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.
I have used tons of different types of facial cleansers. Acne scrubs, gentle cleansers, tea trea cleansers, organic cleansers, etc. I'm 28 and have normal skin with occasional acne breakouts. However, since I started using this facewash about a month ago, my skin has been virtually breakout free. I began using it when my skin got really broken out and this really seems to have helped. I use it at night and then just rinse my face with water and use a gentle toner in the morning. I've gotten used to the unpleasant smell of this product and will continue to use it as I think it really is gentle and effective for my skin.
I went to Walgreens after all of the rave reviews and I smelled the gentle cleanser and this one, and I loved this one so much more! I do not have sensetive skin and I like a little something nice to smell when washing my face, so for me, this worked well. I give it 4 lippies because I think for the price, the non-toxic ingredients, the good (to me) smell and clean-feeling after using it is worth 4.. it isn't a miracle worker, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I have normal cheeks and oily t-zone and I have not noticed any problems at all with this wash over the past month. I definitely recommend trying it if you are not annoyed by a slight scent in your facewash (p.s. it totally goes away after you rinse your face)
I have been using this cleanser for about 2 months now. I adore it and would never go back to anything else. it cleanses my oily skin without overdrying and my face just feels clean after using it. it has a FUNKY hairspray-ish smell, but I don't really care. I use 3 squirts of it and smooth it all over my face, rubbing for about a minute, adding more water and rubbing some more before rinsing. when I wear waterproof sunscreen or makeup, I would wash twice with it. the bottle is huge and lasts quite awhile, has a pump and is about $7-8 in my area. I do have to exfoliate after washing but that is because I am using other peeling treatments. I won't be changing from this cleanser probably ever.
I got a miniature bottle of this with my order from Drugstore.com. I like the original formula, the Gentle Cleanser and thought I'd give this a try, as sometimes my skin is oily in summer. First off, the smell is not as bad as the previous reviewer noted. In fact, I kind of think it smells like Keri Lotion which I've always been fond of, not cloying at all. This cleanser is clear and more lathery than the original and seems to be better at removing makeup . This oily formula does not purport to "clear up" acne, it is simply designed to make the skin less slick and oily, not as an acne formula. So far I like this, but I don't know whether it would be enough to make me buy it in the future.
I love the regular Cetaphil cleanser, and I bought the oily cleanser, thinking it might be good to use during summer. My skin is combination with a tendency to break out on my forehead and and chin, so maybe this is meant for truly oily skin, but it's definitely not for mine. Between the terrible smell & the way it made my skin feel tight without actually clearing it or preventing acne--it was a waste of money. My biggest peeve is that I hate the smell of this stuff--It kind of sticks on you forever, especially since you're using it on your face. I still have it sitting next to my sink for washing my hands after putting in greasy hair gels, but even then I can smell the fragrance on my hands. It smells like Oxy.
I started to get a few pimples during the period of planning my wedding, then started to get facials and after my wedding i started to break out. I've tried many acne prone cleansers and none of them worked.
Numerous of ppl recommended cetaphil because their dermo recommended to them.
This cleanser works a treat on my skin, it cleared up my skin and prevented more pimples from breaking out! and it doesn't dry my skin.
I would use buy and continue to use this cleanser again! It's a keeper.
This product has cleared up my face so much that I don't think I could get rid of it. At first it did seem quite light, until I started experimenting. I find that if I wet my face first then use about 3 or 4 pumps and take that straight to my face without re-wetting it creates a pretty thick white film. I then wet my hands, rub to lather what soap is on my hands and take that to my face. This creates a really good lather and it does not seem so light. For now this is a keeper for me. Oh yea I have combination to oily skin. I also use the Neutrogena acne cream cleanser!
I have a long history with this product. I used it off and on for years, but recently found that I can't use it anymore. My skin is oily and sensitive. I have rosacea and am blemish-prone. In the past, this Cetaphil cleanser did a good job of cleaning my skin without irritating it, and that's pretty much all I asked. More recently, however, I began wearing makeup and that's when the problems started. This cleanser simply does not remove makeup well at all! I had to wash multiple times and/or scrub with a washcloth to get my face clean, which needless to say wasn't great for my rosacea. Then I incorporated alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy exfoliants into my skin care regimen. The new products began clearing my skin, but they also made it more sensitive. Now every time I wash with this cleanser it stings my face and eyes badly. I began looking for a new cleanser, and so far Purpose seems to work much better for me.