Cetaphil Dermacontrol OIl Control Foam Wash

Cetaphil Dermacontrol OIl Control Foam Wash

3.2

66 reviews

54% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Glycerin, PEG 75, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Masking Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA

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on 11/2/2017 12:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Other

Eyes: Brown

WAY too perfume-y! I have stopped washing immediately below my nose with this product so as to minimize the fumes. Bit of a fail when it comes to claims that it rinses cleanly and doesn't irritate (even if it's technically not skin irritation). I expect this product would work best for someone who is moderately oily. I am only borderline oily (and more "combination") so I find it rather drying and stripping. I'm currently stuck with it though and have used it about a week so far. (That is at least enough time for me to tell if I'm developing skin irritation or not.)

I give 3 stars because it does remove oil and my sensitive skin has miraculously not shown visible irritation* other than dryness (*for me, irritation usually takes the form of redness and widespread acne breakouts), which I cannot say for the vast majority of products for oily skin, with the typical "scorched earth" policy for skin cleansing. However I am very used to the calming friction reduction of foaming face washes that lather *in your hands*, and I much prefer unscented products whenever possible (like the Dermacontrol skin cream with SPF, which is just fine at what it does, without added odours). This product is dispensed as a foam, and the dispensing leaves something to be desired. I have to turn the bottle on its side if I don't want to make a mess, and it's neither shaped nor weighted to handle well that way. Very easy for it to slip or drop from my hands. :/

So overall 3 stars because it does deliver on what it promises, but I am not at all a fan of the packaging and depending on how long this stuff lasts at 4-5 pumps per use, I'm not crazy about the price either.

*update*
11/16/2017 - I have used this product for a while longer. Eventually I managed to get figure out how to make 3 pumps of foam work, without feeling like I'm rubbing bare hands all over my face (due to its thinness, evaporation, and lack of slip). It didn't help at all, and clogged pores have been on the increase all over my face, as well as a rough/ leathery feeling that only irritating cleansers have tended to leave me with. I have just switched back to my HG face wash that I thankfully found on sale today. Instantly fixed the rough feeling. I have taken an additional lippie off for this product, because it does cause subtle irritation which appeared to be growing over time. (Not surprising with so much intense fragrance, poor cushioning of the face from hands, and no slip as you rub it over your skin.)

Final rating: 2/5 lippies.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm honestly really oily , especially at work, its doesn't get rid of ALL the oil but I don't notice nearly as much oil as I normally would, and best of all I feel soft and clean. Only thing I don't like is the price.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Truly one of the worst cleansers on the market to have ever been created. It has such a very strong, overwhelming fragrance to it, that's absolutely unpleasant to smell. Plus, it is very drying and irritating to the skin as well. Cetaphil really did a horrible job when they came out with this stuff.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have very oily skin, rosacea, and the occasional break out.
I cannot use salcylic acid, it flares up my rosacea and makes my face burn. I only use face wash with benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tea tree, or vitamin c. Those aren't easy to find at target and Walmart.
I tried this after garnier discontinued my gelee cleanser. I was not a fan of regular cetaphil, so I never tried their other options. So glad I did. This lathers, and is the first face wash I've tried that actually controls oil, doesn't make my forehead shiny, Keeps my skin clear, and doesn't irritate my rosacea.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


on 11/19/2016 6:48:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

This product is okay, not as good as the moisturiser but still better then others I have tried. The cleanser comes in a pump bottle and I pump 3 pumps on my skin at night and 2 pumps in the morning. I do recommend that you use a makeup remover before cleansing if you have heavy makeup on and always moisturise afterwards as it can be drying. I recommend also that you stick with this cleanser for at least one month to give your skin a chance. I find using benzoyl preoxide afterwards followed with the matching moisturiser has helped my skin.

Pros: pump bottle, inexpensive, helps with oil control over time.
Cons: the smell. I think it has a perfume sent and may annoy some people.

Overall a good product and will purchase again.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Avoid this unless your face is SUPER oily.... otherwise it'll make your skin dry and dull. I can't get into foaming cleansers that come out as foam immediately upon dispensing (like foaming hand soaps). My skin just needs something that starts off thicker and lathers.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The product comes out as a foam right away from a pump. Two pumps is enough for me. It feels nice and cleans my face (with no makeup and non-waterproof sunscreen). But did it work?

Yes, this product did control my oils. However, by then end of one month of usage, my face was dehydrated and dull. Oh, and it gave me millions of micro plugs on my forehead, chin, and around my nose. The first week was fine-- my face felt normal. During the second week, my skin started getting worse, but I ignored it since I thought it was drying up from travelling. I kept using it but in the end, it's been half a month after i stop using it and I'm still trying to fix my skin up!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 5/27/2015 11:26:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This stuff burns! Even after the first use it burned! I was put on Epiduo and this face wash burned my skin in areas that I didn't even have the Epiduo. I don't have oily skin but the Epiduo site recommended this product and I figured it wouldn't be much different than other products but boy was I wrong. It burned so bad that I had to keep splashing cold water on my face.. and to follow up with the moisturizer was even worse. I don't know if I'm allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in this face wash but my skin literally felt like it was burning off my face.... but the strange part, my face didn't get red at all. It just got really dry, like I was peeling from a sunburn. I immediately switched to Cetaphil gentle cleanser and a different moisturizer and my skin is slowly getting better. Horrible product! Worst face wash I have EVER tried and let me tell you, I've tried quite a lot of products to battle my acne.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 6/4/2015 10:31:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I used an entire bottle of this product and have mixed feelings about it. I have very oily skin, and this wash did reduce my oil, which is what it is primarily designed to do, so I appreciate that because it is effective without being too drying. However, I broke out frequently while using it, which was annoying and difficult to deal with. I also don't like the foam aspect of it, because it feels like my skin is not getting a deep clean and you need to pump it several times to get enough foam to wash your face. Still, the product lasted a long time, even with having to pump it so much. Also, sometimes I would wash my face and after a few seconds, all the foam dissolved, and I ended up washing my face with barely any product. It's been a few weeks since I last used it, and my face is oily again but the breakouts have gone down. So with as much as I love it's ability to actually control my oil, the breakouts were not worth the product.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 7/15/2015 1:18:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Yes this does control oil, but the more I used it the more it dried my skin. I stopped using it because it started burning and irritating my skin.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


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