Our facial cleanser options are formulated to meet the needs of all skin types and conditions without disrupting the skin moisture barrier. Ranging from traditional face washes, to those that exfoliate with powerful ingredients such as salicylic acid, the CeraVe range of gentle cleanser formulas have been developed to remove excess oil, makeup and debris while soothing and hydrating the skin.


  • Cleansing improves the look and feel of skin. Throughout the day, your skin attracts dirt, sweat, environmental pollutants and viruses. Without daily cleansing dirt, oils, pollution, and product builds up, resulting in congestion and a dull complexion.

    Read our top 5 benefits of incorporating a facial cleanser into your daily routine: 

    1. A layer of dirt and grime means it becomes difficult for other products in your skin care routine to properly penetrate the skin and deliver their benefits. Cleansing helps to remove these impurities from the skin, and deliver more effective results.

    2. Cleansing helps reduce the appearance of noticeable pores by removing excess sebum; as excess sebum collects within pores, they become enlarged and appear more visible. 

    3. Using a facial cleanser can help reduce breakouts when used as part of a balanced skin care routine, tailored to your skin needs.

    4. Cleansing dry, rough skin can improve the appearance of dull skin by removing dead skin cells. The CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser uses Salicylic Acid to gently reduce areas of rough texture and dry patches.

    5. Cleansing skin is a key component of any skincare routine to ensure harmful impurities and pollutants are removed each day.

  • The best facial cleansers for dry skin are those which contain hydrating and moisturising ingredients to moisturise, as well as being able to gently remove dirt and oil. If your skin type is dry, avoid facial cleansers that contain harsh ingredients, such as fragrances, which can further dry and irritate already
    dehydrated skin.

    CeraVe cleansers are formulated to cleanse, providing hydration and moisture, and strengthening the skin barrier to help prevent further drying and damage.

    For normal to dry skin types, CeraVe recommends our fragrance free
    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. For normal to oily skin, CeraVe recommends our
    Foaming Cleanser. And for Dry, Red, Rough and Bumpy Skin, CeraVe recommends our SA Cleanser. All formulas contain 3 essential ceramides to help maintain & strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and support improved moisture retention, and Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient that retains moisture to help rehydrate skin.

  • The right facial cleanser for oily skin will remove excess sebum and shine, without stripping skin of the natural sebum required to maintain hydration. A foaming cleanser is ideal as the foam works to deep clean build-up in pores. However, choosing the right formula is key as some foaming cleansers contain harsh ingredients that can irritate and dry out skin.

    The CeraVe Foaming Cleanser gently removes dirt and excess sebum, without leaving skin stripped and dry, with an oil-free formula that won’t clog pores. The formula contains 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and strengthen the skin barrier.

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