Originally Posted by Schecky
I am debating between the two. Which is better. I have itchy sensitive skin but sometimes tend to break out and I have lots and lots of blackheads on my Tzone.
Hey Schecky, I'm glad you posted this topic because I was just about to post one exactly like it but directed more towards my lamentation of Cetaphil.
I began using Cetaphil cleanser when I decided I was gonna go on a back-to-basics regime i.e. plain cleanser + B.P. I started using it once in the morning and once in the evening washing with water and that was it. In the evening after using the cleanser I would put on some benzoyl peroxide (2.5%-5%). But after doing this regime for about 2-3 days I noticed my skin becoming very scaley which was quite worrying. I thought damn it must be the B.P. but I used to use 10% B.P. sparingly with the side effect of redness. I also had a few problems with 5% but they were minimal while 2.5% had no reaction.
Anyway I tested to see if it was infact the BP and removed it from my regime continuing with the Cetaphil cleanser. I also tried moisturising my skin using aqueous cream but still experienced scaley skin. So I eventually decided to dump Cetaphil and the result...well my skin went back to normal and is nicely self-moisturised and not dry.
This is only MY experience so if I were you just wait for other people's responses regarding these two products (Cetaphil vs. Purpose). But IMO, Cetaphil is a big THUMBS DOWN!