Friday, May 16, 2008

CVS Daily Facial Cleanser: A Diamond in the Rough! (Get Some FREE!)

I have really interesting skin. It's dry, and flakes if I don't have enough moisture. But at the same time, I get blemishes if I use too much moisture. I've been searching for the perfect facial soap for years. I liked Mary Kay, but it is a little on the pricey side. I liked Olay, but I felt I was always fighting dryness.

When I was visiting my Aunt last month, I forgot my Olay Daily Facials, which I had been using for a while now. I was about to send my brother out to the store to get some, when my Aunt said, why don't you try my Cetaphil Cleanser? I have terribly dry skin, and it really gives me a great moisture balance." So, while I was there I tried it.

I really loved the Cetaphil! I didn't have to slather the moisturizer on, nor scrape the flakes off before putting on my makeup.

I bet you're wondering why I'm going on and on about Cetaphil, when the title says, "CVS." Well, I got back home, and decided to bite the bullet and buy the Cetaphil, even though it may be a little more expensive than Olay.

While I was looking in the aisles, I saw the CVS Daily Facial Cleanser. It said "compare to Cetaphil" on the front, so I did! I'm telling you, it was exactly the same! It feels clean with no residue when I rinse it off. It even takes my eye makeup off. From the first day I used it, my skin has not been tight, or flaky, and I have had no blemishes. I haven't even had as many clogged pores that I can't resist trying to squeeze out! (Oh, you know what I mean!)

So, I recommend CVS daily Facial Cleanser to everyone, especially those who have been trying to find something that won't dry you out, while cutting down on blemishes.


Do you want to win some free?

CVS had them on sale, buy 2 get one free. So, I'm personally going to give away my third bottle. I think each bottle will last so long that it'll be a while before I can use it!

To Win:
  • Leave a comment on this post, telling your biggest facial skin challenge, and what cleanser you currently use.
  • If you subscribe to Real Live Review, you'll get an extra chance. Leave a separate comment, saying "subscriber." (click here, or enter your email address at the top right of the page)
  • The comments will be open through Wednesday, May 21, and I'll announce the winner on Thursday morning.


Amber said...

Hi Sarah!
I'm actually happy with the cleansing products I currently use, so don't really need to be included in your drawing. However, I thought I'd drop in anyway to say this review/give away blog is a nice addition to Real Life.
Good luck with getting lots of entrants!

windycindy said...

Hi, I am going through "the change" and have been taken off of a hormone! Besides dealing with the emotional differences and the "sweats", my skin is driving me crazy! I have always had mostly oily skin! Now, I am breaking out and yet my skin is dry in places. Please enter me in your generous drawing. I appreciate it!

windycindy said...

Happy Saturday, I have been a subscriber of your "Real Life" site!
I always enjoy the posts. Thanks,Cindi

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

I use this, and I love it. I'm so glad to have found a cheaper alternative to Cetaphil.

My skin gets dry too and where I live the humidity is usually very low. That's why I love this stuff. :)

Christine @ Serenity How? said...


I didn't realize you have two sites now. I was already subscribed to your other one, but now I've subscribed to this one as well. :)

Mary512 said...

I have an oily t zone and though I'm no teenager I still get blemishes. Great giveaway, thanks!

Mary512 said...


Karen said...

I subscribe to the Real Life site, but somehow missed this one. That is remedied now, LOL:)

I have been using Noxzema for years for my face wash, but have similar problems to what you described. As a huge CVS fan myself, I may have to go spend some "bucks" to try this even if I don't win. Thanks for the suggestion!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Lessa...... said...

I use cetaphil and it works great for me. i also use it to cleanse Allie's face where she gets eczema so badly. the doctor recommended it!