Cleansers -Cetaphil -Cetaphil Gentle Make up Remover

on 8/18/2018 9:39:00 PM

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The only eye makeup remover I’ve found that doesn’t irritate my eyes. I don’t know why it has been so hard to find one! This takes off my eye makeup very easily with very little tugging. For reference, I don’t wear waterproof. The reason I give it 4 lippies is because I’m not a huge fan of the residue it leaves behind. I still use a face cleanser that removes it, but it just feels oily and I don’t like that. I’ll stick with it anyways because it doesn’t irritate my eyes which is a hard find!

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Cleansers -Cetaphil -Gentle Skin Cleanser

on 8/16/2018 5:00:00 PM

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I was on the hunt for the perfect cleaser. I have normal/dry skin and live in a very dry climate, so most cleaners somehow are just too drying because it is a temperate desert here. Had a cleanser that I got in NY that worked beautifully there but dried me out once i got home.

This one of the few cleansers that does not make my skin feel tight after wards, and thats cool. I liked it at first. And then the break outs started. I have pretty clear skin naturally. I get the odd pimple, sometimes two or three. But never 10+ at a time.

And then I looked at the ingredients - WHO PUTS SLS IN A "GENTLE" SKIN CLEANSER?
Anyway, Sodium lauryl sulfate is really comedogenic and I don't need it on my face.

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Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Moisturizing Lotion

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Back during my Accutane course this was a life-saver. I'd been doing fine with Laneige Water Bank and the sleeping mask, but it got to the point where my skin just feel constantly tight and dried out, no matter how much of those I used or layered. I picked Cetaphil up at Walmart for quite a bargain. It seemed like a simple enough basic moisturizer - nothing fancy in there apart from some Avocado oil, Vit B5 and Vit E and a few other additions.

My biggest fear was this would somehow break me out. It felt quite rich to me, I can recall the first time I applied it was just a very tiny amount. Over the following days I applied more and more liberally as I began to realize my skin was soaking up the moisture and had no issues with Cetaphil's ingredients or heaviness. I used this twice a day and ended up going through 2 bottles of this before switching to something a bit richer. For dry skin issues and basically replenishing moisture (but without any additional benefits) I would recommend giving this a go. It's cost effective and does the job nicely.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Moisturizing Lotion

on 8/16/2018 1:57:00 AM

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A good lightweight moisturizer. Sinks into skin quickly, and has never caused breakouts (I'm very acne-prone & sensitive to many lotions) or irritation. All that being said, very often it just doesn't moisturize enough -- I'll still get dry, flaky patches if I apply sunscreen or makeup on top of this. It also doesn't mix into makeup as easily as oils. Also can leave a white cast on dry skin. Still works when I'm not having a particularly dry day, though, and is a great morning moisturizer.


Cleansers -Cetaphil -Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar

on 8/12/2018 11:45:00 PM

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My dermatologist told me to start using this when I was 15, and I just turned 24 and I'm still using it. I have hydradenitis supprativa (probably misspelling that) which is cystic acne around all the sweat glands. This is the only soap that hasn't made it any worse, and is the only soap that doesn't cause my face to break out. I've tried so many cleansers and washes on the side, seeing if I could get away from this and I cant. It's just magic for my skin.

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Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Moisturizing Lotion

on 8/10/2018 9:52:00 PM

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I’m a little scared to review this product, because every time I get hopeful that a new moisturizer might finally be THE ONE, bam! Breakout city! However, I’ve been using the Cetaphil lotion for about a month now with no problems, and that’s a good sign! If my skin hates a product, it will let me know pretty quickly. I have very dry skin, and though this product feels lightweight, it delivers a heavy dose of moisture. I was very pleased that my skin stayed hydrated throughout the day, instead of getting tight and flaky a couple hours in. And the best part, no breakouts! I can’t count the amount of moisturizers I’ve gone through, trying to find one that doesn’t break me out while still sufficiently moisturizing my insanely dry skin. This one appears to be it! I’ll update if anything changes, but right now I’m hopeful that I’ve found my HG product.

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Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15

on 8/4/2018 6:39:00 PM

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Very very greasy, so uncomfortable that couldn't stand it for 30mins, might work for winter but surely is a disaster in summer.


Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Moisturizing Lotion

on 8/4/2018 3:07:00 PM

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I used this a very long time ago. It causes breakouts and shine. It’s moisturizing and that’s why I added a star. My skin wasn’t dry at all. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who has acne. Try the cream instead.


Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Moisturizing Cream

on 8/4/2018 3:01:00 PM

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Very moisturizing but after awhile I get itchy using it, if not completely washed off. I didn’t get acne using this. Just itchy. I think because my skin was occluded with oil. When I sweat and it can’t escape= itch. I use this every now and then but not something I can use on a daily basis. Too bad ugh.

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Cleansers -Cetaphil -Gentle Skin Cleanser

on 8/4/2018 2:51:00 PM

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I love the packaging. It has a pump that shuts and opens. I love that it doesn’t cause acne. It’s pretty safe when it comes to PH as well. Not too drying. I have been using it for years. I use as directed on the back of the bottle. I do not wet my face first. I apply it, rub, then rinse off. I tried using it without water and I became itchy after awhile. I like this for body and face and use the same method. What I don’t like about this is that it can be drying, but I have not found anything else that is less drying. I continue to use it!

