Acne-Prone Skin

Treat acne while maintaining the skin barrier.

Patients with acne have a compromised skin barrier1,2

Patients with acne exhibit lower levels of ceramides and reduced skin barrier function.3 Rx treatments further compromise the skin barrier and can lead to treatment compliance issues.
Increased dryness and irritation are a consistent challenge with prescription acne treatments. Many patients discontinue treatment prematurely due to obtrusive skin side effects.
Compliance has been reported as low as
for daily application of topical retinoid treatments.4

Not all acne symptoms are physical

Acne is associated with an increased risk of social impairment and mental health problems, including body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).5
in patients with dermatological conditions than in those with healthy skin.6
have offered to take a photo to avoid being in the picture.7
Skincare can play a vital role in helping to improve quality of life and address body image issues, particularly in adolescents.

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Protect against Rx-induced skin barrier disruption with ceramide-containing skincare

A CeraVe ceramide-containing regimen significantly improved skin barrier integrity, dryness, and erythema, and enhanced tolerability of prescription treatment without diminishing its efficacy.8

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Enhance Rx adherence with a barrier-restoring acne regimen

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CeraVe Acne Control Cleanser
CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Wash
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
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Featured Products

Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

Formulated with 4% benzoyl peroxide and ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II to treat acne while maintaining the skin barrier.


Acne Foaming Cream Wash

Formulated with maximum OTC strength 10% benzoyl peroxide to cleanse and help clear face and body acne without disrupting the skin barrier.


Acne Control Cleanser

Gently cleanses with 2% salicylic acid to reduce acne and help prevent new breakouts without disrupting the skin barrier.


Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Formulated with ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II, and hyaluronic acid to cleanse and refresh the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry.


Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

A gentle foaming gel that deeply cleanses and refreshes skin without disrupting the protective skin barrier.


AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

Designed to protect against UVA/UVB, help restore the protective skin barrier, and provide up to 24 hours of hydration.


PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Developed with ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to hydrate and calm the skin while helping to restore the skin’s natural barrier.


Hydrating Sheer Sunscreen

A broad spectrum, hybrid lotion that blends zinc oxide with chemical sun filters in a hydrating formula that is suitable for sensitive skin and water resistant for 80 minutes.

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