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If you’re a fan of skincare, you know that it takes just one good face wash to change the game for your skin. Although it might be hard to sort through dozens of face washes, there’s one cleanser that many Amazon shoppers swear by.
With more than 3,000 customer ratings on Amazon, the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is the No.1 bestselling face wash on the site. And unlike many cleansers that can be harsh on the face, this one boasts that it’s “gentle” on the skin.
Shop: CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $13.91
According to the product description, the CeraVe cleanser can remove dirt, oil and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. This is extremely important if you want to maintain healthy skin. According to skincare brand Nivea, moisture is what helps the skin produce new cells, keeps its elasticity and prevents bacteria from forming on the skin.
So while your current face wash or cleanser might do a great job getting your skin squeaky clean — literally — be careful that it doesn’t dry it out.
The Hydrating Facial Cleanser contains hyaluronic acid, which helps lock in the skin’s moisture. And like all CeraVe products, it was developed with dermatologists and has essential ceramides. According to the brand, these are lipids that “form the skin’s barrier” and help protect the skin’s moisture all day long.
In addition, the cleanser is paraben-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. That means you shouldn’t have to worry about it irritating your skin or clogging your pores. Furthermore, it’s designed to work on normal to dry skin types.
One acne-prone reviewer raved how great it was on their skin: “I have normal to dry skin (during the summer I get an oily T-zone) and this is the ONLY stuff that doesn’t leave my face feeling kind of tight. I’ve using moisturizing face washes before, some far more expensive, and wanted to like them a lot. But this stuff is the truth. I was worried about using this due to being prone to acne break-outs and blackheads, but this doesn’t bother it at all – there’s no clogging pores and my skincare products sink right in.”
Another reviewer praised it for being very hydrating: “I love this face wash. I have repurchased this for 5 years now. It’s very hydrating and does not strip your skin or leave it tight and dry after use. I do take off my makeup first with a makeup wipe or micellar water, which I would do no matter what cleanser I use. Then I follow up with this cleanser and I have no issues with the cleanse I get.”
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