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Which CeraVe Cleanser is Best for Your Skin Type?



Madi Cardoso

Madi Cardoso

The ultimate guide to choosing the right cleanser from the cult brand.

Cleaning your face is an integral part of every beauty routine. It helps remove impurities such as dead cells, makeup, bacteria and oil to unclog pores and keep your skin healthy. It also preps the skin to better absorb moisturisers and serums.

From cream cleansers to foaming face washes, there are many types of cleansing formulas to choose from. It’s important to pick a cleanser that suits your skin type, concerns and goals to take full advantage of its benefits.

CeraVe Cleansers – Everything You Need to Know

Well-known and loved across the globe, CeraVe‘s cleansers are developed with the expertise of dermatologists and combine high-performance ingredients to deliver maximum results.

The skincare brand’s cleansers are free of soap and fragrance. What’s more, they’re non-comedogenic, allergy-tested and pH-balanced so they won’t irritate the skin.

Did you know? Ceramides – the brand’s star ingredients – can be found in all of its cleansers. Ceramides lock-in moisture and strengthen the skin’s barrier, preventing dryness*.

Discover which is the best CeraVe cleanser for your unique skin needs:

FOR NORMAL TO DRY SKIN: NEW CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

Recently launched, the Cream-to-Foam Cleanser is an innovative, rich cleanser which transforms into a lathering foam to gently yet effectively cleanse the skin without disrupting its protective barrier.

new cerave cream to foam cleanser

Key Features & Ingredients:

  • Gentle yet effective
  • Removes even long-wear makeup
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Amino acid-based surfactant removes impurities without drying out the skin
  • Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin, being able to hold up to 1000x its weight in water

… Or the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

The Hydrating Cleanser is non-foaming, non-drying formula which removes impurities while providing long-lasting hydration.

cerave hydrating cleanser

Super gentle, this cleanser is specially formulated for those with normal to dry skin which is prone to irritation. It’s also suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin, being accepted by the National Eczema Association.

Key Features & Ingredients:

  • Gentle, non-foaming cleanser
  • Doesn’t cause dryness
  • Hyaluronic acid provides hydration and helps retain the skin’s natural moisture

Did you know? This cleanser is also available in a supersize version that will last you longer.

FOR OILY SKIN: CeraVe Foaming Cleanser

A gentle foaming gel, the CeraVe Foaming Cleanser thoroughly cleanses and refreshes the skin, effectively removing dirt, excess oil and makeup. Suitable for normal to oily skin types.

cerave cleanser for oily skin

Key Features & Ingredients:

  • Foaming action gently yet thoroughly cleanses the skin
  • Refreshing effect
  • Hyaluronic acid helps retain the skin’s natural moisture
  • Niacinamide calms the skin

FOR DRY, ROUGH, BUMPY SKIN: CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser

Boasting a high foam potential, the SA Smoothing Cleanser is a non-drying, gentle cleansing gel which exfoliates, softens and cleanses rough skin.

Suitable for those who suffer from Keratosis Piliaris (also known as ‘chicken skin’) this advanced formula makes for an effective treatment to tackle the condition’s characteristic tiny red bumps.

cleanser for rough skin

Key Features & Ingredients:

  • Gentle on skin and non-drying
  • Salicylic acid exfoliates and smooths the skin, removing dead cells
  • Hyaluronic acid helps retain the skin’s natural moisture

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*What are Ceramides? CeraVe UK, Accessed September 2020

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