I wear makeup on an almost daily basis. Cetaphil is the 2nd step in my 2 part cleansing regiment. I firstly use olive oil to massage my entire face ( i have dry skin so i can tolerate this) to loosen up the makeup. Then i pour about a tbsp of cetaphil into the palm of my hand and massage it onto my face (ontop of the olive oil) then i use a wet face cloth to rinse and wipe off the olive oil/cetaphil mixture from my face. then Voila, clean and moisturized. In most case i don't even need any add'l moisturizer, just maybe a bit of coconut oil aroud the eye area. Cetaphil alone definitely will not remove makeup!
This cleanser is almost perfect. It leaves my skin feeling soft, clean and moisturized. It removes my mascara and blush. But when I use a toner after cleansing, the cotton pad shows makeup (foundation) residue. And, I don't apply foundation with a heavy hand. Bottom line, it is not all it could be, but it has found it's home in my gym bag because it is perfect after working out-sans makeup. Can't beat the price and it really is gentle. Just wish it removed the foundation so I could stop buying expensive cleansers!! LOL
I am a teenage girl and Iately I have been breaking out like crazy. I decided to use this because I heard its a good basic natural product. I tried it out and it is horrible. It dosn't clear up your acne and also the next morning I woke up with an itchy neck, and around my eyes was red and puffy and slightly burned. That means its not really for people with sensative skin (I heard it was). I really liked the pump on the packaging becaue it makes it so much easier to get to. It just didn't work with my skin.
Quick highlights: doesn't lather or foam, different texture, leaves residue, doesn't remove makeup, doesn't help acne |||||
I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts, and my dermatologist recommended I try Cetaphil. It was pretty expensive, but I was able to find an off-brand. This cleanser isn't a soap, so the texture was strange to get used to. It doesn't lather, bubble or foam, so it was hard to feel if I'd covered my whole face. It didn't remove all my eye makeup, and I felt like my face had some sort of thin residue on it instead of feeling clean and refreshed. It didn't dry out my face at all, but it did nothing to help my acne, so I won't be buying it again. If you have sensitive skin, it's a gentle soap-free cleanser.
Love it! It's super gentle for everyday cleaning, but I took off one star because it sometimes doesn't get all my makeup off. I will still repurchase because it's not drying and it doesn't strip essential oils off my skin.
After using a number of cleansers from Clinique, Clarins, Estee Lauder and Shiseido, I went back to this product. I started getting sensitive skin after using other products and I realized that this was the only product that did not cause redness and irritation. I recommend this product if you have sensitive skin or if you skin is not reacting well to a cleanser. Similarly, this product works wonders in harsh environments where you need a really gentle cleanser. I also think it is a plus that you can remove makeup with it (without water). It won't remove waterproof foundation or mascara but it will remove anything else.
I love the Cetaphil for normal skin, but the gentle formula doesn't work for my skin. I have sensitive skin, so I thought I would try the gentle formula. It's thicker, and I felt like my skin didn't get as clean. When I washed my face with it, it just felt like I rinsed my face with water. My face still contained oil residue on it. I would also a facial pad, which took a lot of the makeup and residue off. Love Cetaphil for normal skin, but wouldn't recommend the gentle skin formula.
My skin: oily/dehydrated (lacking water), sensitive, clog-prone
I'm not entirely sure how this is "gentle" unless by gentle they mean it doesn't cleanse well. It has cetyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and stearyl alcohol, which are irritating to my skin. Every time I used this, I felt a burning sensation. I think this might be ok for someone who doesn't wear makeup and isn't sensitive to any of the ingredients, but it doesn't work for me at all.
I got a sample of this cleanser at my dermatologist's office & I loved it! It takes off most of my make up, but has a hard time taking off my waterproof mascara (so I use Pond's Classic Cold Cream to take that off). Sometimes I feel like it doesn't take off my YSL Teint Resist foundation, but I haven't experienced any breakouts so far.
This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and feels like it retains moisture. The bottle is definitely sealed tightly because as I got down to the bottom of the bottle, the bottle started to cave in. I took off a lippie because in the winter, this cleanser might be too drying for my skin. I am combo oily. continued >>
Regarding the people commenting on how bad it is at removing makeup it doesnt gurantee it's going to be specifically for makeup removing it's more aimed towards a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin types. Saying this I'm a daily makeup user and even with other cleansers that do remove makeup I still do a 2 step process to make sure all the gunk is off. My skin is combination to dry and very acne prone and unfortunately I have eczema on my body from time to time. I recently had a crazy allergic outburst and my face expoloded in eczema itchy red patches that was also oozing (I know how disgusting!) that I could not get rid of. My life was definitely put on hold until I started using this cleanser with their barrier cream. It's been only 2 nights and my skin is already reducing in redness and the eczema is definitely calming down. It's not meant to be a powerful cleanser, which is great cause my face doesnt get stripped of its natural protective barrier which is especially needed before bed time. I love this product! The fact you can find it almost anymore is great, and really the consistency isn't horrible. People just need to get their minds out of the gutter.