I have been using this since the 1970s! My dermo recommended this as a moisturizer for my eczema that wouldn't exacerbate acne or irritate my super sensitive skin. (I outgrew my eczema but have had a lifelong struggle with acne and reactive, allergenic skin. So unfair to have zits at 50 esp when insurance refuses to cover retinoids but will pay for Solodyn and other antibiotics. Rant over. Cetaphil will not remove your makeup. It is a basic, no frills, cleanser I have used on infants and as a sponge bath aid for in-home hospice care (sorry for that downer) and ages in between. I apply to dry skin, add water and massage gently. It rinsed cleanly or you can take it off with a damp washcloth or tissue. I rarely use the cleanser as a moisturizer now that they have other products but I should experiment. It now comes in the huge 2-pack at Costco. I constantly try new products, but come back to trusty Cetaphil.
I love this stuff. I have got very acne prone skin and found this to be absolutly perfect withouir irritations. The price is a bit expensive but it lasts for ages! I like to some Bee Polish of iherb (exfoliant) it makes my skin so polished and scrubs away the dead skin without irritation. Love this. definatly my Holy Grail of clensers and will use it for years to come!
I use this cleanser every night before bed. It's very gentle with no strong fragrance, and it cleans well without leaving my face feeling tight and dry. I use it in conjunction with an AHA face cream and my skin feels incredible. No break outs. No dry spots. Will purchase again and again!
It does what it says but I wouldn't use on oily skin. Definitely for dry skin.
*does not remove makeup
*doesn't do much for acne
Firstly, my face consist of a combination of dry, normal, and sensitive skin (I don't know if it's because my face sweats A LOT, especially my nose). I mostly have dry patches around my mouth and nose (the two areas I sweat heavily in). I sometimes have dry patches around my brows and along my upper cheek. I also do have eczema on my body and have super dry hands (I have to use a nice hydrating cream, which I do use Cetaphil's moisturizing cream for dry and sensitive skin, for my body because lotion just doesn't do it). I don't wear much make up because my skin gets irritated easily. I do get acne occasionally. Therefore, I don't know if this cleanser works well for those who have acne-prone skin. My boyfriend does have acne prone skin have used this product but I'm not sure if it worked for him because I don't know if he used it everyday and how many times a day he used it. But, I do know that after the first couple of days, his skin did clear up more.
Anyways, When I was looking for a cleanser, I wasn't really looking for one to get rid of acne because I don't struggle with it. I was looking for one that is natural and doesn't have alcohol that would cleanse my face leaving me with hydrating, soft, non-irritating skin. This product did just that! I use to have to use moisturizer after cleansing my face but I don't have to anymore. However, I still use moisturizer but only a very light amount and usually focus on the dryer areas on my face which is around my mouth. I do use this cleanser on body parts that sweat a lot which occasionally gets one or two pimples. This product does clear up the few pimples I get in those areas and soothes my skin. Again, I don't know if this product works well if you have acne because the acne I do get usually goes away within a few days as long as I wash my face daily. I do have small black heads on my nose and notice that this cleanser doesn't seem to get rid of them.
Another thing is that this cleanser does not remove make up so remove your make up with make up remover before using this product. I, personally, don't mind using makeup remover before using this product.
The only reason why I gave this product 3 stars is because I don't know if works on acne prone skin and that it doesn't take off make up but I didn't buy this product for those reasons. I would give it a 4.5 star for it being hydrating, gentle, soothing, smooth, and non-irritating on the skin which was the main reason I purchased it for.
I would recommend this product if you have dry, sensitive skin and want soft, hydrating, and non-irritating skin after cleansing your face.
Okay, edit. This is actually good! I made a review a couple of months ago with just one day of purchasing. It does remove most of my makeup but I still have to wash my face with other products I have. It does what it claims, generally. Depends on the amount of makeup you wear. I always have a light coverage (bb cream, very little mineral powder, concealer, mascara, brow liner, lipstick) and it does a "meh" work. Still a good product, it's gentle with my combo skin.
This cleanser is super gentle on the skin which I love! But It doesn't clean my skin very well. It has been 3 weeks using this and my least problematic area (chin) started to get really clogged.
. I've read all these reviews from various types of skin (oily, dry etc) saying that it works for all skin types so I thought why not try it out.The price wasn't bad and I bought the big size bc I assumed I would love this, but it turns out not so much... The smell reminds me of baby wipes which isn't really a problem for me and the consistency is very runny and liquidy.but If you're someone who oily and clog prone I would stay away from this bc it doesn't seem to cleanse my face which is the most important thing in a skin care regimen!!
* gentle, non foaming
* less ingredients
* cleanses almost like water
* slight burn- even when gently massaging into skin!
I use this daily and I love how gentle it is! The only thing is that it does not completely remove make up but that's ok because I use my makeup wipes first then wash my face with it. I have dry skin so I like how after I wash my face, it does not feel tight (like my face is going to crack). My face feels moisturized and clean every time I use it.
HG product as cleanser. I have combination oily open pore skin and I love how it feels after washed my face with this product. It feel soft and gentle, love it so much! Use this on morning and night will use keilhs gentle cleanser to ensure all my make up dirt is cleaned!
meh. overrated in my opinion.
Felt like nothing special. Wasn't moisturizing, didn't clean anything off my face effectively or even in the slightest, didn't do anything at all. I had to read the reviews again to see what people actually like this for.
Love their creamy moisturizer but this is just so below average. Even on my sensitive skin it didn't cause any less irritation than most other cleansers.