This affordable cleansing oil will change the way you wash your face

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the foaming formula

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 27 2021

The product

When it comes to achieving an effective cleanse, most of us have a tendency to reach for overzealous formulas that can strip the skin of much-needed moisture. Not to mention compromising that all important defence against a myriad of skin woes – the skin’s natural protective barrier. 

CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser utilises an oil-based formula and a slew of skin-loving ingredients – including CeraVe’s signature triple ceramide blend, triglycerides and squalane oil – to help reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier, ensuring optimisation of barrier function and overall skin health. 

The ultra-mild formula gently cleanses away oil, impurities and dirt, leaving skin feeling clean, fresh, soft and supple. The added bonus with this affordable pick? It’s formulated to be gentle on particularly sensitive and reaction-prone skin types, so rest assured you can achieve your best cleanse without compromising your skin’s health in the long run. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this gentle yet effective cleansing formula.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser to a panel of women aged 18 to 3 with normal to dry skin.

The lowdown

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

How gentle it was: A number of our members suffer from sensitive skin or pre-existing skin issues like eczema and acne. So for these members, the fact that they were able to achieve an effective cleanse without stripping their skin or irritating their sensitivity even further was really important – this oil-based cleanser definitely ticked that box for them. 

How soft it made their skin: Our reviewers kept noting how soft and supple their skin felt after introducing the oil-based cleanser into their daily skin care routine, with many saying it was a welcome change from traditional formulas that left their skin feeling dry, stripped and uncomfortable post-cleansing. 

The affordable price point: Our members were pleasantly surprised by the high-quality of the formula considering just how affordable CeraVe’s products are. Though we did have a few CeraVe stans on the Review Crew who said that’s one of the reason’s CeraVe is a brand that they keep coming back to time and time again. 

The verdict

“It was my first time using an oil-based foam cleanser, and at first, I didn’t know how it would actually work, but I was pleasantly surprised when I felt the difference even after the first wash. The way in which the oil turns into foam when rubbed onto my skin allows for a gentle cleaning, without drying my skin or making it feel like I’m using harsh chemicals that would otherwise irritate my sensitive, dry and pimple-prone skin. I’ve been using this in the morning for the last 2 weeks now and I’ve found that throughout the day, my face has felt soft and supple, which is great for those colder days where my skin tends to dry out. This will be my go-to cleanser for months to come, love it!”
Rufina G
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser] was great! I think it definitely helped my skin. It didn't feel oily and gross, it foamed up a lot so you only need a small amount to wash with. My skin really felt cleaner and it didn't dry out my winter skin as much as some other cleansers. I really liked it and enjoyed using it. It did not have a smell or at least not a very strong one which was good. My skin is a bit sensitive but it didn't irritate it at all which was great.”
Rebekah E
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser] was absolutely amazing on my skin, I have their cream foaming cleanser as well as this oil cleanser. I found the oil one to be really hydrating on my face. It made my skin feel so soft afterwards followed by their moisturiser. I highly recommend this cleanser if you want soft glowing skin after using it. It took my makeup off so easily and didn't leave my face feeling oily after it... for a product like this the price is absolutely great.”
Amy H
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this gentle oil cleanser formula? Read more CeraVe Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser reviews.

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 Foaming Oil Cleanser is based on a combined total of 97 reviews submitted and is correct as of 27/09/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).