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Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil

Gentle Skin Cleanser

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Item 5021812

Size:16.0 oz

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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
 
4.4

(based on 322 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (233)
  • Not greasy (209)
  • Leaves clean feel (186)
  • Moisturizing (137)
  • Balances skin (118)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (32)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Greasy (8)
  • Messy (6)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (152)
  • Daily use (137)
  • All skin types (119)
  • Dry skin (90)
  • Combination skin (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (162), Brand buyer (123)

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5.0

Three decades and counting

By DkD

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

      I have been using this product every night for 30 years. I love that I can wash my face and take off my make up all with the same product. My skin feels clean yet moisturized and is never irritated. I can't imagine ever stop being the use of this product

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Awful for acne prone skin and dmif you wear makeup

      By angry pizza face

      from Sacramento CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
        • Ineffective
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

          I bought this after getting my nostril pierced, i figured it would be good to use temporarily while the piercing healed. This stuff did NOT take off my makeup properly. And after a week or two my skin was completely ruined. Pores got bigger, more sebum was produced, and i had breakouts covering my face, ky skintone became uneven wnd awful. TERRIBLE. A couple months later and my skin has still not bounced back, and i blame it on this cleanser. It musymt have damaged my skin barrier or something because no products have worked for me since. I used the daily cleanser a year ago and never had this issue, but im afraid to ever use a cetaphil product again. Very very upsetting.

           
          5.0

          Saved my face!

          By LK

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

            I use day and night. I have Rosacea and adult acne. THis product cleared that up almost immediately. Calmed down my skin after using irritating products made for acne and rosacea. I will never run out!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I Love You

            By Relyyrelz

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

              After trying so many cleansers high end and low, I've found my holy grail. This product does exactly what it's intended to which is cleanse & remove dirt - and leave your skin feeling as smooth as a baby's butt. This product is so gentle, non-irritating, so of course it's not possible to remove heavy makeup. I always use micellar water before to remove makeup. then apply cetaphil after and my skin has never been better! Smooth, even and balanced and my foundation never looks cakey or patchy, since I do have dry skin. It also almost diminished all my acne scars I had many on my cheek area and chin.. definitely worth adding to your routine! Plus it's so gentle I use it mornings and nights. I KNOW AMAZING RIGHT.

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              ingredients??

              By girlmua

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • not safe

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                  how is this a #1 dermatoligist recommended when it includes parabens AND propylene glycol? nope.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My end all, be all, for cleanser!

                  By Jamie

                  from North Carolina

                  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
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                    I started using this cleanser a few months ago and my face has never felt better. If my face is feeling particularly dry, I use this without water. I use both in the AM and PM, and unless I have on more makeup than usual, it will also remove my eye makeup. I am nothing but pleased, and will continue to do so.

                    (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Nope

                    By Patty

                    from Oswego Illinois

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                        I would not purchase this ever again.. bad product, doesn't foam or remove makeup. No wouldn't recommend

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A classic drugstore gem

                        By Beauty Junkie

                        from Arlington, Texas

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Gentle
                        • Not Greasy
                        • Softens face and hands

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                        • Does not lather

                        Best Uses

                        • Combination Skin
                        • Daily Use
                        • Dry Skin

                        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                        I use this a few times a week on bare skin as a morning cleanser at the sink. I love to apply it onto dry skin , add water , cleanse and rinse. I can't stop repurchasing after almost 20 years!! Does not remove makeup , just perfect for cleaning in the morning or after the gym.

                         
                        4.0

                        I would buy again

                        By Inked Momma

                        from Cedar Rapids, iowa

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Gentle
                        • Leaves Clean Feel
                        • Moisturizing
                        • Not Greasy
                        • Smells Great

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Combination Skin
                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                          I am horrible when it comes to having a skin care routine with loads of steps-this helps cut down. I only have to use this and then throw on a moisturizer and i am good to go.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Really like this cleanser

                          By Joanna

                          from Potomac md

                          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser:

                          I recently started using this cleanser and I really like it. I'm 37 and I have oily skin. Up until now I've always used foaming cleansers. I decided to switch to this cleanser because I was finding the foaming cleansers stripper my skin so much and my skin seemed to overcompensate by producing more oil during the day. With this cleanser my skin seems much less oily and my makeup stays intact throughout the day.The first few days I used this, my skin didn't feel clean afterwards, but after several days it felt a little stripped but nothing like when I used foaming cleansers. We will see how I like it in the long term. I did use this when I was in my early 20s and I found that it really clogged my skin, but now my middle aged skin seems to really like it.

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