Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash

Price: $9.87 from Walmart

What they say:
- Clinically proven to effectively remove excess oil, impurities and make-up that can clog pores and lead to breakouts
- Gentle enough for everyday use
- Formulated for acne-prone skin
- Calming formula won't over-dry skin

What to do:
Massage foam onto damp skin. Rinse.

What's in it: Water, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Glycerin, Peg-75, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Masking Fragrance, Disodium Edta.

The good stuff:

  • Pump dispenser
  • Gentle foam
  • Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed
  • Does not dry out my skin
  • Definitely helped control my oily skin
  • Helps cut back on shine
The low-down:
  • None!
My take: I bought this because (as I've mentioned previously) I'm battling with terribly oily skin and breakouts since being off BCP for the past several months. In an attempt to get my skin back under control, I've been actively seeking out oil/shine-controlling products and I came across this at my local Walmart!

I cannot stress enough that I am SO glad I came across this product. It has worked WONDERS for me. Before, not even a 2 hours after applying makeup, my entire face would be a shiny mess. After using this foam wash for a few days, there was an IMMEDIATE difference in my skin. The oilyness was dramatically cut back and I was no longer shiny after only a few hours. As long as I set my face with powder, I have little-to-no shine all day. I have been using this for the past month or so and it has really helped my skin!

I use about 1 1/2 pumps of this face wash. It's nice and foamy and lathers well. After using it, my skin feels clean and refreshed. It also leaves my skin feeling a bit "tightened," but not stripped and dry. Even after continued use, this does not dry out my skin or have any other adverse effects. One thing to note though is that although it says it is formulated for acne-prone skin, I cannot say it helped decrease my breakouts though. But I think that is just another thing I'm going to have to deal with until my hormones stop fluctuating :x

Would I repurchase/recommend?
I would without a doubt repurchase this face wash! I absolutely love it and it has made such a difference in my skin. I would highly recommend this cleanser to people with oily skin and who want to control shine.

The Rundown:

Packaging: 5/5
Easy pump dispenser bottle.

Worked excellent for me! Definitely helped control my oil and made a difference with the condition of my skin!



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  1. Thanks for your nice review, i wish it is available in my region!! i only tried the non-foaming version for oily skin one, it is very gentle yet effective in oil controlling!

  2. I might have to try this. It's a longgg time since I've found a shine control cleanser that actually worked. Unfortunately, all oil/shine control products seem to get discontinued by companies after not too long. Cleansers tend to leave a residue. Lotions and serums usually clog pores and cause breakouts.

    I don't mean to nit-pick, but I think it's better you know that the phrase "the low down" doesn't mean whatever it is you think it means. "The low down" refers to background information or inside information. It's used when you're giving an explanation. You could have used "the low down" in place of "what they say" and it still would make sense. "The low down" is not used to refer to negatives/drawbacks.


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