Didnâ€™t help, didnâ€™t hurt
I used this product when I was in my teens and didnâ€™t know any better. The internet wasnâ€™t as robust as it is now so it was hard to really find out peopleâ€™s honest feelings and results so I just went with what was available in the grocery store. Plus back then, there just wasnâ€™t the options that there are now. My acne in my teens wasnâ€™t really that bad so once I hit my 20â€™s, I just started using whatever facial soap was available and I thought my zits were a thing of the past.
Not so much. Now in my early 40â€™s, 3 kids into the picture and all of a sudden, my cheeks, chin and nose are crazy. The acne is bad pretty much all the time but definitely worse during â€œthat time of the monthâ€�. At first, I bought this product again, because it is what I used way back when. There was absolutely no change in my acne at all. It definitely didnâ€™t get worse, so I guess there is that. But it didnâ€™t get better. And like other people have mentioned below, there is this kind of filmy, residue that is left after you rinse it off. I guess it is supposed to feel like a moisturizer but to me, it feels dirty.
Plus side is that it is relatively cheap so I didnâ€™t feel bad throwing it out. But now that I have found a product that actually clears up acne (yay), I can say that this is not an acne-reducing product at all. My sister introduced me to Ninja and since then my acne has minimized to the point , in three months, that I am almost back to normal. Which is just an amazing feeling. I didnâ€™t realize how much acne can affect oneâ€™s mood and self esteem.So nice to have good skin back - but this cetaphil stuff is not the way to go about attacking acne IMHO.