I have been breaking out really bad lately - a lot of red spots accompanied with dry and flaky skin on the cheeks and on the sides of my mouth. I am thinking of three probable culprits - the unstable weather, Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation, and hormones because I was PMS-ing. Whatever the culprit is, I had to figure out a way to soothe my skin and using the cleansers I normally use were out of the picture since they somewhat dry my skin even more. Good thing I saw my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser for Sensitive Skin glaring at me partially hidden by the big bottles of cleansers. I have totally ignored it because I felt that it didn't cleanse my skin enough because it wasn't squeaky clean. I knew I needed something less drying so I finally used it again and since it's what I have been using for the past few weeks, I think it's about time I give it a review.
|Photo taken from Cetaphil website|
Product Description from Cetaphil Website:
As gentle as it gets.
Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. Recommended for years by dermatologists, it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is gentle enough for children, teens and adults.
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
What I like:
- Gentle enough for my skin. It did not aggravate my break outs nor did it add any irritation. It also did not further dry my skin.
- Since I finally gave it a chance to do its work on cleansing my face every single day, I realized that it does remove my makeup. The eye shadows that I have been wearing to do the EOTD posts were effectively removed. I just need to use more product if I want to use it for makeup removal. I know a lot of people complained about it not removing their makeup effectively and that is because it is NOT a makeup remover - it is just a very gentle cleanser. But still, it works fine for me and if it does work for you too that way, I'm happy for you. :)
- Does not sting my eyes like other cleansers do!
- Contains no fragrance and my nose loves it!
- Does not leave my skin feeling squeaky clean and I'm sure that it does not strip my skin off its natural moisture.
- Leaves my skin radiant and soft after cleansing.
- When I used a wet tissue (from Japan Home Center that my mom purchased) on my face, it stung, had a burning sensation and my skin felt raw. I immediately cleansed my face with this and it somehow felt soothing and calmed down my irritated skin and it was no longer red after a couple of minutes.
- Locally available at most drugstores and department stores.
- Not that pricey compared to other cleansers I have used.
What I don't like:
- It sometimes feels like it leaves a very thin film of cleanser on my face so I have to rinse it double time.
- For those freaked out by paraben, this has Methylparaben, Propylparaben, and Butylparaben.
Overall rating: 4.75/5 I realized that I need something very gentle for my sensitive skin and this is it.
Will I buy again? Definitely! My mom even made a comment about my skin looking brighter and better since I started using this. Ever heard of the saying Moms know best? :P Though I want to try the Daily Facial Cleanser for Normal, Combination, and Oily Skin (which I understand is pricier).
Tips: If you plan to use this as a makeup remover, squirt some product on a cotton pad/ball then rub it very gently on your face without tugging your skin. You may also want to use a makeup removing cleanser before using Cetaphil and use this as an after-wash cleanser instead to counter the drying effect of the other cleanser. Do the same for eye makeup. It won't do much for heavy duty waterproof mascara but it will do for non-waterproof mascara with just a coat or two. Again, it is supposed to be very gentle for those with sensitive skin and it is indeed gentle.
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