This used to be my favorite cleanser--very light and gentle until I searched up the chemicals/ingredients and realized that it's not as great as I thought (health-wise): http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/51499/Cetaphil_Daily_Facial_Cleanser_for_Normal_to_Oily_Skin/
I recently switched to Burt's Bees Radiance facial cleanser with royal jelly (more natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals) and it seems to do a great job as a substitute for this product. I would not purchase this product again, given what I know about its ingredients. It is a rather light, gentle, facial cleanser though.
I used to use this back in high school but stopped than recently tried it again.. I was on an acne skin care regimen and For some reason when I washed my face with this.. MY FACE turned RED n it was burning!! I used it 5 times before i returned it..
each time was the same.. maybe it was my acne skin care.. but I switched to the foam consistency instead and that is MUCH MORE GENTLE and does a job well done..
It does not have any smell.
Watery -gel consistency. Light-Mild cleansing properties. I like how gentle it is but I have really oily skin and this didn't do much for me.
Didn't reduce the oil on my skin. Didn't help with my acne either.
I tried this when the regular Cetaphil started clogging my pores and breaking me out. This was way too drying causing redness and breakouts due to irritation.
This receives usually very good comments. So I bought it. And because it comes in a large bottle, the commitment to use it, is long. I don't like returning products because in the long run, that just causes to raise the prices by the company-I have noticed that with CVS lately, where the cosmetic prices are outrageous because now they have to cover returns.
I wish this worked for me.
It cause breakouts-both versions.
It did not take off my make up
I tried it mixed with a salicylic acid cleanser and that worked to control my acne a bit.
I rather not buy a cleanser where I have to mix two items to get results
This is just okay. I really don't like the smell. It did work on makeup, which I really want in my nighttime cleanser. I used original formula Cetaphil (back when there was only one) as a teenager and liked that better - it was just really gentle. Anway, if you care about these things note that this gets a moderate hazard rating (6) from the Cosmetics Database.
Love this cleanser! I've been using it for about 3 years now and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. This keeps my face super clean and ready for any serums/moisturizers. At night I wash my face twice and it never feels stripped or tight. This also keeps my breakouts at bay.
-Use with another acne treating product( I use clearasil face wash after i use cetaphil.)
-Apply lotion after use
-Removes makeup easily
-pimples fade within first few uses
-smell is terrible
-easy twist pump
-using another acne clearing product with it, is recommended by me
-drys out skin (as most washes do)
Overall, I recommend you buy it; also pick up a bottle of clearasil NEW ultra face wash and use after you use cetaphil (morning and night) then apply lotion. (Clearasil is around $5-$7)
I live in NYC now so the price is a bit higher than normal.. BUT the packaging is awesome bc of the twist open and close pump. and honestly HONESTLY. HOOONNNNESTTTLY. this stuff really REALLY helped my skin. after a terrible break out...and i mean terrible as in all over my forehead and cheeks...after using a bad product in the past..i started using the regimen BP treatment but it really made my skin dry and I was developing aging skin with wrinkles and such under my eyes =( but i read about cetaphil and got it about a month ago. It's really been soothing to my skin and my wrinkles from dryness has been clearing. I stil get pimples and my blemishes, i'll probably take with me to my grave...but this stuff REALLY WORKS. AND NOTHING WORKS ON MY SKIN. SERIOUSLY. and people...STAY AWAY FROM BP IM SERIOUS IT WILL RUIN UR SKIN. that is all :)