Cerave Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser Review
By Ree

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser Review

10 Sep 2020 (Updated: 5 Jan 2021)

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There’s a brand new cleanser from cult high street skincare brand CeraVe and it’s absolutely lovely. Here’s the lowdown on the CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser. I have been trying it out.

The Brand

So CeraVe is a pretty big deal here in the UK.  It was one of those brands that the US beauty junkies raved about but we couldn’t get over here. It finally arrived with us back in 2018 and it slotted perfectly into the trend towards affordable and transparent yet super effective skincare, made massive by Deciem’s The Ordinary (full guide here).

The whole range is fragrance free, paraben free, allergy-tested and non-comedogenic. If you have skin issues such as dermatitis, acne or eczema, this is definitely one to check out. The new cleanser is their latest innovation.

What is CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser?

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
  • Designed to deliver the benefits of a double cleanse in one easy step
  • Gently removes oil, dirt, and makeup
  • Uses CeraVe’s unique combination of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and gentle, amino-acid based surfactants
  • Amino Acids to help attract and retain moisture
  • Hyaluronic Acid to help retain the skin’s natural moisture
  • 3 Essential Ceramides to help protect the skin’s natural barrier
  • Suitable for normal to dry skin

So basically this is all about giving that real ‘clean’ experience that a foaming cleanser delivers, whilst avoiding any of the associated downsides, like tightness or sensitivity. It has been formulated for use on wet skin.

My Review

I love cleansing. Actually, I think I enjoy taking my makeup off just as much as I love putting it on! I am a bit of a devotee to a double cleanse, which for me means using two different products, one after the other.

The CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser claims to do these two jobs in one, but I think if I am wearing makeup, I’ll always take the makeup off with one product, and then cleanse my skin with another. However, I did test it on light makeup and was impressed with the results.

I should point out though, if you are removing makeup with it, I suggest taking off your eye makeup separately. I found it stingy on the eyes.

How to Use it

I wet my skin, and then massaged two pumps of the cleanser over my face. It creates a lovely creamy lather and feels very gentle. I spent a couple of minutes just working it over the skin, and then used a wet washcloth to remove it. It did a great job of getting off my makeup and left my skin feeling clean, smooth and not at all tight or dry. So it certainly delivers on its claims. Remember to avoid getting it in the eyes.

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

For me, this makes a lovely hydrating and skin softening second cleanse in the evening, or a super gentle first cleanse of the day. I think it will be very at home in the shower.

Where to buy CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

The cleanser is £12.50 for 271g and it is available now at:

It’s absolutely brilliant value for money. I honestly believe that if you have the chance to squeeze barrier building ceramides into your skincare regime, you should 100% take it.

CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products.



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