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Cleansers -Cetaphil -Gentle Skin Cleanser

on 8/4/2018 5:40:00 AM

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Wow! Never used a product and seen so immediate results! I have dry skin and cleansers usually make my skin red. Before I started using this cleanser I simply accepted that on my dry skin all cleansers would do this. But not this one hell to the no. Over the few weeks of using this have I seen my facial redness reduce drastically, I don't even have to use color corrector anymore.
Over all brilliant product tho you may have to use slightly more product to remove all your makeup since it is so gentle, but for me that is a price worth paying.
Definitely recommend!

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Cleansers -Cetaphil -Gentle Skin Cleanser

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Back in the days before I knew what SLS or parabens were, Cetaphil cleanser came highly recommended to me from a close friend who swore it helped reduce their skins oil production. It seemed plausible that my skin was actually dehydrated and therefore oil production was in over drive. Perhaps a really mild, non-foaming cleanser such as Cetaphil could help keep my skin hydrated and therefore less oily? Wrong! Turns out dehydration was not the cause of my super-oily skin and I know that from having used this and from years of investing in hydrating oil-free products: serums, sheet masks, moisturizers, you name it. I've come to realize there can be different reasons for excessive oil production and in my case luckily over the years it lessened. I do also recall this making my skin feel unclean, as though there was an oily film still on it. Thankfully I didn't experience any of the breakouts and redness others experienced - even though my skin is quite prone to acting up like that!

For those who may be dehydrated-oily, this may be worth a shot. Just keep in mind it does contain SLS and parabens and there are so many better (and milder) cleansers out there you could try instead.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Cleansers -Cetaphil -Gentle Foaming Cleanser

on 7/29/2018 3:48:00 PM

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This cleanser confuses me. With my combo-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, I thought this would be a suitable and cheaper option of my holy grail of La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser. As far as I can tell, they are both soap-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and dye-free. This cleanser comes out as a foam and one pump is adequate to clean a bare face in my experience. Currently my routine is the following: In the morning I wash my face with the Sulfacleanse, then use Drunk Elephant Vitamin C serum and Trader Joe's hyaluronic serum, and use Bare Republic mineral sunscreen for the face. In the evening, I wash with La Roche Posay Toleriane Foaming Purifying cleanser, then apply the generic The first time I used this cleanser, I used a makeup remover Albolene to remove some light makeup and sunscreen first, then I followed up with this cleanser. It cleanse my face very well. So I thought I had a winner. The second time I used it, I used it in the morning instead of the Sulfacleanse, and within two minutes my face was assaulted by this burning sensation. I rinsed it off immediately and my face felt raw for about an hour. I applied a madecassoside containing balm and it soothe my skin right away. The third time I used this cleanser, I experienced the same reaction. It pretty much sealed the deal for me that this cleanser was not made for my skin. The ingredients looked harmless, even beneficial. But I suspect that the pH might be too high for my reactive skin. I will be returning this cleanser to Ulta. I refuse to continue to use a product that stings my face and with my acne finally healing, I would hate to undo my progress. I would recommend this cleanser to those who are looking for a cleanser that doesn't contain sulfates, dyes, parabens, fragrances, or dye and has had a bad reaction to CeraVe, or my beloved La Roche-Posay Toleriane Foaming Purifying cleanser. If you have had a negative reaction to any coconut oil derivative, I would avoid it entirely. Same if you react negatively to glycerin and Vitamin E.


Here are the ingredients to this cleanser: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Betaine, Glycerin, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid

I found this at Ulta, but check Walmart and Target also for cheaper price.


Skincare - Face -Cetaphil -Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer

This is an awesome basic moisturizer which I use at night. It comes in an airless pump which is amazing and mess free. It doesn't have a strong sent. It's not greasy, sinks in, but also is moisturizing. I love the drugstore price. I am a natural redhead with sensitive skin but not necessarily red skin so I can't testify about how it works on truly red skin. This is a great moisturizer for me because it calms my skin, moisturizes, and doesn't irritate or break me out. I've used pricier moisturizers because I couldn't find a good drugstore option. This is an amazing drugstore option. I even returned a back up of my higher end moisturizer so I could just use this. In the winter it's not quite enough moisture for me so I boost it by adding a couple drops of argan oil but this is perfect during the summer. Finally an HG drugstore night moisturizer.

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Moisturizers -Cetaphil -Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 50

on 7/3/2018 2:24:00 AM

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I usually love Cetaphil, but this is the worst product I've purchased in quite a while. I had plans requiring me to be in the sun for over 5 hours so I wanted a high SPF product that would be gentle on my skin. On a daily basis, I typically use Neutrogena oil-free SPF 35 with no problems. Not only did the Cetaphil make my skin look super oily, it burned my face. My entire face is beet red and I have scaly, burned/crusty patches just beside my eyebrows. My entire face feels like it is on fire and even blinking is not pleasant. I won't be using this product again.


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