It feels like I'm rubbing lotion on my face...makes my skin greasy and doesn't seem to clean at all.
ive had complexion problems since jr. high (im 17 now) and have tried numerous facial products in order to clear my skin. though i am currently on a long list of meds to keep my skin clear (retin-a, birth control, etc.), i give this product a lot of credit for helping to maintain my complexion. this cleanser does a terrific job of cleaning my skin and without irritating it. i only gave it an overall rating of 3 bc its kinda greasy (not exactly good for acne-prone skin!) and doesn't lather. i actually prefer the cetaphil bar soap over the liquid cleanser bc i feel like it does a better job at removing all the dirt and oil on my face.
Throw away all those expensive cleaners! You can't beat the simple beauty of Cetaphil.
I started using Cetaphil years ago after reading about it in so many magazines and thought I would give it a try.I have ultra sensitive skin and have used just about everything out there for sensitive skin and by far this has worked the best.I am 35 and my skin glows and I look better than ever,I can actually get away without wearing foundation,that's a first for me!
It's not exactly my HG facewash, but I'm yet to find anything better.
Pros: Makes my skin super-soft, doesn't irritate my skin, gentle while still preventing breakouts.
Cons: Won't remove all makeup, doesn't feel as satisfying as using typical facewashes because it doesn't foam.
But to be fair, if it foamed and was strong enough to strip off all my makeup, it would probably aggravate my skin like the other facewashes that are foaming and strong. It takes a while to get accustomed to the lack of foam, but its better in the long run so stick with it!. For the makeup thing, I just use makeup remover pads to get off my eyemakeup and the rest is easily dealt to by Cetaphil.
I've found Cetaphil superior to: Simple foaming face wash, Neutrogena gentle cleanser + deep clean, Dove, Dove Sensitive, Clean & Clear (too many to name).... bla bla bla, Cetaphil is tops.
Will buy again when it runs out. continued >>
I would only use this cleanser in the morning, to wash off any residue from products I had used on my face the night before. For me, it's not any good at removing my make-up. I didn't find anything special about this cleanser. It is cheap, at least, so that's a plus. I'm giving it 3 lippies because that's middle-of-the-road. It didn't do anything detrimental to my skin, but it didn't do anything beneficial, either. Just so-so as far as cleansers are concerned.
I heard about this from my aunt and saw it in a magazine. I tried it but it really dried my skin out more than it was and although it is unscented the smell of it gave me a headache. I had to stop using it because my skin was flaky after just a few days and I started to get pimples. Just not the product for me.
I understand the hype. I used this for years. However, I've noticed a sensitivity to SLS and I now no longer use any facial products with this ingredient. For those who are expecting this to be their miracle product, I've got news for you... it will not take off all your makeup because there isn't enough SLS in it to make it effective for total cleansing. It also won't solve the dry skin problem because it contains SLS. So there. If you can find a happy medium with it, good for you. It's too drying for me and consequently caused more breakouts. I'm finding mineral oil to work much better for me to help keep my skin hydrated and clear.
This has been my HG cleanser for several years. I have very sensitive skin that is combination. My skin feel clean--not tight--but velvety and clean--after using this. Remember this is NOT a "makeup remover", but a skin cleanser. I use "Take the Day Off" by Clinique to take off my mascara first. With two quick washes, the Cetaphil cleans my skin AND will remove my Mark Face X-Pert foundation, powder and other makeup. I rarely, if ever break out (two zits a year perhaps?)......I also can use this on my toddler and infant for their baths.
I now cannot live without this skin cleanser! My 29 year old beginning to show signs of aging, yet prone to really terrible cystic acne, sort-of sensitive and prone to dry spots skin is finally rejoicing after trying every product out there for the past 2-3 years. At first I did not like the gentle skin cleanser-- it does not lather, and comes in a medically static container, AND seems to be expensive at first ($10 for the large bottle). Oh- and you have to use make-up remover for mascara/eyeliner because the Skin Cleanser won't get it off the first time around. But I have been using this day and night for the past four weeks and my skin is beautiful--no breakouts-- no dryness. My skin has not looked better since I was 22! It is great. I also use Cetaphil's moisturizing lotion day and night (at night I mix in Neutrogena's 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide), and during the day mix in the daily SPF 15 moisturizer. And also check out MUA's info. on the aspirin mask-- I think that is helpful to control acne as well. But Cetaphil products are a must!