COMBINATION.ACNE PRONE SKIN. I've battled acne for 5 years. I tried so many products, even prescription (everything EXCEPT accutane). I was using products with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and other proven 'acne fighting ingredients'. After using Ceptaphil, I noticed that my acne reduced dramatically. My gross skin started to become softer. And I realised, those harsh cleansers were the products that caused my acne. Gentle cleansing is the best for acne prone skin. Now, I get some pimples time to time, but my skin is visibly soft, and the inflammation is nearly gone! I <3 cetaphil. I'm using my 3rd jumbo bottle and I will definetly repurchase when it runs out. continued >>
I wanted to like this cleanser but when I used it the second time on my sensitive, combination skin, I got itchy on my jaw and it sort of turned into a little rash. Even though it went away quickly, I also noticed my zits where more inflamed! I think I'll stick to CeraVe until I try Aquanil.
I have underlying dehydrated skin which easily becomes oily and irritated if not using the right products. I was going through a stage where I had very red skin and lots of blocked pores from constantly switching products. When I went through the sample, I was surprised the SLS and cetaryl alcohol did not cause dryness and blocked pores, so I immediately bought full size along with the moisturiser. This is a gentle cleanser, but does nothing for the skin otherwise. After a few more weeks of use, I had developed more blocked pores and had no relief from sensitivities. This could perhaps better suit someone who has sensitive skin but not other underlying skin problems like irritation, acne, etc.
This product is great for my dry skin! It leaves my skin feeling soft and so far this is the only cleanser that won't make my skin dry out.
I like this. It's really gentle and smells fresh. It doesn't cause any breakouts or irritation. It just leaves my skin clean; exactly what a cleanser is supposed to do. :)
There is goodness in this cleanser. Over the summer i got this really dry, flaky, red, itchy patch under my nose and on the crease on my chin. the very drying cleanser i was using at the time was making it hella worse. so i switched to this cleanser because it was gentle enough to let my medicine (garlic juice on a cotton ball) do its work. im thankful for cetaphil for doing that. but it doesnt feel like its really cleansing the rest of my face enough. the rest of my face suffers from occasional breakoust and it did nothing for them. and it didnt take off as much makeup as i would expect a cleanser to. during the time i was using cetaphil i would occasionally switch bak to my old cleanser just because i couldnt stand that greasy feeling cetaphil cleanser that didnt even feel like it was cleansing. i would recomend this cleanser for people with dry skin or people who dont have special needs for their skin
I have combonation acne prone skin, and I Know people love this product, but I thought it was ok. After I wash my face with it, it doesn't feel completely clean. I wnated to wash my face again, with another product. Although I will say this product is non-drying, and when my skin is dry and iritated, this is what I use.
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This product did not work for me-my skin felt irritated and it did an rotten job of removing makeup.
Definately a pass on this one for me.
I have used Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser as a morning cleanser for many years until I discovered Spectro Jel. I tried using Cetaphil in the evening but without success; it does not remove makeup effectively. The reason I switched my morning cleanser to Spectro Jel is threefold: 1- Spectro Jel does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Cetaphil does; 2- Spectro Jel smells better to me than Cetaphil although both are fragrance-free; and 3- Spectro Jel is more economical than Cetaphil. Reason # 1 was the most swaying for me: SLS is a known irritant, but because it is a very effective and inexpensive detergent allowing for better distribution of the product while washing hair or skin, it is found in countless personal care products like shampoos, toothpaste and soaps. Some experts deem it relatively safe in certain products due to short contact time, but research suggests that prolonged exposure to this irritant is likely to cause skin damage. Knowing this, I donít want to take any chances with skin care products containing this potentially harmful ingredient if they are going to remain on my skin longer than shampoo on my hair. Why then does Cetaphil, which contains SLS, recommend its usage with or without water? Doesnít using it without water mean that some of it will remain on the skin? Cetaphil is also recommended "to clean sensitive baby rash areas", but according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, products containing SLS can affect those prone to eczema and other irritants by taking moisture away from the top layers of skin, and people with sensitive skin (prone to dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and chemical sensitivity) by causing flare-ups of skin conditions or possibly worsening existing conditions. Regardless of its concentration or its place in the list of ingredients, should such a potentially harmful ingredient be found in a cleanser which claims to be "as gentle as it gets" ?Ingredients: purified water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben continued >>
Combination and acne prone.
I like this cleanser very much, it's really gentle and it does not dry my skin like some other cleansers do. This does not give any foam and it took me some time to get used to a non-foaming cleanser. This also doubles up as a makeup remover and can be used as a body wash. It can also be used without any water, which makes it advantageous when I am travelling. I will also use this for diy aspirin mask.