Does anyone use/like cetaphil?

tgreyztgreyz Posts: 1,627Registered Users
I bought the cleanser for normal to oily skin because from what I heard it was supposed to be gentle and non drying.

I found it to be more drying than the current cleanser I'm using now and the fragrance is terrible!
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    cetaphil faithful here.

    I use the gentle skin blue label cleanser on my face every morning and depending on the weather and condition of my skin, I use the face SPF 15 moisturizer (in a pump). I use the moisturizer when it is humid/foggy/rainy outside and when my skin doesn't need too much moisture. When it is dry out and I need extra moisture, I use another brand.

    Price and availablity is good, and my dermatologist recommends cetaphil brand for my face ever since my outbreak of adult acne. It has very little shine, light, and is still very effective in moisturizing my skin, which you can imagine is dry due to my acne meds.

    The cleanser (blue) and the moisturizer are frag. free.

    I STRESS THE BLUE LABEL... :D

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    Don't expect this cleanser to lather up. It doesn't, but don't let that fool you b/c it certainly cleans the skin. It is the lathering agents in soaps, cleaners, and shampoos that cause dryness.

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  • stars629stars629 Posts: 84Registered Users
    try the extra gentle stuff like ava recommended- I LOVE it, its the only cleanser that has is not harsh, drying, etc and makes my skin feel great :) It really does calm acne too.
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  • MissJMissJ Posts: 196Registered Users
    So you guys would definitely recommend the gentle kind over the cetaphil for normal to oily skin?
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  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    yes... if your skin is prone to dryness.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I use the blue bottle too. Best cleanser ever!
  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    I've used both the regular and the oily version on and off for years. The oily one works best for me in the summer. I am also a HUGE fan of the Basis skin bar for sensitive skin - really awesome.
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  • MissJMissJ Posts: 196Registered Users
    Ava79 wrote:
    yes... if your skin is prone to dryness.

    hm, well what if you have combo skin?
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  • curly_princesscurly_princess Posts: 360Registered Users
    PookyGuide wrote:
    I use the blue bottle too. Best cleanser ever!

    Ditto!
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  • outtahereouttahere Posts: 343Registered Users
    I use a generic brand of Cetaphil (Rite Aid was out of Cetaphil, and the doctor recommended I buy it for a rash I had). They only had one formula in the generic - I didn't know Cetaphil had different kinds. I checked online, and this has the same basic ingredients as Cetaphil. It works fine for me. It didn't irritate my rash, and I've been using it since (about 2 years) because it was buy 1 get 1 free (big bottles). I went back to using Noxema at night because it makes my face feel cleaner (I don't think Cetaphil removes makeup as well). I'll go back to using Noxema day and night after the Cetaphil is gone just because it's always worked great for me and is cheaper.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not a fan. It makes me breakout. [But everything except the purest of products makes me breakout.]
  • tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
    I have to say I like the cleanser and moisturizer. I use the blue lable one as well. My new dermatologist has me use it after disasterous effects of something my old one had me using. I actually use the bar type in the shower as well. I tend to just use that moisturizer on my face though and sesame oil on my skin.
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  • ~915~~915~ Posts: 519Registered Users
    Neither the gentle or oily version worked for me. The gentle clogged my pores and the oily version was drying. Also, the sunscreen ingredient in the moisturizer is avobenzone, which I'm allergic to. But, Cetaphil is a very popular product, so it must be working for a lot of people.
  • sandradeesandradee Posts: 55Registered Users
    This is good to read reviews on Cetaphil. I see it in the stores, but I haven't tried it just yet. I usually use Obagi, but I might give this stuff a try for a couple weeks and see how I like it. I am just nervous because I don't usually have very good luck with store-bought brands.
  • slinky1slinky1 Banned Posts: 1,612Banned Users
    The blue label C doesn't remove makeup, though...right?

    I use the oily skin one with Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Cetaphil moisturizer makes me break out last time I checked.
    ;)
  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    MissJ wrote:
    Ava79 wrote:
    yes... if your skin is prone to dryness.

    hm, well what if you have combo skin?

