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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2010
I purchased Cetaphil for normal to oily skin on the whim to see if it was any different from their Gentle Skin Cleanser line. I have the most polar combination skin possible, my cheeks generally are extremely dry whereas my forehead becomes very oily. All these problems are compounded by my dermatologist's retinoid prescriptions for controlling my acne, I end up with flaky and irritated skin on top of my oil and dryness issues; what a pain!

If you are cursed with skin like mine, I would not recommend this cleanser. Contrary to what it says, it does not "removes surface oils, dirt and makeup without leaving skin tight or overly dry." It does strip all the oils off my face, but it leaves my face feeling extremely dry, to the point where my skin feels like saran wrap, tight, plastic-like, and rubbery. In addition, the cleanser has an extremely powerful fragrance that I do not enjoy and really goes against Cetaphil's other products, which they advertise as being fragrance free for those with sensitive skin.

I will stick with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, as it is far more moisturizing, fragrance-free, and also removes facial oils.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, 16.0 -Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) is a great product for daily cleansing of your skin. I also use other products including the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2). Both of these are good but work best in combination with other cleansers and exfoliants.

While the daily cleanser has more of a *cleansing* action, the gentle cleanser is more of a *moisturizing* cleanser. Meaning that one feels like lotion but cleans the oils from your skin more gently than this one.

Some people need the gentle cleanser due to skin conditions. If you just want an all around cleanser, the daily cleanser is the way to go.

One more thing about this package from Amazon. These 16 ounce bottles are BIG and very convenient due to the built in pump. I have found that one of these bottles will easily last me 6 months using it 3 or 4 days a week. I like to mix and match and not use the same cleanser every day. That makes these big two packs a GREAT deal, as this cleanser is normally expensive anyway, especially if you only buy 1 bottle at a time.

So if you need a nice facial cleanser, choose between this one or the gentle one depending on your needs. Specialized versions are also available such as the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3).

Enjoy!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2011
I have never found that perfect product that my skin jives well with. I read about cetaphil and most people talk about it like it is the 2nd coming of cleansers. Unfortunately this product caused my skin to burn and itch and break out very badly. After 3 days my nose feels like it has lizard scales and my chin and cheeks are a minefield of pimples. I have no idea how to fix the damage that this has caused. I used my regular product today and my skin still hurts.

What i'm saying is I am not sure this is for super sensitive skin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2011
After using several types of cleansers from Clean & Clear and Neutrogena, the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser (for normal to oily skin) is the only cleanser that has been able to wash off my makeup (Clinique concealer and mascara), clear my skin from breakouts, and NOT burn my eyes. Clean & Clear cleansers used to dry out my face and burn my eyes. Neutrogena cleansers made my face break out badly and burn my eyes a little (although not as much as Clean & Clear did). After using Cetaphil for only a few days, most of my breakouts (from my latest Neutrogena cleanser) were clearing up. After the first full week of using the cleanser, the breakouts were cleared up completely!

In total, I have been using this cleanser for about two months (if not longer), and I know that my skin hasn't been this clear since early adolescence. I definitely recommend this product for people who have combination/oily skin like me. Since I have been using this cleanser, I have had the occasional small pimple here or there, but those have gone away quickly. (A dot of anti-acne cream got rid of those.) But overall, my face has been very clear and under control, which is hard to accomplish with combination/oily skin.

**NOTE: If you have sensitive dry to normal skin, you might want to try the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (for all skin types), which I've heard works very well, or the Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash, which has very positive Amazon reviews. Please don't confuse the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser with the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. If the Daily Cleanser (for normal to oily skin) perfectly cleans my skin, which is on the oily side (especially in the T-zone), then I can imagine how this cleanser, that works well for me, might dry out someone else's dry/sensitive skin.**
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2014
I was very pleased with the efficiency of the seller, Rembus. I had placed this order by mistake but when I wanted to return it, the seller not only refunded my money but also insisted I keep the product! All this was done very painlessly. Looking forward to using the product and buying from this seller in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2014
My skin is very sensitive and this is the only product I've found that works very well no matter what weather we're experiencing. I've been using all Cetaphil products for about 7 years now and wouldn't trust anything else on my skin. I LOVE IT!!! I recommend this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2009
Everyone's skin is unique, so cleansers work differently for different people. This one works really well for my skin type -- dry except for the T-zone. My face feels clean and pleasantly tight without being overly dry. It's a good price for a quality cleanser.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon September 1, 2008
Cetaphil is an amazing product. Our family has been using it for such a long time that I can remember. It is not sudsy like ordinary soap which makes it very easy to rinse. You will not spend a lot of time just to remove that slippery feeling when using soaps. After you dry with a face towel, you will feel the difference on your skin. Oil is gone without you face feeling stretch dry. It is very gentle.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2014
I prefer not to use regular soap on my face. My skin always feels soft after I use Cetaphil. I have used it for years and I am always complimented on how smoothe my skin looks (and feels).
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2009
This is a really great cleanser, mild yet incredibly effective. It takes a while to find out how great it is, though; the cleanser doesn't suds up, doesn't have a great scent (or any scent!) and won't give you that "fresh clean" feeling right after you're done washing. Use it for several days, though, and you'll be won over: it does a great job of clearing your skin of dirt and make-up so there's nothing left to aggravate even very sensitive skin; it rinses really clean; it will leave your skin dewy but not oily.
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