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CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, Acne Treatment Face Wash - Fragrance-Free - 5oz

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$11.99 sale price when purchased online
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About this item

Highlights

  • "• CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser helps prevent new acne from forming and allows blemishes to heal
  • • Acne Treatment Face Wash has a foaming cream face wash formula that works to gently remove dirt, excess oil, and makeup without leaving the skin feeling stripped of moisture
  • • Acne facial cleanser contains 4% benzoyl peroxide to help clear acne and blackheads, prevent future breakouts and allow skin to heal
  • • Acne Cleanser is formulated with hyaluronic acid alongside benzoyl peroxide to help retain skin's natural moisture and provide hydration, while niacinamide helps to calm skin
  • • 3 essential ceramides are found naturally in the skin and make up 50% of the lipids in the skin barrier. All CeraVe products are formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier
  • • Fragrance-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic skin care products
  • • Developed with dermatologists
  • • CeraVe is the No. 1 dermatologist-recommended moisturizer brand for acne* *No. 1 recommended non-OTC moisturizer brand for acne-prone skin. Source: IQVIA, ProSource Survey, 12/1/20-11/30/21"

Description

Developed with dermatologists, this foaming, creamy face cleanser helps with acne treatment by using 3 essential ceramides. It cleanses and helps clear acne while leaving the skin feeling soft and comfortable. This gentle yet effective CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser with benzoyl peroxide instantly dissolves dirt and oil without stripping skin of its natural moisture, helping to maintain the protective skin barrier and overall hydration. This cleaner's acne treatment capabilities will leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and more clarified.
Health Facts: No Fragrance Added, Noncomedogenic, Contains Ceramides, Contains Benzoyl Peroxide, Paraben-Free, Contains Hyaluronic Acid
Product Form: Cream
Beauty Purpose: Anti-Acne, Basic Cleansing, Sensitive Skin
Recommended Skin Type: Oily, Acne-Prone, Sensitive, Mature, Dry, Combination
Net weight: 5 fl oz (US)
Features: Dermatologist Tested, Dermatologist Recommended
TCIN: 76545878
UPC: 3606000512238
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-3010
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Active ingredients

benzoyl peroxide 4.0%

Directions

Directions • use every morning and evening • apply a dime-size amount to damp skin and gently massage, avoiding the eye area • rinse well • use wash on entire affected area one to two times daily • because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor • if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day • if going outside, apply sunscreen after using this product. If irritation or sensitivity develops, stop use of both products and ask a doctor.

Inactive ingredients

inactive ingredients: water, glycerin, propylene glycol, cocamidopropyl, hydroxysultaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, xanthan gum, potassium hydroxide, ceramide np, ceramide ap, ceramide eop, carbomer, niacinamide, glycolic acid, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium hydroxide, cholesterol, phenoxyethanol, propanediol, citric acid, tetrasodium edta, diethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate, phytosphingosine, ethylhexylglycerin, benzoic acid

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 8.03 inches length x 2.57 inches width x 2.09 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.44 pounds

Return details

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Q: can you leave this on overnight?

submitted by Danny - 10 months ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for inquiring about our CeraVe Acne Cream Cleanser. You should rinse well after applying this product. It is best to use this cleanser every morning and evening. If you have any other questions and or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us again!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 10 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Great question Danny! You should use this cleanser every morning and evening. Apply a dime-size amount to damp skin and gently massage, avoiding the eye area and rinse well. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 10 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: can I use this while breastfeeding?

submitted by Tina - 8 months ago
  • A: Hello Tina, Thank you for your inquiry on CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, Acne Treatment Face Wash - Fragrance-Free - 5oz. While every ingredient we use in our products is evaluated for safety, we do not specifically test our products on women who are pregnant or nursing. CeraVe ensures there is substantial information supporting the safety of our products when used as directed by consumers. However, as there could be certain ingredients that physicians may not recommend for use during pregnancy and nursing, we always recommend that you discuss this with your physician and follow their advice. We hope this information has been helpful and you will try our products soon!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 8 months ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Tina, Great question! Benzoyl peroxide is usually safe for nursing mothers when used topically. However, we recommend to check in with your primary care physician! For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: About how much should I be putting on?

submitted by Dan - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for inquiring about our Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We recommend applying a dime-size amount to damp skin and gently massage, avoiding the eye area every morning and evening. Only use this acne face wash on entire affected area one to two times daily. If bothersome dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once a day or every other day. We hope this helps!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey Dan, When using the Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, a dime-sized amount is all you need! For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 6 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this actually bleach your eyebrows?!?

submitted by sally syklick assid - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! Thanks for reaching out about Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser! We recommend avoiding contact with hair and dyed fabrics, which may be bleached by benzoyl peroxide. This cleanser should be washed off before wiping the face with any kind of fabric. We hope this information helps!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey, This is an acne facial cleanser contains 4% Benzoyl peroxide to help clear acne and blackheads, and prevents future breakouts and allows skin to heal. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: What times of day should this be used?

submitted by sally syklick assid - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there! Thanks for reaching out about Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser. This can be used morning and night! Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two times daily if needed or as directed by a doctor. We hope you can give it a try!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hey, This Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser can be used twice a day, morning and night. For real-time answers to all your beauty questions, use the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button on any beauty product page.

