It doesn't remove foundation or any make up. Even after second wash, there are foundation residues on my face.. Although it is mild and non-irritating, I don't see the point of using it after makeup remover or another facial cleanser which can remove makeup.
This is a review, long overdue! Cetaphil has been with me since I was 12 years old... 12 years ago! It wasn't that popular then but somehow I unconsciously fell in love with it and never dared try any other cleansers... my face is sensitive but I don't easily get pimples and my pores are really small, but some toners and cleansers easily burn and irritate my skin that it itches instantly all night and that scared me.
I learned how truly great Cetaphil Cleanser is when I got adventurous and tried other cleansers like Neutrogena, Celeteque, Physiogel, Face Shop, Soap Cleansers, Clinitia etcetera... I really went for it, some worked, some didn't, but in the end no one did the job like Cetaphil.
The cleanser leaves the skin smooth and fresh. As a make up remover it's gentle and doesn't tug the skin.
For a new user, it might take a more than a day to really see the effect that Cetaphil can do for your face. But it does close up pores, eliminates pimples and bacteria while pampering your skin and rejuvenating it.
What more can I say? I love it! It's soft and gentle but ironically it's a strong match for the harsh make up that's been on my face and has seen pollution from the day.
The unique thing is that you can use it as many times a day as you want and it doesn't irritate or damage anything.
I give it a 1 just because it's true to it's name - it IS gentle and I like the dispenser for it.
However, TOO gentle for someone who wears foundation and concealer. It didn't remove any of my make up. I noticed if I washed my face with this and put a moisturizer on right after (like you should) the moisturizer would actually be mixing with my foundation.
It doesn't get your skin clean at all and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who used any type of makeup. Makeup NEEDS to get off your skin and if this can't even get makeup that's sitting on top of your skin, imagine all that it's missing in your pores. GROSS!
I bought a bottle of this at the grocery store, it came in a huge bottle for about 15 dollars. I think this product is really good for your skin! It is gentle and moisturizer. I have very acne prone skin so after putting on all of these harsh chemical irritants on my face its nice to wash it off with something gentle. The product itself is scentless and suddless when you apply it to your face. It ends up making your face very smooth and clean after you wash it off. I don't recommend it to people trying to get an acne cleanser but either than that its great for all ages!
I have been using this cleanser for about 6 months and its very gentle and effective on my acne prone skin. I use it twice, once to remove all makeup and then the second to cleanse. I get no irritation from this product and it lasts a long time.
This is an alright cleanser. It's not amazing and doesn't do wonders, but it cleans the skin well. My skin is combination oily, this cleanser didn't make me oilier, so that's a good thing. I also like the packaging and it's cheap.
I have very sensitive and reactive skin with a fragrance allergy. I used this cleanser as suggested by my dermatologist for a month. I also used it as a body cleaners as I have eczema. My face gradually started burning and my eczema flared up. I thought it was the change in weather, or some other irritant until I read about sodium laurel sulfate and the reactions you can experience with it. I finally put it all together while I was putting ice packs on my face, It was burnt and swollen. I tossed the Cetaphyl and used Toleraine by La Roche Posay.. The next day my face was normal, I forgot what that should look like. A few days later my eczema has improved.
SLS is nasty stuff if you are sensitive. Check it out if.
My dermatologist recommended this to me & gave me a bunch of free samples and i like it. Nothing to really complain about with it continued >>
The two competitors in my opinion are Cerevea and Cetaphil. In my opinion Cereve works much better, although I have plenty of friends that are vice versa.
This just doesn't do enough for me as a cleanser. I don't feel like its doing and sometimes I would prefer to use my dove soap. My skin isn't sensitive. This is designed (so is Cereve) for sensitive skin individuals or someone else using other topical ointments that doesn't want to additionally irritate their skin.
Will not buy again. Value is there but I don't like the product
Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser is a product I've always owned and has been laying behing my bathroom mirror forever. I bought it because I was hearing so many good reviews about it on YouTube, and even TV. I noticed that it is a dermatologist-recommended product as with all other products made by Cetaphil. In the US, The Gentle Skin Cleanser is targeted for "all skin types", although, in Canada, where I live, it is targeted for "normal to dry skin types". It is also 100% fragrance-free, non-comodogenic, oil-free, and hypo-allergenic. The ingredients are super simple. It contains only a very tiny bit of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate so that is why it is very gentle on your skin. I completely stopped using it after a couple weeks, I notcied it didn't do anything for my skin, it was horrible at cleaning my skin in general. It didn't remove my makeup, either. A year or so later, I decided to try it out again only now I use it as my morning cleanser and not my night one. I have combo/sensitive/acne-prone skin, and so this cleanser doesn't work at night time for me because I'm wearing makeup, and my skin is way too oily and dirty. For the morning, however, this cleanser works PERFECTLY! It's extremely gentle so my face doesn't turn red or feel irritated whatsoever. It has an interesting texture, it sort of feels like a liquidy handsoap but it's not so liquidy to be like water. In the morning, my face is pretty oily, so after I use this product, my skin feels clean but not overly-stripped of my moisture; it's just enough. I agree that this would definitely be a good product if you have more normal to dry skin. You definitely need to use another cleanser, or use a makeup-wipe before you use this cleanser at night time. I have been using this cleanser now for a while and I can definitely see a difference in my skin; it's much less irritated, and I think that's why my skin is getting clearer, because it's healing faster.
The packaging, in my opinion, is GREAT! It comes in four sizes, a travel size, an 8 fl. oz, a 16 fl. oz, and a 20 fl.oz. There might be a bigger one that they sell at certain locations such as Costco, but depending on your country, you will find this cleanser in various sizes. The 16 fl. oz and up come with a closeable pump which is SO convenient! The price is not cheap but it isn't expensive, either. In Canada, at Shoppers Drug Mart, this is $20.00 for 500mL, which in my opinion, for the amount of product you get, isn't TOO bad- the 250mL is around $10.00 I believe. In the US, for a 16 fl. oz at Walgreens, it's $10.99, although they sell a generic brand for a couple dollars cheaper and it has the SAME EXACT INGREDIENTS, which is awesome!
Overall, I definitely would recommend the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser to anybody who has sensitive skin. It doesn't matter if your skin is oily, if you use this cleanser with another, or use it alone in the morning, you'll learn to LOVE it, like I did.