the product you need for step 4 :)

Third, a good spot treatment is needed! The standard benzoyl peroxide and salycilic acid treatments tend to stop working before you even finish the first tube so it was hard for me to find one that worked really well. Because I liked the exfoliator so much, I tried TreeActiv+ Tea Tree Oil Acne Solution for Advanced Acne Treatment - All Natural Acne Spot Treatment - Blemishes Gone or Your Money Back! by the same brand and it has worked flawlessly!

Fourth, a good mask that helps pull the impurities and bacteria from under the skin is needed about 2 to 3 times a week. Yes MEN, even you guys should use this! My boyfriend doesn't have as bad of an acne problem as I do, but the acne he did have was remedied by just this step alone! TreeActiv Anti Acne & Rosacea Treatment Sulfur Mask Plus Rhassoul, Bentonite Clay Mask with Witch Hazel & Aloe Vera - Refreshing Lemon Scent (1 Jar) is the same product as step 2 but instead of using it as a wash, you apply it to your damp face and let it dry for 15 minutes before using water to wash it off.

If you do all 4 of these steps, I promise you'll have much much much clearer skin :)
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158 of 203 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2008
I tried this after reading a Paula Begoun (the Cosmetic Cop) review. It was right up there with La Mer at $65 for half the amount. I love it. It is better than Cetaphil. It washes off cleanly and leaves my face clean without any residue or tightness.
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182 of 249 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2014
I spent the better part of my teenage years and young adulthood constantly fighting breakouts, acne, blotchiness and an overall bad complexion. I had been using Proactiv for the last few years, and found that it had been the most effective of acne cleansers I had tried. Yet despite it, I continued to get a lot of breakouts, my skin was constantly peeling, and I got black heads like crazy no matter how much I tried to prevent them. About two or three weeks go, I finally got sick of it all. I'm 25 years old, but my dry, dull, flaky skin texture made me like ten years older, complete with an adult case of severe acne.

Finally, after reading into skin care for what seemed like the millionth time, I decided- for once- to look into how to treat very pale skin, rather than acne-prone skin, because I'd recently also gotten a job where I had to work 2nd shift and rarely got to see the sun. (I'm pale by nature anyway. Put me on a night shift and I'm practically a ghost. I thought maybe the lack of Vitamin D could be contributing to a worsening of my complexion.) It was only then that it *really* started to don on me.... Maybe instead of having acne prone skin-- I actually had very *sensitive* skin (as pale skin is usually considered) and all the acne treatments were just aggravating it and making it worse. I decided to try this cleanser and a Cerave lotion, paired with an Aveeno exfoliater once or twice a week, just to test that theory out.

Long story short: I saw results in less than 48 hours. I haven't had a complexion like this since pre-puberty, and I am not exaggerating on that. While it's still anything but perfect-- The pimples have stopped, the blackheads are gradually clearing, my skin is soft and supple, and the premature lines around my eyes are starting to disappear. Several days ago, I even discovered I could start completely skipping foundation all together and *only* use a light application of concealer with a clear mineral powder for my makeup routine. My fiance has even been convinced several times now that I have been wearing foundation when I have not worn it for a long while now.

I am insanely pleased with this product and its coinciding lotion. If you're someone who's been fighting acne/breakouts/bad complexions for many years and using acne products in an attempt to treat it with no luck-- take a moment and consider if, possibly, you actually have very sensitive skin. You might just be damaging it every time you wash your face! Cerave is great, and is still doing a marvelous job of gradually repairing my skin. I'm usually not the sort to go out of my way to review products like this online, but I have been so impressed with this cleanser that I just had to put the word out there for anyone else who might find themselves in a similar predicament as what I described. It might not work for everyone out there, but it definitely did the trick for me!
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132 of 184 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 9, 2007
Aggressive acne treatment and heredity left my skin super sensitive, red and itchy. My dermatologist recommended I use this and Cerave cream. Although I have oily skin, this actually results in less of an oily feel, despite being highly moisturizing. People often comment on my youthful looking skin. I am 47 and probably have skin that looks fifteen years younger. Try it; you'll like it.
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98 of 141 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2015
I really like CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and have used it for some time - it has done a great job for my skin. This cleanser leaves my skin fresh & clean. I really like it. A friend recently told me to try Skingenixx Facial Cleanser because it is contains a lot of powerful skin care ingredients like collagen and glycolic acid Skingenixx Complete Exfoliating Facial Cleanser!. I just received the Skingenixx and am looking forward to trying it! I will let you all know how it works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2013
My skin is the awful combination of oily and dry, so I was skeptical when my dermatologist recommended this as the cure. But two years later, I'm addicted. I wash my face with this daily and have seen a great improvement to the skin tone and blemish reductions. Very rarely do I see a pimple or blackhead - my skin is clear. When my hand eczema got bad this summer, another dermatologist recommended this non-lathering cleanser to wash my hands.

Stocked up on a few bottles from Amazon and I'm all set! Recommend this product to my friends & family.
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24 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2009
I have very sensitive skin, and very oily skin, with breakouts. I'm 54 and also using Retin-A every night. This cleanser is wonderful. Like other reviewers, I have tried many different products, most of them very expensive. CeraVe smoothly cleanses the skin and doesn't cause any breakouts. It also doesn't make my skin any oilier. I'm very impressed with the texture and effects of this cleanser. Please give it a try. It's nice to find something that works that doesn't cost a fortune. I also use the cream that works very well also. It hydrates without adding oil to your face and doesn't cost an arm and leg. It works well for oily and sensitive skin.
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42 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2010
I have very sensitive skin and rosacea. My dermatologist recommended this cleanser along with the moisturizer. My skin feels soft, smooth and looks healthier than it has in years. This product does not irritate or cause additional redness. It is great! FYI CeraVe also makes a PM facial moisturizer that I've only found at CVS stores. Highly recommend that as well!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
I love all the CeraVe products. They were recommended by my dermatologist two years ago and this now 62 year old face looks better and better. Elsewhere (such as drug stores and even Walmart, these products were costly. Better pricing and Prime shipping means I will continue to get my supplies through Amazon. I even use this cleanser in the shower. I have sensitive skin and this product cleans gently. Follow with CeraVe AM or PM moisturizer, you have all you need. No offense Clinique
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2014
Provides a nice clean as I am able to retain and add moisture back into my skin. The cleanser is lightweight and minimal if any scent is noted. This even removes eye makeup without any extra cleaner needed. My sensative skin has loved this product and I have had not had any allergic reactions. Since this cleanser is helping balance my moisture my skin looks radiant and has a natural dewy look. I am not having the dry and oily patches I had before.
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