    Combo skin... I can imagine it would help normal to dry skin, but with normal to oily skin, I can't really testify.

    Can anyone testify to this? Will Cetaphil (blue label) work on normal to oily skin?
  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    slinky1 wrote:
    The blue label C doesn't remove makeup, though...right?

    I use the oily skin one with Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Cetaphil moisturizer makes me break out last time I checked.

    No se. I use blue label C in the morning when my skin is already makeup free. I use something else at night if I feel extra grimey or wore makeup during the day. I don't wear makeup much.

    I also use it to loosen my eye makeup before washing my face, tho.
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used to swear by the Cetaphil blue label, but when I got pregnant my skin was too oily, and when I used Cetaphil I would get these big cyst-like zits on the sides of my face. Needless to say I won't use that anymore.
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  • jada1111jada1111 Posts: 829Registered Users
    Okay, this does not clean the skin well if you wear makeup.

    I went over it with my Neutrogena toner and after using TWO cotton balls there was still dirt and makeup on it. I rewashed my face with my regular oatmeal soap and the cotton came out CLEAN with the toner.

    Luckily, I bought the real small bottle to test, so I didn't have a problem throwing it away.
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  • slinky1slinky1 Banned Posts: 1,612Banned Users
    Did you wet your face really well first? I wash my face with water sort of before I use this soap. I've heard you have to leave it on a little while before washing it off, so I try to do that, too.
    ;)
  • Ava79Ava79 Posts: 159Registered Users
    I massage on to a dry face and wash off completely.
  • FionaFiona Posts: 158Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ava79 wrote:
    I massage on to a dry face and wash off completely.

    That's what I do too.

    I use Cetaphil (blue label) in the morning when I'm not wearing makeup. My skin breaks out and clogs very easily, but Cetaphil doesn't make it do this. I have combo skin and Cetaphil seems to balance it, so it doesn't get oily or dry.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I like the Cetaphil bar soap for Dry/Sensitive skin.

    It is practically the only cleaner that doesn't make my face feel like the Sahara Desert. Even the Cetaphil liquid cleansers made my face feel dry.
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    anyone using the normal to oily cetaphil with success?

    the "all skin types" doesn't work for me. makes me breakout i'm convinced.

    i like the psf castille cleanser but i want a cleanser i don't have to buy on-line.
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  • LayaliLayali Posts: 561Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have been using the blue label liquid cleanser for over 10 years. I have very sensitive, combination skin that is prone to moderate acne. Cetaphil plus retin-a have been amazing for my skin.

    I prefer Eucerin facial lotion for sensitive skin to cetaphil's version.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,487Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've become a huge fan of CeraVe cleanser this winter...similar to cetaphil but I like it better. I know you can get it at rite aid and walgreens. My wally world does not carry it.
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,487Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Layali wrote: »
    I prefer Eucerin facial lotion for sensitive skin to cetaphil's version.
    I use, and love, this as well.
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    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • Misses_JaiMisses_Jai Posts: 97Registered Users
    HUGE cetaphil (blue label - sensitive skin) fan. i actually use the target version and love it. i use it when my face is bare and when i have makeup on. i wet my face first then massage it in. my face always feels squeaky clean.....
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  • MarMar Posts: 3,004Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have been using it for a few months,and my skin has not improved at all.
    My skin feels sticky or something when I use it.
    I think it's irritating my skin,but I don't know what else to USE!
    I am at the end of my rope :(
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    yeah i'm pretty convinced the sensitive skin lotiony one is NOT my friend....i don't know if the normal to oily is worth it.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    VTmom wrote: »
    I've become a huge fan of CeraVe cleanser this winter...similar to cetaphil but I like it better. I know you can get it at rite aid and walgreens. My wally world does not carry it.

    Me too!!! It was on a list of 'good' cleansers when you have roseaca. Cetaphil just did not clean enough for me but this does but without any tight skin issues. I found it at Walgreens. I would call my skin combo.
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