CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Review

CeraVe foaming cleanser is a very popular cleanser with bloggers and dermatologists alike. I love that this cleanser has a slightly lower pH level than the cleansers I typically use as well.


pH Level: 5.5

Mia’s review: I’ve tried using CeraVe foaming cleanser in the past, two separate times. Each time, after about a week or so, it gave me skin colored bumps. Not acne exactly but clogged pores, I guess. I really want to like this cleanser because it is so popular and gentle but it just isn’t for me. It does foam nicely and the bottle is a bit on the larger size (12 ounces) so it lasts a long time. It also has a great price.

I recommended this to my best friend a few months ago and she loves it! She uses it twice a day and is on her second bottle.

Update March 2017: I found out awhile ago that I can’t use products with caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil) because it gives me skin colored bumps. This knowledge is a life changer and it also means that this cleanser is likely wonderful for most people, just not me. My best friend still uses it twice a day, nearly two years after I wrote this post.

Update Nov 2018: Reviews of other cleansers I like: make p:rem Moisture Cleansing FoamCOSRX Low pH, First Aid Beauty, Hada Labo Hydrating Cleanser

Ingredients*: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Terastearate and PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide I, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Sodium Chloride, Phytosphingosine, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Dihydrate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

*The ingredients list may or may not be accurate depending on the source of the list and manufacturer updates/changes.

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