This is a wonderful facial bar soap. I have combo/oily skin that only breaks out near my woman's time of the month. I then get one or two large angry mountains that pop later on after mounds of benzoyle peroxide. Ew. anyways, this soap keeps me from breaking out more! I thought it would have too much moisture for me, but it is perfect and calms my skin down and gets my makeup off too. I went back to my Clinique foaming facial and now I find that to be too drying! It used to be my HG but not after this soap. I think I am gong to try Dove beaty bar sensitive skin next because it has such great reviews. I think the Clinque foamnig facail will make me more oily since it makes me feel so dry now. Weird, it used to feel great but now I know better =)
I grew up using good old Dove bar soap before switching to body washes (out of necessity for more moisture) but today I tried this...Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar and WOW I'm a convert. I will never use a body wash or another brand of bar soap ever again. the scent it very light, clean and lotion-y and unlike every other bar soap that strips the natural oils from my skin giving me that squeaky-clean" feel which is just so gross and tacky--so bad for dry skin, this left me soft, fresh and moisturized! yayyy for Cetaphil!
IF YOU HAVE OILY SKIN YOU SHOULDN'T USE THIS--USE THE ANTIBACTERIAL VERSION!
For 3.99 (my local drug store) a bar my skin will be in MUCH better shape all year round. Drugstore.com has a 2-for-1 deal going...buy it, quick!
I like the bar much more than the liquid. It's not as moisturizing, which is better for me since I have oily skin. Also, I find it to be MUCH better for removing makeup, probably since it lathers.
I just HATE the smell of this. I can't use it due to the smell. It was a free gift with the original Cetaphil cleanser, which I like. My son uses this and does have less breakouts, so that is good about it at least.
I normally use the Cetaphil Gentle cleanser and the moisturizer, and i really like them. Lately though, my skin (mostly my cheeks) had been breaking out a lot more. At the last minute i decided to try this because of its good reviews. Well, when i first opened it, i was pretty upset because i notices how strong the scent was - i was so surprised, since Cetaphil is not know for using fragrance, right? I was worried that it was a waste and that it would end up causing more irritation. But - it really hasn't. It has actually calmed down the skin on my cheeks. And it looks less red and irritated now after using it for a few days. Im afraid to say too much at this point - but i'm really hoping that this is something i can rely on for future pimples. I stil like using the cleanser, for the rest of my face - so, i actually use this mostly on my cheeks, and it works ok for me. I definately have to moisturize after using this, because it makes me feel a tiny bit more dry than usual. I would still prefer if they hadnt added any fragrance, but at the same time, i dont really notice it that much now. I hope this keeps working :)
Edit** - After using this for over a month, i am feeling good about this bar :) my skin has cleared up quite a bit, and it doesn't feel as irritated as before. (I have also stopped using the Cetaphil liquid cleanser). I'm comfortable with this bar now :)
If you have extremely dry or retinized facial skin like mine, avoid this-- i broke out in big flakes and experienced awful tightness immediately after rinsing. Had to slather with Cetaphil cream, which luckily is very good stuff. I guess the bottom line is soap is soap-- Cetaphil says the ingredients aren't soap, but I was surprised to see that they are. I can see this used as a good body soap, though. I have to return to the liquid cleanser...
This is one of my favourite cleansers. It leaves a really clean feeling and no residue or stripping of my skin. I will repurchase.
i like this cleanser. i use it on my combo/oily skin that tends to get flaky, dry and greasy all at the same time. i was using clinique mild liquid soap but it dried my skin out and made my face feel uncomfortably tight. i switched to this and i really like this because it washes off my makeup and leaves my face feeling soft and comfortable. it doesnt feel like my face is being stripped of its needed natural oils. i havent broke out from this and ive been using this for about a month and a half. i learned sometimes the harsher products marketed for acne/oily/combo skin isnt always the best. it strips my face of its natural oil and makes my face produce even more oil to try to compensate for the lost.
I swear by this product, I never use any other kind of soap on my face. I have normal to dry skin, which is also a bit sensitive. This soap works well to clean my face and I don't find it over-drying. Plus the price is great!
I started using this a few years ago when my dr suggested it. I have used it ever since.