This is the only cleanser I can use for my dry, sensitive skin. It also helps prevent breakouts. Aveeno didn't do it for me, nor did neutrogena. Both were too harsh. Cetaphil is really excellent.
I can't find this stuff anywhere anymore! This is the only cleanser aside from Aveeno Positively Radiant that actually made my skin look nice as opposed to just cleaning it. I would definitely buy it again if I could just find it around here somewhere...
This cleanser was too strong for my oily skin, and left it feeling stripped, tight and dry. It did effectively and efficiently remove physical sunscreen with only one wash.
The smell was medicinal, but acceptable. I assume (do not recall) that it is fragrance-free, so the smell is not a problem.
I have very sensitive skin, and did not have any problem with redness or allergic bumps.
I will continue to use the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser until I find a cleanser that is both gentle and efficient.
Love, love, love.
I have oily/combo acne-prone skin. This leaves my skin feeling really clean, but not dried out, because it's a Cetaphil product! It also cuts through my makeup at the end of the day.
I was using the gentle cleanser, which I still have on hand when I don't wear makeup and my skin doesn't feel too oily. This cleanser, though, is the ticket to my skin type. I could not recommend it more if you have oily/acne-prone skin or you want a cleanser that will remove your makeup but not make your skin feel like the desert.
nice cleanser for my skin type (combo to oily)... dont know if it takes makeup off or not (i use a cleansing wipe for that)... be careful not to get it into the eyes, it burns slightly... can be a bit drying, but for me any gentle foaming cleanser does that... might repurchase or come back to it if other cleansers dont work out...
My favorite cleanser for my aging but still somewhat oily skin. I love it because it is non-sudsing and rinses off very quickly and easily. It cleans well, getting off layers of sunblock and mineral foundation without leaving my skin tight or dry. I wish it weren't quite so highly fragranced, but in a way I like the antiseptic smell. The pump bottle is well designed, stable and makes the product even easier to use.
This is a very basic, no-frills cleanser - it is clear with a light gel-like consistency, and it comes in a bottle that includes a pump for dispensing.
It gets the job done: cleans my face, removes my makeup, all without over-drying my face or causing breakouts. I love knowing that if I get any breakouts, this neither causes them nor makes them worse.
This is a good cleanser, took all my makeup off, (regular not waterproof mascara), and did not irritate my eyes or skin. I would buy this again.
So I bought this cleanser before I realized that my oily skin/skin problems existed precisely because I was stripping all the good all off of it, so I in turn used products that were way too harsh for my skin and really messed it up. That being said - this product was one of the worst offenders. It made my skin dry and tight and, apparently in response to this, my skin got oily and gross within an hour after washing. Perhaps if you have sensitive skin and moisturize really thoroughly after using this it would work just fine, but I like my skin too much the way it is right now to give it a try!
I've used this for about a week and it's now my favorite every day facial cleanser. Although it is a very gentle cleanser, it does the job and makes my skin feel healthy and clean. I have combination skin that can get slightly oily in the t-zone areas and dry on the rest of my face. At night when I use this, I also use Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub in order to remove makeup and clean my face more thoroughly. In the morning, since my face doesn't need deep cleansing, I just use this and my face feels fresh and clean. After using this and seeing the results, I've realized that the cleansers I've been using have been too harsh for my skin and making it feel dried out and unhealthy.