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: Is this gentle enough to be used by pre-teens? if not, what do you recommend for a 12 year old developing acne?

submitted by Farrahgirl - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi there! Thank you for your inquiry. Unless specifically labeled for use on children, our products are not formulated for or tested on children. Our children’s products are not tested on children under the age of 3 years except those labeled as baby products. Please check with your pediatrician if you have questions about the use of a specific product. In accordance with US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s definition, we consider a child to be 12 years old and under.

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 2 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hello! It is recommended to do a patch test before applying this cleanser since it does contain benzoyl peroxide. We hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can you use this product daily? Or twice a week?

submitted by Sophia - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi there Sophia, thanks for reaching out. We recommend to use our Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser every morning and evening. We hope this information was helpful!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: I use every morning (only) and works great for me! Will bleach towel so beware. Highly recommend!

    submitted byzmunoz - 4 years ago

Q: Can Trannies use this?

submitted by Justin Cider Knightly - 11 months ago
  • A: Hi There! Thank you for your interest in CeraVe. Our products can be used regardless of gender or ethnicity. Please visit our website for more information about our products.

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 11 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Do the bottles usually come sealed? I received my first bottle today and it didn't have a seal on it. Wondering if this was a shipping error/possibly contaminated or if this is the general packaging?

submitted by Tess - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello Tess, Thank you for sharing your experience with CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, Acne Treatment Face Wash - Fragrance-Free - 5oz . We understand your concerns and we appreciate you taking the time to reach out. At this time, this product is not sealed. In an effort to be more sustainable we have eliminated seals on some of our products including CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser. We hope this information has been helpful and that you can use our products with great success!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: is this product supposed to give a slight tingle? i feel like every other benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid product i've ever used started to tingle within 20-30sec but not this one.

submitted by jenjav - 1 year ago
  • A: Hello jenjav, Thank you for sharing your experience with CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, Acne Treatment Face Wash - Fragrance-Free - 5oz. This product is designed specifically for sensitive skin. Developed with dermatologists, our cleanser clears your acne breakouts and helps prevent new blemishes from forming. Gentle on your skin, CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser helps maintain the skin’s barrier with three essential ceramides, leaving your skin feeling soft and comfortable, while reducing acne without dryness or flaking. We hope this information has been helpful and that you can continue to use our products with great success. Thank you for trying CeraVe!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
4.6 out of 5 stars with 2778 reviews
75% would recommend
362 recommendations
Reduces Acne: 4.32 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.17 out of 5
Softens Skin: 4.01 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 3.69 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.38 out of 5

Big no.

1 out of 5 stars
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Mad - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
Do not buy this. Not only did it not work for my minimal back acne, it bleached my expensive bed sheets and towels when I only used this in the shower and scrubbed/washed a lot before using anything. They really should put more emphasis on the fact that it will bleach ANYTHING it barely touches. Do not recommend !
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 3 days ago
Hello! We appreciate your feedback on our Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We are sorry to hear your experience with this cleanser. Your input helps us improve our brand and create products that meet the needs and desires of our customers. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. We hope you continue to explore our other products in the future!
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 1 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Softens Skin: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
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Derm Recommended

5 out of 5 stars
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RenFair - 12 days ago, Verified purchaser
My derm recommended I use this while on my tretinoin + dapsone routine to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria. It works well without drying out my face too much like Panoxyl tented to. It’s got a creamy gel-like texture with a light lather. My skin is more delicate now that I’m using tretinoin so I’m glad I found something that works. It’s expensive, but a little goes a long way! As with any BP product, be ware that it bleaches towels, but not as much as higher concentrations do imo.
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 3 out of 5
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Best affordable cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
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Brina - 14 days ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely love this face cleanser! It’s 1 of my 2 face cleaners and it works great, I have more of oily skin and tend to only break out during period times but this always keeps my skin in line. My husband is more acne prone and has psoriasis and he loves this cleanser. Totally worth a try!
Smoothens Skin: 4 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 4 out of 5
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It works!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Monica - 15 days ago, Verified purchaser
My 12 year old daughter has hormonal acne. This product works. I can definitely see a difference. I was afraid it would dry her skin. At first, I used it 4xs a week. Then, I increased it to 5 days a week. I apply it at night time, let it sit for 2 minutes then rinse.
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love it

5 out of 5 stars
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abby - 27 days ago
took me about a week to start really seeing results but it’s helped with hormonal and cystic acne. so gentle on my sensitive skin and not terribly drying. I use it at night and the renewing sa in the morning.
Softens Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 3 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 3 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Go back to the old formula.

