Someone recently posted something about sodium lauryl sulphate being one of the ingredients in cetaphil. I just read an article about how sodium laureth sulphate and sodium lauryl sulphate are used in industrial detergents to reduce the surface tension of liquids (making them foam) to allow them to penetrate solids more easily. Both products strip oil from the skin and penetrate the skin very easily.
So, does it matter that this is one of the ingredients in cetaphil? It says on the bottle that it won't ``strip'' the skin of needed oils, but that's exactly what SLS is designed to do!
Having used cetaphil for about a week (at freeatlast's suggestion), I notice that my skin is very dry afterwards....with or without the water....