I've used both the gentle & normal to oily skin cleanser by Cetaphil and prefer the gentle type. Although this normal to oily cleanser does seem to clean the dirt/oil better than the gentle one, it also leaves some parts of my face feeling tight and dry (I have combination skin). Otherwise, it didn't have other negative side effects-- it didn't make me break out or cause redness. However, it didn't completely clear my skin up either. Due to the dryness this cleanser causes some parts of my face, I'd opt for something else.