is Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser effective?

By eM
@eLsMarie (4348)
Philippines
September 6, 2009 9:08am CST
hmmm... i'm using it now and i'm just curious if it can help me get rid of my pimples... help me please...
3 responses
• United States
7 Sep 09
i used to use phisoderm,it worked better for me. phisohex was even better,but it's hard to get a script for that anymore.
@eLsMarie (4348)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
why? how much does it cost? i don't think i can find it here in the Philippines... :(
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• United States
7 Sep 09
well,phisohex is very drying,i guess people were over using it,so they made it prescription. phisoderm is a lesser version of it(not as strong),over the counter and about $6 for a big bottle.you might be able to buy it online.but i had that when i was younger,and my skin was baby clear.it was wonderful:) you only need to use it like every other day.
@eLsMarie (4348)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
well having dry skin is also my problem... :( i don't how to purchase online... :(
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• United States
6 Sep 09
Hello! New here so I hope I am doing this right (still learning my way around) Anyway, cetaphil is not an acne treatment or an acne cleanser per se. When I say this what I mean is there is no active acne fighting ingredient in the cleanser. What it is is a very effective very gentle daily cleanser. So it will not neccessariy do anything to clear your acne, BUT prevention is always better anyway, and keeping your face clean without overstripping it is a major thing when it comes to acne. If most acne cleansers irritate your skin, then something like cetaphil may be very benificial to you. Active ingredients usualy used for treating acne are bezoil peroxide (think proactive) and salycilic acid, like in nutrogena or clearasil products. Personaly, anything like this is way to harsh for my skin, overstrips out the natural oils and my skin then compensates by overproducing oil and I break out worse. I hope this was helpful!
@eLsMarie (4348)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
for the two brands that you mentioned above, are they really effective and aren't they harsh for the skin?
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I'm not a doctor, but from what I remember when my son had a real problem with teenage acne and we lived across the street from a dermatologist. - he said the most important thing you can do is keep your skin clean. Cetaphil is gentle so use it often. Keep your hands away from your face - like do not rest your chin or your forehead in the palm of your hand. Next, watch what you eat. Eat healthy. Stay away from greasy, fried foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. If your pimples have developed an infection, then you will need to see a doctor so you can get meds. Otherwise, cleanliness and diet are key. Good luck.
@eLsMarie (4348)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
maybe that's why my pimples are coming in and out because i habitually touch my face.... hmmmp... i'll avoid it already... thanks for your response!!! :D