CeraVe SA Cleanser – Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides

CeraVe SA Cleanser – Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides

CeraVe SA Cleanser | Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides| BHA Exfoliant for Face | Fragrance Free Non-Comedogenic | 8 Ounce

Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid:

Developed with dermatologists, cerave renewing sa cleanser exfoliates and detoxifies to remove dirt & oil while softening and smoothing skin without feeling dry. Unlike some exfoliating cleansers, cerave renewing sa cleanser contains no harsh beads, grains, or microbeads and is gentle on skin. This salicylic acid foaming gel cleanser is suitable for use on face and body as well as acne-prone skin. •non-comedogenic •fragrance-free •gentle, non-irritating formula key ingredients: •salicylic acid: exfoliates for soft, smooth skin •vitamin d: provides antioxidant protection •ceramides: essential for healthy skin, ceramides help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier •hyaluronic acid: this ingredient attracts hydration to the skin’s surface and helps the skin retain moisture •niacinamide: helps calm skin

What are salicylic acid cleanser with hyaluronic acid features?

  • [ exfoliating face wash ] salicylic acid (sa) is a beta hydroxy acid (bha), an effective exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and promotes radiance. Salicylic acid acts as a chemical exfoliant which feels less harsh than physical ones like face scrubs
  • [ foaming cleanser ] dispenses as a clear gel and transforms into a foaming face wash as you lather. With hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin d, this facial cleanser cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates skin without leaving a stripped & tight feeling
  • [ face exfoliator for acne prone skin ] this face cleanser is suitable for acne prone, oily skin and even those with psoriasis. Cerave sa skin care products provide exfoliation and skin relief to dry skin, rough and bumpy skin, and all other skin types
  • [ 3 essential ceramides ] ceramides are found naturally in the skin and make up 50% of the lipids in the skin barrier. All cerave products, formulated with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-ii)to help maintain the skin’s natural barrier.
  • [ developed with dermatologists & #1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand ] cerave skincare is developed with dermatologists and has products suitable for dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, acne-prone, and more.

Salicylic acid cleanser with hyaluronic acid details:

Is discontinued by manufacturer ‏ : ‎


Product dimensions ‏ : ‎

2.8 x 1.46 x 6.75 inches; 10.4 ounces

Item model number ‏ : ‎


Upc ‏ : ‎

301872479087 787734603478

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Valeant pharmaceuticals north america

Country of origin ‏ : ‎


Domestic shipping:

Item can be shipped within u.s.

International shipping:

This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the u.s. Learn more

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CeraVe SA Cleanser – Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides AMAZON

CeraVe SA Cleanser | Salicylic Acid Cleanser with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides| BHA Exfoliant for Face | Fragrance Free Non-Comedogenic | 8 Ounce

Looking for specific info?

What % of salicylic acid is in this product?

My dermatologist, from their product information, states it’s less than <1%. If using this product, 0.5-1% would affect the skin in the same way. A >2% level is considered a damaging peel, rather than developing a natural slough of dead skin cells that .05-1% will do this exfoliates gently, and gradually, avoiding skin damage, thus aiding in healing and repair. Fyi – zote bar soap drastically controls demodex mites which is the #1 cause of skin issues. The mites eat but do not , they live to hang out in damaged skin, they die with all their waste in them, their water becomes bacteria, and can further develope into a fungus infection.

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Does anyone use the sa cleanser for your body? I only see reviews saying people use it for their face.

Yes i do. I have had lynne disease, chronic lynne disease, for over 10 years now. I have a bacterial infection that’s in my blood that can’t be control. Any cut, abrasion, bug bite, or ingrown hair becomes a horrible mess, and can become a deep infection. Prednisone, 5mg twice a week, keeps the information from making things worse. Sa products, as well as the liquid wart remover destroy the bacterial infection faster than everything, and i do man e everything, that’s out there. Zote bar soap is the other blessing. It kills demodex mites, and repels blood sucking insects from biting me. It’s wonderful for your skin and hair.

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Can this be used daily? Since it says it exofoliates.

