At first I was sceptical that a foaming wash could cleanse without over-stripping the skin. However after a month of using this light, easy-rinse foam I found it has not caused any further breakouts or disturbed my existing blemishes.
The packaging does NOT claim to clear acne first of all, it states that the formula is non-acnegenic which means it does not upset the acne on the skin.
This is gentle enough to use twice daily. As it is so gentle and oil-free, it is not as effective at dissolving make-up- especially eye make-up. I recommend using something a bit more emollient for this part of cleansing.
I would happily continue to use this even without any breakouts as it respects the natural moisture barrier of the skin and there is no "squeaky" clean feeling afterwards. The price is very reasonable and the packaging is well-thought out.
I would re-purchase again.
Disappointed, did not like it as much as the original formula. Its an ok cleanser, but it leaves makeup residue on your face. So make sure to use a toner afterwards. I use clinique acne solution.
This is my new favorite product! My skin feels so rejuvenated after I use it in the AM. It has a light scent, (it doesn't produce a lot of foam unless you pump a lot of the product into your hands),it goes on smoothly and washes away the product residue after you wash it unlike some face washes. I love how clean my face feels after I use this product. I use this product in conjunction with the new Cetaphil DermaContril Spf moisturizer so I can not tell if this product helps with the oil control throughout the day. I also bought this product thinking it was a face wash to help my acne prone skin. After reading it at home closely I realized it was marketed to help control oil, not help with current acne. I was disappointed in that aspect of the product. I bought this product because I thought it would help control my acne. I am not an expert in reading the decodable ingredients in products, but I don't think there are any ingredients to help control acne. Like I stated before I can not tell if this product helps control the oil in my skin because I use it with the Cetaphil DermaControl moisturizer during the day. But I can attest that I will re-purchase this face wash in the future. It does not dry out my skin, and leaves it light and refreshed. Will buy again.
Stick with it! I began using this product after my friend's dermatologist recommended it to her. It does what it says, controls oil n prevents breakouts. I'm 26 and was still suffering fron acne until i found this. Now i get minor breakouts every now n then but nothing like before. The only downer is it does dry your face a little after you wash it. I will definitely repurchase, a little goes a long way. I've had my bottle for about 2 months and i use it twice a day (morning and night).
I dont know why my derm recommend me this product for acne cleansing.
it does reduce my oil producing, but doesnt prevent my acne... I dont see anything improved ... go with something else guys if you want to reduce your acne for real...
I received a coupon in the mail to try this product for free, so I picked it up from Wal Mart. I introduced this into my skin care routine as my morning face wash, so I don't know how well it removes makeup. It comes out as a foam and rinses clean.
However, as with many of the other reviewers here, this product broke me out. For me, I think it was the castor oil in it. That would also explain why the OCM did not work out for me either. So at least now I have identified an ingredient my skin can not tolerate.
This is horrible. It broke my skin out so badly. The perfume in it is way too strong, they have it mentioned on the back as masking fragrance. It's more than masking, it's overpowering. But obviously the worst part is it breaks my skin out. I had to go back to the store to get another face wash, one that works, and I noticed this Cetaphil was marked down for clearance. If only they had done that 2 weeks ago I would have saved myself $$ and a handful of zits. Thanks cetaphil! BIG MISTAKE!
This face wash was a huge disappointment. Slightly expensive for a drugstore face wash too. I've used much better for half the price. The first week or so of using this I had no acne but wanted to find a face wash that could control my oily skin. Now after two weeks, my face has horribly broken out all over the place. My jawline, cheeks, forehead, areas that haven't broken out like this since I was in middle school. I can feel that it doesn't remove all of the dirt and oil in my pores like my previous acne wash had. Will definitely not be using this again since I am having to do serious repair on my skin now.
I was originally using cetaphil oily skin cleanser for like 2 months, which is recommended by my derm. and it works soo well on my face. and then suddenly on the 3rd month my derm said they no longer having cetaphil oily cleanser, he will gv me a new one but still cetaphil. turned out its cetaphil dermacontrol foam wash.
i was excited to use it but after few days, i can see that my face started to hv some pimples back but i still try to keep calm and blame on my menses. but my face become worseeee and a big pimple also coming out then i cant stand it anymore!
i went to see my derm again but he dont think its because of this cleanser. and gv me more antibiotics instead. but after that i went straight to watsons to buy the old cetaphil oily cleanser. and i can see slowly my face recovering again. i regret using this cleanser honestly. huhu. and i dont know why my face looks dull and darker when using this cleanser.
When I started using it and it didn't control my oil for long. After a couple minutes my nose would be all oily. Another problem I have with it is that when you start massaging it into your face, it drys up pretty quick. It also made me break out with big stubborn pimples that lasted forever.