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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil

Gentle Skin Cleanser

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With or without water, cleanse, soften, and soothe with this fragrance and soap-free facial cleanser. Perfect even for sensitive skin, this non-alkaline, non-comedogenic formula won't dry your skin, won't dull your healthy glow.
Without water: Apply a liberal amount to the skin and rub gently. The unique, low lathering formula allows gentle, yet thorough cleansing. Remove excess with a soft cloth, leaving a thin film of Cetaphil on the skin. The emollient quality will leave the skin soft and moist. With water: Apply to the skin and rub gently. Rinse.
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.

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CetaphilGentle Skin Cleanser
 
4.5

(based on 301 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (218)
  • Not greasy (198)
  • Leaves clean feel (175)
  • Moisturizing (128)
  • Balances skin (111)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (26)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Greasy (7)
  • Messy (6)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (143)
  • Daily use (126)
  • All skin types (112)
  • Dry skin (81)
  • Combination skin (64)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (152), Brand buyer (116)

Reviewed by 301 customers

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1.0

Not a good cleanser.

By Holly

from New York

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

Firstly, this cleanser has almost a liquid lotion texture, and doesn't foam up or anything, and there's nothing wrong with that but I can tell straight away it isn't doing anything to help reduce the bacteria and grime on the skin. I have used this cleanser unfortunately, for about a year and really wished i would have switched. This product does absoutlely nothing to help rid the skin of bacteria, buildup or makeup, which in return results in acne. It contains NO acne fighting ingredients and contains alcohol. It's ironic how it's geared towards sensitive skin types and claims it's "gentle" when it contains alcohol, which completely stripes the skin of its good natural barriers and leaves you with dry flaky skin. I could go on and on but in short, this cleanser is ineffective and provides no benefits for the skin. Acne or not, this doesn't clean the skin, it strips it.

 
1.0

Why???

By Care

from Huntington Beach, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Lots of Alcohol
    • Paraben(s)

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

      2 different types of alcohol and (3) different types of Parabens....are we still in the age of mis-information? Gross ingredients. I've never met anyone with clear skin who uses this to wash their face!

       
      5.0

      Good so far

      By Face so Sensitive Icant use all makeup:(

      from los angeles

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

      I have very sensitive skin and i try to keep my face as clean as possible with the least amount of harsh chemicals. I bought this in hopes of having something gentle before i moisturize. I tried to lather this on my hands before applying to my face, got very little lather. this doesn't tell me it's not working because I know that the foaming ingredient in most soaps is not very good for sensitive skin. therefore it's fine as long as it does the job. I put it on my face ans it felt like putting on cream and it was soft. once i rinsed my face did feel clean and gently stripped of oils. Then i followed this by moisturizing with the Cetaphil lotion that comes in a similar bottle.

      Second day of using these 2. so far very very happy un-irritated skin. :D

       
      5.0

      It was recommended by my dermatologist years ago.

      By Rho

      from Maryland

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans thoroughly
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • No perfumes to irritate sensitive skin
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

        I use it first thing in the morning and at the end of the day.

         
        5.0

        Definitely would buy again

        By Coffee lover

        from Monroe, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

          Love love love!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Skin and acne solution (never had this experience)

          By kel

          from cartersville, GA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

            I came across this skin fixer by accident. I bought a small bottle while my acne org cleanser was coming by mail. My skin was getting slightly dry due to acne org benzyl peroxide so i stopped using it and just used this and my normal moisturizer (have been using the same product for many years was not new to BP). I have done this before but not with this cleanser same moisturizer though (skin fix daily moisturizer). this cleanser has kept my acne at bay for weeks when nothing else has and has balanced my skin. I went on her to look up reviews to see what people where saying because i have never experienced this before. Yes the ingredients do look not the best but if you look up information on this product you will see why they are what they are and you do not need to worry. I use this while shower and once i get out of the shower i automatically put on my moisturizer and it has worked 100 percent! I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS!!!

             
            5.0

            I buy this all the time for my daughter

            By Mom

            from Michigan

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

              My daughter uses this all the time. She really likes it.

              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DO NOT BUY THIS! DO YOUR RESEARCH OF INGREDIENTS

              By Kaycee

              from Auburn, AL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Ineffective
                • Irritates Skin
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                  I used this cleanser in the morning on my face for the last week. I bought a lot of new skincare products at one time but only incorporated 3 new things into my routine so if I had a reaction I could easily rule out which product it was.

                  Sure enough, my skin is worse than it has ever been in my life. I have breakouts ALL over my face and before I started skincare, I only ever had problem areas on my chin. My texture has gotten so bad and I have tiny red bumps all over my forehead and under my nose.

                  I have recently researched the ingredients in this cleanser, and if you look on ANY list of things to avoid in a facial cleanser, the TOP 3 are: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parabens, and Alcohols. WHICH IS LITERALLY THE INGREDIENT LIST OF THIS CLEANSER!!!

                  I am very disappointed in this product and especially the fact that it is advertised as a "gentle skin cleanser."

                  Now, it will be an even longer process to get my skin looking good.

                   
                  5.0

                  My dermatologist recommended this!

                  By Amber

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                    Great for any skin types! I have really oily skin and its great for me while my aunt has really dry skin and it works just as well for her. I have used this for 4 years now and i love it.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    I would buy it again

                    By Bri

                    from Ct

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                    • Bad Smell
                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                    It works pretty good

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