This is a great product, but it does not remove makeup effectively so I don't use it as a every day cleanser. I still love it though for a different use...I mix it with small amount of baking soda and use it as a gentle exfoliant a couple times a week. It helps keep me glowing. Good stuff!
This is the cleanser that saved my once acne filled face. I normally have clear, but oily skin. A couple of years ago I had a bad outbreak. I tried many products to fix my problem, but this cleanser was my solution. It's economical, reliable, gentle (I hate how some cleansers stings my eye). But I wouldnt recommend it to anyone who wears a lot of makeup, I can't imagine how it can fully cleanse the face. The only thing I don't like is the pump, which doesnt work effectively nearing the end of the bottle.
Been using Cetaphil for years, and it has worked very well for me. I've got sensitive combination skin and this stuff does not make my face all red after cleansing. You shouldn't rely on this to remove your makeup though if you put a lot of stuff on your face. But it gets my mineral face powder off just fine. Love this no frills but effective product.
I think this is great for people with extremely sensitive skin or for someone who has recently had laser treatments or chemical peels etc. I recently had a pretty strong chemical peel and needed a face wash that would be gentle on my irritated skin while I was healing and this worked perfectly. I like that it made my skin feel clean without it feeling completely stripped and it's fragrance free too. I used this to wash my face with for a few weeks after my peel and it didn't cause any irritation which is just what I was looking for but I don't think I could use this as my every day cleanser. My skin is too oily and breakout prone so I think I would need something exfoliating to help control the oil and breakouts. But if you are looking for something very mild and gentle this might be a great choice. I did notice that if you wear makeup you will need to use a separate makeup remover before washing your face with this because it will not remove makeup. All in all this is a nice mild cleanser.
I have oily skin and I thought this would be a good lower-priced alternative as a cleanser. This seemed to harsh for my skin and left it feeling dry and irritated. It didn't help control breakouts for me at all and it left my skin more red than usual.
This cleanser did not clean my face at all! It felt like I just smeared slime on and rinsed. I will not be using again.
this is ok, but really doesn't feel like it cleanses my skin deeply...i tend to have to also use my acne treatment on my trouble spots after using this, because it does absolutely nothing to help me from breaking out. the cost and availability is the best part of this, and its gentleness. otherwise i'd go with kiehl's washable cleansing milk (more expensive, but my favorite). but in a pinch, this ain't bad.
I tried this after hearing so many people rave about it...it was so cheap anyway. But I still don't understand what's so good about it. Yeah, I agree it's 'gentle' but in other words it doesn't do anything! I feel like it doesn't remove makeup let alone dirt or oil. As it didn't cleanse my face properly I started breaking out too :( Wish it could've worked for me because it's so cheap but unfortunately I won't be going back to it.
I use Cetaphil in the morning when I shower. It's gentle and effective on my dry skin. I agree with other reviewers that it doesn't remove makeup well, so I rely on Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Cleanser at night.
If you have sensitive skin I cannot recommend this product enough. Most soap cleansers leave me with little itchy bumps, that for a while I thought was acne and now I know to be dermatitis. Cetaphil has never caused any kind of reaction in me, and doesn't dry my face out. I know it SUCKS at removing makeup, but you CAN make it work for you. I take a very soft cloth, wet it down, and apply cetaphil to my face in circular motions. It takes a little while, but you can gently remove all your makeup this way. Just keep rinsing the cloth + applying more product.