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I have been using Cetaphil as a face cleanser for over 10 years. It is the best face cleanser I have ever come across. Since using Cetaphil my skin has had little to no breakouts and it feels as soft as a baby's bottom. Cetaphil can be used for all ages and on any skin type from dry to oily and anything in between. There is also a moisturizer but I stick to the cleanser. It comes in a variety of packaging so if you like a pump or a tube or a jar they are available. I personally use the pump and find that just one pump is enough to clean my face daily. One pump lasts for 8 -12 months and makes a great bargain at only 2.79. You can find Cetaphil at Boots, and most other general supply stores. If you are looking for a skin cleanser then you should give Cetaphil a try, I am sure you won't be let down!
I get dry skin during winters and sometimes it gets flaky and the skin starts to come out.This winter I over exfoliated and my skin went extremely dry,so the first thing I did was I put some olive oil on my face,to my surprise it didn't work,then I put some baby oil on my face it didn't work as well.I went to a skin care specialist and he suggested me Galderma Cetaphil I thought it would be another moisturizing cream and guess what to my utter surprise it worked and in two days all my dry skin vanished,I was really very happy and the cream is not very greasy just a little greasy.One more thing I have noticed is that good products are not advertised and this is one of them,this according to me is the best product for dry skin,go ahead and buy it it's a must have especially during winters.
Cetaphil is a very basic and very gentle cleanser, so if you are after anything more then this definately isnt the right cleanser for you. This cleanser does not remove makeup!!! This cleanser is best suited to those with acne or problem skin, the product itself is a fragrance free gel, this is not a soap based product so doesnt foam upon application, it is a surfactant which degrease and emulsify oils on the skin allowing them to be washed away without over drying the skin therefore preventing further breakouts, this is why this cleanser is not suitable for those with dry skin. It leaves your skin feeling soft and clean but not tight or dry. The product itself comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue label and a pump. This cleanser does a good job as a gentle cleanser, and does not leave your face too dry and does not irritate my skin at all.
I bought this as it is made for those of us with sensitive skin. That aside the price is quite high for what it is. Its very gentle and sometimes you aren't even sure if it really helps or not? ALl in all I have found many similar products to cetaphil but at half the price. Its a decent cleanser but its not worth spending £6+ when you can get practically the same thing from other brands for under £3
I've been using Cetaphil for some time now and have been fairly happy with the results. I think it's fair to say I'm quite concerned with the quality of my skin (what woman isn't!), so I've tried most of the middle-priced cleansers out there. Cetaphil uses its 'gentleness' as a selling point, and it certainly lives up to its promise. I don't have any serious acne or skin conditions, though I am prone to a little rosacea (that slight 'red rash' look on the cheeks) and eczema during the dry winter months. Of course Cetaphil hasn't *cured* these things, but it certainly hasn't made them worse (the way other cleansers can!). In other words, it doesn't seem to irritate at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone with any kind of skin condition. It's also fairly odour and colour-free, which has to be a good thing. I know a lot of those cleansers out there smell really nice or 'look pretty', but girls and boys, the less chemicals you're putting on your face, the better. When it comes to something as sensitive as your facial skin, I don't think you can really afford to be falling for marketing ploys. Otherwise, I suspect, when you are 50, your skin might look 80. Cetaphil's greatest virtue is the softening effect it has on my skin. However, I find I have to use a fairly decent amount and spend at least a few minutes massaging it into my skin to achieve this (it's definitely *not* a 15-second cleanser). Nevertheless my skin is really smooth and supple now - even my boyfriend has remarked how 'perfect' he thinks it looks, with or without make-up on (er, on me that is, not my boyfriend!). And I use a pretty cheap moisturiser and no toner, either (again - mostly marketing wank). The only major problem I've experienced with Cetaphil is that it fails to really give your skin a good, thorough, dirt-destroying clean. Perhaps this is because it is designe d to be so gentle. I'm no chemist but I'm guessing it has a very weak soap agent in it. Afterall, the cleanser itself is quite 'watery' so it comes as no surprise that it fails to leave you feeling squeaky clean. We all know oil and water don't mix so you really do need some kind of soap agent to coax the little oil buggers (sorry, I'm Australian) from your face. I've managed to overcome this by using a *tiny* amount of another, more potent brand of cleanser before using Cetaphil. This might seem overly involved and counter-intuitive, but it's really just a tiny smidgeon, to 'kick start' me off. This way I get a decent clean AND really soft skin, without irritation. So, Cetaphil is great for sensitive skin or those who want to achieve a really smooth, supple texture. Depending on your own personal skin type and quality, you may find it fails to actually 'cleanse' your skin sufficiently, in which case you should try another brand, or, as I do, at least use a small amount of another brand. Basically, there's a trade-off between "gentleness" and "deep clean", so you have to work out what's more important for you. And remember - skincare (unfortunately) needs to be done routinely. The greatest product in the world won't help if you don't use it regularly (or if you fry your skin sun-bathing). Happy cleansing! :) * What is up with this website always changing my capitals to lower-case letters? Don't worry, I'm not illiterate :)
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