Ever since the first day I even knew what a dermatologist was, I’ve known about Cetaphil. Pretty much every derm I’ve ever talked to has talked about it, or recommended it, or say they use it and I, myself, have been a consistent on/off user of their iconic Gentle Skin Cleanser for years.
But I won’t lie that there’s been some periods, especially when I had acne prone skin, that I wished for something just a little bit stronger or give my skin just a tiny bit of that squeaky clean feeling. And now Cetaphil has an answer for that. Their new DERMACONTROL Oil Control Foam Wash promises to give your skin that satisfying deep cleansing without ever over-drying or being too harsh, because we all know that can actually backfire. Unlike the original cleanser, the oil free wash is a very lightweight foam that suds up easily and glides over skin weightlessly. And I love that it washes off in like 3 seconds without the need to keep rinsing and leaves absolutely no residue. After washing, I do feel like my skin is very clean, but without any tightness or dryness.
It is important to note that this product is primarily used for controlling oiliness and cleaning skin, and is not formulated with acne fighting ingredients. However, it is great to use this product in combination with any acne products because it helps to keep your skin clean and calm while the harsher ingredients in the meds do their job. As for me? I think I’m finally over acne but I’m still reaching for this as my new go-to Cetaphil.