Sa cleanser is non-drying, non-irritating, and fragrance free so it is safe for daily use, even on sensitive skin! Complete your routine with sa cream or lotion for your smoothest, most hydrated skin yet! Take a look at our brand store for more info. Https://amzn.to/2e4a4zv we’d love to hear what you think!

Which would be better for my son’s acne – the foaming cleanser or renewing sa cleanser?

The foaming cleanser will remove excess oil and refresh the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry that is ideal for normal to oily skin. The sa cleanser is safe to use on the face and body as well as acne-prone and psoriasis-prone skin. Take a look at our brand store for more info. Https://amzn.to/2e4a4zv we’d love to hear what you think!

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I’m really confused, some reviews say this is good for dry skin but other reviews say it isn’t good for dry skin. Which one is it?

I think the confusion arises from the fact that the term sa in the name means salicylic acid. Personally i always associate this substance as an exfoliant for oily skin (i have oily skin) as we tend to get more grime and quicker too. Perhaps they say it’s good for dry skin as it exfoliates the dead skin. I didn’t find it drying. I’m not really for dry skin but i noticed i ended up using more than the usual amount.

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Has anyone had improvement with their keratosis pilaris using this cleanser and possibly the cream/lotion as well?

I have not used this for kp, but amlactin lotion has helped tremendously with my kp.

What does the lot number mean? Does it indicate the production date? How to read? Can not find any production date on this product.

Usually the lot # is a number that the company uses to identify what batch a particular product came out of in case of an issue. It could also sometimes contain a production date or expiration date in regular format or julian date. I hope this helps.

Se puede usar diariamente?

Si se puede usar diariamente

Since it has salicylic acid in it and it exfoliates how many times a week should it be used. Since exfloiateing is only recommend 3 days a week tops.t

Hi cf! Thank you for reaching out. You can use this cleanser everyday if you need to! Suitable for the face and body as well as acne-prone and psoriasis-prone skin, this salicylic acid cleanser does more than just exfoliate skin—it softens and helps restore the skin’s natural barrier with three essential ceramides, hydrates with hyaluronic acid and soothes the skin with niacinamide. This formula is also non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and enriched with vitamin d for extra antioxidant protection. If you have further questions, feel free to reach to our experts at 888-768-2915 and provide the reference number 05941397. We hope this was helpful!

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Is it safe if i use the foaming cleanser in the moring and this renewing cleanser at night?

Hi there – thank you for reaching out. Yes, these gentle cleansers can each be used in the morning and at night. We hope this is helpful!

Can i still check out this product even if said in stock soon?

It’s in stock and ships in 24 hours with better priceline

Después de aplicarlo se retira con agua o solo limpiarlo?

Se debe enjuagar con agua.

Can i use paula’s choice 2% bha liquid exfoliant after this or will it be harsh?

I recommend this. I use both even though they’re both exfoliates. I only use paula every other day just in case it’s to much for my skin.

Does this leave an oily filmy residue?

Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our renewing sa cleanser. Cerave renewing sa cleanser provides gentle, non-irritating exfoliation without harsh microbeads that can scratch your skin. Suitable for use on your face and body as well as acne-prone skin, our salicylic acid cleanser not only exfoliates the skin, but with three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, it also helps soften and smooth the skin without disrupting its protective barrier. This formula is also non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and enriched with antioxidant vitamin d. It will not leave an oily film residue. Hope that you give it a try soon.

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I see everyone is suggesting to get the sa cleanser and matching lotion. Which is the matching lotion?

Sa bumpy skin lotion 🙂

Why is this so expensive?

The price seemed to double recently. I know that supplies have been quite limited and it has been virtually impossible to find online or in stores.
I may ask cerave that question.

To manufacturer: you answered a ? Saying follow up w/ur lotion or cream..but neither cera ve sa lotion nor cream say they can be used on the face..?

Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend using our daily moisturizing lotion which can be used on the face and body. We also suggest consulting with a dermatologist prior to make sure it will work for you.

This is authentic?

