I like this cleanser ok. It does the job pretty well, but I still use my DHC Deep Cleansing Oil first to get all the makeup off and then I follow up with this. Overall, good cleanser, great price.
As some previous reviewers have suggested, this is not good for getting off makeup, but for me, it's a great cleanser to use in the morning or during a mid-day shower. I have very sensitive, acne prone skin that also gets dry very easily and have finally figured out the key is less, not more. I use Proactiv at night (only the benzoyl peroxide lotion, nothing else) and that's enough to keep the pimples under control, but I have to pair it with very gentle products in order to keep my skin for getting out of whack. So, the moral of the story is basically that Cetaphil is great for people like me who can't use a lot of products that dry out or cause flare ups in their skin. Also: I would recommend using a scrub with this- I use Lush's Angels on Bare Skin at night and this in the morning, and sometimes combine the two.
When I first tried this product (over a year ago?), I liked it. It didn't irritate my skin and no residue was left on my face. I could count on it on the days/nights when my skin was feeling sensitive. HOWEVER when my skin became extremely sensitive and irritated b/c I'd used a very nasty line of facial products, I thought I could depend on Cetaphil to soothe my skin. Instead, this product let me down. After washing my face, I had some red patches. I'll never buy this cleanser again.
Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN. continued >>
i actually bought the equaline generic version of this, but it's pretty much the same-- the trick to using this product is to tissue it off-- like people did back in the day with pond's cream. it doesn't work so well when rinsed off with water. i just take a dime-sized amt. of cleanser & rub it all over my face to loosen the debris and makeup- then i take a piece of toilet paper (unused of course!) and wipe everything off. if there's a lot of gunk on the tissue i repeat the process until no gunk shows up on teh tissue. my skin looks refreshed and feels baby soft. also, i had a acne-prone t-zone before i started using this product. now my skin has become more calm- perhaps because the formulation of this product is so mild- it doesn't foam-- and that's a GOOD thing for those who complained below that it doesn't foam. so try this product or its generic varieties using the method described above.
I can't see that this stuff really does much. I feel like I'd do just as well rinsing my face with water instead of using Cetaphil.
I can't believe I used this cleanser for as long as I did. I'm all for gentle cleansing, but I felt this didn't do a good job. Definitely not a good choice if you wear makeup. It might be okay as a morning cleanser. What I really disliked about Cetaphil is that it seemed to be drying, and I have oily skin. On the plus side it never irritated my skin. I have now switched to Nivea Visage Refreshing Cleansing Gel which I feel does a better job and is not drying.
It doesn't seems to help my acne-proned skin.
When I used this product it felt VERY oily. It doesn't foam at all. I don't like this product and won't repurchase.
This did nothing for me and didn't remove makeup. I much prefer GlyDerm Gentle Cleanser.
GREAT for those with DRY DRY tight sensitive skin! like me!