Say goodbye to uncomfortably dry skin with this affordable, hydrating cleanser

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this sensitive skin-friendly formula

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / January 18 2022

The product

There’s a common misconception that in order to effectively cleanse skin you need to scrub away every impurity until you’re left with a squeaky clean complexion. 

But in truth, that ‘squeaky clean’ feeling is actually a great sign that you’re drying out your skin and impairing the skin’s protective barrier. 

The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser aims to remedy this with a moisturising formula full of ceramides and hyaluronic acid that work to hydrate skin, strengthen the lipid barrier, and most importantly, effectively cleanse away impurities, dirt and excess oil.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this hydrating daily cleanser.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to a panel of women aged 18 to 34 who are looking for affordable and simple-to-use skin care.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

The non-drying formula: Compared to other cleansers our Review Crew® members have tried before, the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser helped to minimise that uncomfortable, tight, and dry feeling they were experiencing post-cleanse. 

How it softened and hydrated skin: Many of the trial members pointed out that their skin felt moisturised and soft after introducing the cleanser into their daily skin care routine.

The affordable price point: As well as the numerous benefits the cleanser had on reviewers skin, it also had a positive impact on their bank balance, with a bottle of the stuff costing less than $20. What’s not to love?

The verdict

“I loved using this cleanser on my dry and sensitive skin! A little goes a long way as it foams up nicely when rubbing into your face. It doesn’t strip my dry skin of its natural oils and my face feels soft, fresh and clean after every use. I love that it’s so affordable and effective! It’s filled with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, my two favourite ingredients to see in skincare products. I love how accessible Cerave is to purchase, all chemist warehouses stock their brand! So many more Cerave products I need to try!”
Shannon H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“After using this product for a few weeks, I've noticed less dryness and tightness in my face and décolletage area. Having sensitive skin, my face burns easily with most cleansers but this is so milky and gentle, it feels amazing and hasn't burned me at all. My skin has honestly never been softer or felt more hydrated and juicy, which is so exciting to say! I'd recommend this product to anyone with facial eczema, dry or sensitive skin, or anyone who wants a nice, gentle and effective cleanser. You won't be disappointed.”
Eleanor P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I was sent the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser to review, which I have been using every morning in the shower. It is creamy and non foaming and feels great on my face. Other cleansers leave me with that tight dry feeling, but not this one. It still feels hydrated, especially around the mouth where I get the most dryness. I then apply my normal moisturiser afterwards. I’ll probably get a few more months out of the bottle I have before I need to replace, which is reasonably priced. I will repurchase this product once it has run out.”
Lisa M
REVIEWcrew® Member

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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by CeraVe to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members. 

*This combined average star rating for CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is based on a combined total of 92 reviews submitted and is correct as of 18/01/2022.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.