OK, here's my kneejerk reaction after using this product twice...I just bought it two days ago. I don't care so much about how well the cleanser might "foam". All I care is how it cleans. It seemed to clean my face well, but I will say that afterwards, while my skin didn't feel dry or tight, my skin did have that "stripped" look. It looked extremely matte after cleaning it, whereas with other cleansers that cleaned just as well, I still had a moist, dewy look to my skin.
But really, not much of an issue. What matters more is...how does my skin feel 30 minutes or more later? And honestly it feels fine. Not dry or tight or anything.
The fragrance is a bit much for my taste. I normally use "natural" cleansers that aren't loaded up with fragrance. But I guess it's ok....
I'll report back in a few weeks to let you know if I saw a difference in the clarity of my skin...whether I saw fewer breakouts....
This is my every day cleanser. I have used it for years and love it.
this is just my basic cleanser when i don't want to using anything to harsh. sometimes i will mix it with my Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant in the morning to make my face fresh and bright. the fact that it doesn't break me out and it cleanses my skin well enough for what i use it for is good enough for me. i must say though....i really don't care too much for the texture of it. i think i would like it even better if it foamed a little more..
I have oily skin and this stuff is perfect. I use it in the morning and it keeps me shine-free all day (I even use the cream moisturizer). I like that it removes the clogging skin oils. I think you may have to follow it with a moisturizer, because of this but their moisturizers are non-comedogenic. unlike your skin oils. It works really well to remove makeup (I only wear eye makeup typically). It's not super foamy/bubbly, but I guess it doesn't have to be, since it works GREAT the way it is. I will continue to buy this.
UPDATE: 4/14/08~ My face now has so many clogged pores and acne... what is going on? The only thing I have changed is using Cetaphil products. I don't know if it's just the cleanser, but I think it may be one of the culprits since I stopped using their creams/lotions on my face as well. I never get whiteheads (the acne I get is little bumps under the skin) and my face has errupted. I am embarrassed to leave the house without all my makeup on. I tried this because the other cleanser I loved is more expensive, but lession learned.
This was way too harsh on my face--my derm recommended it since it was Cetaphil and I have acne, but it was way too harsh, smelled awful, and always left this weird sort of film on my face. I tried it for about a week, but I just couldn't handle the smell and scaling it left me with.
I prefer the Gentle formulation of Cetaphil any day.
i have been using cetaphil cleanser for years- initially i tried it out and liked how clean my face felt- but it really dries my face out and i just thought all cleansers did that- but i recently found one that doesnt so bye bye to cetaphil (i have sensitive but acne-prone skin)
Can I give this a 0? I hate this product! Ultra-drying on my skin. Immediately after using, my face feels horrible, very dry and flaky. I will not use this on my face again, I now use this as a hand soap, at least it wasn't a complete waste.
i love this product!!! i tend to break out a lot and every since i have started to use the cleanser my pimples have disapeared! it also doesnt dry my skin out as most products do especially in the winter. it has a nice smell to it which i know to most people is important. my friend is very picky about smells and this product passed with flying colours smell-wise to her. also i paid about 18$(canadian) for it and it is almost as big as my shampoo bottle so i dont anticipate having to replace it anytime soon. this product must be tried by all with acne issues because it can work magic.
this is a great cleanser i read through a lot of reviews before buying this product and i really love this. it cleared up my skin and it smells good. although some pimples came you cant really blame, nothing can make you anti-acne right? =)
Quite a good product as it also removes some of your makeup as well as cleaning away the oil.It doesn't leave your face very dry and itchy and is also very cheap for such a big bottle.Lasts for such a long time.But i would recommend the gentle cetaphil cleanser instead