CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

RRP $18.99

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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a moisturising cleansing lotion for normal to dry skin and sensitive skin. The cleanser is enriched with three essential ceramides that work to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, while hyaluronic acid provides lasting hydration. The formula is free of fragrance and parabens and is allergy-tested and non-comedogenic.

Price listed is for 474mL. Also available in 236mL & 1L sizes.


CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser


24 Reviews

Rating / Reviews

Best cleanser!

This is such a great everyday cleanser! I love the pump and the size means it does last a long time. The product is also very affordable. I have dehydrated skin and I find this product leaves my skin feeling hydrated after use whilst not leaving it feeling tight or dry. I find that it doesn't make my skin oilier either. I wash my face both in the morning and night and still do not find this product drying. It also works well if you use this to double cleanse. I use the first cleanse to take off my make up and I find that it does it well. I think this is a great everyday cleanser and can't wait to see what else CereVe brings out!

Gentle and fragrance-free

Cerave make a few cleansers, and this one is marketed for normal to dry skin. This hydrating cleanser has been so popular on beauty forums and it's wonderful that it's easily available in Australia now. It is a fragrance-free non-foaming gel cleanser that comes in a pump bottle, the formula contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid for maintaining the health of the skin barrier and hydration. For reference, I have combination skin, so I alternate between this hydrating cleanser and the foaming one (for normal to oily skin) depending on how my skin feels. One pump is enough for my whole face, and it cleanses well without stripping or drying, leaving skin soft. It doesn't sting my eyes and doesn't irritate at all even when my skin is a little sensitive. Now that I've tried it for myself, I can see why this is such a popular product that has so many glowing reviews. It is effective yet gentle and reasonably priced.
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Skin Feels Amazing

The CeraVe Hydrating Cream- to-Foam Cleanser was excellent to use! I loved the milky consistency. I’m always looking for face cleanser like this! I could feel how gentle is was on my skin - even tho it was gentle it removed all my makeup quit easily! I also liked how it didn’t foam up to much. It made my skin feel very soft and extremely clean, My mascara that is usually left running down my face came off with little effect which I loved- highly recommended for a makeup cleanser. With little to no scent is a big plus! I’ve been using it for about a week now and my skin feels amazing. The 3 essential ceramides + Amino Acids is fantastic in protecting your skin and trapping in the moisture which you can feel when using this product. Overall I really liked how it removed all makeup and impurities, while leaving my skin soft and supple. Easily fit into my night time routine! I would highly recommend this to my friends/family.
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Pretty good

This is pretty good and worth the hype. It has ceramides in it which is great for the skin. I haven't tried a formula like this, but it applies like a cream but then turns transparent and washes off easily. It was easy to incorporate into my night time routine. After using it my skin felt soft and hydrated. It's not stripping at all so perfect for those with sensitive skin. I love that it comes in a pump as well, very convenient and easy to use. I did not have any problems with this one at all.

Flaky skin no more

This cleanser is so gentle on my skin but so effective in hydrating my dry sun damaged skin. It is light in texture, removes my makeup easily and has no fragrance. It is really good value and I will continue to purchase it especially through the winter when my skin needs to be extra hydrated when cleansing.

My fave daily gentle cleanser

I use this day and night on my normal skin which can be dry at times. I find that the gel non foaming cleanser is super gentle yet effective at cleansing and the hyaluronic acid aids hydration. I've had the large bottle for ages and will likely keep re-purchasing!
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Very gentle, great for sensitive skin

Nice gentle cleanser that removes make up without stripping the skin. My skin is sensitive and quite dry so I am always cautious of using cleansers that make it feel tight after using - no tightness or dryness with this one!
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I like it

Good value for money product. Makes your skin feel soft, clean and hydrated, but not stripped. Great for everyday use
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A soft but efficient Cleanser!

This cleanser has been great for me as I've only just started using it, but it's soft on my skin and I have noticed that it doesn't make my face feel tight and dry. It has been really effective in removing my make-up off my face too.
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Would recommend this cleanser. Takes off the day with minimal effort and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.
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Super hydrating

Surprisingly hydrating! Love the larger bottle as perfect for the shower.
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A super deep cleanser that’s gentle on skin

Love love love this product! I have tried dozens of cleansers in my life and this is the only one I’ve found that actually breaks down the dirt and residue on the skin with just one application. It’s super gentle on skin which I liked as I have dry skin in some patches, and was easy to remove, leaving my skin feeling thoroughly cleansed and firmer. The packaging is very clinical looking and there is no sweet smelling fragrance to it but for a product that actually works I don’t mind!
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Gentle and Flawless

This product is gentle and feels flawless on my skin. I love that I can use this as a makeup remover and it will get rid of the days' build-up of dirt and grime. It has kept my skin feeling hydrated and full throughout the day and I am noticing consistently less dry spots. Definitely is a product to recommend.
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A good backup to have in the cupboard.

I have sensitive skin so am very cautious when trying new products. I found this cleanser to be very nourishing and I wasn't left with that tight, dry feeling you often get after cleansing. I did however find I needed to cleanse three times to get my skin completely clean after wearing make-up - and I don't wear heavy make-up, just a tinted moisturiser, blush and mascara. The product also left a filmy feeling on my skin - it wasn't unpleasant but not something I've noticed with other cleansers before.
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Cerave Cleanser

I really like this product. As a cleanser it is extremely good at removing makeup without feeling as if it has dried out my skin. After using this product my face doesn't feel hard and tight as some other cleansers do. I feel the mosituring component really does help in keeping my skin soft
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New Must Have

I have used this product for about a month and it is a great second cleanser at night, and morning cleanser. The was not what I was expecting, but unlike most cleansers I have tried it did not strip my skin or make it feel tight. This has definitely become part of my must haves.
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Great for sensitive skin!

I’m a big fan of the Cerave brand but had only used the body cream previously, so was really excited to trial some of Cerave’s new products. I love that all the products from the brand have active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides, and always fragrance free which is so important for someone who has sensitive skin! The texture of this is like a runny lotion, it feels really gentle on the skin and hydrating. It’s not a cleanser I would use personally to rely on to take off my days make up, but it works beautifully as my second cleanser in my double cleanse routine. Or alone on days where I only wore sunscreen. I like that this is something you can use on your body as well, not just your face. I used this on my body when it’s feeling dry, and also on my 5 and 3 year olds face and body who have have sensitive and eczema prone skin. Over all, I love that it multitasks and can be used on my kids, face and body. I would buy this when I have finished this bottle. :)
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Great for a basic cleanse

This product is great for people who require very basic and minimal skin care routines. I found it to be a little too basic for my skin. I would probably only use this product in the morning in the shower, to cleanse an already bare face. At night, I would need something a little more "powerful".
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Fantastic cleanser for the morning!

This is one of the first cerave products I have used after hearing fantastic things about the brand and boy, this cleanser definitely lives up to the brand name. Before I begin, I have normal / dry skin. The texture is quite interesting (think Cetaphil) and doesn't foam or feel soapy with use. I like to use this for my morning cleanse as I find it refreshing, balancing and hydrated. It also comes in quite a generous bottle at an affordable price so it won't burn a major hole in your wallet if used daily. On days I am not wearing makeup I would also use this at night however with makeup application this cleanser will not remove your makeup entirely. Overall, I rate this a 4/5. I went to a cerave workshop and it was very insightful to learn about the development and ingredients of their product. This one contains hydrulauric acid and ceremides which is a win although I would also add this in my skincare!
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Gentle on the skin

Gentle on my skin, I felt that my skin was adequately cleansed without stripping it from moisture or essential oils. I did need to cleanse twice if wearing make up.