Unwanted skin texture is no match for this 2-step body care duo

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this exfoliating cream & cleanser

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 20 2020

The product

There’s nothing worse than skin texture that’s dry, red, rough and bumpy – the look and feel of which can really get you down. 

The trick to kicking such skin to the curb and making way for a smoother, hydrated and healthy surface, is by promoting cell turnover. A great way to do this is by exfoliating and sloughing away dead skin cells, which when left unchecked can cause blocked pores and hair follicles, and in some cases keratosis pilaris.

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser and CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream are a powerful body care duo that gently exfoliate away unwanted skin texture, while moisturising MultiVesicular Technology [MVE] delivers 24 hour hydration to skin for soft, smooth limbs.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this exfoliating cream and cleanser to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser and CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream to a panel of women aged between 25 and 34 with extremely dry, red, rough & bumpy skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser and CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream.

The way the cleanser and cream smoothed unwanted skin texture: REVIEWcrew® members with dry skin, clogged pores, ingrown hairs and keratosis pilaris loved that the cream and cleanser helped to minimise the appearance of rough texture, smoothing and perfecting their skin.

The sensitive-skin friendly formula: Reviewers with sensitive skin loved that the cream and cleanser were both fragrance-free and packed full of skin-conditioning ceramides to promote a healthy barrier function.

How fast-absorbing the cream was: Members were very impressed with the creams quick-dry finish despite the rich formula, allowing them to quickly apply after using the cleanser, without having to worry about a lengthy dry time

The verdict

“I found the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser to be light, easy to apply and also easy to wash off. It left my skin feeling so much cleaner and softer than other cleansers I’ve used in the past! I have sensitive skin so this cleanser is perfect! It’s now a part of my daily skin care routine and I will be purchasing it regularly.”
Claudia T
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I suffer from Keratosis pilaris on my arms and back of my thighs, so this product has now become a staple in my beauty routine. I noticed an improvement within 3-4 days while using this product. It doesn't feel greasy on the skin and absorbs well without leaving any residue. Pairing this product with the cleanser created a complementing duo. A great bonus with this product is that the price point makes it an affordable product for everyday use and long-lasting.”
Deanna F
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I suffer from dry skin year round however when it hits winter it is on another level… [this] is a beautiful thick lotion that once I apply to my skin it absorbs straight away!! My skin instantly drinks it up leaving no greasy residue and instantly moisturises. Over the past few weeks I have noticed my skin texture improve and not be so bumpy and rough. This is my new favourite moisturiser that I will be keeping in my bathroom for many years to come.”
Carinne J
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this skin-smoothing duo? Read more CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser reviews and CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream reviews.

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

*This combined average star rating for CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser & Cream is based on a total of 190 reviews submitted for both products and is correct as of 20/06/2020.

Main image credit: Bauer 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).