The Cetaphil product line has long been one that my family has sworn by for as long as I can remember. I've been using it personally since elementary school and I know cousins who have been using it since they were born. My family loves Cetaphil products! But, is the brand really all that they make it out to be? Below is my Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Review.
What I like about the cleanser, first and foremost, is that it can be used by essentially any skin type. The bottle itself says that it's made for normal to oily skin and as a girl with oily skin, this is appreciated. Another aspect that I like about this cleanser is that it is unscented. Because some scents irritate the skin of many, this product being unscented provides an additional facial cleansing option.
As for what the facial cleanser says it will do, I'll break it down one-by-one to give a more in-depth explanation of my experience.
Claim: Gentle Enough for Daily Use
This, I can attest for. I used this cleanser for years both morning and night every day and my skin never grew irritated, broke out, or had any other reaction that would have forced me to stop using the product. Although it doesn't lather much, the cleanser is easy to glide across the face and massage into the skin. You really don't need much, either. I usually pumped ½ to ¾ of a full pump onto my fingers and had enough to cover my face, neck, and decollete.
Claim: Does not strip the skin
This claim, in my experience, is also true. This is pretty impressive considering how often I used the cleanser. Never in my years of using this product has my face been left feeling dry or tight. This is a promising sign because it shows that natural oils that are necessary for healthy skin were not being picked up and washed off with the cleanser. After washing it off, the cleanser never left any heaviness or leftover product on my skin; therefore, I do believe that it rinsed off properly.
Claim: Removes surface impurities
Lastly, this facial cleanser was designed to remove any residue left on the skin: oils, makeup, dirt, etc. This is the one point that I find myself disagreeing with. Quite recently, I realized that I may not be cleaning my face properly. Simply massaging this facial cleanser into my skin may not be as effective as I thought. To test this, I decided to dampen a cotton pad with water and run it across my face after using the facial cleanser. When I looked at the cotton pad, to my chagrin, the white fabric had turned slightly brown. Evidently, the cleanser had not cleaned all of the dirt from my face. Maybe it's time to reevaluate how I clean my skin...
All in all, the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is pretty good! Of course, I have been using it for more than a few years so it did become an essential part of my routine. It's gentle, non-irritating, and does a decent job of cleaning the skin. No wonder this product is the recipient of countless skincare awards.
I hope you have learned a lot from this Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Review. Always remember: the key to good skin is a good skincare product, dedication, positive attitude and lots of TLC.
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