I started using this over a month ago when I decided to go back to the basics in taking care of my combination skin. I was using all types of cleansers aimed at getting rid of acne that just dried out my skin. All the products just helped give me a lot of cystic acne. I love this cleanser. At first, I hated the smell, but now, I don't even notice it. It's definitely helped to reduce my breakouts. I used to use the sephora makeup remover, but now I use this in place of it. I put 2 pumps on a cotton round and wipe off all the makeup. I usually go through about 2 or 3 cotton rounds. And then I wash my face with some more of the cleanser. I really love how this doesn't make my face tight and dry after cleansing. Once I'm done with this bottle, I'm going to try the one for normal skin and see what the difference is.
I really like the fragrance to this cleanser, I think it smells very clean. Its not a miracle cleanser, but it does a good job on oily skin. It cleanses well and its very gentle on the skin.
I guess I'm in the minority here, because I love the fragrance of this cleanser - I love it when I have a soft scent left on my skin after washing my face.
I have combination skin with a very oily T-zone, and I find that this cleanser is able to remove all my makeup easily. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean, but never tight & "squeaky clean" like others cleansers tend to do. I feel like I'm doing something healthy to my skin, and it hasn't caused me to break out or anything. I'm not sure how this would work in the summer, as I tend to be really oily at that time, but right now we're in the dry winter season and it's perfect.
The scent is related to the fact that some of the ingredients have a strong smell and they had to add a "masking fragrance".
The hairspray analogy best describes it.
The price is great, but you will need a topical agent to continue your anti-oil slick regimen & pore size reduction battle if you are very oily.
Cetaphil Normal to Oily Skin Cleanser combined with a prescription for Differin has helped for me.
Recommended to by my dermatologist as a non-irritating cleanser. This is great for times when my skin is misbehaving. Removes makeup, though not mascara or liner. Leaves my skin soft and smooth. Doesn't lather or foam, so those who like a more "active" cleanser may not care for Cetaphil. However, I can depend on this when my skin cannot tolerate anything else.
I just tried a sample of this and although I liked that it felt like it got my oily skin really clean without stripping or leaving a film (like the regular Cetaphil does), I did not like the strong, baby powdery fragrance, It lingered on my face even after I dried it, and I rinsed thoroughly. It also made the creases of my nose burn, which I've never had happen with any cleanser before. So I'll pass on this one...
I have very dry, very sensitive, break-out prone skin. This cleanser takes off the makeup, has a lovely and pleasant--but not overpowering--smell, and doesn't strip my skin completely of all its moisture. As the weather is getting colder, however, I feel my skin is getting a bit dry in patches. Not sure if it's my skin or the cleanser, but in the meantime I'll just keep using it. Can't beat the price!
Cetaphil Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin does a great job of keeping my skin clean and clear. I do use a makeup remover before washing my face. I want to make sure every last trace of makeup is gone. Cetaphil is cheap and the bottle lasts a long time. After years of searching for my HG cleaner, I've found it with Cetaphil Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin.
Fantastic Product. Very Gentle. It does a fair job removing makeup. I would recommend it as a morning cleanser.
This product is ok, it's a little drying on my skin. I love the pump, so easy to use in the shower. But it's the smell that I hate, I may use it all, I may not...it smells gross.