Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)

3.5

1131 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer(thickening agent), Glycerin, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol(preservative, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.


on 12/6/2009 3:05:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I used to use the Cetaphil Daily cleanser for Dry to Normal skin, which worked well for my sensitive skin but I stopped about a year ago, getting swayed by other, newer products.

I picked this one up on accident. It dried my skin so bad and made it feel super tight. Honestly, if you're more on the oily side, this probably would be great for you. But if you're more dry skinned it's awful. And I lost my receipt so since it was the small bottle I decided to keep it. I'm going to use it to wash my makeup brushes.

To add salt the wound though, I picked up the wrong one again a 2nd time. This one is going back. They really need to consider making the packaging more different for people in a hurray (like I was - I usually notice things like that). Maybe the cap different colors?



on 12/1/2009 12:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like this cleanser, but I don't love it. It does a fine job washing off my daily makeup while still being gentle on my skin. I don't care for the smell, though, and it can irritate my eyes if any of the lather gets in them. I will use this up, though, because it's a decent daily facial cleanser and it's a great value for the amount of product you get for the price. Next time, though, I'll go for something that doesn't irritate eyes and that has a lighter or no scent.


on 11/30/2009 9:49:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a really good facial cleaner. Its soft on the skin and cleans your face nicely! Love It!


on 11/30/2009 9:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have combination skin--oily T-zone, normal elsewhere--and this and other drugstore favorite Neutrogena are my go to cleansers. Gentle and effective without every drop of natural healthy oil being stripped from my face. It's also a great companion cleanser for Retin-A.


on 11/25/2009 2:09:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really like this cleanser. It 's cheap and does what it needs to do. It doesn't always remove all of my makeup, but overall, it leaves my skin pretty clean and it my face never feels tight or dry. I would definitely continue buying this!


on 11/25/2009 1:52:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Unlike the Purpose cleanser which left my skin feeling very dry and taut, this is a much more suitable & basic cleanser for me. I used prescription topicals so it's IMPERATIVE that I maintain the moisture balance on my face by using a simple cleanser and moisturizer. Although this cleanser is meant for Normal to Oily skin, it hasn't helped my face to feel any less oily HOWEVER it may have helped to do something with the oil on my face every time I use this cleanser because I don't get cysts anymore while using this. The smell is not that great (medicinal cherry, IMO) that I deal with it because it's affordable (~$1/oz) and it works well for me!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have literally spent a fortune on skincare products claiming to have the latest acne-fighting ingredients, etc, etc. And what do I end up with in the end? Very dry, flaky skin with even worse acne!! So I finally listened to my dermatologist and now I use Cetaphil. Yes, that boring, basic cleanser. However, it leaves my face feeling so soft and clean!! I use this with a retinoid at night (Differin gel) and so far it has been fairly effective at keeping my acne very mild. I am beginning to realize that the less harsh skincare products you use, the better your skin will be. Many people often use too many harsh ingredients that overstimulate and strip our skin of natural oils, leaving it susceptible to even worse acne. So if you are like me and have tried every over-the-counter acne cleanser with no success, give Cetaphil at try.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 11/22/2009 10:22:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I would repurchase this if my skin were clear! But right now I'm looking for something a little more intense for my irritating hormonal acne. This cleanser always leaves me feeling clean however, I got it two years ago but used it very rarely as i was impatient with it not really providing a change for my acne. I use it when im about to do a mask or I need to quickly remove makeup because it removes dirt without leaving residue and without drying me up at all. Maybe in a few years we'll meet again, Cetaphil. lol


on 11/18/2009 7:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I decided to give it a try since my cousin had been using it and she really seemed to like it, but after using it a couple of times it irritated my skin really bad, left it dry, and after a couple of days I started getting little red bumps. So yeah, I won't be using it again to say the least...


on 11/16/2009 1:20:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I use this to wash my face at night since my Shiseido Pureness cleanser that I use in the morning, does not cut it. I have to use a cleansing oil to get my sunscreen off, plus the makeup on top of that and then the oil slick that is my face and there is still residue left before I wash my face. The cleaning oil does a great job of breaking it all down and then the Cetaphil removes all traces of everything else since there is nothing left on the cotton pad when using toner afterwards. It does not dry my skin out and it doesn't seem to break it out either. It's cheap, comes in a big bottle and I've never had an issue with the pump dispenser.


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