THIS is my HOLY GRAIL product. I could NEVER do without this! Before I started using this my skin definitely looked dull, had pretty bad oiliness in the summertime, broke out about twice a month, and had redness all over my face. Ever since I started using this my skin looks incredible! I haven't had a breakout since I started using it (4 months ago), it doesn't dry out my skin excessively (it actually feels nice and moisturized afterward) for being in the middle of a humid Florida summer my skin isn't oily at ALL, my redness has subsided to just a tinge of color on my cheeks, and my skin is SO glowy!! I stopped using foundation on a normal basis and just use BB cream now. My husband who really doesn't care much about makeup or skincare noted a HUGE difference in my skin and he started using Cetaphil too. He hasn't broken out in ages and his skin looks incredible. I'll never be without this product! Definitely a re-purchase!
Now, as far as being a makeup remover cleanser, I can't speak for. I use CVS Brand Cold Cream to remove my makeup and then use the Cetaphil cleanser.
I can't believe I haven't written a review on this gem of a product!!! So my absolute favorite use is as an eye makeup remover!!!! I have used it as my hg remover for at least 15 years if not longer. It is the only thing that actually removes all of my eye makeup (read: tons of mascara) without leaving an oily residue. It rinses cleanly and easily. I use this first then wash the rest of my face with a foamy cleanser.
I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin. This is a wonderfully mild and gentle cleanser that my dermo recommended years ago. At various times, I have used it with and without water, on my face and my body, and as an eye makeup remover and facial cleanser. I also used this on my baby's sensitive rash-prone skin. It is good for all of these.
I am never without this as an eye makeup remover!!!!
I'm a big cetaphil fan! A lot of the negative reviews remark on how bad it is at removing makeup and I would definitely agree, but I don't think that necessarily makes it useless. I usually use a separate face wash/makeup remover to get rid of my makeup and then use cetaphil to cleanse and I can really feel the difference to my skin! It feels refreshed and clean every time. My friend even borrowed some when she came over and forgot her facewash and was very sceptical about the non-foaming consistency but she remarked how clean her skin felt after using it! I have quite combination skin but this works perfectly in keeping it non-oily but refreshed and soft. Love it!
My new favourite cleanser! I have really sensitive skin and for the past I've years I had been using a brand called Simple. However, that recently sold out EVERYWHERE in my hometown, so I decided to reach for Cetaphil. My first thought was that it didn't seem to clean as well because its not foaming, but to my surprise I didn't break out from this at all. I also started to love the soft film like coat that it seemed to leave on my face after. It makes it feel soothed, as opposed to squeaky clean. I do feel as though I need to use a good make up remover before using this, but as a cleanser it does its job well.
This cleanser works pretty well, but not as an acne removing cleanser. It basically has one function - to wash your face. I liked this product because it didn't give me worse skin and it did do a good job "cleansing" my skin, but if you have bad acne on your face I would recommend putting off buying this until after it clears up. I wash my face with this and then use a ROC moisturizer and then my normal makeup.
Cetaphil may come at a modest price, but that is probably because this is far from the best cleanser out there. I have tried many cleansers for acne-prone skin, both drugstore and higher-end brands. The ingredients list of this cleanser should be enough to send most consumers running. There are many skin irritants present in this cleanser. I personally hate the feeling of Cetaphil on my face. This is the only cleanser that I have ever used that has given me a strange sensation after use. It is not quite painful, but not comfortable, either. And I can say that after having tried it several times over the last ten years, I have not seen any improvement in acne as a result of using this cleanser. Two enthusiastic thumbs down.
I read a lot of good reviews about this cleanser, so I really wanted to try it.
It's very gentle, yes it is. However I can't recommend it for people with normal or combination/oily skin.
I told my dermatologist I didn't like the product, and he explained me it's a good product for people with atopic dermatitis or that use very strong medicinal ointments (as in the acne cure).
I give it to my sister as a make up remover, but it doesn't work even for her!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. Every since I got into makeup a year ago I have been looking for a good makeup remover and I have finally found it. I have tried 2 other brands Clinique and Philosophy each being near the $20-$30 mark and found that while it removed most of my makeup it wasn't really removing all of it. This cleanser however does an amazing good at removing my makeup and at just cleansing my face. I have noticed after about 2 weeks of using this product that theres a definite difference in my skin that about 5 months ago started with a really bad acne breakout all of over my face (has never happened to me before!). Although it does not remove all of my waterproof eyeliner (a Pixi cosmetics product) this is my go to makeup remover/facial cleanser for everything else because I do have a eye makeup remover specifically becuz I use waterproof eyeliner. The packaging is also very convenient with the press down applicator that makes it easy to get product out without getting too much. Definitely will be buying again and again and again =)
I bought this after I've read all the great reviews on makeupally. I first really liked it because it wasn't drying and had a gel like consistency. It didn't keep my acne at bay, but it didn't cause me to have red bumps all over my face which happened with the past 3 cleansers I previously tried. It worked well, but it wasn't amazing. I wanted to try something else, but was afraid that if I did it would screw up my skin. I was stuck. I eventually went on to try something else which I was happy I did. If you have dry and sensitive skin I think it works well. If you're trying to get rid of your acne I would suggest a different product.
If you're looking for a cleanser that's foamy, bubbly, lathers and/or "soapy", this is not for you. It's almost like washing your face with lotion, however!!, it's a great cleanser for sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin, which I have aIl 3 of. It's a very soft and mild cleanser. You could squirt this in your eye and it won't sting, thats how mild this is. When I wear makeup, I find that I do have to wash at least twice, and doing so has never been an issue for me because it won't dry or strip natural oils from your skin. I've been using this for years and have found that, while it doesn't help clear acne, it won't make acne worse or cause irritation. My skin is extremely sensitive, so much so, that I can tell within minutes of using a product on my face whether or not my skin will react badly or behave itself. Overall I have been very satisfied with this product and will continue to repurchase :)