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.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is the worst of Cetaphil's products. They do make some useful products, but not this one. Everything about this formulation is disappointing--the consistency, the chemical smell, the singular ineffectiveness of the actual cleansing agent, the feeling it leaves behind on your skin, and especially the way in which it actually dries skin out instead of leaving it "soft" as Cetaphil claims. I have hand eczema so I thought this product as a fragrance-free and "gentle" formulation would help with that condition, but I immediately saw my eczema getting worse. And forget using this on your face--it left mine feeling slimy and produced a breakout the next day every time I tried it. Rinsing it off with water or just wiping it off without water--it doesn't matter, it's produces terrible results either way. There are many other products that are truly "gentle" and will do a much better job.
i bought this a week ago. didn't mind the glue-like fragrance (reminds me a lot of phisoderm, for what it's worth), LOVE the packaging, but i didn't feel it cleansed my face as well as it could have. now, i'm not the kind of person who wants stripped down, squeaky-feeling skin, but i *do* want my cleanser to at least take off my foundation... about me: fair, sensitive, combo skin. prone to semi-monthly (or more) breakouts.
this might be a good product to take along when camping. i don't wear foundation when camping, and usually end up with irritated skin from the sunscreen, so this might be effective enough to remove at least some of the sunscreen without additional irritation.
Cetaphil cleanser is a great morning cleanser for those with normal to dry skin types. Rather than a soap that can strip moisture, Cetaphil gently cleans and freshens skin. If it was better at removing makeup (any makeup at all) I could give it a better rating- but there can really only be one "best" in any given category so I gave it a 4 out of 5.
I use to use the Cetaphil cleanser for normal to oily skin and it dried my skin out after a few months. So far this has not dried me out. For the price I have not found another gentle cleanser that works for me. I use it in the shower, with a washcloth and I've not had problems with removing light makeup. My SO has rosacea and it's gentle enough for him to use and not have flare ups from it. I wish it was in a pump like the normal to oily cleanser, but that's the only complaint I have with it.
THIS STUFF IS CRAP!! it makes me break out, smells nasty and it gives me a rash. THANK GOODNESS it wasn't expensive, although, i feel like i just flushed 5 bucks down the drain...
I used this a long time ago on my back; it was recommended by a dermotologist to me. At first I thought I liked it but it ended up giving me deep, painful, cystic type acne! THANK GOD I wasn't using this on my face! Would NEVER use again!!
I can not believe that everyone makes such a big deal about this product. Even Doctors......This is the worst skincare for sensitive red skin I have ever put on my face. I would not suggest it for anyone over the age of 30 with sensitive skin. And the manufacturer needs to address the name again. Nothing about it is gentle.