I've been using this as a face cleanser for years now. It's gentle and non-irritating to my skin, which I love since I tend to be acne prone. I don't feel dried out or oily after using it.
Useful tip: It also works well to wash makeup brushes with. ;)
I've found, though, that if I wear heavier foundation, I have to wash my face at least twice with this to get all of the make up off.
Overall, though, it's a great product that I'll continue to use and recommend to people.
i bought this because of all the hype and was very pleasantly surprised. I bought the one for dry to normal skin although i have oily skin and after the first use i noticed my skin felt smoother and more moisturized and i have used it for one month now and have used it wet and dry (prefer dry) it has calmed my skin down and is so nice and gentle that i can use it many times a day and it wont dry my skin out. the only thing i didnt like was the amount you have to use (a lot more when you are using it wet). i am addicted :D
I naturally have dry skin and lately it has also been quiet acne prone *sigh* I have been using benzac a.c 5% gel on my acne, which also has a drying effect on your skin. I have used cetaphil moisturising cream for many years, which is fantastic on my dry skin, so I decided to purchase the cetaphil gentle skin cleanser, hoping for a similar effect, considering my acne skin routine has boosted my need for extra hydration. I am quiet impressed with this product. It rehydrated my skin from the first use. I purchased the 250ml bottle, which is in a squeeze bottle and is easy to use. The lid also screws off, which will prevent any product waste. In Australia, I paid $9.99, which is reasonable, considering a little goes a long way, but it is on the higher price scale for a basic cleanser. The product isn't designed to do a lot for your skin. As the packaging states, it is designed to help your skin retain moisture and that's exactly what this product did. I will be purchasing this product again xoxo lamourdesoi
I had to rewrite my review, although the last thing the Cetaphil cleanser needs is another review.
I just wanted to share the info.
For nearly 6 years, I used this cleanser and it was the only cleanser my skin tolerated. I was aware of the fact, that it contained SLS, but kept on using it, because I didnīt find something else. I basically tested tons of cleansers, but all failed miserably and some even ruined my skin.
I grew sceptical recently, because my skin got drier and drier and so dehydrated, I felt like I could put tons of hydration serums, hydration boosters and oils on my skin and still there was no getting better. It felt like my skin was dying of thirst and no matter what moisturizer or treatment I used, it didnīt help.
I searched fot the best hydrating mask, a richer moisturizer to soothe my skin, but nothing helped.
In the end, I realized, that it was the Cetaphil or rather the SLS in it, that transformed my skin like that. Sad, but true, as I always thought of Cetaphil as my HG cleanser and refused to believe that it was the source of all this problems.
After a long search, I finally found cleanses, that work for my skin and are SLS-free. Eucerin re-balance cleanser and Korres 3-in-1 milk proteins cleansing emulsion are tolerated by my skin and they literally re-transformed my skin.
My skin was a combination skin originally, but years of Cetaphil pushed my skin into a dry and very dehydrated skin.
Using these new cleansers, my skin goes back to being a combination skin again. I was actually surprised that after a few uses of the Eucerin cleanser, I donīt need that many masks, serums and oils anymore. Itīs amazing and I totally underestimated the influence and importance of the right cleanser for my skin.
Iīm glad, I could stop using Cetaphil, although I initially really liked it and used it for a long time.
I just wanted to let you know without condemning the Cetaphil cleanser, but I canīt recommend it anymore because of my personal experience.
Is it possible for a cleanser to be TOO gentle? If so, I think this was the problem with this cleanser for me. After hearing about all the raving reviews of this cleanser, I decided to purchase it. However after about a week of daily use, I broke out with a bumpy dry rash on my chin and cheek areas. I have super oily skin, so I hypothesized that this cleanser was not cleansing the dirt off my skin well enough, causing my skin to get clogged and irritated. I switched back to my regular Olay cleanser and the irritation went away. Will not be reusing.
I got this after my doctor recommended it to clean my piercings with after they got infected. I eventually ran out of cleanser and decided to give this a go. Unfortunately this was a bad decision. At first I was not impressed with the smell and watery consistency of this product but, of course, it got worse. It broke my skin out terribly and left my combination skin super super greasy. I thought it would pass but it didn't and after using it for a week it felt like it wasn't even cleaning my skin anymore. I didn't end up using it to clean my piercings (I just used a little rubbing alcohol) and I won't because of what it did to my poor skin. The only good thing about this product was that it was gentle and didn't dry out my skin. I do not recommend this product.
This product didnt do anything for my spots this could just be me but it didnt work for my acne prone skin but it is a good cleanser.But i use this to remove my make up and it's so gentle for the eyes like seriously it doesnt sting your eyes and it gets rid of the makeup very well so i just use it as that
I'm not going to lie, I bought this product because it's so hyped up and is considered such a staple for so many people. Well... it does absolutely nothing for me. Actually, that's not true: the only thing it did for me was dry out my skin, cause tiny little bumps on my forehead (a sign of clogged pores, perhaps?), and irritate my eyelid, causing it to be very dried out and flaky. This was a surprising occurrence because I have the opposite of acne prone skin. My skin is thankfully very clear and this is the only product that has ever irritated me so much. Well, I checked out the ingredients and Cetaphil has sodium lauryl sulfate, which is an irritant. I'd rather not wash my face with a detergent. There are also three types of parabens in it. The fact that this product is advertised as gentle and non-irritating is a bold faced lie.
The last reason why this product is a failure is that it is labeled as a cleanser when it doesn't leave my skin feeling clean at all. Just using water gives me the same effect. I want my $10 back! continued >>
Good cleanser for me right now. I have very sensitive combination skin that can break out when irritated. Not sure if it's rosacea, but it is pretty difficult to manage if I use the wrong products. This cleanser does not strip or irritate my skin or make it flaky. So it's a winner!
It definitely cleanses off makeup better if you emulsify it in your palms first (on dry hands) and then apply to your face without water. Start dry at first, then add in a bit of water and it will cleanse well. If you have stubborn eyeliner or mascara, pre-cleanse the eye area with a bit of oil (olive, mineral, coconut, whatever's handy and doesn't bother your skin). Walmart also has an Equate version of this cleanser that is a few dollars cheaper and works just as well, I think.
Cleansing with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has been shown to be advantageous for people with rosacea as it does not disturb the skin's barrier function: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16706247
I have been using this mild cleanser while I was on dan's regimen few years back. It was a very mild cleanser that wouldn't strip the natural oil off your skin. But I didn't like how it couldn't remove my make up at the end of the day. I know harsh cleanser is bad for your skin. However, with my crazy oily skin, I want something that could remove all the dirt, dead skin, and oil from my skin before I go to sleep. Having said that, I will not purchase it again even though I have been using it for over 2 years in the past. It was a great combination with dan's regimen because it wouldn't irritate my skin any further.