I have to tell you that I tried the bar soap Cetaphil and it DOES give the suds, lather and "clean" feeling after a long day in make up. I will continue to use the Cetaphil for oily skin in the pump in the shower in the morning, but the bar at night.
As far as mildness goes, if you check the website on the FAQ's section, they do say that the bar soap is NOT as mild as their pump version. I think my face can handle the once a day bar use in the evening for a "good for your skin" clean. Wow, I sound like a commercial, but I really did like the feeling, but then again, I'm a sudsy-liking kinda girl.