I Tried The Cerave Foaming Cleanser On Oily Skin- My Honest Review.

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As someone with oily acne-prone skin, getting a gentle yet effective cleanser is always on the top of my list. The Cerave foaming cleanser was the second cleanser I tried from Cerave after their smoothing cleanser and it was part of my July skincare empties. Considering the reviews I read about it, it didn’t leave me disappointed one bit!

I wanted a separate post to really break it all down for you so here goes:

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Meeting The Cerave Foaming Cleanser

This cleanser, just like most of Cerave’s products comes in a simple and practical bottle. It has 2 variants- the 236ml and 473ml sizes. Mine was 236 ml. The bottle has a dispenser which makes it easy to use. It doesn’t have the most aesthetic appearance but it’s the classic representation of don’t judge a book by its cover.

Ps- A cleanser is usually the first step in your skincare routine


It has a gel-like consistency and texture that lathers well but doesn’t dry your skin. The gel texture has a balanced feel as it is neither too thick nor too watery.

Ingredients & Claims


In order to get the most updated ingredients Cerave recommends you refer to the ingredient list on the product itself, but I got a list from their site for an overview.

Aqua / Water / Eau, Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Niacinamide, PEG-6 Caprylic/ Capric glycerides, Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, Propylene glycol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Sodium chloride, Sodium lauroyl, Lactylate, Cholesterol, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Citric acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan gum.

Like most of their products, this cleanser is alcohol, fragrance, and essential oil free. In other words, it’s great for sensitive skin.

According to Cerave; the cerave foaming facial cleanser contains hyaluronic acid (a great humectant), niacinamide(anti-inflammatory, soothing), and ceramides which help maintain the skin’s barrier and seal in moisture. It also removes excess sebum and deeply cleanses the skin without compromising your skin barrier. 

It also contains surfactants which are the ingredients that enable water and oil to mix so dirt on the skin can be washed off easily.

I also found out that sodium cocoyl glycinate and coco-betaine cause the lather of this product and in effect don’t dry out the skin. These highlighted ingredients, according to a dermatologist, distinguishes it from most cleansers.

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My experience

I couldn’t get used to the gentle feel of the cleanser on my face. It was my sole cleanser for over 5 weeks and I liked how it didn’t have a squeaky feeling after use.

I used both day and night as well and I loved how refreshed my face always felt after cleaning.



Who needs it

If you have normal to oily skin then this cleanser is a good choice. It also works well for sensitive skin. Dry-skinned beauties can give it a shot as Ebun a lifestyle blogger did and you just might love it too! 


  1. You only need a dime-sized amount 
  2. Lasts for a long time and is affordable
  3. Easily available as most beauty stores stock it
  4. Protects the skin barrier due to its ingredients
  5. Doesn’t strip the skin as it is hydrating
  6. Can be used both in the morning and at night as it is gentle enough

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It’s hard to find any cons for this product because it is worth the hype. Other than that:

  1. If you’re sensitive to niacinamide, then it may not be a great fit.
  2. It’s also not travel-friendly because of its size, but it can be worked around.


It’s safe to say you know where I stand with this cleanser. My skin loved it and I think it’s worth trying. I’ll give it a 9/10!

Have you tried this product? Let me know in the comments.

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