For reference, I have sensitive combo skin, oily in the T-zone, and pretty dry on the cheeks and around the lips, and am prone to break-outs cause by tampering with a regular skin-care regimen. When I first started using this, my skin reacted very well, and looked absolutely beautiful. However, after about 3 months, it seemed to stopped working. My skin began to get oily during the day, and break out a lot more than it had. Granted it could have been some other condition that changed while I was using it, but I haven't been able to identify one. Anyway, it's an ideal cleanser for sensitive skin, but just doesn't cut it for me anymore.
This is my HG cleanser. I have acne-prone oily skin and based on the advice of my dermatologist, I bought this cleanser. I have just finished my first bottle and will definitely repurchase. I didn't like it at first, because I was used to something that foams and lathers and made my first feel tight afterwards. This doesn't which is what my face needed. I was using way too harsh cleansers before. OOPS! It is non-comedogenic, which is key for me. I use DHC Deep Cleansing Oil beforehand as a makeup remover, so I don't really know how well this cleanser works in that capacity. I do follow this with Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, and don't find a lot of gunk on the cotton ball...so it must be removing alot! I like the pump aspect of the bottle, esp. for the shower. I paid $11 for a large bottle, and at first I was hesitant to pay so much for drugstore. But, it has lasted me months (6, to be exact) so it really is cheap in the long run. Worth a try!
I decided to try Paula's Battle Plan for Blemishes so I went to the drugstore with a list of cleansers she recommends that I wanted to try. This one was at the bottom of my list, but the only one I was able to find, so I picked it up. I'm so glad I did! This is one of the best cleansers I have ever tried. It removes every trace of makeup and grime, but doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight (I have sensitive acne-prone skin that tends more toward dry than oily). It even gives my skin a healthy glow and makes my skin feel so smooth. This could be an HG in the making! I use this at night and their Gentle Cleanser in the morning (cuase it DOES NOT remove makeup but cleanses really well without stripping). UPDATE: I have been using this for 3 months now and haven't looked back! As the true skincare junkie that I am, I rarely purchase anything twice, but I am on my second bottle of this and have my third stashed away already. I can't image trying a new cleanser...this one is a keeper! . continued >>
I absolutely love this cleanser. It leaves my skin soft and clean, but not dried out (as nearly every other cleanser does). I've been using this every night for about half a year (in the morning I simply rinse my face and apply toner and sunscreen), and my skin has never looked better. I will never go back to harsh cleansers!
I would strongly recomend this cleanser. I've tried other high-end brands like Estee Lauder, Lancome, Calrins, and Clinique. Cetaphil beats them all. My skin is very oily in the T-zone and after i started using this cleanser my skin is not that oily. My skin feels much more smooth in texture and tone. Really amazed!
I decided to try the Normal to Oily version of this after hearing how dermatologists recommend it and etc. I am 41 years old and have always had really good skin up until about 2 years ago, then I developed combo. skin and got adult acne. I recently used Clear and Clears Morning Burst Cleanser, and at the time my skin looked pretty good PRIOR to using it, then........ my face got VERY oily and it broke out something terrible! I began using the Cetaphil Normal to Oily just one week ago, and my face looks so much better, and people have complimented me on it!!Some reviewers have said they didn't like the smell, but I may be of the majority that do, and it makes my face feel clean. I use Johnsons Head to Toe baby wash to remove my EYE makeup thoroughly, then use the Cetaphil but wetting my face then washing it with this and a washcloth. It is pricey, I paid over 12.00 for a 16oz container at Kmart but if it works after trying so many things, then it is a staple at least for now while my skin continues to respond well to it.
I purchased and tried this after having poor results with Cetaphil's Gentle cleanser. The Gentle version actually left a film on my face that turned to oil throughout the day (and I don't have oily skin). The Oily Skin version also left me disappointed. It dried me out really bad and left my skin red, irritated and itchy (probably from the fragrance). The fragrance also really stung my eyes. I don't know why they would put fragrance in a line of cleansers meant for sensitive skin. Don't even get me started about the Sodium Lauryl Sulfate either. Geeze. I'll never let this stuff anywhere near my face again. I'm sticking with my Spectro Jel.
I have been using this product for years. I was on a music video set whent he makeup artist told me about the product. I purchased it shortly after, and was in love. It does a great job of cleansing my face. I wear a face full of Mac makeup everyday and it takes it all off!
It is gentle and doesn't make my face tight or itch after use.
My skin is on the more oily side,and I use proactive, but I use this product every time before I use my proactiv face cleaner.
This stuff was horrid. It's like a commericial grade bleach!!!!! Sure, it gets rid of everything on your face.... including it's ability to fend off pimples!!!! I broke out really bad after two days of using this and it burned my skin. I actually didn't mind the smell, but it's loaded with NONO sulfates and bad soap ingredients for anyone with sensitive skin, when Cetaphil is supposedly suppose to be oh-so gentle.
I have been using this cleanser for the past two weeks and love it!!! Over this past winter in Houston, my face was acting up getting very dry. I have combination skin T-zone being oily. Since that time I have been pacing the mall buying all the cleansers and moisturizers they had to offer me. My face broke out with huge pimples!! My skin never breaks out so I was very upset!! Went to my dermotologist and he gave me this as a sample. I have been loving it ever since. Cleared up my break outs and does not dry out my skin. I discovered that all you need is a little. If you use alot it tends to dry out the skin. A little moisturizer in the night time is all you need. It definitely controlled my t-zone oiliness during the day which is lovely. Highly recommend and will definitely purchase again.