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Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Review

This cleanser has been on my wishlist for quite a long time! So here is my review.

Sebelum ni Cerave ada dekat Malaysia, specifically Caring Pharmacy but sekarang dah tak ada. I heard dekat M+ Pharmacy Bangsar Village pun ada tapi bila I pergi, semua dah sold out and they don't know bila restock. So I dah malas nak cari sendiri, I bought it myself from website iherb.

Here is the details: www.imanabdulrahim.com/iherb-haul

You can buy this from iherb tapi ada shipping fee, and took around 6 weeks untuk sampai. Lama tunggu, tapi okay lah. Sebab bukan urgent pun. Saja je nak try.

Why I want to buy it? Sebab dia gentle, hydrating, low pH and banyak reviews best!

Here is the pH value for Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. It's around pH 5.5.


Purified Water, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

Yang penting: No alcohol, no fragrance, no SLS, no essential oils, no irritating ingredients. Cuma kalau orang yang takut dengan paraben, this one ada two parabens, Methylparaben and Propylparaben. Tapi for me, okay je unless you're allergic with it.

87ml plastic white opaque bootle with a press cap lid which I kinda like. Yang penting penutup dia tak hilang, senang nak guna and travel friendly.

Transparent gel texture with no / very minimal foam. Rasa macam sapu gel dekat muka, dia tak berbuih sangat.

No noticeable scent. Since it has no fragrance, dia bau macam hospital-ish. Antibiotik gitu.

My thoughts:
I will always try to find a good, gentle, low pH cleanser. My criteria: taknak alcohol, taknak fragrance, taknak SLS. Tapi kalau ada SLS or fragrance, kulit I ok je. Cuma kalau boleh je lah. Tak boleh takpe haha. SLS is sensitizing kalau guna lama lama and fragrance pun boleh irritate kulit. Tapi ikut lah kulit masing masing. Kalau kulit jenis sensitive tu, better elakkan je lah.

I normally use this pagi and malam. Pagi tu cuci muka macam biasa je lah. Malam tu guna lepas oil cleanser. It doesn't make my skin feels tight, dry, irritated. A good cleanser takkan buat kulit rasa ketat tau. Dia akan buat kulit rasa selesa je.

However, I don't really like how it leaves a film on my skin. Macam bila cuci muka tu, rasa ada sikit sikit yang tak bersih. Kalau jenis yang tak suka tu, maybe boleh guna konjac sponge or net yang buat cleanser berbuih sikit and senang nak bilas.

Overall, I like this. Cuma susah nak dapat. Hopefully drugstore like Watsons / Guardian can carry this brand sebab it's good. Recommended for dry and sensitive skin. If you have oilier skin, you can try the Foaming Facial Cleanser.

What it claims on their website:
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, effectively cleanses and hydrates without disrupting the protective skin barrier. This non-foaming lotion, with 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, gently removes dirt and oil while increasing skin hydration after just one use. Fragrance free formula is suitable for sensitive skin.

Would I repurchase? 
Yes, maybe after I dah try cleanser lain yang still ada dalam wishlist.

That's all, thanks for reading! 

(Disclaimer: This is not a paid/sponsored review. I bought all the products using my own money. Every skin is different. What works for me, might not work for you. This is just my personal experience)