I was experiencing really bad irritated, dry, red, itchy skin last winter (especially around the mouth & cheek area), and my dermatologist recommended that I switch to Cetaphil products – both the skin cleanser and the moisturizer. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is on the pricey side ($18+), but it is gentle and works well with my super-sensitive skin. However, it works best on my cheeks-chin area, and not so well on my T-zone, which tends to be more oily. I find I have to use two different products for my face, which is a pain, but I have not discovered another product that works in the winter. Additionally, this product doesn’t really lather – I use a pump or two and rub it into my skin as a cleanser, and then rinse off (some people prefer to wipe it off with a moist face cloth, but I think either works). Overall, I would recommend this product for people with sensitive, dry skin, but keep in mind it’s not the best solution for the oily areas.
I have very sensitive skin and rash with most products and use cetaphil bar on my whole body and face for years works great baby soft skin never a pimple.
This is one of my all time favourite products. My dermatologist recommended I use it when I had terrible cystic acne as a teenager and I have been using it on and off for about ten years.
It never breaks me out or irritates me.
It is a simple product, but one I will continue to buy again and again.
Me: pale, sensitive skin, tendency towards rosacea
Generally recommended for sensitive skin. Did not work, at all, for my particular sensitive skin. First time using it, it stung, and left my skin red. Second time, more stinging, enhanced redness. Third time, oy vey, the burning. Trash can. I suspect it was the combination of propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate, ingredients I didn't realize my skin was sensitive to at the time.
Cetaphil is GREAT for sensitive skin. My dermatologist urged me to use this while I was on Accutane 6 years ago. It is what it is. . a gentle, non-irritating skin cleanser. It does not disturb the PH balance in your skin. If you need to remove make-up, use a make-up remover first. I work at a make-up counter and receive gratis for all kinds of different face cleansers, but this is the only face cleanser I will ever use! Very moisturizing and perfect, especially is you use Benzoyl Peroxide or Retin-A.
This was my HG winter cleanser for FOREVER. I've since moved on to more expensive cleansers, but you really can't go wrong with this one. It is very gentle and does not dry out your skin. Its especially great if you use topical acne medication which dries out your skin. This doesn't take makeup off well, but as a cleanser its great. I'll always be willing to go back to this!
I'm not using it now, but I did about 2 years ago. I l o v e d it because the bottle lasted me a long time and was a good price because there were sales and good coupons. It was great because my make-up was cleaned off and my skin felt feeling so very nice and soft. Unfortunately, they changed the bottle design to the pump and for some ungodly reason, my face never reacted the same! It burned my face, made it bright red, and dried it out. It was really odd. Thought it might be the pump, so changed back to the original cap from the generic store version. Still nothing.
Very sad because I loved using this cleanser. I decided to write a review finally after trying out the cream and also, I again tried using this cleanser at my friend's a week ago and still the same reaction :/
This cleanser is overrated. It does not get makeup or dirt off at all. It feels like I put slippery water on my face and rinse. I don't find it soothing or gentle. I don't find it anything. I have sensitive skin and always look for a good gentle cleanser and I've tried this again and again and keep coming to the same conclusion. It's just not that great.
If u have ULTRA SENSITIVE skin like me this is def for Y-O-U! I honestly can't wash my face with n-e thing. I'm talking water dries my face out but thise stuff works like a dream! It gets off my eye makeup just fine, no I don't use waterproof so I can't comment on that but I use eye make wipes just because I bought them but I def don't have to with this.
I love cetaphil. I first heard about the moisturizer from a friend in HS (10 years ago! I'm getting old!!!) and used on my legs. But then I got away from it. Long story short, when i hit my mid 20's, i started using bare minerals and developed acne. So horrible, I never had it that bad! After a year of living in hell, I went to a dermatologist. He told me to use cetaphil and he even told me how the cleanser (only the gentle) can be used as a moisturizer if my skin gets too dry. So I used it, along with retin a and antibiotics and it worked. I've even used this stuff as a shave gel..works great!
The only flaw with this cleanser is that it sometimes makes my skin too oily so I alternate the gentle cleanser and the facial cleanser. I asked my doctor which was better - he said they're both great and I can switch them up.