Average Rating 3.5/5
Review by rite2coz
I have been using the Gentle Skin Cleanser for about year, since I was diagnosed with Rosacea. I have my rosacea under control along with using Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser for sensitive skin. However, about a few months ago, I started to break out really bad (unknown causes), and my doctor asked me to use steroid cream. It was better at first, but after using it for a month it worsen my rosacea. I've searched online and found something called "steroid induced rosacea". I think that is what happen to me, and for those who has rosacea, no matter how bad your skin situation is, never use anything that contain steroid. Even since my face becomes more sensitive, and i have to deal with these red bumps on my face. I went back to my derm, and she asked me to use Finacea (to clear the redness, red bumps, and pimples). It has been really helping me so far, but at the same time I feel like Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Clean & Clear cleanser stopped working for me. Also the Cetaphil lotion with SPF 50 that I've been using for over a year also stopped working for me, and also causing a bit irritation to my face. But I still like Cetaphil a lot, so I thought maybe I can try using the other cleanser that they have for Normal to Oily Skin since I have oily skin. I started to use it for the first time last night, and when I wake up this morning.............bad bad bad......I broke out like crazy with zits and red bumps..........then I realized on my last visit to my derm, she gave me some samples of Cerave Hydrating cleanser and lotion. She said it works the same like Cetaphil if I ever want to try something different. Thank god I kept the samples, after washing my face with Cerave, it calms my face a lot, and 70% of my redness are gone, specially after I applied the lotion. I will continue to use it for a few more days before I put up my reviews for Cerave cleanser & Lotion.