1 out of 5 stars
Candis98 - 27 days ago
originally posted on cerave.com
I loved this product up until this last bottle. The change in formula is AWFUL. It used to foam up nicely now it just goes on as a thin cream and my face is breaking out.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 26 days ago
Hi there. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We would like to speak to you directly. Please call us at 888-768-2915 M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET and provide the advisor with the reference number 32004720. It would be helpful if you had the product available when you called. We look forward to speaking with you.
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Caused more acne

1 out of 5 stars
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Kay - 30 days ago, Verified purchaser
Actually caused more acne. Used it on my shoulders and got more acne and scars there too. The acne went away after I stopped using this product. Also, feels like it doesn’t rinse well. Really wanted to like it.
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 26 days ago
Hello! We are so sorry to hear your experience with Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call @ 888-768-2915, M-F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ET for assistance. It would be helpful if you could have the product available when you call. Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Not foaming but does the job of keeping skin clear

4 out of 5 stars
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osaag - 1 month ago
Doesn’t foam like it states but it’s a part of my skincare routine and my skin is pretty clear.
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Don't recommend

1 out of 5 stars
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Lyndsey - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Irritated my skin around my chin, caused breakouts.. has benzoyl peroxide is a carcinogenic and has benzene in it. I would not recommend.
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 1 month ago
Hi Lyndsey. Thank you for reaching out to CeraVe. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with the Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser. We would like to speak with you directly about it. Please give us a call at 888-768-2915, M - F, 9am - 5:30 pm, ET for assistance and provide the reference #31935910. Looking forward to speaking with you.
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Switched from Cetaphil gentle cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
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Bmoore4 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
So far so good with this! I originally used the new Cetaphil gentle cleanser and I could not take the smell anymore. This product is just as effective with better packaging, no scent and foams and cleanses well. It is a bit drying because of how much benzoyl peroxide there is but that's nothing moisturizers can't fix and I'll take it for a clear face!
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Great Product!!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Madserh98 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Really has helped bring down the acne bumps and redness on my face. I feel like me again and don’t need to hide stuff with concealer no more
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Not Satisfied

1 out of 5 stars
juliq - 1 month ago
originally posted on cerave.com
I am greatly disappointed with this product. I love Cera Ve products but this product has made my skin irritated and has severely stained my cloths and my towel. I normally did not have this problem with the 4% version of this product. I am disappointed that I wasted money and now I have to waste more money when this situation could of been avoided.
1 reply from Consumer Care Center team - 1 month ago
Hello there! We are sorry about your experience with our Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We want to assist you as best we can. For us to do so, please call our toll-free guideline at 888-768-2915 and provide the advisor answering your call with the reference number located at the end of this message. It would be helpful if you have the product available when you call. 31865715
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Adult acne has disappeared!

5 out of 5 stars
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drinkmilkandrun - 1 month ago
This wash transformed my skin. I’ve struggled with adult acne for over a decade, tried Accutane twice, countless treatments and dermatologist recommendations (Cerave Foaming Wash has been what I used previously). Tried this on a whim and I haven’t experienced a breakout in over 2 weeks which is almost unheard of for me. I will never not use this face wash now. For reference, I have dry skin and live in a very dry climate. I use this wash, witch hazel for toner, and la roche posay double moisturizer
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 3 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Good 👍

5 out of 5 stars
olichka_y - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
"Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser" is a fantastic solution for combating acne. It has a lightweight texture that effectively cleanses the skin of impurities and excess oil without drying it out. Its active ingredients, such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, help to reduce inflammation and minimize breakouts. After use, the skin looks cleaner and healthier. I am pleased with this product and recommend it to anyone looking for an effective acne treatment.
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This product is amazing

5 out of 5 stars
ellan5 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This product I have been using for 3+ years and this is the only product that stopped my acne breakouts. I also use their moisturizer, it’s awesome. It keeps my face moisturized for 24hrs.
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Good for acne skin

5 out of 5 stars
hank10 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have acne prone skin and this cleanser doesn’t make it worse. No scent. Cool packaging by. The ingredients are helpful for acne. It’s very soft and easy to wash off.
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Good benzoyl peroxide wash!

5 out of 5 stars
neom5 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I was breaking out with little bumps and this wash really helped reduce the frequency. I use it every night and leave it in for about 1 minutes before washing off. It doesn’t have a strong scent and work well for reducing oiliness which in turn causes acne. It’s a good benzoyl peroxide wash!
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Amazing!

5 out of 5 stars
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n - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I’ve repurchased this face wash 5 times now, it’s helped my skin so much
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Helps so much!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kelly - 2 months ago
Im an adult with acne-prone skin and this has cleared my skin in just a few days. It has helped so much! And it’s pregnancy safe!!
Hydrates Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Effective acne cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
laurag805 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This acne foaming wash has helped with my persistent acne issues ive been having. I noticed a difference in my skin after using it and its very gentle and doesn’t cause my face to peel like other acne treatments do. Its well priced and I plan to purchase it again because I like how this feels on my face when using it.
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