I think you either love or hate Cetaphil, and there's no in-between! I'm sure it completely depends on what type of skin you have. I have combination with a tendency to break-out. This does not remove my makeup well, and I feel as if I have a coating of wax on my face after I use it! On the other hand, I cleanse my 8-yr-old's face with it and it seems to do a decent job. Ladies, I'd suggest you try Dove bar soap instead of this. It does an excellent job of removing makeup (and even oil), but rinses well, leaving you soft but with no greasy after-feel. I am a makeup artist and para-medical esthetician, and I know many dermatologists who swear by Dove - although they'd much rather sell you a $30 bottle of cleanser! Oh, and by the way, this cleanser is NOT eye area-friendly! OUCH!!!
I sometimes have to resort to this in the winter when my skin is very dry. However it is not my favorite because my skin does not feel really clean.
One of the best cleansers I've ever used. Like the name says, very gentle and leaves your skin feeling soft. Though a bit on the expensive side (equate makes the same product for far less) I'll keep going back to this one.
I really don't know how to write this review. Fact is, I don't know if my face is clean after I've used this. It doesn't feel like a cleanser. I prefer something that foams for a cleanser. Yes, as many of the reviews said, it doesnt remove a single bit of makeup, but I guess this is OK as long as your don't use it in the morning or before going to bed, when you need stronger cleansers. This one may be a bit TOO gentle.
This cleanser works best for sensitive and normal-to-dry complexions. While it's true that it's not the best makeup remover in the world (especially if you wear stubborn things like waterproof mascara,) and it's hardly the sexiest thing to grace your bathroom shelves, Cetaphil is a very effective, gentle cleanser that doesn't strip your skin. It is not intended for oily or acne-prone skin; that is why Galderma (maker of Cetaphil) developed a different version that targets normal-to-oily complexions. Make sure you use the one best-suited to your skin type!
This product was so hyped and i heard such great things about it in magazines and such so i had to try it. I have a super oily t-zone, dry cheeks and moderate acne. This stuff is terrible! it felt like i was washing my face with an oilyish milky substance. it did not remove my eye makeup, and my face felt greasier and dirtier than it had in the beginning. i'm sorry to all of you whom this worked for, but i just found this stuff a complete waste of money.
this supposedly gentle cleanser makes my skin burn and hive up like the fury. i do have sensitive skin, but can use many other far more scary sounding cleasners...this one is by far the most painful ever. if your dermatologists recommends this to you as part of a system, and the system is making your skin sore, dry, and blistery, eliminate this shite first.
I have dry sensitive skin. This is not really a great product unless you are someone who wears almost no make-up. It doesn't remove any of my eye make-up and if I use this on a day when I'm wearing my TM and MAC Blot it doesn't remove that either. Sometimes I put a thin layer of this on my face and leave it on while I'm sleeping. In the morning my skin feels so soft. I used this up when I had it, but IMO it's not very practical and I wouldn't buy this again.
Where do I begin? It made me break out. My skin never felt clean. It doesn't remove makeup. It doesn't lather. I know that lather isn't necessary, but it is nice to know where the stuff is on your face instead of just rubbing blindly with some clear serum. Needless to say, I would not buy this again.
This is a regular item in my skincare routine. It is very gentle and doesn't irritate or dry out my fussy skin (actually, since using this product, my skin is a lot less red & irritated). My only complaint is that it doesn't do a great job of removing my makeup, so I either have to do a second wash, or alternate it with a different cleanser. Typically, I use PC Skin Cleanser to remove makeup and this to wash my makeup free face. Overall, I gave it 3 stars because it is a great cleanser, but doesn't remove makeup very well.