I have been using Purity by philosophy for sometime now; I ran out and sister advices after seeing such "great" reviews on Cetaphil to give it ago. Note, before this my skin was flawless, bright and soft. After few days into using Cetaphil I noticed small like blackhead whitehead lumps appearing around on my cheeks chin lips and jaw line.. I thought they would clear out but over time they started to develop into big painful red spots , they didn't even turn into whiteheads that would dry out and disappear. I developed little strange bumps on my forehead as well. I have stopped using this product and will be switching back to Purity. I find that cetaphile is a waste of money, more expensive than my normal desired cleanser and isn't worth the hassle. I can't believe how this has affected my skin!! Even makeup looks bad on the bumpy surface; I never experienced this before. I wouldn't buy this again! Keep away!! Glad to be getting back to purity, at least it does what it says!
This cleanser isn't a miraculous cure for acne, but it is very good for people of all skin types. It washes my face, gets the dirt off whilst moisturising my face without stripping any moisture out of my skin when I wash it off. I use it I the morning and night, and sometimes during the day when I'm going out and I need to create a clean blank canvas before applying my makeup. It's a product I can use whatever the state my skin is in and has a definite beneficial effect on my skin. If your willing to pay the price, £10 in boots but I found it was cheaper in my local pharmacy, it is a great product to try if you have problematic skin like I do (dry, oily, acne-prone.)
My skin flared up extremely bad after using too many products trying to solve my breakouts. I decided it was best to go back to a basic skincare routine using basic products. I found this cleanser (gentle skin version) at Costco for $20 for a 1L bottle. After using the entire bottle, I can say I love this. It doesn't do anything miraculous or special but it's simple and effective. It cleans my skin without over-drying or irritating it and I've found that it has evened out my skintone and helped clear me up. I love pairing this with my clarisonic as well. Will probably repurchase this cleanser over and over again.
When I was 12-14, my dermatologist recommended me to use this along wit their huge jar of moisturizer didn't do much for my skin. It felt like it didn't cleanse me as other washes. I still felt like my skin was dirty but maybe it was good for me. But after I finished the wash I never bought it again.
i heard so many great reviews about this so i figured i had to give it a shot. i have dry skin that is acne prone. my skin was perfectly clear using my neutrogena clear pore cleanser/mask, but it was extremely dry. i switched to cetaphil to restore some moisture. i couldn't believe this stuff got such great reviews. it broke me out so bad. i had worse acne than i ever had in high school. if you are acne prone, you will have to use some treatments afterwards other than just washing your face, but for me ill just stick to my one step miracle product (neutrogena clear pore) and coconut oil for intense moisturizer.
I can't see why anyone would dislike this stuff. Prior to buying this I used pricey cleansers by Emma Hardie, Ren etc costing up to 4x as much, and yet I like this best by far. After removing my eye makeup, I do a cleanse with this, removing with water, and then a second cleanse if I'm removing my makeup. It takes all my foundation, blush etc off no problem with two washes. In the morning I just do one cleanse with this. It's a gel, non lathering, and it doesn't smell, doesn't irritate, doesn't dry or add oil,nothing. It just does what it says it will. And aftrr all, isn't that what we all want from a cleanser? Since I've been using this alongside the acne.org treatment, my skin is calmer and clearer than ever before, and this is after a 20 YEAR BATTLE WITH ACNE. So trust me when I say this stuff is a good purchase. If you wish to read more about how I clearer up my skin then see my acne.org treatment review.
I'm a lazy person who never want to use a makeup remover before a cleanser unless I'm wearing a waterproof one, so I usually prefer 2 in 1 products. This doesn't do anything with makeup, it's too gentle which make me feel not so clean after I use it.
But let me tell you, if you have a acne skin like I was, this will definitely recommended by you doctor, no matter who is it. It doesn't make your face beak-out or oily. And it actually really good at this point. If you already using makeup remover before clean, you can still use this.
The thing with this product is that I feel like it doesn't get my face clean. I use cleanser to remove my face makeup, and it didn't do that at all. So I tried using it on days that I wore no face makeup and I just feel like it didn't give me a deep enough clean, a common complaint with this product. I do like the smell and you do get a lot of it for cheap, like a half a gallon for a couple bucks lol.
I adore Cetaphil cleanser. I started using it when I was around fifteen and it has survived through all the stages of my teen cleansing/moisturising routine. I now have combination skin with a slightly oily nose however the majority of my face is normal-dry depending on the weather. In the morning, I only splash my face with cold water. In the evenings, I prefer a deeper cleanse with Cetaphil to remove the sunscreen that I wear on my face every day or any makeup I've been wearing. It is a gel cleanser and designed for sensitive skin. As a result, I find it to be very gentle but a thorough cleanser. Thanks to Cetaphil, my skin is soft and I only occasionally have breakouts. It doesn't aggravate any pigmentation and is a joy to use. Another proof of how good it is - I have even converted two of my brothers to using it!
I've been using this for years. I don't even remember how long but it's been MANY years along with my clarisonic. Derm recommended it to me and it's the only thing other than Purity by Philosophy that doesn't break me out or dry me out. I use this on days when I don't wear makeup. I use Purity when I do use make up. I have to use the Gentle formula the normal one is too drying. It's my HG along with my Cervae PM moisturizer it has made a dramatic difference.
Also for acne sufferers I suggest using regular Oatmeal to wash your face. I do it in the mornings. http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/itemid=73957
And Manuka honey mask once in awhile.