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All opinions are honest + my own. All products are put through a 2 week test period conducted on myself.
Why It’s Useful
Facial cleansers really set the tone for sensitive skin acne. The wrong one causes chaos that’s tough to reign in, if at all. The right one gives a neutral cleansing base to allow your skin to thrive.
Key here is supporting your skin, not overdoing it by stripping off too much oil or using a daily exfoliating cleanser.
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser was a drugstore find, which I love for ease of replacing it + also for the $13.50 price point! It’s not luxe-looking, but the texture’s just fine + results are really what you want here.
If you’re just starting out, I highly recommend this one. If you’re experiencing chaos, its skin barrier help should give you stability. (It’s one of the most effective ones I’ve found, yet!) There’s also no added fragrance + no essential oils that naturally contain fragrance. So, if you have no clue what you react to yet, here you go!
Sensitive Skin Acne Review
Not long into trying this one I noticed my skin went from pale to rosy cheeks. And my skin calmed + stabilized within 4 days, after a few pretty rough weeks of testing other cleansers.
During those rough weeks, none of my trusty products were able to restabilize me back into clear skin. Though they helped, they were not enough until I switched to this cleanser. From there, my skin rapidly cleared. Goes to show how much a wrong facial cleanser can undermine your skin’s integrity and also the rest of your routine.
This has now become my recovery cleanser anytime I hit a rough patch in product trials. (That’s actually a really big deal!) It also really opened my eyes to ceramides + just how much good fixing your lipid barrier can do – both from an acne perspective + also from general hydration and glow.