Unlisted Brand • Walgreens Gentle Skin Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have actually had awesome results with this product. And I've tried a lot! Accutane, minocyclin, prescription acne creams, acne facial washes, face masks, etc. This is the only thing that actually works. While it doesn't get rid of the acne scars that are in the process of fading, it does a great job of preventing new acne and if any small bumps appear (a pimple starting out) they go away within a couple days. I use this morning and night. And it's gentle, it doesn't burn my skin or make it dry like other soaps do. Love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this at Walgreens (obviously) several weeks ago after finally running out of my Equate Gentle Skin Cleanser, which is a great Cetaphil dupe. CVS has a great dupe too. Therefore, the excuse of "getting what you pay for" can't be applied here. Cetaphil's Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin) is my choice cleanser most days. On days when my face is particularly dry, or if I stayed in and wore little to no makeup, I use the gentle stuff, and I have no problem with store brands, especially if it is a product I don't use everyday. Keep in mind, I don't have sensitive skin, and products rarely burn my face.
The first time I used this particular product was after showering. My face was for the most part makeup free and my pores were wide open. I pumped out a pretty liberal amount and started massaging it on my face. Right away, it started burning. I thought the burning would go away after a few seconds, but it didn't. It got much much worse. By the time I was able to get all the stuff off my face, I had tears in my eyes (I didn't use this near my eyes) and I was in shock. I used Retin-A and all kinds of acne medication in high school and my face used to peel and burn sometimes even with plain water, so I know the pain from facial products. This was worse! Even after I rinsed all of it off, I was left with a strange feeling of almost numbness on the surface of my skin. It was crazy! I was afraid to put on any moisturizer right after because I was afraid it would burn, so I tried to leave my face alone for an hour, but it drove me insane. My face ended up really tight and I finally put on my night cream. My skin ended up super dry for the next two days.
Now, what possessed me to try this product again just a few days after my previous experience? Well, I'm not sure. After getting really upset, I decided that maybe I had such a bad reaction because my face had been in hot steam and was maybe a little sensitive at that time. That was stupid looking back, because I've used some pretty harsh scrubs after showering that never burned me like that. Anyways, I was determined to make this stuff work for me. So I used it again after one of those lazy Sundays when all I had worn was tinted moisturizer. I had showered hours before, my skin was moisturized, and I figured why not give it another try now. I applied to my skin and began to massage it in. I was initially encouraged because it didn't sting on contact, but as I continued to massage it in, the stinging returned, although not as intense. I rinsed it off, and I had the same weird feeling after using it that I had the first time. I immediately applied moisturizer, which burned, and my face got blotchy. Yikes. And once again, my skin was left dry for a couple of days after use.
Luckily, I save all of my receipts and was able to return this to a Walgreens for a refund. (They're great with returns and customer service. You can return/exchange within 30 days. Full refund with receipt, store credit at lowest sale price without.) My biggest concern for others is that the back of the bottle actually claims that this cleanser is safe to use on a baby. But I know that my skin is much less sensitive than a baby's, and this burned me really bad. If a physician recommends a particular brand to use on your child, please stick with that brand just to be safe, or until you've done some generic testing on your own. Even though the ingredients listed on this bottle are the exact same as Cetaphil's, this is definitely not the same formula. Needless to say, I can't imagine someone using this cleanser on a baby's skin.
I will continue to purchase store brands as I always have, but will forever stay away from this particular product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This product is supposed to be good for sensitive skin, it did not work for me. It caused a slight stinging sensation and some redness when I used it. It had a weird consistency and did nothing to improve the appearance of my skin. I noticed that one of the ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate, which can be an irritant. It seems odd to put it in a product that you put on your face.