Hi there, we appreciate your interest in cerave sa cleanser. Cerave products can be purchased in store and online at most major retail outlets, including cvs, walgreens, walmart, target, and grocery stores or online at amazon.com. To ensure you are buying an authentic cerave product on amazon, only purchase cerave branded items that are designated as ‘ships and sold by amazon.com”; products sold by distributors or third parties are not necessarily authorized. This designation is listed under the item’s purchase price. Thank you!

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Can it be use daily

Hi daniel! Cerave renewing sa cleanser provides gentle, non-irritating exfoliation without harsh microbeads that can scratch your skin. You can use this exfoliating salicylic acid cleanser daily. We can’t wait for you to give it a try!

I known this product make in usa and some ingredients you have to import but are they imported from china?

Hi there – thank you for reaching out about renewing sa cleanser. We want to assure you that the l’oréal group is committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and quality for all the products it makes and sells. Each and every ingredient used in our products, regardless of the country of origin, has been thoroughly reviewed and tested by our internal safety team made up of toxicologists, clinicians, pharmacists and physicians. We manufacture many products in the united states. Globally, the l’oreal group has 40 factories and manufactures finished products around the world. We hope this is helpful!

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What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score
So in love

Update 1: so i thought this was great until i found out it helps with keratosis pilaris. I have it on my upper arms and had no idea what it was thinking it was just body acne that didn’t work with treatments. I thought this was working so great on my face, let me try this on my arms. So i applied it to my face and arms, one pump for both, and used my face wash cloth for both, exfoliating washcloth japanese beauty washcloth nylon bath sponge korean loofah towel puff large wash cloth body scrub premium bath washcloths exfoliating shower towel back scrubber 3 pack by casavida https://a.co/d/3rosf0j, to scrub both. I’ve only used it once on my arms, tonight was the second time, and there’s only one bump i can feel on one arm. It was a week since i tried it first so, fingers crossed, it will help get rid of the red spots as well as the bumps. I also want to mention i don’t use moisturizer on my arms. I was never taught you had to use lotion on your whole body. I wasn’t even taught you should use moisturizer, let alone sunscreen on your face daily. So, if you like multitasking soaps, this is one of them.

Growing up i’ve never really cared about what soap i use on my face, bar soap was good enough. Now that i’m passed the mid 30s mark now i care. In the winter the genetic cold cream soap works great. But now that it’s summer it makes me feel like there’s a film on my skin.

This soap didn’t make me feel that way, my skin feels great! It doesn’t feel like it’s been stripped, dry and tight, but softer and still springy. I can look in my magnified mirror and my pores are clean and clear. I often feel like i don’t need a moisturizer.

There’s little to no scent that i can smell. It doesn’t foam much. I will definitely stop my soap search and stick with this, will buy again and share with my daughter, when she gets older.

5Expert Score
I like this one but not sure if i'll buy this one again.

I like this face wash. I don’t feel like it strips my face it feels nice but the size is small i thought it was a bigger bottle. I think i’ll try another wash from their line thoe. I think is brings any impurities out which is great but i don’t usually get any break outs. I only get like one pimple every once in a while and i got like 3 to 4 this month and i feel like it’s a lot but i’ll update once i use it for longer. I’m combination skin also it could be that it’s just cleaning out my skin so ill keep using it.

5Expert Score

I hate a buying nonsense. This is not that.

Every three months this small bottle (you need only one pump to use it) i buy a new one. It lasts a while and isn’t a waste.

I use this to wash my face in the shower after my hair. Then i use their moisturizer (that has yet to run out) which is great. Great products.

5Expert Score
Almost perfect

I’ve been using this face wash about a month now and at first i didn’t understand the hype but when i had surgery i wasn’t allowed to put any moisturizer on (which normally makes my face feel so dry it’s going to crack open) and this made my face felt perfectly fine. The smell reminds me of baby spit up but if you can get past that- it’s wonderful

5Expert Score
Saved my skin!

