My dad, who knows nothing about cleansers, mistaken`d this for hand soap O.o
And you know what he said?
"this crap is drying"
Yeah I hate this so much, all of the sides of my chin I have little red bumps. it did make my skin feel smooth, but I think it was the film of product it left. I was on my 3rd day and I noticed a slight sting on my cheeks. I`m going to stop before it gets worse.
Oh my, and that smell takes your breath away [AND NOT IN THE GOOD LOVEY DOVEY WAY EITHER!]
Works well as a general facial cleanser. However, I find that it doesn't easily remove all traces of makeup. I have to go over my face with this twice to make sure that I have removed all makeup. The large bottle has a nice feature - you can turn the pump so that it won't accidentally be pushed down when you store it.
I have oily skin which goes overboard in the summer. However, due to topical BP applications, it can also be dry. I have been looking for a basic facial cleanser that washes away oil, dirt, and minimal makeup (powder, no foundation). On a whim, I purchased this Cetaphil for Normal to Oily Skin at Target. I had used the sensitive skin formula before, and I liked it but was not wowed. This Normal to Oily version is definitely wowing me. The cleanser is a clear gel/liquid clear that does not foam. Yes, the scent is rather strong, but that doesn't bother me, and it fades quickly. What I like is that this cleanser gets every trace of dirt, oil, and makeup from my face without overdrying it AT ALL. For the first time ever, my toner pad came away clean after washing my face. Seems like a miracle in a pump bottle so far. Since I do use topical BP gel, I don't feel a need for a medicated cleanser (cleanser is not on your face long enough to treat it anyway). My rating: 4 lippies. If I continue to like this in a month or so, I will upgrade to 5.
I just started using this face wash, about a week ago and..... I Love It.
I am using Tazorac topical gel for my acne issues, and I was using Neutrogena acne wash (not a good combo) the neutrogena was drying my face out bad and was actually causing more acne. I had seen a few reviews here on the Cetaphil and decided what the heck, might as well give it a try. OMG it has really helped my face so much. No over drying, no tight & flakey skin. If I had to say one not so good thing about the Cetaphil, I would say the smell is a little strong, doesn't smell like medication but kind of like perfume. I figured I can deal with the smell, for these awesome results I am getting. I am 23 and never had acne when I was younger, so I had no idea how annoying it can be, but thank God to whoever made Cetaphil, it really has been a blessing for me so far. :-) continued >>
This product is highly scented, which is not great for sensitive skin. The scent is very strong and does not smell pleasant to me at all, a big turn off. I would prefer an unscented product. Also, it doesn't feel like it cleans that well.
About a year or so ago I remember I loved this stuff. I went through two big bottles in a row. It did a good job of cleaning my oily skin without stripping and washed off my minimal makeup (powder foundation, bronzer/blush, non-waterproof mascara).However, because I'm fickle when it comes to face products save a few of my staples, I moved on to other stuff. I decided to come back to this recently and found that it actually made my face STING. I thought Cetaphil was supposed to be good for sensitive skin types and I don't even consider my skin to be sensitive. Maybe my skin is just getting more sensitive as I get older? I don't know, but not sure I'll buy this again. Take caution you oily, sensitive skin types! I'd recommend Aveeno Ultra-calming foaming wash or DHC deep cleaning oil instead.
I use Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin) 1x a day, everyday and have for years now.
For reference, I've got normal to oily breakout prone skin. I cleanse 2x a day, follow with Paula's Choice BHA 2% gel, and 2 acne medications (Differin 0.1% and BenzaClin). In the mornings I use Paula's Choice
I've got normal to oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I use this Skin Balancing Mattifying Lotion SPF 15 under makeup and at night, nothing else.
I use Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser in the mornings when I need slightly less cleansing power. I find that the Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser isn't quite up to removing my longwearing/waterproof makeup (Lancome Effacernes & LG Balance n Brighten), sweat and grime in the evenings. I usually need to lather up twice to fully remove. Cetaphil does, however, do a great job of cleaning my skin when I'm not wearing stubborn makeup. My skin is clean, refreshed and never, ever tight or dry. I love the low lather and little/no fragrance.
(I use Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser in the evenings. This one removes my makeup, sweat and grime in one pass without unnecessary dryness. With the drying acne medications, I find Skin Balancing just a tiny bit too drying to use 2x a day. Hence why I alternate between the two cleansers. This is just the quirky routine that works great for my skin.)
I've purchased hundreds of bottles of Cetaphil Daily Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin) over the years and will continue to purchase in the future. I've got a bottle in my shower and a backup in the linen closet. continued >>
its gentle but its not going to meet my satisfaction. i prefer to feel clean and smooth after i use cleanser. this just feels very gentle but it didnt let me feel it clear my face really well.
Im 21 with acne prone skin. I use this morning and night, and ever since then my skin has been clear. I chalk this up to this cleanser and the Olay micro peel kit (the knockoff of the philosophy microdelivery peel)
I do find that I have to exfoliate more with this cleanser. But it does clean my skin well and doesn't leave it tight and over dry. The scent is strong, but I don't mind it. I find it pleasant, but a lot of people think its obnoxiously smelly lol. But for the price, i can deal with it!
I've been using this in the mornings for at least the past two years. I'm 42 now, so I have to start to be careful about overcleansing. Cleans my skin w/o overdrying it, what else could you want? I usually cleanse at ngiht w/ La Vitton normal/oily cleansing oil. No breakouts, my derm is happy, people think I'm 10 yrs. younger than I am, so no complaints! I've noticed that my husband has started using this in the shower (he has flaky dermatitis) and it does seem to help his skin also. Will definitely repurchase! I do have to say that Cetaphil moisturizer is crap -- broke me out horribly -- so I use Neutrogena/Complex 15/La Vitton oils for moisturizing.