Cetaphil makes liek 3 cleasers.which one were u using that u think caused u to break out..theres a bar sopa one..bar sopa are ful of lard nand wax ans certainly can cause breakouts..Cetaphil also makes a oily skin cleanser ina pump...i tired it it was too drying then tehres the orinal cetaphil the one for dry skin.>I use it every morning since i'm using Differin gel at nite t is gentle and non irratating..No breakouts..
For sure! Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) wasn't good for my skin. (Or my mouth--I got canker sores in my mouth when I used toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate. But: SLS was NOT the only ingredient that caused skin problems and mouth ulcers for me.)
Links on healthboards.com lead you to US government websites where you can search for "sodium lauryl sulfate" irritant. SLS is a standard skin irritant: From Contact Dermatitis. 1996 Feb;34(2):115-7:
"Variation in response of human skin to irritant challenge"...."response of normal human skin to a standard irritant (sodium lauryl sulfate 0.3-10%) ...revealed a marked interindividual variation..."
As for me, my face and hands are better without soap and without cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate, laureth sulfate, etc. My mouth and lips are better with SQUIGLE Toothpaste.
Why in the world do dermatologists keep recommending Cetaphil? Apparently they don't have time to read peer-reviewed literature on irritant sodium lauryl sulphate written by many other dermatologists.
Last edited by white dove; 01-17-2005 at 10:22 AM.
i love cetaphil! im using the normal one with water. it really doesn't break me out. it also doesn't over dry or irritate my skin at all. this is alot gentler than medicated cleansers. overall i like cetaphil!
I've been using Cetaphil for awhile now and my skin is terrible. I have very dry and sensitive skin and a Dermatologist told me about Cetaphil. My poor face stays swollen, inflamed, dry and itchy and noone seems to know why. I've just heard about SLS so am stopping using Cetaphil for awhile to see if this is what is causing the problem. I found a cleanser by Neutrogena for sensitive skin without SLS so will start using it today. The only other thing i use is Eucerin moisturiser but it doesn't contain SLS. Hopefully my face will get better as i am really miserable.