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

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$14.99 when purchased online

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, Combination, Dry
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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert

Q: can I use this while breastfeeding?

submitted by Tina - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 8 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can this actually bleach your eyebrows?!?

submitted by sally syklick assid - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: What times of day should this be used?

submitted by sally syklick assid - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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: It it ok for combination skin that changer from oily to dry daily?

submitted by Avery - 12 days ago
  • A: Hey Avery, Great question! The Cerave Acne Foaming Cream face cleanser is great for combination skin geared towards clearing acne and blackheads! 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 - 11 days ago
    Brand expert

Q: what percent of niacinamide is in this?

submitted by anonymous - 1 month ago
  • A: Hello anonymous, Thank you for your interest in CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser, Acne Treatment Face Wash - Fragrance-Free - 5oz. This product contains 4% Benzoyl Peroxide as the active ingredient. Except for active ingredients, information regarding the function and percentage of specific ingredients in our products is proprietary. The new CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser is formulated to thoroughly dissolve dirt and excess oil, while clearing acne with 4% benzoyl peroxide. Our formula also features hyaluronic acid to help retain your skin’s natural moisture and niacinamide to provide you with soothing benefits, while allowing your skin to heal. We hope this information has been helpful and that you can use our products with great success!

    submitted byCerave Product Expert - 1 month ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can Trannies use this?

submitted by Justin Cider Knightly - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
4.6 out of 5 stars with 2824 reviews
75% would recommend
375 recommendations
Reduces Acne: 4.32 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 4.16 out of 5
Softens Skin: 4.01 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 3.69 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4.39 out of 5

Recommended bg dermatologist

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CaliMom - 2 days ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter has been using this at the recommendation of the dermatologist for acne. The dermatologist said to use it in the morning and then us a normal (gentle) face wash at night. She shouldn’t use this one at night since she also uses a retinol cream and the two can either counteract each other or be too harsh on the skin. But we had to buy more white towels since it does stain our towels!
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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Magic

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ashmama - 17 days ago
I cannot get over this stuff. I’ve started getting horrible acne breakouts in my 30’s due to stress and hormones - nothing was helping and I was almost too embarrassed to leave my house. Stuck in an endless cycle of makeup to cover it and cleansing every night. I cut out foods, quit coffee, and spent a bunch on serums and cleansers for sensitive skin. I grabbed this on a whim at the grocery store four days ago. These pictures were taken FOUR DAYS apart. I have used this four times and my acne has almost completely healed. Now it’s the weekend and I feel confident to go makeup free and give my skin a chance to breathe. The cycle is broken! This is the one. I have sensitive skin and have not had any issues with dryness. I follow it up with an overnight cream and in the morning use a light exfoliator and a vitamin c serum to moisturize.
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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LOVE

5 out of 5 stars
cassidys33 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This is literally eve best face wash ever. It’s the only one I use now and it has completely changed my skin. I used to have really bad acne and this totally got rid of it in just a few months. There’s no fragrance so it’s perfect for sensitive skin!
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Great for teens

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
MommyfromFL - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Perfect for my teen daughters. Eliminates acne without irritating their skin
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Make sure not to use too much, too often!

4 out of 5 stars
elizabethd511 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
It worked very well! BUT if you use it too much or too often it will do the reverse and start giving you acne and dry skin!! When I first got it I was using it every other day to almost every day and that is NOT what you want to do. My skin became dry and started getting inflamed and more zit were popping up before. Use it sparringly because a little bit goes a loooonnng way
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Dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin

5 out of 5 stars
patriciaf224 - 1 month ago
originally posted on influenster.com
As someone who has acne vulgaris and dry, sensitive skin, I found cerave’s 4% BPO cleanser to be perfect as its great for comedonal + inflammatory acne without causing dryness as it contains hyaluronic acid in its formula. This makes it perfect for daily usage without dryness or irritability.
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Perfect for tweens

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KP - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
We love this cleanser and got it for our 11 year old. She is just starting to get a few pimples once in a while on the cheeks and forehead. I knew the regular strength would be too much but this 4% is doing the job and has not dried her skin out. It did take a a few months for her face to get used to it and the breakouts to stop but that's with everything.
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Beautiful skin

