It took me awhile to get used to the non-lathering feel of this cleanser, after being so used to being left with a squeaky clean tight feel after washing. Once I did get used to it, I realized that maybe the squeaky clean thing felt good, but it wasn't particularly good for my skin. I use Renova, and this is probably the best cleanser you can find for Renova, Retin A, Differin, etc. users. It's so gentle, and my skin looked noticeably better after using it for a few weeks. Dermatologists recommend it for a reason. If I have makeup on, I slather it on and tissue it off...it even removes my eyemakeup. Then I lather on a little more and use a washcloth to clean my face and rinse. In the morning I just put a bit on and rinse. I do wish the packaging looked a little nicer, and a subtle but nice fragrance would be nice, although I guess that could make it irritating for sensitive skin.
Gentle, gentle and a fabulous staple cleanser. Doesn't measure up to my Lush cleanser, however is fabulously non-drying. Cleans without irritating, washes your skin, but won't exfoliate any dead skin cells away, or clear away your acne or anything, unless your skin troubles are purely irritation. This is one of the best cleansers for normal, young, irritated or peeling/chemically treated skin.
Best cleanser I've ever used! Normally my skin feels really tight after washing (I have combination skin), but this eliminates that problem. Even though its gentle, your skin still feels cleansed. After I began using this , my skin cleared up a LOT surprisingly.. I guess it was the lack of medicinal/irritating/drying ingredients that helped. I use it both morning AND night (but thats because I don't normally wear foundation). If I do wear foundation that day, I tend to use a stronger cleanser at night, because this just wouldn't get rid of all the makeup. The ONLY problem I have is that the packaging is a little ugly. But that doesn't realy matter. Anyway, give it a try!
This sits in my shower and I use it every morning. I figure there isn't much to clean off of my face after sleeping and this is so gentle. After washing with Cetaphil (or a store brand product which is good, too) my skin feels so much better; it's soft and smooth.
This is currently my HG - though I'm now looking to upgrade. But this is a very basic, gentle cleanser that does a nice job of keeping my skin clean and looking nice --- but not FANTASTIC (which, we all want, right?!) I've been using this for about 6 years both morning and night - ever since going on accutane (GODSEND!) as it was rec'd by my dermatologist.
At first use, I HATED this product - the texture is so much different than most face washes and left me feeling like it must not be doing the job since I didn't get that "squeaky clean" feel afterward. But I stuck to it because of my derm and eventually, got used to the feel. I have no problem feeling "clean" now and rarely get breakouts (and often get compliments on my skin) so it must be doing it's job regardless of the texture! :) I normally use it with a wet face and water to wash it off, but using it dry and wiping seems to work well too. It's done it's intended job well.
I use the clear soap for oily skin when removing makeup at night, and the white frosty soap for mornings and nights I have no makeup to remove.
I will likely continue to buy this even after developing a more detailed/perfectionist skincare routine because I love mixing this with my crushed aspirin (for aspirin masks) and I love using this as a soap for areas that need especially gentle cleansers!
Overall, this is a great basic cleanser for any skin type to have around, though it's not a "treatment" program and isn't a miracle skin product - but it cleanses and keeps my skin in good condition. I'm happy with cetaphil and it's simplicity and it doesn't hurt that it's dermatologist rec'd! :)
Yikes, this broke me out. And it didn't really clean my face well/wash off m/u. The cream is much better (though more suited for winter months)
I have sensitive skin and this bothered my face (prop glycol). Aquanil works much better for me and doesn't cause burning...it's sort of a cetaphil for super sensitive types.
I have sensitive skin and like the product, however I don't think it is the best for removing makeup.
I like this cleanser. I understand why a lot of people wouldn't though. It's not particularly good with makeup, grease or the gunk that seems to accumulate on my face during summer. If I rinse it, it's a little bit drying, so I have opted for just wiping it off with a tissue. I've been using it for over 8 months and it's been doing a relatively good job (sadly, it's the best cleanser I've ever had, so that should tell you something about my past experiences!). I'll continue to repurchase, but even though I like, I don't love.