This is a great soap of sensitive skin. It has a faint scent which I'm not crazy about but I find that it doesn't linger on my skin. If I'm going through a crazy eczema phase on my arms and legs this does not irritate my skin at all. Its also helped clear up a few small acne patches on my back. I find the bar lasts for a long time as long as you store it in a soap dish that drains. Its too bad its so plain and boring but it leaves my skin feeling silky soft. I have also used this on my face (sensitve cheeks and oily t-zone) when I'm out of my regular facial cleanser and it does a pretty good job - my face feels really clean but not tight and dry. I guess I could try using it regularly as my facial cleanser but my skin is behaving now and I don't want it to get upset!
This has become one of my staples after my Derm gave me a sample. Love it! I have dry, sensitve skin and this removes makeup, dirt, and oil without making my skin dry. I was really suprised because I had always grown up thinking that bar cleansers were a big no-no for your face. This one sure has been a lifesaver though.
Just a note-I accidentally bought this once in the "antibacterial" version. Can't even describe how much I disliked it. Not at all the same as the non-antibacterial version. I wouldn't mess with that on your face.
A great everyday gentle cleanser! I'm sticking to this from now on as it works! Great for removing dirt and oil and no breakouts at all! Am on my 3rd bar now and will continue to use. I just need to find it! It's pretty hard for me to get hold of, and I need to buy online which can be a bit more expensive. Great product though, I tend to use this in the mornings and use a cleansing oil and either this or Avene cleanser for makeup removal.
HUGE bar and lasts for ages - no complaints, glad I discovered this hard worker.
I would maybe by this again if I was desperate. It removes make up well, but burns my eyes. It did not seem to dry out my skin which is good and is also very cheap. Does the job, but nothing great.
I am so IN LOVE with this soap! I've been using it for about a week, and my skin looks and feels like a baby's behind...but it doesn't smell like one, b/c this has a fresh but mild soapy fragrance to it. it's only 3 bucks or something, so everyone should at least try it. dermatologists swear by it, and so do I. I've had my skin problems (perioral dermatitis, mild to moderate acne over the years) and this just sooths and balances like nothing else. the ingredient list is also quite short and very clean. Give this soap a shot! It may slightly dry out some people's skin if they don't moisturize, but I don't use any moisturizer and this doesn't dry out my face.
best product ever. also, great makeup remover :)
edit: oooook I've moved on to a Paula's Choice cleanser. this cetaphil bar started to lightly break me out all over my chin in little white pustules. no biggies though still very heartbreaking. I must move on. my rating will lamentably have to change now. :( overall, I think this bar is supposed to be for the body....shave your legs w/ it or something.
The only cleanser I've used that is comfortable, cleans well and doesn't upset my Rosacea. Doesn't over dry my fragile middle aged skin!
I love that cetaphil liquid face wash for oily skin, I am impressed as senstive skin i am, i didnt have any dryness to my face with this facial wash, I use it daily and it doesnt dry your skin, I am planning to get a larger size of this facial wash for oily skin, I also tried the regular face liquid wash of cetaphil, this one is fantastic also, but a little moisturzing for summer, so this summer '08, I am now using this Oily version face wash of cetaphil LOVE IT !!! And my complexion looks healthier!!!
I had used this product for a long time...for 3 reasons.
1. dermatologists recommend it,
2. it's very inexpensive, and
3. it was a good basic cleanser.
(I don't use it any longer though because I fear that bar soaps can clog pores because of the binding agents)
Good for sensitive skin.
so far so good, eventhough ive been only using this product for like a week now, i can tell the difference right away.. my skin has ALWAYS been veery dry over my nose area, never knew why. but since ive been using this soap everything is normal, i dont have that dry skin peeling off my nose all the time, now is soft and nice.. im so glad i found this soap.. anyway if i see any changes in the future i will definitely let u know.
ps. very cheap too, less than 4 dls. :)
So after reading all of the amazing reviews about Cetaphil I decided to give it a try. The cleansing bar seemed like the way to go for me. In the past I have found bar soaps to be drying, but this one is different. My skin is left soft and smooth. It is also extremely gentle so it doesn't irritate my skin. This is definitely something I will always have on hand for my combo skin. I would imagine this being beneficial as a body wash as well. The smell is a bit strong, in a soapy kind of way, however you get used to it. In the morning I wake up to clean, smooth, clear skin. If you are looking for something mild, yet effective give this a try.