I had a lot of expectations when I bought a mini version of Cetaphil, but after a week of using it every morning, I saw no difference in my skin. It didn't lather very well and actually dried my skin out, even after applying my regular moisturizer. My face felt kind of weird after I'd used it...like my skin felt kind of tight. I don't think that's what was supposed to happen, but either way I really didn't like it!
I have a love hate relationship with my Cetaphil. I first purchased it as a child with doctor's orders to use as a body wash due to highly sensitive and irritated skin from "generalized chemical and environmental sensitivity". It works but is not a very satisfying body wash - no foaming, doesn't leave you feeling clean even though you are clean, and I found that you need to use a lot compared to other cleansers.
Then as I got older, I started using it on my face. Again, a very "meh" experience. Leaves your face clean. Moderately okay at taking makeup off (nothing long wearing though). No weird film like Spectro Gel gives my face. But again, MEH!
I cannot live without this cleanser when my skin enters a much too frequent sensitive freak-out. It is the ONLY cleanser that is moderately effective that I can use during these episodes. But when my skin is happy and healthy, I wouldn't touch Cetaphil. There are too many lovely cleansers out there to use if you have normal skin!
This is a very gentle cleanser. But it leaves some dirt residue on my skin and seems like it doesn't clean my face that much. I've used it for 7months but I think it's not working for me anymore. So I'll be switching to another cleanser next month.
even though this is labeled as non comedogenic when ever I use this my skin tends to get clogged up and spotty, and I always remember that I use this and the problem starts, it's very gentle but it doesent remove makeup or anything it just like water on your skin, there are loads of gentle cleansers that have similar prices in the avene and la roche posay range ehich have gentle cleansers that actually cleanse and remove makeup without clogging pores, THE moisturising lotion is fab but this one was a let down .
I know a lot of people love this product. Sadly, I am not one of them. I will say that it cleaned my skin very very well. I did like the texture and the fact that it didn't foam, I felt like it coated my face nicely. Unfortunately, it wasn't gentle enough for my very sensitive skin and it was causing rosacea flare ups. Definitely not for me!
On my second bottle. No need to reiterate what the rest is saying...that it doesn't remove make up and what not. I have dry skin. I used clean and clear prior to this but my skin got into a phase of breaking out every week, leaving me a ton of hyperpigmentation scars. Some say that perhaps I'm stripping too much moisture from my already dehydrated skin and suggested using this with the clarisonic. Wasn't used to the texture at first, and even though everyone claims using this with clarisonic is the bomb, i didnt see much changes in the first month.
2nd month - I decided to add baking soda to the face wash instead of using my clarisonic. Doing so made my skin sooo smooth. No flaking or dryness. After about a good 5 months, my skin is doing SO MUCH BETTER. No more breakouts, acne marks are fading, very few white heads.
The baking soda is what really did the trick for me. Just add 1 part baking soda 1 part cetaphil. Mix'em up and start to very gently scrub and massage your face for a whole minute. Rinse, and you're done!
Love this so much! If you have dry skin, give this a shot!
Cheap, bucket of chemicals, strips my skin and breaks me out. Sadly there are no pros. I hate this cleanser.
I havent used this cleanser but saw a review saying people you dont know to use.but some saying unrespectful things not others who explain in a gentle way.first you learn that cleansing lotion style cleanser or similar stuff may be used in both way rinse off or tissue of none is wrong.you dont know anything.also people may feel dry even after great ones because everybody has different skin so let me say you even bioderma sensibio water dried me but shocking more than lancome comfort foaming cream cleanser.so learn to respect but more learn to think "large view" or get sense,respect people because you are the one ignorant.I see these reviews everywhere so requring teaching them they are the ones who even cant see different views ,cant respect because they even cant think
I originally bought this product from a recommendation from a dermatologist for my eczema. Granted it did leave my face slightly more moisturized then just washing my face with water. But that was only having to scrub roughly with a washcloth to get off part of the makeup and the rest I had to get off with my original face wash. I gave it a chance hoping that I tried different things such as leaving it to sit for a few minutes to disintegrate the makeup: no luck on anything I tried. My face just kept on getting drier and patcher as I used it. I finally got fed up with it and switched back to my regular face wash. I came across it today and considered using it again before I looked at the ingredients:
Cetyl alcohol = Essentially wax
Methylparaben = Cancerous
Propylparaben = Cancerous
Butylparaben = Cancerous
These are leading ingredients in the cleanser and essentially ‘toxic waste’ for your face. I will not buy again and advise people not to but it.
I have been suffering from acne for almost a year after I stopped taking birth control pills. No product was helping me to clear my acne. When I made up my mind to see a dermatologist I came across this cleanser. I gave it a try. I'm using this cleanser along with cetaphil moisturizer. The cleanser is mild. Doesn't irritate my skin and doesn't make my skin red &/or dry. I don't use makeup/foundation. I simply use moisturizer and mineral powder. This cleanser can't remove the mineral powder completely. I use Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub to remove the leftover/residue. This scrub is amazing for my sensitive skin and doesn't make my skin red. This regime is actually helping me with breakouts. My skin is no more super oily. Its clearing my skin also.
I would definitely recommend this product if you have sensitive skin.