There are a lot of terrible reviews for this product, but I personally love it. However, I have normal (combination) skin, and I hardly ever wear foundation- so that's probably why! If you don't wear a lot of makeup and your skin is fairly good to begin with, then this is a very nice, mild cleanser that will maintain your good skin. Otherwise, you would probably need something a lot more heavy-duty.
I love this cleanser, it's cheap and effective. I have been using it on and off for over five years. Occaisionally I get bored and changed to something else, something that's usually more expensive, but eventually I find my way back to trusty Cetaphil.
This cleanser is gentle and effective, it has no fragrance( a good thing) and it does not ever irritate my skin. What's more the price is reasonable and since it's available from any local drugstore or supermarket, I can never run out. Thank you Cetaphil!
I hate this product!! I bought it because I was going through a spell of dry skin. Not only did it make my skin even drier, but it broke me out AND did not even remove all of my make up. What a nightmare! If you are looking for a truly gentle cleanser that will still remove makeup, try Beauty Without Cruelty's Herbal Cream Cleanser.
While this product did nothing for my facial skin other than make it feel oily, it was great to wash with when I got a wicked sunburn on the front of my calves recently. It didn't make the skin feel dry and itchy and rinsed off well, leaving a nice, soft feeling behind.
I used to use this with a little baking soda mixed it. It doesn't take makeup off, and doesn't make my skin feel clean. This smell is unpleasant, too, I find. I like the clear gel version of this MUCH better. Smells delish, and is better at makeup removal. Why all the hype?
So far I totally love this stuff. I have dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin and I needed something gentle. I've been using it over a week now and my skin is the best its been in a really long time. I actually look forward to washing my face now. Took one star off just because I've only been using it a week...
6/28 UPDATE: Well I've been using it a few weeks now, and my skin is still doing amazing! I (former lather fiend) am an official convert.
This is the best cleanser I have ever used and my skin is not only dry and sensitive, it is allergic skin. My allergy to mold affects my skin and I get rashes and itching and bumps sometimes. This is the only product I will use to cleanse my face. It is soft and creamy and removes my makeup beautifully without leaving my fact tight. I love that it is so affordable, too. One large bottle lasts for months. I have to be sure to use skin products that don't have a lot of fragrance or I will get a reaction. There are so many cleansers that I had to return that I was losing hope when I heard about this. I see why dermatologists recommend it. I won't use anything else. As long as my too, too dry sensitive skin is happy, then so am I.
I'd been hearing rave reviews of Cetaphil for years before I actually went out and purchased it. What a disappointment. This was totally ineffective on my skin as a cleanser. Will stick with Purpose Face Wash.
I've been using this on/off for years. I first tried this on dermatologist recommendation. On her rec I didn't rinse with water, just wiped off.
I always come back to this when my face is fighting all the new products I'm using. I also like mixing this with other cleansers that I think are too strong or thick.
I got a sample of this off the Cetaphil website. Doesn't remove makeup very well and doesn't feel very effective. I guess that's the point of the whole range, but to me that seems so pointless! I don't understand the hype of this. The lotion from this range is pretty good though.