This cleanser is fairly on the pricey side for a drugstore cleanser. However, it is a pretty good cleanser to use if you do have combination-to-oily, acne-prone skin like mines. It did not break me out or irritate my skin. It is scentless. And, it does rinse cleanly from the skin.
This product has caused my left eye to become swollen and irritated. It's been a whole entire day and the swelling has still not gone down. It did clear some of my acne, but I don't want a swollen eye to go along with it. This went back to CVS.
This is the best face wash I've used, and I have tried many. It cleans off all makeup, but does not make my face feel dry. It rinses off completely. Large bottle, good price.
My Dr recommended this to me to help with my breakouts. Ive been using this for about 7 months now. This is now my HG face wash!! It also removes my makeup like a dream. This bottle last me about 2 months. It has helped my breakouts become minimal. Will continue to buy.
Update: I started mixing a dollop of this with a pump of Cerave's hydrating cleanser and voila--everything I want in a cleanser. The hydrating cleanser adds some softness to the foaming, diffusing it a tad but it's still there. Also combination reduces residue somehow so rinsing is cleaner. So I have to buy 2, so what, I can find anywhere and they don't break the bank. Leaving my marks at 4 since Cerave should have thought of combining for me.
I like but don't love this cleanser because it foams almost too much, doesn't completely clean my face of makeup(that has been loosened by oil), and leaves a residue on my face. Also may be slightly drying my normal skin with rosacea. It is non irritating, cheap and fragrance free. Also easy to find. I'm still waiting out a rosacea flare to be sure this is not causing breakouts for me, will update when I'm sure. Reminds me a lot of Olay's foaming facial wash with aloe.
Being a fan of the Cerave cream and PM face lotion, I thought that I would give this cleanser a try. For the past few years, Clean & Clear's Sensitive Skin Foaming Facial Cleanser has been my HG, but I think that I've found a replacement for it.
This cleanser is a simple, no-frills face-wash that foams quite well and cleans every trace of makeup - even waterproof mascara. There's no scent, stubborn residue, or weird skin reaction. I'm a mild acne sufferer with dry flaky skin from using Retin-A. Over time, I've found that the best cleansers suited for my skin are the really simple ones . . . and this one is perfect. I think that this is also a really great foaming cleanser to use with a Clarisonic.
And as far as price, I actually think that $11 is quite reasonable for 12 oz.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT! a simple product that works. i use differin gel and clyndamycin. after washing with is cleanser my skin feels squicky clean-the only product that has done that!love it!for 14 bucks its an ok price for the amount they give you.
edit June 10,2001-not good for daily use-strips and dries out my skin, but good for a couple times a week =)
I've been a fan of Cetaphil's Daily Facial Cleanser for a couple of years and I had been using it almost nightly. I say "almost nightly" because it did occasionally dry out my combinaton skin, but it left my face so clean and I just worked around it. One day I stumbled across a CeraVe coupon online, and since I was almost out of my Cetaphil and had read reviews on this site, thought I'd give it a try. First off, I don't expect cleansers to be a primary make up remover. I use separate removers for my eyes and face, and only expect cleansers to get my face clean, so I cannot comment on if this adequately removes make up. After about two months of use, I can say that this cleanser gets my face just as clean as Cetaphil's Daily Facial Cleanser without drying out my skin. At first I didn't think it foamed all that much but just adding a little bit of water if you want more foam will do the trick. This also leaves my skin feeling really soft after use. The only thing keeping me from giving 5 lipsticks is the residue it seems to leave on my face. I always have to do a second rinse with cool water because just rinsing the cleanser off with warm water doesn't work for me. But I haven't met a cleanser yet that I don't have to rinse off twice, so I can't really hold it against CeraVe. Overall, fantastic buy. Will repurchase.
I had been wanting to try this for a long time before I actually did. It seems expensive for a drugstore cleanser but per ounce it's actually pretty comparable to others. It comes in a huge 12 ounce bottle with a pump. This is a clear silky gel that feels absolutely wonderful going on and foams just enough. I have am very oily and this cleanser leaves my skin soft and smooth without stripping it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 lippies is because I find traces of makeup left behind, even after double cleansing. Unfortunately for this reason I also put that I would not repurchase. I like as simple a routine as possible and I'm just not into using a separate makeup remover. But for those with sensitive skin or who wear light or no makeup, or just want a gentle cleanser for morning use I would definitely recommend this. It wasn't a perfect fit for me but that doesn't make it a bad product.
Huge size, dirt cheap for the amount you get and completely effective.
Okay, I should expand my review and actually explain why I like this product so much. For around $12, you get twelve ounces of cleanser, and you do not need that much to cleanse your face with. This cleanser could last months and months.
As far as the formula, it's superb. I have dry skin, and this foaming cleanser doesn't dry me out. It does, however, get my skin nice and clean. I've tried a ton of cleansers, and I find that I like cleansers in all price ranges, but this is the one that stays in my bathroom for when my skin needs a break from my constantly changing arsenal of skin care products.
I'd recommend this to anyone, but especially people with sensitive skin. I imagine it would work for anyone with dry skin all the way to anyone with oily skin.