I'd recommend this for:
Body and face
Really good at doing what it claims. Doesn't give you as clean of a feel as other products but hey, it's strikes a good balance between gentleness and efficacy.
Good value for money too.
One lippie off for poor texture.
Whenever my skin is going through a horrible time and I can't use my usual cleansers and face scrubs, I use this. This cleanser will not dry out your face, or leave it oily. It has a light scent to it, and a runny liquid-y texture. It will clean off any residue you have on your skin without stripping the natural oils or irritating your face. If you have very sensitive skin or your skin is very very dry and you can't use your normal cleansers - give this one a try. I always have the big size of it with the pump under my skink for when I need it!!
Although this cleanser seems to be mild enough for sensitive skin, i feel as though it didn't take all of my makeup off. Although it left my skin feeling soft, I didn't like greasy texture, I prefer a cleanser to make my skill feel clean.
This is absolutely my HG facial cleanser. I have incredibly sensitive (break out with ANYTHING), combination/oily, acne-prone skin. I've tried basically every out there from Proactiv to higher end cleansers like Shu Uemura or Lancome. I have to say for us acne-prone girls, this i ABSOLUTELY the best product out there. It's super gentle, cleans very well, and leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a good cleanser that is mild for everyone.
This is an OK basic cleanser.
The only thing I don't understand is the fact that it contains SLS and doesn't foam up which causes me to use a lot more product.
I still like it though and will continue to purchase.
I have eczema, so I have been using Cetaphil products since I was probably in 1st grade. Many years have passed, but I still use this everyday to remove my makeup. It doesn't dry my skin or break me out, and leaves me feeling clean. You dont even have to use water- it removes everything after massaging my face for 30 secs and rubbing off with a facial tissue
I have skin conditions that make my skin super sensitive and somewhat drier than most. I have gone to many dermatologists in my lifetime. I live in Miami so there are some great ones here and they all claimed that this would help keep my acne under control and it would gently cleanse my skin. i felt as if i was rubbing lotion on my face. my face was more oilier than usual and it seemed to leave a film. it made my acne worse and i just didnt like the way it made my skin feel in general. i personally know people that use this consistently and have beautiful skin. This just didnt work for me.
Edited March 05,2013: I admit that I am changing my mind. During my skin crisis of peeling and irritated due to the new Origins products, I decide to let it calm down. So I'm using only this cleanser now. I finally found a trick to make this work: I wash my face twice with this. Proper wash, as in wash the well rinse then wash again then well rinse again. Pimples are coming out as usual, esp when I don't use strong cleanser to clean my skin nor any topical stuffs to reign them in but I notice the oil reduces by half. I know this can't substitute other product to save my pores and keep the pimples at bay, but at least for now it helps my skin clean enough --> raising the rating :)
doesn't actually clean my very oily skin. I don't feel clean, and the powder I sued to absorb oil (jonshon face power) certainly not been removed.
only after few days used, I have to use it as a complimentary cleaning during my lunch break to refresh my skin midday. I leave the job of actual cleaning to my better washer.
I won't buy again for sure. Whatever I'm using it for now is just to prevent it going to trash bin. Hope it works better for you guys, continued >>
Good for my best friends, but not for me.
Honestly, I was hoping for better results because I changed from my regular cleanser, but instead, this caused me to break out EVEN MORE. The sad thing is, I'm only halfway done the bottle, and there's quite a lot of product. I only use a pump and a half, but sometimes if I use two pumps, it BURNS my face! It stings my face, but doesn't leave any marks. On the positive side, my face has been less oily! But the pimples don't go, and if they do, it requires more time for them to disappear.
I was so disappointed in Cetaphil because I actually had my hopes up. But it works for my friends, so I guess this product is not for my face, haha.
Cetaphil, is a staple in my bathroom cabinet. Time and time again, whenever I break out from trying a new face cream or new treatment, it's the only cleanser I can use to calm my skin down. It's gentle and it's the only thing my dermatologist recommends....everything else I pretty much sneak on my own as long as my skin agrees. :) It may not have vitamins, or antioxidants or anything of that sort in it, but when something goes a wry, this little baby makes it better. :)
Now i do hate that it does not foam up or give me a clean feeling at all (now i understand that cleAn feeling was prob my skin dried out lol). And.... . That awful texture is really kinda gross but it is definitely a gentle cleanser thats there for me when i need it and i can turn to it and it delivers. Here and again I hear about a HG product I want to try...and of course my skin being as sensitive as it is,I react badly and this is what I revert back to.
All in all, if you see a dermatologist for acne problems, treatments or any anti aging type concerns- they most likely will have you on cetaphil as a cleanser. It's gentle enough not to interfere with anything you put on afterwards and even though it doesnt give the "OMG, my face feels clean" feeling, it definitely works. I only see my derma for problems or if my skin misbehaves,, but otherwise If my skin stays on track, I'm on other cleansers that make face washing feel spa worthy....until of course I need to reach for this stuff again lol