I would only really recommend cetaphil for cleansing if you haven't been wearing makeup. IT's just not quite aggressive enough to remove foundation, and is more suited to dry or irritated skin. having said all that, my partner uses it regularly since he's been introduced, and it suits his skin fine (it's normal, well behaved). Lasts for ages and always handy to have to help soften and remove makeup (especially eyes), then I wash with something else.
This cleanser is FABULOUS! If you have skin like mine, DRY, FLAKY, BLEMISH PRONE, occasionally oily spots, this cleanser will work miracles. My ENTIRE life, i've tried cleanser after cleanser finding them too moisture stripping, causing my skin to go on oil production OVERLOAD. If you've tried this and gave up from the first time you used it, go back! I too was skeptical. This cleanser doesnt burn, or tingle, feel like it's working, or leave a "SQUEAKY" clean feeling. It does exactly what it's supposed to. I use a cold cream to melt makeup off and then wash my face with this once i wipe the cold cream off. The best thing for ANY skin is a CLEAN and MOISTURIZED face...
I have really sensitive skin and this is pretty much the only cleanser I keep coming back to. My dermatologist recommended it, and I've never looked back! For those that are used to the sort of squeaky clean feeling that other cleansers give you, you may not feel that Cetaphil gets your face really clean (I definitely didn't at first!). However, my face also doesn't get that dry, tight feeling post washing with Cetaphil either, so I suppose that's something to consider :)
Maybe not for everyone, but for those who are sensitive definitely give Cetaphil a try! (I also use the lotion as well, my dermatologist said I'm doomed to use unfragranced lotions till the end of my days... *sob*).
stopped using it once in a while too... it just doesn't seem to clean anything... using up the bottle while shaving legs...
A great gentle cleanser, but I personally like a cleanser that removes every trace of makeup and oil. I know this is probably best for the skin, but I like a stronger cleanser. My skin is too oily for this, but if I were to one day have dry skin or sunburned skin this would be the first thing I would go to the store and buy.
It's probably very good for sensitive skin but it didn't really get my face that clean, and the fact that it doesn't foam bothered me (and now I'm using purity made simple which doesn't foam yet still gets my face clean, so it's not just the fact that it didn't foam...)
Love this! After trying many, many cleansers this is the one that works for me! About half the time I use it I mix it with baking soda to get some nice exfoliation. I highly recommend it!
I decided to try to this product because of the good reviews and because I have very sensitive skin. I have oily, sensitive skin. I will say that the product is good for sensitive skin- I had no irritations or anything. However, Cetaphil made my skin more oily than it already was and I felt like it was not cleansing my face like it should, even after rinsing with warm water. My skin still felt dirty.
My skin is fairly normal, no breakouts, the occasional dry patch when I mistreat it but otherwise it's good. I don't have a problem with cleansers irritating my skin, so all I seek in a cleanser is one that will remove grime and make up.
Anything on top of that is a bonus.
This doesn't fit my criteria. I use toner afterwards and always find a HEAP of make up. It's disgusting actually!
Even if I use my beloved TBS wash cloth this removes nothing.
I'm glad this is a godsend for the girls with sensitive skin, but if you seek the same criteria I do then this isn't the best choice.
Love this! My skin is acne-prone but also drys out easily, and this is gentle enough for both. I now use it every morning and it doesn't dry out my skin. Since I started using it again, my skin has really been clear and not awfully dry by evening. :) try it if you are thinking about it!