I have struggled with oily skin all of my life (I'm 52) AND I have redness/sensitivity issues. My derm recommended this product to me years ago and I have used it faithfully. While it does not "control oil" (that's not what it's intended for) - it DOES clean my face and doesn't leave it feeling stripped. It is gentle yet effective. The lack of "sudsing" may seem to some like it's not working but that is not the case - foam does not necessarily equal clean. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a pure, daily cleanser that is effective yet gentle.
My only drawback is I wish it was offered in a squeeze tube rather than pump bottle as it is difficult to get all of the product out of the pump bottle conveniently.
I have heard wonderful things about this product but it did not work for me whatsoever. I have oily/combination skin and I felt like this didnt cleanse my face well enough. I think this particular product is mostly suitable for dry skin or sensitive skin but I would personally not recommend it for oily skin.
i've been using this cleanser on and off since 2009.
when i'm 10 years old i started washing my face with this... IT WORKS WONDERS but then when i started puberty (11 and a half YO) this doesn't work anymore it's just like washing your face with water. i started having break out, my skin looks like pure oil in 3 hours after washing , my acne is really red after washing.
so i swap this to pond's cleanser
pond's works but it left me with disgusting dry peeling face so i tried this (again) it feels the same. it doesn't work
i don't know if it's going to work for you guys but for now this cleanser does not work for me
OVERALL this cleanser is really good for your daughter or son before puberty
This product did not work for me AT ALL . It did not help my skin and its just a waste of money .
Love it, it's so gentle! Most cheaper cleansers have too much sodium laureth sulfate in them which always dries out my face, this has a much smaller amount than most so although there's enough to cleanse the muck of your face properly, it doesn't have the same drying effect. I love cetaphil 's moisturizer too, very hydrating.
I spent sooo long just trying to accept the fact that I had acne-prone skin until I bought Cetaphil (simply because I was out of cleanser) and this stuff is amazing! After one wash, my skin felt so clean and soft and not oily, my god it's actually so brilliant. I have normal - slightly oily skin and I noticed my spots started to shrink down drastically in the first couple of days. It's not a miracle product - I still have slight acne - but now it's hardly noticeable and can be covered up with a BB cream. I do use this with a face brush now, and it made a huge difference compared to just with my hands.
- Pros -
really does clean your skin
leaves it soft and non-oily
non-scented/only a slight "clean" scent
- Cons -
doesn't completely get rid of impurities, but reduces them drastically
the price ($35 New Zealand) was quite expensive for a drug store product, but completely worth it in my opinion
I find this cleanser to be very gentle and effective at cleaning my skin. It doesn't feel harsh in any way. I love it and would definitely recommend it, especially to those with sensitive/dry skin. It doesn't completely strip my skin and leave it feeling tight and painful like some cleansers do, but it still cleans effectively. If I'm wearing liquid/cream makeup on my face (e.g. concealer, tinted moisturizer), I like to remove that with a makeup remover before I use this cleanser because I'm not confident that the cleanser would remove it all on its own. I find it works fine for removing powder makeup.
It's a tad pricey, but it's definitely worth it. You can find it in Costco for a lot cheaper than at the drugstore.
The pump packaging is great. Very handy.
This has been my evening cleanser for the past couple of months and I love it. Its relatively inexpensive when you consider how much product you get. I got the large bottle (500mL) for $15.00 CDN and I've been using it for about 3 months now and I've still got a ton of product left. I love that its in a pump - easy to dispense onto my Clarisonic Mia2. I use about half a pump every night and that's enough to cover my entire face. My skin used to be a lot less sensitive than it is now and even during my first use, I didn't experience any irritation or break outs. Will definitely repurchase again when I run out. It says that this can be used without water - just wipe off with a tissue - which I find really gross. I wouldn't purposefully try it but its good to know that if I were in a pinch, I could still cleanse my face.
My skin is, well, acne prone, and I went to the doctor for it. He said for me to buy Cetaphil and it is AMAZING! I have acne on my chest too, and I used it on there and buy the next day it was a lot better. I still have acne, and use Cetaphil, and it can be pricey, but it is worth it!!
This is my everyday cleanser, I love this stuff! It really helps clean my skin and removes all the makeup and dirt on my face. Like it says, it's gentle and won't irritate you at all! One time I forgot to bring eye makeup remover with me on a trip so I used this on a cotton ball to take my makeup off and it worked like a charm! Although, I don't use this to take my eye makeup off, it does work that way. I totally recommend it for anyone!