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on 7/25/2007 9:28:00 AM
More reviews by kkeria
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I used to have the worst acne in the world, which is now gone thanks to Accutane. My dermatologist had been recommending Cetaphil for as long as I've been treated by her, and I would always put up an argument because I, likewise to many of you here, didn't like the greasy texture and felt like I could never really "clean" my skin with it. While on Accutane my skin became so dry and unmanageable and nothing would work for it. I gave Cetaphil like my fifth try, and stayed with it longer than a couple days. My skin did calm down a bit, but it was already near the end of my treatment. When I got off Accutane my skin stayed "dry" for the first couple months following, and I continued to use Cetaphil cleanser and lotion. I actually started to *like* the feel of it on my skin. Now, over a year later, my skin has been back to it's super oily self for a while, but the acne never came back, which I attribute in part to using Cetaphil primarily and other products very sparingly. I use it at night only. It will take off makeup, but you have to rub it in well and rinse well. I agree with another reviewer's suggestion here of using an eye makeup remover first because it really will take it off easier. Some nights, after I rinse the Cetaphil cleanser off, I apply a little more to my face while its still damp and use a dry washcloth to rub it off. I find it exfoliates better than any scrub. I don't put anything on my skin usually overnight. In the morning I just rinse my face with water in the shower, and after I'm out smooth over a little of Cetaphil lotion, which makes makeup go on nicely. The hardest thing for me to get used to with my super oily skin, is getting comfortable with it not being "squeaky clean and dry." Once I stopped fighting with my skin, it calmed down and I found its OK to have oil on your skin. Having oily skin alone will not break you out. Product overload trying to dry out then rehydrate your skin will though. My suggestion would be if you have acne, to get treatment for it from a dermatologist and listen to her when she tells you to give Cetaphil a try. It takes a while for that "must dry-out my oily-skin" mindset to change, but if your skin is already bad, you really don't have anything to lose, and it might be worth the try.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/24/2007 11:29:00 PM
More reviews by mcmxcii
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I originally bought this for my body, because I had eczema on my legs. It worked, and my condition improved.After reading the reviews on MUA, I decided to try it for my face as well. The eczema on my lips is always soothed after cleansing with Cetaphil, and I was pleasantly surprised.It IS ineffective for removing heavy makeup. As one other reviewer said, if you use heavy makeup, especially foundation, then it'd be a good idea to use a proper MU remover before using cetaphil to clean away the remainder, and that's what I do.I use Cetaphil after removing my makeup with Shu Uemura cleansing oil. And I like the results, because it is gentle but ensures that there is no residual left on my face. Moreover, I have mildly sensitive skin, so I don't want to use too strong a cleanser after removing my makeup.
on 7/24/2007 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by ohyunalesca
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
The only cleanser I use. Everything else is too drying and that is never good. If people claim it doesn't cleanse correctly and keep getting breakouts, it isn't because your face is dirty. It's either an over abundance of oil or an actual acne infection. This can help with that if your acne is caused by irritation due to other products, but it will be of no use to those who have hormonal acne etc. Acne needs to be treated with medication and topicals. I've been on an acne regimine for years and have been completely clear due to consistent use and cleansing with nothing but gentle cetaphil.
on 7/22/2007 8:45:00 PM
More reviews by itismonica
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This stuff sucks! It never felt that my skin was even clean. It was like there was a film of stuff left on my face. Yuck! Never again!
on 7/20/2007 5:19:00 AM
More reviews by xpinkcouturex
i have sensitive skin that is oily on the outside but dry on the inside, i also break out very often, my dermatologist recommended that i try this but i hated it.... it didnt take off my makeuo or really did anything for my skin, the only thing good about it is the price
on 7/19/2007 1:53:00 AM
More reviews by annaamin
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
im no stranger to umscented, gross feeling, prescription face products as i suffered from eczma and acne.when my beloved aqueous cream (dermatologist recommended unscented cold cream) started to sting, i received a sample of cetaphil skin cleanser. i used it twice, and noticed how chemically smellling it was which was a major put off because it was so strong smelling compared to all other prescription products ive used.but i could get over that lol and im used to a non lathering face wash.but then i noticed a little spread of miniature white heads and bumpy skin across my chin! so i cut the cetaphil cleanser out of my routine and they started to go away. usually i can use anything on my skin while im on roaccutane because blocked pores just dont happen, but this 'gentle' cleanser didnt agree with me.but i dont mind because it smelt gross and my run of the mill bodyshop cleanser works far better than this anyway.
on 7/18/2007 7:08:00 PM
More reviews by stephy
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I've used Cetaphil for approximately 8-10 years. I only use it in the morning when I first wake up. I have extremely sensitive skin and this cleanser is the most gentle pick-me-up. I will continue to use this for years and years to come.
on 7/17/2007 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by DaffodilFields
I really don't understand what the big deal is over this. I'm convinced with this there were definitely some heavy "incentives" given to dermatologists by the Cetaphil company in order to promote this product. I have sensitive skin and don't find this gentle. It actually makes my skin a bit red. I have oily skin, so it also makes me feel really greasy and it never gets rid of all my makeup. I dunno, I guess it's different for everyone. I for one, never got the hype.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/16/2007 1:18:00 AM
More reviews by kdeichsel
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
As consumer whores, we are slaves to the glitz of marketting.Unfortunately, because cetaphil doesnt use advertisements, catchy slogans, or esthetically pleasing bottles, very few women actually use these products which, in my opinion, is a shame... but then again, i suppose i'm a hypocrite who sporadically returns to cetaphil but always end up bored with the packaging. Sad, isnt it? When did bottle become more important than effect?My review: This product doesnt lather, because i'm so used to that sudsy, drying feeling from washing my face, i'm always convinced that this product isnt working... however, that being said, after using this cleanser I NEVER feel tight or uncomfortable like i usually do with the other cleansers. Comes in a huge bottle for a great price, always available, and, most importantly, reliable for us sensitive skin ladies. I have fairly brutal eczema that literally begs for me to use cetaphil - i don't always listen unfortunately, and end up throwing money in the garbage by buying all the other overhyped crap out there. if only i could somehow convince myself that this product is like the 'little skin care line that could' - nobody believed in it at first, but in the end, miracles happened.
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 7/15/2007 9:36:00 PM
More reviews by novastar
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This cleanser doesn't seem to clean my face very well. It is difficult to create a lather and smooth on the face. It tends to be goopy. I'm not a fan
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