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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser 12 fl. oz.

This product has been discontinued

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  • Cleanses, tones and removes makeup
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Easily removes makeup

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Product Overview

2011 Allure Best of Beauty Award: Best Cleanser for Dry Skin

This CeraVe face cleanser hydrates while protecting your skin.

As part of a simple skin care routine, this face wash removes dirt, oil, makeup and other debris to promote healthy skin. This gentle formula reaches deep down into pores to remove impurities and dead cells that create a dull complexion. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser contains moisturizing ingredients that soften and smooth for a radiant and youthful look. Along with other CeraVe products, this face wash helps maintain the protective barrier to keep skin hydrated all day.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser uses advanced technology to nourish and protect.

This CeraVe face cleanser delivers ceramides that help cells retain moisture and keep your complexion hydrated all day. This ingredient is delivered by the Multi Vesicular Emulsion technology which continuously releases the ceramides for all-day nourishment. Adding this product to your simple skin care routine will maintain the protective barrier and help promote a healthy complexion. Natural emollients and humectants provide a boost of moisture for a soft and smooth face. Like other CeraVe products, this cleanser is non-comedogenic and non-irritating so it is safe for all skin types including those with sensitive skin.

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Customer Reviews

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LovelySkin Customer

August 13, 2015

Great Moisturizing Cleanser

I use this cleanser in the morning and it leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized. It is almost like washing my face with a lotion. It does not burn or irritate my sensitive skin and it helps keep my skin protected in dry winter months.

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LovelySkin Customer

May 12, 2015


This is great for winter when your skin is dry but it doesnt take off makeup too well. So I usually stick to the foaming cleanser from Cerave. But if you have sensitive skin you will love this cleanser.

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LovelySkin Customer

Verified Purchase

February 10, 2015


This is my second time buying this product. It keeps my skin hydrated and does not dry it out. The price is also reasonable.

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LovelySkin Customer

February 04, 2015

Leaves a film

While I like Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, I’m not a fan of this hydrating cleanser. It doesnt seem to cleanse my skin at all, and it leaves a film. The only good thing about it is that it is fragrance free.

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LovelySkin Customer

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October 19, 2014



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January 23, 2014

Great Cleanser!

I use this cleanser everyday. It gently moisturizes my skin as it removes makeup and cleanses. I have dry skin that still breaks out occasionally and this is perfect. If you wear a lot of makeup this may not be strong enough to get everything off but it does remove most brands of mascara without stinging my eyes. If you need something that is a little stronger but still gentle the Cereve Foaming is also really good.

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LovelySkin Customer

Verified Purchase

October 24, 2013

Good product - just not for my daily routine

I think (personally) this product would be great for me as a morning cleanser only. It definitely doesnt tackle the tough job of taking all my makeup off and it doesn't give me the extra clean feeling I like at night. However, this is a light cleanser that is great for my morning routine. Since I have no makeup on and only product from the night before this seems to work well for me on a typical daily morning face wash.

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LovelySkin Customer

Verified Purchase

January 23, 2013

just ok

This is an extremely gentle cleanser and maybe just too gentle. It rinses off well but doesn't seem to make my face very clean. I don't have oily skin but i seemed to break out a bit when I first started using it. Now i use it only in the morning with something a little more cleansing in the evening and that seems to work fine.

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LovelySkin Customer

January 19, 2013

Super Gentle!

This is a very mild, gentle cleanser great for sensitive skin, dry skin like mine, oily, or combination. It's definitely not a makeup remover so it's not good for stripping anything off. I remove my makeup first, then in the shower I use it with a little face exfoliating pad that I got for $2 bucks at Walmart. It makes my face intensely soft, hydrated and smooth. The best part? NO ACNE IN MONTHS, no redness or irritation! No other cleanser or acne medication has ever worked as well. 100% recommended.

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LovelySkin Customer

April 02, 2012

didn't take anything off!

my skin was dry during winter so i gave this one a try. it didn't take anything off. my makeup up was still on my face. it made my skin soft, tho.

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LovelySkin Customer

Verified Purchase

February 22, 2012


Recommended by dermatologist for my sons skin. Seems to be making eczema better. Less reddness noted.

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