This is my HG cleanser . I use to use the gentle cleanser then my cousin told me to switch to this cause i have oily skin .. within a week i started to notice my skin looking GREAT .. less oiler and less bumps. it is alittle bit more drying but nothing too bad .. i would recommend this product to every one with acne prone skin and oily skin
So i need something gentle to use but I also want something that would tackle my acne and possibly prevent extra oiliness on my face. This cleanser claimed that its extremely gentle and I trusted it because I used the other Cetaphil cleanser that's marked as sensitive/gentle/all skin types. I was dead wrong about this product, if you check the ingredients it has many that can strip your face and make it dry. I used this for about a week and my nose and forhead were peeling. This had a weird alcohol scent which I really did not expect. It was just flat out harsh for me but I heard some people have had luck with this. It has fragrances and harsh stuff in it so SENSITIVE SKIN BEWARE.
I cannot believe the bad reviews this product is getting.
I absolutely LOVE this product.
I started using this one to replace Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Wash, which started to really cause me to break out. My sister didn't care for this product, and I started to use hers, and it works VERY well for me.
I have tremendously oily skin, especially in the summer. This product (the Normal to Oily) works very, very, very well for me. It doesn't totally strip my skin of oil, but it does wash off the excess surface oil.
I use one of those round, exfoliating pad/sponge things, pump a couple of times, lather it up a little bit and then scrub my face with it. It works supremely well for me.
The pump is great for the shower. It is a lot pricier than other face washes, but in my opinion, it is worth every penny.
There are some store-brand versions of this product. Target's Up&Up, however, is the ONLY one that I know of that carries the Normal-to-Oily generic version that is a clear, liquid soap. Everything else I've seen (Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid) is a generic version of the hair conditioner-consistency 'All Skin Types' version.
I have yet to try those, but I might just buy a bottle next time I'm at Target to check it out. I'll review that when I do. continued >>
It makes my skin extremely soft. I haven't had a breakout since I've used this (2 months), but then again I am not acne prone. I use this after I've taken off my makeup (just sunscreen, concealer, and eyeliner) with other makeup removers.
I don't like how it doesn't lather up. I have to get a lot of product in my hands with sufficient amount of water to get it foam up. And the fragrance is too strong.
Just a generally nice cleanser for oily skin! All the cons are dismissible. I recommend it and will purchase again.
Hold up. You're telling me that THIS is all my skin wants? That I paid $70+ for cleansers
that are not as good as this? Well, I feel like a fool. My skin is quite complicated. It's congested but also dry and sensitive. Most cleansers are either too drying or innefective, but this is just perfect. It really cleans my skin and gets all the nastiness out of my pores, but at the same time it does not dry out my skin or irritate. In fact, it's gentle enough to remove my eye makeup with. It leaves my skin fresh, soft, clean, and glowy, all for under $10. It also smells great. Now what's not to love? It's a classic for a very good reason. I was actually skeptical about buying this at first because I hated the gentle skin cleanser. Anyway, sometimes simplicity is key. We have all these cleansers that promise to do this and that, but this one is simple, effective, and just really delivers. No bells and whistles here, just a classic, quality, product.
UPDATE: First off, this actually too gentle to remove my makeup, and whenever I use more than a light coat of mascara I end up with a smudgy mess under my eyes that it won't remove no matter how hard I scrub. Second, this is just way too drying with regular use (and by regular, I mean once a day). My skin went from soft and clean to rough and dry, but I won't deduct too many points because that is typical for my stupid, confused skin. On a good point, I never once broke out. But alas, the search for cleanser that will effectively clean my skin and remove makeup, all without turning my skin into the sahara desert, continues.
So I've bought this at walmart for $6.88 and it's a alright price because I overall like this cleanser. I tend to pick on my skin so the t-zone on my face became oily with few red blemishes. I havnt exfoliate my skin too like I usually do. Using this cleanser helped the redness dissappear instantly and my face is soft and feels clean. I'm glad I bought this.
Such crap. Read the ingredient list. Way to many chemicals. SLS, masking fragrance and Menthylparaben, some things that are not good for your skin. My dermatologist recommended this for my breakout/oily skin. It clogged my pores oily and would give me red skin. Not to mention that the fragrance is horrible. This is a major no no. Do yourself a favor and not use any petrochemicals on your skin.
I bought this because I have very oily, acne-prone but very sensitive skin and Cetaphil markets its products as being gentle and non-irritating. I had tried their regular liquid cleanser for dry, sensitive skin but it never cleaned well enough and left what felt like a heavy film. I was sorely disappointed w/ this product. The pump pkg is convenient and the smell is subtle but very nice. However, my skin felt really stripped after use, and became more and more irritated, tight, and blotchy after each use. Either my skin was allergic to something in it or it was stripping my skin barrier. Either way, the result was uncomfortable, unatttractive redness, blotchiness and those surface wrinkles you get from having very dry, tight skin, with increased oiliness within a few hours. Being acne and acne-mark prone, blotchiness and irritation is a huge problem for me. It felt like it stripped my skin so much that my skin revved up oil production a few hours after use to try to compensate. I gave up after about 2 weeks and will not re-purchase.
This Product is the worst thing I have put on my face. It actually made my pimples worse after one use. After reading the ingredients I found that it contains mainly all the ingredients a facewash for people with oily skin that are more likely to break out shouldnt. it contains so many different pore clogging, irritating acne aggrivating ingredients I was shocked.
This product is amazing!!! I love it! It makes mt skin feel soft and doesn't give me that tight feeling. It is my everyday facial cleanser and don't think I will switch to anything else anytime soon.