To make the long story short, this is great for dry, sensitive skin, and it really helps clear acne!
Full review:
i’ve had acne since i was 10, and back in the summer of 2016, i was prescribed birth control and a few months of retin-a cream. Retin-a cream can be really harsh, so i initially only used it for my body acne and not my face. Eventually i started using a tiny amount a few times a week to help my remaining facial acne as the birth control continued to clear it and to help smooth some wrinkles and maybe fade my acne scars. However, i was still using st. Ives apricot scrub with salicylic acid and some roc retinol cream a few nights a week also. Add in some time in the sun with no sunblock, and i ended up with a terribly burned face. This, along with the dryness from a colorado fall/early winter made my skin extremely dry and painful. I couldn’t even apply moisturizer without it burning. Needless to say, i had to stop using any face wash. The dryness also started to make my skin break out, and i couldn’t treat it with anything. After desperately googling remedies for my dry skin and forming acne, i started using a mixture of tea tree, argan, jojoba, rose hip, and sometimes castor oil on my face along with frequent honey masks. This fixed my dry skin, which store bought moisturizers for extremely dry skin couldn’t do, but i still had terrible acne, like the worst i’ve ever had in my life. I started using a bar of cerave moisturizing soap because it was on clearance at walmart for like $1 and i’d heard of people using it for acne. This helped to make my face feel cleaner, but it didn’t really help my acne. I knew i needed something that could exfoliate my skin, but there was no way i was going to use something as harsh as the st. Ives scrub again. I decided to try this because i did like the cerave bar soap even though it didn’t help my acne, and this has at least some salycilic acid for exfoliation. When i first used it, i didn’t think it was really going to help my acne because the consistency is so smooth and it doesn’t seem like it could really exfoliate. However, after 1-2 weeks, i started to notice my skin clearing up. Slowly but surely, this face wash helped to almost completely clear my skin. I had also started taking my birth control more regularly, added a probiotic supplement, and started using vitamin c on my face, so i can’t say this is the only thing that helped my acne, but it certainly contributed a lot. I also eventually started using an electric face brush to help exfoliate, and i think that could’ve helped. I still get acne around my period, and because i’m a college senior, so i’m always super stressed, don’t get enough sleep, and don’t always eat right. Also, you can’t tell from the pictures, but i have quite a few blackheads on my nose. The face wash has helped clear some of those and make them smaller, but i have yet to find a product that actually completely gets rid of them, and i’ve tried many. Even with the blackheads, my skin is so much better now. This face wash saved my skin, and i think it’s worth every penny!
picture 1- the right side is a picture from february 14, 2017 without any makeup after starting my oil treatment. The left side is from april 7, 2017 with makeup, but you can still see how awful my skin was. I didn’t start using the face wash until around the end of april.
Picture 2- the left part is from july 7, 2017, and the two on the right are both from july 17, 2017. I am wearing makeup in all of these pictures, but you can tell that my skin had improved significantly. Few pimples, but lots of acne scars from the breakout.
Picture 3- both were taken august 21, 2017 with make up. Once again you can see i don’t have many pimples, just terrible acne scars.
Picture 4- the left part was taken december 12, 2017. I was testing a bb cream, so it is cover the bottom half of my face, but you can see that my skin looks pretty clear. The top right side was taken december 13 with the bb cream on my entire face. The bottom right picture was taken today with no makeup. As i said previously, i still get pimples from stress and periods, but they are usually small and mild instead of the giant lumps i was getting before, and they go away really quickly using cosrx pimple patches (definitely check those out) and vitamin c serum. Also, please note that i do have freckles, so most of the spots on my face are just freckles or dark marks from old acne i am still trying to get rid of. Sorry for the long review, and all the pictures with makeup (i didn’t take many without makeup when my skin was that bad), but i hope it helped!

5Expert Score
Cleans throughly but very harsh

I used this after my foaming cleanser to clean my pores. I like how strong this product is and will finish off any residue or makeup leftover. I don’t like how the formula can be very drying so don’t use this cleanser too often but maybe once a week.

5Expert Score
I always come back to this cleanser

After all the products i’ve used i’ve always come back to this cleanser. It’s gentle enough for every day and really cleans out your skin and pores. It really does a good job at not stripping the natural oils on your face but also controls shine and clears out pours really well

5Expert Score
Great cleanser for sensitive skin that doesn't smell!!!

