Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

Skincare Routine for Acne Prone Skin With Cerave Acne

Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages, from adolescence to adulthood. The first step in your anti-acne routine is to find a good acne cleanser, which will set the tone for the rest of your products, including over the counter and prescription-based treatments.

Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser


CeraVe is the top dermatologist-recommended acne moisturizer brand and first acne-treatment line with 4% benzoyl peroxide is backed by decades of skincare experience. The new CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser is designed to dissolve dirt and excess oil when clearing acne with benzoyl peroxide (4%) and other ingredients. Our recipe also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps preserve your skin’s natural moisture, and niacinamide, which has calming properties while also helping your skin recover.

CeraVe cleanser was created in collaboration with dermatologists to help clear acne breakouts and prevent new blemishes from forming. CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser is gentle on your skin. It helps preserve the skin’s barrier with three basic ceramides, leaving your skin smooth and relaxed while minimizing acne without dryness or flaking.

CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser (with 4% Benzoyl Peroxide) aims to merge two anti-acne measures into one: removing oil and pore-clogging debris while also destroying acne-causing bacteria with benzoyl peroxide. It is a valiant effort, but for reasons we will discuss later, benzoyl peroxide is more potent in a leave-on solution.

The lightweight lotion feels this cleanser, which comes in an opaque squeeze tube, provides a soft lather as it interacts with water. It does an excellent job of washing skin, but you can use it as part of a double cleansing routine if you wear makeup. What is the reason for this? Due to the active benzoyl peroxide, CeraVe recommends avoiding the eye and lip region, so you will need to use some form of cleanser or makeup remover on those areas first. Using a different cleanser, preferably through, give the benzoyl peroxide a better chance of penetrating and doing its job to some extent (more on that in a minute).

The fragrance-free formula replenishes skin with the following ingredients; glycerin, ceramides, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide, as well as ceramides, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide further down the ingredient list. Although these ingredients do not have much time to work their magic on skin, we’ll give CeraVe credit to include them because they help preserve skin’s barrier and moisture balance. Since sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, one of the cleaning agents, is known to dry, these ingredients can help mitigate that effect.

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The star of the show is benzoyl peroxide, which is a highly effective topical antibacterial agent for acne, and you are getting a decent amount of it here at 4%. The issue is that benzoyl peroxide is much more powerful when used in a leave-on formula, where it has more time to penetrate before being washed away. You are not getting as much of a benefit from this cleanser because it’s rinsed off, so you’re not getting as much of a blessing as you need to avoid and treat breakouts efficiently.

Given that benzoyl peroxide is an ingredient that not everyone’s skin tolerates when left on, delivering it in a product with a shorter contract period with skin can benefit while avoiding the side effects that some people experience it is left on the skin. We cannot guarantee anything, but it may be worth a shot.

To cut a long story short, Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser 4% Benzoyl Peroxide isn’t perfect, but we admire CeraVe’s intentions. If you have had trouble using benzoyl peroxide in a leave-on solution in the past, this may be worth a shot. Alternatives for everyone else can be found in our top-rated blemish remedies and cleansers.


• In this form, benzoyl peroxide can provide some acne-fighting services.

• The formula includes ingredients that help to counteract dryness.

• It is fragrance-free.


• To get the most out of benzoyl peroxide, leave it on rather than rinsing it off.

• Contains a cleansing agent that may be drying.

4% CeraVe Acne Cream Foaming Facial Cleanser Benzoyl peroxide is an acne treatment that is both gentle and effective! Most benzoyl peroxide washes, creams, and gels are too rough on the skin, which is why I suggest CeraVe. It contains hydrating ingredients, including ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin B5 (Niacinamide), to reduce redness and hydrate the skin’s barrier. This product is free of dyes and fragrances, making it ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It has light cream and foam feel. I adore this cleanser and would recommend it to anyone suffering from acne. I hope this information is useful!


• Gently massage a dime-size amount into moist skin, avoiding the eye region.

• Thoroughly rinse

• Apply acne face wash to the entire affected area once or twice a day.

• To avoid unnecessary skin drying, begin with one application per day, then gradually increase to two times per day if necessary or directed by a doctor.

• Limit application to once a day or any other day if bothersome dryness or peeling occurs.

• Apply sunscreen after using this product if going outside. Stop using both items if discomfort or allergy occurs, or consult a doctor.


Active Ingredient:

4% benzoyl peroxide

Inactive Ingredients:

Xanthan gum, potassium hydroxide, ceramide np, ceramide ap, ceramide eop, carbomer, niacinamide, glycolic acid, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium hydroxide, cholesterol, phenoxyethanol, propanediol, citric acid, tetrasodium EDT, tetra

Please be informed that the ingredient lists for our brand’s products are revised regularly. Please check the ingredient list on the back of your product box for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to make sure it’s right for you.