Aveeno vs. CeraVe Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Glycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Avena Sativa (oat) Kernel Flour, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (feverfew) Flower/leaf/stem Juice
Glycerin, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Eop (+1), Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Hydrating
  • Exfoliating
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
  • Exfoliating
  • Hydrating
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
-
PEG: Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6
Allergy-inducing ingredients
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-
Environment polluting ingredients
-
-
Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
2
Good for Dry Skin
9
Good for Oily Skin
2
Good for Sensitive Skin
5
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
2
Bad for Dry Skin
1
Bad for Oily Skin
1
Bad for Sensitive Skin
3
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
4
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
72% low risk
13
22% medium risk
4
0% high risk
6% unknown risk
1
69% low risk
43
26% medium risk
16
0% high risk
5% unknown risk
3