Maybe my problem is this: I bought the equate brand of this product because YES (shoot me) I wanted to pay LESS. Isn't that why off brands are made? For cheap people like myself? Anyhow, the moisturizer was recommended to me by my derm a few years ago. I never bought it. However, i see RAVE reviews about Cetaphil cleanser. HUH? RAVE REVIEWS?!? I don't like this cleanser at all. t's thin and runny. My face doesn't feel clean afterwards. I have to go back over my face with a harsher cleaners. Maybe I'm the odd one out. This cleanser is not "da bomb."
Very inexpensive (around 8 dollars from CVS) and also very gentle on the skin. This is a great product if you are using medicated treatments with it to prevent overduing the drying out with the cleanser and the medicated topical treatments. I LOVE this and also Cerevea. They go hand in hand and I can't really tell which one is better.
I have perioral dermatitis. Which basically looks like acne that is concentrated around the chin and mouth. Which, I think, contributes to my crazy sensitive skin.
So, I was on antibiotics and hydrocortisone ointment for 6 weeks to get rid of the dermatitis and it worked. I asked my dermatologist what to use and she says she loves Cetaphil.
It is a pudding/milky/gel consistency with almost no smell. It doesn't foam when you're mixing it. Although it did not break me out with blemishes I can feel an undercurrent of dryness and irritation. My cheeks, chin, middle of forehead, and tip of my nose feel tight and like there is a fire that is about to start.
In shampoos, I know that I'm sensitive to SLS (Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfates). This has that in it and I'm wondering if it is what I'm reacting to. If it wasn't for that it would be a pretty decent cleanser.
ive been using this for about 6 months and i love it! i have oily skin and it really has cleared up my skin and made it better! deffinitly recomend!!
I have sensitive skin... just used one time.. itchy and red all over my face...
this one contains "Sodium Lauryl Sulfate", which is not good for your skin & health... stay away...
Its Awesome I Love It And It Does What It Says For Cheap !.
Been using Cetaphil for all my 18 yrs as a professional makeup artist. Never even considered a replacement because it does everything I need it to. Sometimes I use the Clarins cleansing water which is nice too, but i go back to my Cetaphil roots because it works so well and is thicker than the Clarins which is nice sometimes when you need that.
It cleans with out water (just wipe clean with a cotton pad or facial tissue)
wipes off without oily residue
removes even waterproof mascara
is great for all eye makeup removal, doesn't bother even sensitive eyes like mine
leaves skin soft and fresh
not a replacement for daily skin cleanser that requires water. skin needs water people! (but its still great because we don't always have water around do we?)
I recently accidentally purchased the kind of Cetaphil that requires rinsing so don't make that mistake. Its not the same! I read some of the reviews and wonder if that mistake may have been made by other reviewers.
It was gentle, sure... But it left a film on my skin, and made me break out in acne.
My mom had always used this cleanser so I grew up using it as well. In middle school I had skin that would break out alot and this cleanser is extremely gentle and effective. Now as a college student, it is wonderdul as i dont have breakouts ever, but it is still an amazing cleanser to get rid of dirt and makeup. The price is also great for someone who is on a tight budget. Definitely worth it.
Cetaphil and Cerevea are almost the same product to me. I use both interchangably while I am supplementing on the side with a medicated topical treatment either from the derm or over the counter.
I love Cetaphil because it cleans your face without leaving it irritated. Sometimes while I am removing my makeup, I don't want the salcylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, as too much drys out my face.
I believe in cycling off of medicated treatment ever month or so for a few days so it is very nice just using cetaphil with a nice moisterizer :)