Oh Cetaphil, how I love thee. I'm one to switch cleansers every 6 months or so because it seems my skin gets used to the products after awhile and doesn't have the same effect they used to. This last time, I used the Simple gel cleanser and rich replenishing moisturizer which worked well for me for about 6 months... Until a few weeks ago. My skin had become really dehydrated with a layer of oil on top at the same time... and I started breaking out on my cheeks, which NEVER happened to me before. I spent a lot of time on here looking for something new to try that wouldn't make my super sensitive skin red, dry and flaky.
I came across Cetaphil, which I had used 2 years ago. It never dried me out or irritated my skin and it made my face soft. I only stopped using it because it didn't do well with washing my makeup off. That's its only flaw.
But I don't wear makeup every day, so I was washing my face with a stronger cleanser that I didn't need. On days I don't wear makeup, I'll use Cetaphil. It's only been about a week and it has already cleared up my cheeks and made my face a lot softer.
If I need to wash my makeup off first, I'll use Dove's beauty bar for sensitive skin, which I just started using, and I love. It makes my face a little tight afterward, but nothing my moisturizer can't fix.
Anyway, Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser is great for people with suuuuuper sensitive skin.
I feel like this product does nothing to my skin. I think everyone could live without it. Will not be repurchasing.
I love this product! It does not remove waterproof eyeliner very well but it removes all of my foundation! I wear Mac Pro long wear and it removes it completely! It also leaves my skin feeling really clean.
I have acne prone skin and use retinoids which make my skin quite dry. I thought this would be the answer. I only used it in the a.m. or on days i did not wear makeup as it did not seem to be cleansing enough for makeup removal. Well, within two weeks I had a bad breakout, several cysts as well as small whiteheads on my cheeks ( which I never get). It had to be the Cetaphil. :-(. It is too bad because I loved that it was gentle and left my face feeling nice and smooth. Sadly , for me it was pore clogging.
I totally fall in love with this product and I have been using it for a while (for a couple years). I have a combine and sensitive skin plus some acne problems. So one of the doctor recommended me to use this product for facial cleanser. After I pumped it out and gently applied on my face, I washed it out with cold water as usual. I felt my skin is more soft and fresh because It helps to contain the moisture in my skin plus It relieves my sensitive skin problem at some stage. Since I had a facial allergy to some former cleansing products (I had tried many products before), I decided that this product is the most suitable for my skin type. Even though the price of this product is quite expensive (for the big size 473 ml. the price is around 15 pounds) but it is worthwhile because per one bottle I could use it for about 6 months (every morning and evening).
PS. I did recommend my bf to use this product (he has an oily skin type with acne problems), he really likes it. His skin looks less oily with less acne problems.
*Note: This product is NOT for "makeup cleanser". If you are looking for makeup cleanser, this one won't suit you.
This product so good for washing face but not cleaning heavy make up if you don't use lot of make up its perfect :) doesn't make your face look weird after using it . But in the other hand this product is expensive in indonesia :(( but I will repurchase again
After trying so many products for acne, this is what finally worked for me because it is so gentle. I will never go without this. One of my girls wjmalique did a video on her regimen n everything that failed for her...... she has a video called acne products favorites & fails and she has gorgeous skin now so i trusted her and tried this... give it a shot u wont regret it... it will not break u out it doesnt have harmful ingredients. dont junk on cleansers with acne "clearing" acids.. be gentle with ur skin and itll be good with u.
The absolute best cleanser for my face. I have a nice complexion but its is dry and I have rosacea,which flairs up once every so often. Cetaphil has been my cleanser for many years.
It's a very gentle cleanser very suitable for sensitive and acne prone skin.
It can be used as makeup removal as well, just apply it with cotton pad and rub it over the areas you want your makeup to be removed. After that just wash your face with it in usual way. It doesn't dry out my skin, many cleansers tend to make my skin really dry and left my skin flaky but not with this one. It's non-irritant and feels soft, left my skin hydrated.
I suffer from acne and thank God this cleanser doesn't make my skin worse.
As a reviewer put it earlier, it's a 'meh' kind of cleanser.
However, this cleanser is transformed when used with the following product: baking soda/bi-carb soda.
This little trick is used by makeup artist Rae Morris (Australian makeup artist for those that are not familiar with her).
Get some cetaphil or other very gentle cleanser, put about a teaspoon of baking soda/powder into a bowl and mix with the cleanser. Apply to the skin and gently exfoliate the skin with this.
Your skin will look amazing. Do this once or twice a week. Do not do this if you are already using a chemical exfoliant as it may be too much for the skin.