CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Review

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Review

Hello everybody,

Today’s review will be on the Cera Ve Hydrating cleanser.


Product Description:

The goal of effective cleansing is to loosen and remove dirt, germs, excess oils, dead cells, cosmetics and medication residues without irritating the skin or drawing away needed moisture. Make CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser a vital part of your daily skin care regimen. Ideal for normal to dry skin types. Use daily morning and night to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural protective barrier. Never drying, ceramides help moisturize, restore and maintain the skin’s natural protective function.  Unique, Patented MVE Delivery Technology.  Its unique, patented MVE formulation releases ceramides and other essential ingredients throughout the day, so they penetrate deep into skin to hydrate and nourish. While hyaluronic acid (a humectant) attracts moisture to the top layer of the skin, ensuring skin remains hydrated after washing.  Ideal for use on the face and body.  Ceramides help repair the skin barrier.  Hyaluronic acid attracts needed moisture.  Emollients moisturize and soften very dry skin.  Elegant Formulation.  CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a gentle, non-foaming cleanser that does not leave a greasy residue.



$12 for 12 fl oz


Water (Purified), Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methylsulfate/Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6 11, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum.


My Experience with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

I was running low on my all-time favorite face cleanser till date which is the Cetaphil Face Wash hence I decided to try this product from Cera Ve for a change. Cera ve has two products under their face cleanser line which is the Hydrating Cleanser for normal to dry skin and foaming facial cleanser which is for normal to oily skin. Since my skin is on the very dry side this winter, I decided to pick up the hydrating one.


This product comes in huge opaque pump dispenser bottle. I really don’t know why companies make opaque bottles. It makes it so difficult to know when to restock on the product if it is running low.



The consistency of the face wash is like what you would get if you mixed equal parts of gel with a very rich cream. It spreads very easily on the face. This product is a cream cleanser which means it produces little to no lather at all. Hence you would not get that squeaky clean feeling you would get if you use a product that produces tons of lather.  It does clean the face off dirt and impurities, but my skin does not feel ripped of its oils. It does not irritate or make my skin break out. I feel that this product will only benefit people with dry to extremely dry skin. If you fall in the category of oily/combination skin type, you would find that this product doesn’t clean your face enough.

Also, this face wash doesn’t work too well in removing makeup especially waterproof makeup. It could work great to follow up on your face after using a makeup remover to get rid of the residue makeup and moisturize the skin in one step, but I would not rely on this product alone to clean my face off makeup and piled up products.



This product has a very pleasant mild floral scent. Scent does not linger on skin for too long.

Effects on Skin:

My skin feels very hydrated and soft immediately after using this product. Skin does not feel squeaky clean instead your skin feels like it has some amount of absorbed layer of moisturizer on it.  My skin does not get dry or flaky at all since I started using this product in my nightly routine.


Overall, I am very pleased with this product, but it will benefit only certain skin types which is dry to extra dry. I would not recommend this product to any other skin types.

Pros of CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

  • Affordable.
  • Very hydrating and moisturizing.
  • Pleasant floral scent.
  • Makes skin softer and more supple in one use.

Cons of CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser:

  • Opaque bottle.
  • Does not lather at all.
  • Does not work well at removing makeup.
  • Only suitable for dry skin, not for oily skin.

IMBB Rating:


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7 thoughts on “CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Review

  1. Nice review Neha.. *puchhi*
    Sounds like a great product…but does’nt remove makeup! *smack*
    My personal favorite is Organic Surge one…its great… *jalwa*

  2. I feel very incomplete if the face wash does not lather *hihi* *hihi* however the consistency looks damn good *happy dance* *happy dance* nice oneeee *clap*

  3. Nicely reviewed sweets! Like Saloni said I too feel like I haven’t washed my face properly if the face wash doesn’t lather :p Though it sounds great for dry skin!

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