I should have went on and check the reviews before purchasing this product. I could never figure out what was breaking me out, but after I stop using this for months, I stopped getting 3-5 big pimples every week.
Pros: the pump, perhaps?
Cons -breakouts; I got a bunch of tiny zits all over my cheek and chin area, and occasionally pimples/blemishes
-supposedly cleans face, but in reality, it doesn't do much lol.
-face feels dry and red after using product (DEF not for the sensitive skin!!)
This product did nothing for me. It feels like you are washing your face with water, only in a slightly thicker white lotion form. It was indeed very gentle, but so much so that I felt like nothing has happening. Afterwards I use a cotton pad and toner and found that I still had leftover foundation on my face, so it just wasn't strong enough for me. The pump is nice and the bottles are huge.
LADIES, DO NOT TRY TO USE THIS TO REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP! With that said, for those of you who are trying to use this to remove makeup and hate it cause its not removing it is because thats not the purpose of this cleanser.
My brother has severe eczema so his dermatologist gave him a couple of samples to try, one of which was the cleanser for his body. He didn't like it so I just started using it. I loved it because I have combination/acne prone skin and it removed the oil but didn't break me out. I also use the cetaphil moisturizer along with this cleanser in the morning. I only use this cleanser in the morning because like I said before, it doesn't remove makeup. On most days, I do wear makeup so at night, I use the purity cleanser to remove my make up and the cetaphil moisturizer.
Overall I do like this product and i would recommend it for basically any skin type. Its not overly drying but it removes enough dirt and oil for me to feel clean. It doesn't break me out and it was cheap and easy to find, just walk into any drugstore.
This was the first cleanser I used ever since I realized how sensitive my skin is. It cleans without giving me any redness or flaky skins. It works best for people who barely wears any makeup like myself. My mom also keeps one bottle in her drawer and "dry-clean" her face when it's too oily. However, given its ingredient list which contains water, a number of alcohols and a number of parabens, it's quite ironic to call itself a gentle cleanser. I purchased a huge bottle which should last for a year since I'm not using it on a daily basic but I highly doubt that I would re-purchase.
Not a really bad product. I wanted a gentle cleanser that would take off my makeup, but it didn't. It didn't promise that on the back, though.
It's a lot more gentle than other cleansers I've used. It doesn't break me out and it's moisturizing. You can smell a sort of chemical smell to it.
I used this for a month, but my skin wasn't clearing up or anything and afterwards when I went over it with a makeup remover wipe, makeup still came off.
I wouldn't recommend this for removing makeup. It's great for cleaning brushes though...
I gave it a 4 simply because I am always on the search for new products. I switched to this for morning cleansing from Marcelle's Hydra C foaming cleanser because I read on the label that you couldn't use it on the eyes. Cetaphil feels so gentle which is great for my sensitive skin, i raved about it to my family and now everyone uses it!
-Does not irritate my sensitve skin
-Lasts for a long time ( considering i use it everyday)
-LOVE that i can massage my eyes + undereye area with it (i use a thick eyecream - Kiehls's avocado)
-I wouldn't use this at night because i feel it won't take off my make up as well as say a foaming cleanser
-Pricey for a drugstore item, 12-18$, but this really isn't a con for me because other cleansers i've tried and/or using are double even triple that price. This works which makes it worth it.
I would definitely repurchase, already bought a backup
i have really dry acne prone skin and the winter weather was really harsh on my skin. After just 2 days of using this i already see an improvement. No more dry patches! my skin is smooth and its starting to clear up my skin. Love!
I do and I don't understand why this cleanser is so hyped.
For one thing, this really is a gentle cleanser. It doesn't irritate my skin or leave my face feeling tight or dry.
On the other hand, it's almost TOO gentle. I have skin that's the opposite of sensitive--my skin is far too tolerant (is that the right word?) to the point where I need high concentrations in order for anything to be effective. So perhaps that's why I feel that this cleanser isn't very effective. It does remove some of my face makeup and it does somewhat clean my skin, but if I want it to work like a regular cleanser I need to use it twice, or three times if I'm wearing a long-wearing foundation (like MAC Pro Longwear or Revlon Colorstay Whipped).
That said, unless your skin is like mine, I do recommend this. It's great for sensitive skin and those looking for a fuss-free, fragrance-free daily cleanser that doesn't have bad ingredients (and an ingredients list that has less than 10 ingredients!) and doesn't have any fancy-schmancy claims.
It's also dirt cheap! I got a 16 oz. bottle for only $9--insane, right? It's also available in 2, 8, and 20 oz. bottles. (It's unfortunate, though, that I purchased such a large bottle when I don't even use it that often...)
Would I repurchase? No.
I have ocular rosacea, and started using this product after my first "flare-up." I don't use it all of the time (I get easily bored and like to try different products), but I always end up coming back to this one. I also have dry, sensitive skin, and now prefer cream-based cleansers as the foaming/sudsy ones tend to dry my skin out too much.
This has to be one of the most gentle cleansers I have ever used. I love how it doesn't dry out my face :) One thing I did notice was that it doesn't take makeup off so I use it at night and right in the morning only. Gentle and effective, I would definitely recommend it to everyone with any skin-type. It doesn't get rid of acne or anything, not even the occasional pimple, but, it's gentle and it gets rid of excess oil :) Great product!