I have oily skin and I thought this would be a good lower-priced alternative as a cleanser. This seemed to harsh for my skin and left it feeling dry and irritated. It didn't help control breakouts for me at all and it left my skin more red than usual.
This cleanser did not clean my face at all! It felt like I just smeared slime on and rinsed. I will not be using again.
this is ok, but really doesn't feel like it cleanses my skin deeply...i tend to have to also use my acne treatment on my trouble spots after using this, because it does absolutely nothing to help me from breaking out. the cost and availability is the best part of this, and its gentleness. otherwise i'd go with kiehl's washable cleansing milk (more expensive, but my favorite). but in a pinch, this ain't bad.
I tried this after hearing so many people rave about it...it was so cheap anyway. But I still don't understand what's so good about it. Yeah, I agree it's 'gentle' but in other words it doesn't do anything! I feel like it doesn't remove makeup let alone dirt or oil. As it didn't cleanse my face properly I started breaking out too :( Wish it could've worked for me because it's so cheap but unfortunately I won't be going back to it.
I use Cetaphil in the morning when I shower. It's gentle and effective on my dry skin. I agree with other reviewers that it doesn't remove makeup well, so I rely on Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Cleanser at night.
If you have sensitive skin I cannot recommend this product enough. Most soap cleansers leave me with little itchy bumps, that for a while I thought was acne and now I know to be dermatitis. Cetaphil has never caused any kind of reaction in me, and doesn't dry my face out. I know it SUCKS at removing makeup, but you CAN make it work for you. I take a very soft cloth, wet it down, and apply cetaphil to my face in circular motions. It takes a little while, but you can gently remove all your makeup this way. Just keep rinsing the cloth + applying more product.
After complaining about the plethora of harsh cleansers that are out there for oily complexions, a friend referred me to Cetaphil - which she swore by to maintain her sensitive and combination skin. I thought it was going to be perfect, and for a while, it seemed that it was. It felt so smooth and almost creamy going on, it washed away so easily, and my skin felt very soft. I used it for a while, even though I was still breaking out and getting blackheads - I just assumed that my skin was picking up dirt from busy day. Oh, I was so wrong! When I started using toner after the Cetaphil, I was shocked to see how much makeup and grime was left on my face! Yes, Cetaphil is gentle and doesn't strip natural moisture from your face, but it doesn't really get rid of the grime that is there, either. DO NOT rely on this to remove your makeup; I certainly won't rely on this to clean my oily skin properly any more.
After running out of Aquanil (my HG cleanser) while on vacation, I decided to pick up a bottle of Cetaphil, thinking that it would be close to the same thing. Consistancy-wise, it was- but unlike Aquanil, this stuff burned around the outside of my eyes like crazy! (I use Aquanil to remove my eye-makeup daily) Needless to say- I went on a search for my Aquanil the next day, and the Cetaphil went in the trash can.
This is a great gentle cleanser/makeup remover. I love it becaus eit doesnt break out my acne prone skin and its not drying at all. every other face wash strips my skin completely of its natural oils, but this one leaves my skin soft and smooth. I dont even need to moisturize after using this. its perfect for when you dont want that 'just washed face icky feeling'
A really great product for an really great price... no breaking the bank.
That's a God-send.
I love using this product to get my face ultra clean -- and since my skin is so sensitive this stuff works wonders for it...
It's a staple in my bathroom.