It doesn’t smell, it cleanses well, keeps my skin clear with my adult acne and sensitive skin and feels wonderful on my skin. All acne cleansers will still be a little drying so i always follow up with my cerave moisturizer after and my skin feels incredible!!! I love that it doesn’t smell though especially as someone with a very sensitive sniffer! This product is truly excellent!

5Expert Score
Clean skin and prevent acne

I’ve recently switched over to this skin care product and it has been working great for me. I have not developed any new acne and it is great for washing all the dirt and make up off my skin.

5Expert Score
Very good product

After about 2 weeks of using this face wash, you will start to see a difference in how your skin looks. It does not strip your skin, nor does your face feel dry afterwards. It lathers your face really well, makes lots of suds and a very good cleanser. I will definitely keep using it and even recommend it.

4Expert Score
It's a good bha but if you have sensitive skin you can't use it every day

This isn’t a spot treatment like some people believe in the other reviews. You wash your face with it, and it brings up the gross stuff to the surface, in a way. You might initially break out a little bit because of it, but it’s just bringing out the dirt from deeper blackheads. I have very sensitive skin and i’m able to use this twice a week. I could probably use 3 times a week if i wanted to.
If you use it too often, you might get a burn on your face. My face gets red where i wash my face with it in the shower, but it goes away after a few hours. It’s not moisturizing, but it’s not supposed to be. The scent is whatever, it doesn’t smell terrible. It’s not really important anyways.

4Expert Score
Tiktok made me buy it!

And they were right! I’ve never had much of a skincare routine, but im working on it. This was great for my skin- i was afraid i’d have a reaction. Im happy to announce, i didnt!

4Expert Score

As a brown girl … It did not clear my skin but it did prevent of having pimples but as clearing acne it did not help at all

4Expert Score

I’ve been using this for a long time now my face feels clean. I have very dry skin but doesn’t make my skin dried out. I have tried veryyyy expensive faces washes and make my skin dry dull burning this does not

4Expert Score
Gentle cleanser! Does the job!

No strong scents. Does the job.

4Expert Score
Pretty good!

I’ve always dealt with blackheads and recently i’ve started to get a bit of acne on my forehead/hairline (nothing cystic or too crazy, just tiny bumps). I decided to try this cleanser and after a few days of using it i’ve decided it works pretty well! I wet my face with warm water, then lather this stuff on, let it sit for about a minute or so while i shave my arms, then i rinse it off. I’ve noticed it does slightly dry out my face, but that’s good for me since i’ve always struggled with oily skin. I do notice that it does burn a bit if left on for too long, but of course that’s to be expected of when i put salicylic acid on my face (i have sort of sensitive skin, just make sure not to leave it on for more than five minutes- it’s not supposed to be a face mask lol). Overall i’d rate it a 4/5. The texture of the product is kind of difficult to spread around your face, and the smell is a bit off, but other than that it works great!

4Expert Score
It’s a good product

I’ve been using this for a few months and it works. It does dry out my skin a bit, so i always apply a moisturizer afterwards, but my skin has cleared up considerably since using this product.

4Expert Score
Love it

I’ve been a cerave stan for long and had been using the hydrating cleanser for a couple of years before switching to this one to treat my acne scarring. I’ve been loving this cleanser, i think it’s really helped with minimizing breakouts and treating acne scars. It’s also helped with minimizing blackheads on my nose. Overall, a top-tier cleanser in my experience. I hope it keeps doing its job to fix my skin!!

4Expert Score
Works well for my sensitive skin but i wouldn’t use it everyday/2x a day

I have sensitive, dry, acne prone skin. I love this product but i wouldn’t use it more than 2x a day as it might damage ur moisture barrier. If you have tougher skin than me that doesn’t get irritated easily i don’t think there would be any issues. Overall great product, would repurchase

4Expert Score
Its okay

I would say this would work for someone who just needs to wash their face because it isn’t strong enough to really get rid of any small blemishes even. It is surely gentle though!

Important information


Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Niacinamide, Gluconolactone, Sodium Methylcocoyl Taurate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Salicylic Acid, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Sodium Benzoate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cholecalciferol, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide

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