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Katie Lynn - 1 month ago
It’s an amazing face wash, this wash cleared up my skin a lot and made it look more like glass skin. This is a good option for acne prone skin
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
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Can't stop buying this

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alexis - 2 months ago
This stuff is so good, I bought it once when it first came out, and I always repurchse when it's empty. My skin is a little dry and I love how benzoyl peroxide clears up my acne but I hate how drying a spot treatment application is. But this doesn't dry my skin out, I can use it every other day with no irritation. I like to let it sit for 4 minutes or so like a mask. It really helps with acne. It's also my secret ingredient for dermaplaning without breaking out. I use it before I dermaplane and after to help keep any acne bacteria from getting pushed around. 10/10.
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Wish it foamed more!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kc - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Thoroughly cleans my face. My black spot from bad acne is healing slowly from using this!! It also has no scent but smells refreshing on the skin. I only wished there was more foam as was shown in the picture. I wanted to do ASMR videos but whatever is still a good product.
Hydrates Skin: 4 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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It works wonders !

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
cyndy - 2 months ago
I got this for lt closed commidones on my forehead it's been not even a whole week and i am already a seeing a difference ! after trying so many products this finally helped ! i have normal to dry skin and it is great my skin can also be sensitive but this did not give me any problems
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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It works

5 out of 5 stars
amanjhita - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
The product itself is well-made, durable, and functions exactly as described in the product listing. I purchased this because I was struggling with really bad acne breakouts around where my mask sits on my face. My skin is super sensitive and has had a real hard time adjusting to wearing a mask for hours on end. Fantastic Product, Highly Recommended.
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Gentle and effective

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nicoleisnice - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Highly recommend for acne prone and aging skin. Can not get a minute between a wrinkle and a pimple in my 40s! This face wash helps clear the blemishes but is so gentle at the same time.
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
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Acne foaming cream cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
az_2023 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
When i had acne i was told by my dermatologist to use this cleanser. It made a big difference, no more acne. Takes away blackheads, acne and helps prevent acne which is amazing and works very well.
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It’s okay

3 out of 5 stars
noor24 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
Okay product, I have acne prone skin and I don’t really know if this is doing anything good for my acne. It’s not over drying or harsh though. The scent is not too strong but it is chemically.
1 reply from CeraVe team - 2 months ago
Hi there! Thank you for sharing your feedback about the Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser. We are so sorry to hear this did not work as well as expected. We hope you will share additional comments so we may improve or suggest an alternative. Feel free to reach out to us directly and we hope you will continue using Cerave products with great satisfaction in the future!
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Good basic cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
vbholic - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I’m a big fan of Cerave products and this cleanser was nice. It cleansed my skin and didn’t leave it feeling dry or stripped. It didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
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do not buy!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
andrea - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
literally destroyed my skin. i have sensitive skin and even other products i’ve had that have made me break out haven’t been as bad as this. my skin is ruined
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hello! We are so sorry to hear your experience with Acne Foaming Cream Face 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.
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 1 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 1 out of 5
Softens Skin: 1 out of 5
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Its okay

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Didnt do much - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Didn’t do much for my breakouts and closed comesdones and didn’t help with blackheads kinda drying if you have combo skin
1 reply from Cerave Product Expert team - 2 months ago
Hello! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our Acne Foaming Cream Face Cleanser. We are sorry to hear that this product did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you giving this product a try and we will make sure this valuable feedback reaches the rest of our team. While this product might not be for you, we hope you continue to explore our products in the future with great success!
Softens Skin: 1 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 1 out of 5
Accurate Scent: 4 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 2 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 1 out of 5
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Clears acne fast!

5 out of 5 stars
hayleyg121 - 2 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
This cleanser has straight up been so effective for my pesky breakouts. There is no scent so don't worry about it being too irritating, the packaging is also straight forward and you get a lot for your money. I use this 2x a week.
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Get it right now if struggling with bad acne

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nice sweatshirt - 2 months ago
Omg get this cleanser!!! I have had this for about a month and used to struggle with bad acne on my forehead and now there is none on my forehead love this cleanser! Get it now!!!
Accurate Scent: 5 out of 5
Smoothens Skin: 5 out of 5
Hydrates Skin: 5 out of 5
Softens Skin: 5 out of 5
Reduces Acne: 5 out of 5
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