this is just a super simple, super gentle effective cleanser that i couldn't live without. it doesn't overmoisturize my skin and it doesn't dry it out. perfect.
This stuff is pretty good but I prefer Dove. I have an acne problem and use this once in a while. i do think it is too expensive and usually purchase the generic form from CVS or Walgreens. The exact same ingredients for a couple bucks less. I still think Dove unscented is number 1 though, especially for people who have oily skin and acne.
This product is the very best facial cleanser I've ever used. For the most part I have pretty clear skin that's fairly dry w/ spots around my cheeks and forehead that get oily. First, I tried Oil of Olay for the dry parts of my skin, and it clogged my skin, making it breakout. Then, to get rid of the breakout, I tried several harsh cleansers for acne-prone skin, like Clean/Clear and Phisoderm, which didn't clear my skin and dried it out horribly. Finally, I found Cetaphil, and it actually keeps my skin completely clear, doesn't dry it out or clog it, and best of all leaves it w/ a healthy, gorgeous glow. I would totally recommend this wonderful cleanser to anyone w/ skin similar to mine.
I tried this product a few years ago and hated it because it didn't take off all my makeup (I didn't even used to wear that much, not even foundation). I decided to give it one more shot and I love it!!! I have combination skin right now (coming out of winter, which will change to oily in the summer months) and I have been experiencing acne flareups for the past year. I'm trying to go back to a back-to-basics approach with my skin and this definitely helps. In order to get all my makeup off at night, I use a baby washcloth (found them at Wal-Mart, so soft and cheap!) to wipe off the Cetaphil after I have rubbed it all over my face. I will definitely re-purchase!
Edit: I have changed my mind. This product made me break out. I've switched to Olay Cloths for night use and Spectro Jel for morning.
even though this product regularly appears on dermatologists' "drugstore picks" lists for face cleansers, it just doesn't work for my sensitive, acne-prone skin. doesn't remove makeup adequately and leaves a film on my face, usually leading to breakouts.
this is ok, but i don't find it very special. smilar to my clean and clear one, but this doesn't take oil off well. :(
This is a great cleanser for dry or sensitive skin. My skin is more on the oily/combination side, but I use prescription medications that make my skin super-sensitive and this is the ONLY cleanser that does not dry out or irritate my skin. People with oily or acne-prone skin probably should stay away from this product, since it is designed to leave a thin film of product on the skin to keep the skin moist instead of stripping it of its natural moisture barrier (which causes the irritation and dryness some people get from harsher products). As anyone with oily or acne-prone skin should know, extra moisture is not good for your skin type, so this product most likely will not suit you. But for people on prescription products (like Accutane or Retin-A) this cleanser is a godsend.
Normally I have to switch cleansers after every bottle because i just don't respond well to most cleansers....that was until I started to use this. My face breaks out less, it just plain old behaves better.
i really like this stuff! i have normal skin and use this in the morning just to clean any nightime dirt off of my face. its not very strong and keeps my face moisturized. i wouldn't recommend it for taking off make-up or for oily skin, but it works fine for me.
Agreed - this was useless to my oily skin. Too mild and left it feeling greasy.