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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - 2 oz
Cetaphil Skin Cleanser Set - 3 Pack
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on 8/16/2018 5:00:00 PM
More reviews by electriicat
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I was on the hunt for the perfect cleaser. I have normal/dry skin and live in a very dry climate, so most cleaners somehow are just too drying because it is a temperate desert here. Had a cleanser that I got in NY that worked beautifully there but dried me out once i got home.This one of the few cleansers that does not make my skin feel tight after wards, and thats cool. I liked it at first. And then the break outs started. I have pretty clear skin naturally. I get the odd pimple, sometimes two or three. But never 10+ at a time.And then I looked at the ingredients - WHO PUTS SLS IN A "GENTLE" SKIN CLEANSER?Anyway, Sodium lauryl sulfate is really comedogenic and I don't need it on my face.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/23/2018 11:23:00 PM
More reviews by kadytheredpanda
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Other
This was literally the only face cleanser I could use during puberty. Everything else made my poor crazy sensitive, acne prone skin break out, flake, burn, etc. My skin has calmed down a bit since then, but this is still a go to for me. It is extremely gentle and my skin isn't unbearably tight post wash. (Note: I still use a moisturizer afterwards.) I wouldn't use it to remove makeup as it's a little too gentle. Definitely supplement it with an actual makeup remover or oil cleanser if you painted your face that day. For everyday use, however, I like it a lot.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 10/16/2016 8:02:00 PM
More reviews by Koko06
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I wouldn't recommend this cleanser. I have acne-prone/combination skin and this cleanser just kept clogging my pores. I had non-inflamed bumps (clogged pores) that kept appearing and inflamed ones (whiteheads). I tried this cleanser for about a month before noticing that it was this product that was causing my skin to breakout every now and then. It is also very drying which is weird since it's supposed to be gentle. Another thing is that it doesn't clean my face really well. There is a waxy-sticky layer on my skin after I wash with it (kind of suffocating). The texture of this cleanser is cream-gel like. (Doesn't foam) IMO it won't remove well makeup or waterproof skincare. If you do use these types of products you might need to double-cleanse. I don't wear makeup or waterproof products and I still felt like this cleanser didn't do its job. Since stopping this cleanser, the non-inflamed bumps (clogged pores) are going away. For me this cleanser didn't work. *Do take note that I don't have chronic acne, but random spots once in a while (prone to acne). This cleanser just made my skin worse even though I didn't have bad acne from the start.Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben----If you ask for samples on their Facebook page (Cetaphil Canada) they will send you some to try very quickly. So you can try-test their products. Also they will also send you coupons and stuff if you ask. I didn't have to ask and they provided me with coupons and more. Their customer service is very good! They are very quick to respond and to send samples.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 9/8/2016 12:12:00 PM
More reviews by joc267
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I use it on my son who had eczema since birth. It is gentle and affordable. Kept his skin hydrated which helped the eczema problem a lot
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/31/2016 1:33:00 PM
More reviews by Kayraven
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is bang on great for very dry or dehydrated sensitive skin. It's creamy, rich, gentle, soft and just lovely. It's probably the gentlest and most moisturizing creamy drugstore cleanser I have come across that would give me the best results. But make sure you are using this correctly. Because I think a lot of people misuse it and that causes a lot of complaints and bad reviews.I have started using this as a second cleanser after taking my make-up off when I was on a high dose of accutane and my skin as incredibly dry, flaky and sensitive. This was a lifesaver. I had to use buckets because most of it would just get absorbed, sink right in and would act as a moisturiser. After I would pile it on enough I would rinse it off with water thoroughly (at least 10 times) and follow up with a moisturising or refreshing toner to take off the excess (this is important). It not only moisturized and soothed my skin, it did not give me any breakouts, cured some of the irritation I have had on my eyelids and acted as the best nourishing express lip treatment I have ever tried! But keep in mind that if you have oily or combo skin this would probably not work for you since it's extremely rich and creamy. If you have flakes, dryness, rosacea, dehydration or are on medication that dries up your skin severely - give it a go and it may save your skin.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 8/2/2016 3:08:00 AM
More reviews by theperoxideprincess
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
So far this cleanser is treating me well. I started breaking out in the beginning of the year, cystic acne and whitheads, and it's finally clearing up with the help of this stuff and my clarisonic. I use it in the morning and night. It keeps my skin balanced throughout the day. I still get an occasional spot, but it's nowhere as bad as it was in the beginning.
on 6/25/2016 5:36:00 PM
More reviews by Alyssarosexxo
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Let me start off by saying that I was blessed with flawless skin until about age 20. I am now 22 and recently stopped taking BC because I was having bad side effects, and since then i've been experiencing a lot more break outs. Last week, however, was the worst break out of my life. I used one of those eyebrow razors to take off some peach fuzz on my face and had a horrible reaction the following few days. My entire jaw, chin, sides of my mouth, and upper neck broke out with red, painful pimples. I woke up to two or three new blemishes every day last week. I panicked, and ran to the drug store and bought a few clean & clear face washes/scrubs, which I must have over done because it only made the problem worse. Then I took to the internet and started reading about how Cetaphil had been used as a gentle cleanser and might help. I immediately ran out and bought two things- Garnier Micellar Water to take off my makeup (I had usually used wipes but I thought this might be better) and a huge bottle of Cetaphil gentle cleanser. I have been using the two products every day (with the occasional spot treatment) for about 5 days now and my acne has completely cleared up. I am so pleased with this product and love how it feels. Sometimes I wash it off, sometimes I pat it gently and leave a thin film on my face like the bottle advises. It has helped with the drying that the clean & clear scrub did to my face, cleans, and generally just feels good on the skin. Normally I do not like products that don't lather, but this one is a game changer for me.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/7/2016 4:31:00 AM
More reviews by azeliasan
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
I've tried A LOT of facial cleansers , but this is so far one of the best I've tried !I've a very sensitive, intolerant skin with adult acne and rosacea and this cleanser don't cause any problem.I'll buy this all my life because I love this product
on 6/12/2015 3:02:00 PM
More reviews by MeganRodewald
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
For me, this is a morning cleanser. It's mild and non-drying so perfect before I put my make up on in the morning. I don't like to use anything in the AM with salicylic acid because it tends to make my face dry and red-ish. I don't really use this cleanser at night. If I do, I use it after my initial cleanse (DHC Face Oil). This product doesn't really cut through makeup and oil. Definitely not mascara either.
on 2/12/2015 7:57:00 PM
More reviews by pinknika
I think this product is good for certain times in your life. Probably the best times is in adolescence or puberty or highschool or any of those times when you need something so gentle for your acne.I had a bottle of this lying around that my sister left behind (apparently she was over it too) and out of desperation (no moola) I decided to use it. I still had a huge bottle which was more than half full.Yes it's gentle but it really doesn't remove any makeup or oil or anything! I think it seriously does absolutely nothing and it's like washing with water. It leaves a strange film behind too and I hate that. When I dry my face, I see splotches of foundation over my WHITE towels. Ew. Yes this was good long ago, but now eh, I don't have a problem with acne as much as I used to but want something that actually would clean your face. I tried mixing this with Neutrogena's fresh foaming cleanser (another favorite I had back in HS) and the combo is just not good. Oh well. I'll have to find better cleansers now that my HG is gone (Orjene Organics Foaming Facewash).
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
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