Cetaphil : Daily Facial Cleanser, Normal to Oily Skin

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

Items marked with orange can be irritating and over-drying, especially to acne-prone skin.

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August 24, 2018
Oily Rocacea ridden skin
I've tried everything from creams, washes, scrubs and medication to treat what is apparently rosacea. The only thing to keep my face from flaring up is using a hard scrub like st ives, but this always results in extremely oily skin. EXTREMELY. I've tried using only water or foams/ light cleansers in the past but bottled it within a week, because my fave is guaranteed to become very scaly, flaky, red and broken.. almost like broken scabs. This has been the case for the past 15 years. A few days ago, I've used only Cetaphil.. which after the second day resulted in my face feeling scaly and oily and red once again.. until today when I began using a Rose Water toner spray... I've never seen such a quick result. By this point I would have gone back to scrubbing my face using St Ives with cold water and applying many different lotions and creams to help calm it, but using the Rose Water spray, it's calmed and soothed my face. I think my problem has been over exfoliating, by using the scrub morning and night every day, but I do that to help keep the scaly rough texture and redness at bay. So I believe I've been creating this problem for myself. Hopefully by using Cetaphil as a wash, then spraying a light mist of Rose Water it will keep my face from going off its head for the future. I'm completely gobsmacked at how much this has calmed. Redness, roughness and the oil has all reduced MASSIVELY. If anyone's suffering from Rocacea and oily skin and you feel you just want to brick up the front door of your house and call it quits, please do try Cetaphil Wash for morning and evening followed by a light mist of Rose Water spray. Andddd breathe.
August 10, 2018
its fine
I used this product for about 5 months I didnt see a big change but it still took some of my acne away . I'm still exploring more products and I dont know what facial cleanser to use on my face anymore
March 13, 2018
When I wash directly with Cetaphil, my skin is super dry and painful, and I tend to breakout. However, when I use it with my Nooni marshmallow whip maker and mix it with a little bit of Ph balanced soap, it works great and makes my skin super soft and clean. You can play around with it a bit and you can find a way to make it work, but it's not great on it's own. YMMV, give it a try.
February 6, 2018
Nope nope nope nope.
Ive heard many good things about cetaphil, so i decided to try it on my acne prone skin. Two days after using it i woke up with my face so dry it was peeling as if I had a sunburn & it stung like crazy, and i even had more breakouts that were so red!! maybe my skin was just too sensitive for this and i should've gone for the gentle cleanser. I ended up fixing the damage it did with my good ol' trusty purity wash by philosophy i always end up running back to because it's just so gentle on my skin, as well as ponds moustrizer for the dryness it caused (but my skin is still flaking 2 weeks later when it never used to) shoot your shot if you want but that was my (bad) experience.
November 2, 2017
*Acne prone skin* made my skin itchy and dry.
I've never tried this product before but I absolutely love their facial moisturizer so I decided to give this a try. The smell and consistent is really nice and it isn't too expensive so a good first impression. However I didn't feel like it actually made my skin any cleaner and it left my skin feeling dry and itchy. Have only been using it a couple of times (8-13) and I won't be using it anymore. I have acne prone skin and my skin is quite sensitive so maybe it will work better for other skin types. I live in the north (cold weather, quite windy and dry air?) Reading all the comments it have mixed reactions so if you're willing to take a risk give it a try. Hopefully it works better for you^^
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August 5, 2017
For about 6-8 months, I loved this stuff. I used it 1-2 times daily and it really helped keep my oily skin oil-free but not too dry. After I began using it long term, I noticed some changes. For instance, it didn't keep my skin as oil-free anymore - it made my skin even more oiler. I did some research and found out that this stuff strips the skin of natural oils, which triggers the body to produce EVEN more of this oil which can cause more breakouts. According to one website it was called a "cancerous sludge". I definitely don't want to risk getting cancer, even if it means clear skin. If you still want to use this product, I recommend using it 2-4 times every week. Using it every day will dry out your skin and then cause an overflow of oil. Personally, I no longer use this product and instead use African Black Soap every other day. So far it's going great ! As said in the title, this might not be the best for oily skin as it can cause your skin to dry out and then trigger your glands to produce more oil. I also do not recommend using longterm or often. Use with caution !
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December 23, 2016
Dry, flaky, skin left my skin feeling unclean
This stuff does not do what it says it would do. My face felt unclean, dry and flaky. I wanted to try something gentle and made my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth; this is something I would never purchase again.
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December 16, 2016
doesn't work as advertised
I have very oily skin and this wash just aggravates it. It dries my skin out even more and has made it flaky. Been using it for 3-4 months once a day, have seen no improvement in acne at all. Disappointed.
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October 14, 2016
Wanted to love it
I wanted to love this stuff. After years of harsh cleansers and lots of different products, I was suggested I try something more gentle. It made sense, the stuff I'd been using was far too harsh and made me break out. I've been using this twice a day everyday for nearly 2 months and my acne is worse than ever. I eat a very balanced and healthy diet so I know it only comes down to the products I put on my face. My face is oily by the end of the day and I don't have naturally oily skin. If you're someone this works for, then I envy you. Sadly this product just wasnt for me
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September 19, 2016
Love it!
Because I use so many acne-fighting things on my face, It's best to clean it gently. This does just that. It never interferes with any of my other products (as in causing irritation). It's my staple face wash. Nice and affordable too!
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