For many years my cleansing ritual has been multistage, and the facial / washing gel is an integral part of it. My skin is combined and as an additional “bonus” it’s sensitive  I am allergic so many skin care products just do not suit me individually. That’s why my search for the perfect washing gel, face cream, foundation and other face products never stops, and today I want to talk about CeraVe’s excellent basic washing gel Foam Cleanser for normal and oily skin.

In fairness, it is worth noting that CeraVe also has a Hydrating Cleanser for normal and dry skin, but I was afraid to not have enough skin cleansing in the morning after my night cream and decided to save the purchase until winter time when we all will be happily dry up in the period of indoor heating.

CeraVe Foaming Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin

The gel is possible to get in two volumes; 236 ml and 473 ml. The jar is made of white plastic with a pump and the brand name is imprinted on the side of the bottle. The pump is working properly without clogging and gives the optimum amount of product for one wash.

The brand describes its product as: “A foaming cleanser is ideal for removing excess oil, dirt and makeup but it’s important to choose a formula that won’t disrupt the skin’s natural protective barrier. It’s also beneficial to choose a gentle cleanser with ingredients that help maintain moisture balance. CeraVe Foaming Cleanser features ceramides hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to help reinforce the skin’s barrier, attract hydration and soothe the skin.” Also, the product was developed with a dermatologist and it’s non-comedogenic, non-irritating and fragrance-free.

Let’s start with the promises? The gel really perfectly cleanses the skin, it leaves a feeling of cleanliness but does not cleanse to squeak, it does not dry the skin, does not clog pores, really reduces redness due to niacinamide, does not provoke allergic reactions or irritations. The product really has no smell, that’s right, it has no smell at all.

Now let’s move on to the controversial parts. This gel can wash off some of your makeup (for example eyeliner or mascara), but I strongly advise against conducting such experiments! The fact is that the Foaming Cleanser is not able to clean your skin from makeup completely, and therefore you may have clogged pores, redness, and all the other delights of poor skin cleansing.

Washing gels which do not damage the protective skin barrier and do not clean your skin to a squeak usually do not foam very much or do not foam at all, and it is normal. You just need to squeeze the whole pump into your palm, spread it over your face, and just well but carefully (!) clean it up with massaging movements. In this case you get a really good cleansing.

I like Foaming Facial Cleanser by CeraVe, I have already purchased a second bottle and have no plans to switch from it. I recommend this gel as a basic face washing product and recommend to have it as a part of your daily beauty routine.

The approximate cost is 9 dollars for a 236 ml bottle.

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