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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 16 fl oz (473 ml)

 
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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz
 
4.1

(based on 398 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (244)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (49)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (173)
  • Leaves clean feel (118)
  • Not greasy (100)
  • Moisturizing (83)
  • Improves skin texture (74)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (31)
  • Doesn't work (28)
  • Dries out skin (14)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Messy (8)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (110)
  • Daily use (100)
  • All skin types (84)
  • Dry skin (63)
  • Combination skin (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (93), Budget shopper (82)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

When All Else Fails

After I destroyed by skin with all the harsh acne products I wanted something gentle and calming. I picked up cetaphil and after a week of using it day and night I was amazed....Read complete review

After I destroyed by skin with all the harsh acne products I wanted something gentle and calming. I picked up cetaphil and after a week of using it day and night I was amazed. My skin has cleared up and I no longer have dry patches or an oily Tzone. I believe most people develop bad acne after using so much stuff on their skin. Good thing it regenerates.

It has been a month and my skin tone looks natural and not damaged.I still have the occasional small pimple but nothing noticable or cystic. So if your face is screaming for rescue try cetaphil GENTLE skin cleanser. The other cetaphil is a bit strong for dry or sensative skin but I use it when my skin gets hormonal and oily. Either way this is a great product and drinking enough water helps too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Huge disappointment, harsh!

I had been using Purity Made Simple by Philosophy, and liked it, but wanted something more reasonably priced. I needed a cleanser that would be gentle, remove makeup and not dry out my...Read complete review

I had been using Purity Made Simple by Philosophy, and liked it, but wanted something more reasonably priced. I needed a cleanser that would be gentle, remove makeup and not dry out my skin. I use Differin prescription product on my skin, and since Cetaphil is made by the same manufacturer, and I had heard good things about how gentle it is, I thought I'd give it a try. I was deeply disappointed.

Cetaphil dried out my skin horribly, leaving it absolutely parched and dreadfully tight after rinsing it off. It stung my skin when I washed with it, smelled unpleasant and caused my skin to flake and peel the following day. The worst part was the hyper-oiliness that resulted from using it. My skin reacted to being dried out so badly by the Cetaphil by cranking oil production into high gear. By mid-afternoon I had a disgusting, nasty, visible oil slick alll over my face, and I have never had that problem before. The increased oil production caused acne, which had completely disappeared since I'd been using Differin. I couldn't use moisturizer because even though I desperately needed it after the Cetaphil dried out my skin, it added to the puddle of oil on my face that appeared in the afternoon.

I have stopped using Cetaphil, and have gone back to Purity Made Simple by Philosophy. I'll never sacrifice quality for price again.

I can't say anything good about this product. It was disasterous for my skin, and I'm really surprised by this. I do not recommend it to anyone.

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5.0

Beginning To Love My Skin Again

By Lisa Leau

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

    This stuff is amazing. I had mono about a year ago and since then I have had problems with my skin. I had tried many different cleansers and cleansing oils to try and get rid of it. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is not only giving me clearer skin than I've seen in a long time, but doing so when I tend to break out the most. It also takes the guess work out of what kind of skin you have because its for all skin types. I highly recommend this.

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    5.0

    use it every day for years

    By BT

    from Goshen, NY

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

      I hate to waste money. But this cleanser is so much better for sensitive skin than soap that I pay the price. Fortunately it's readily available and I can often find discounts.

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      5.0

      Been Using For 40 Years!

      By Grumpsy

      from Wilton, CA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

        40 years ago, my son was born with eczema and could not be bathed with water. His dermatologist recommended Cetaphyl. It worked wonders. The doctor also recommended it to cleanse my face because of my sensitive skin. It's been my friend for 40 years! My skin is 63years old but looks much younger, it's smooth, clean, soft and wonderful. Don't waste your money on stuff that does NOT work!!

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        5.0

        good

        By TN

        from Maryland

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

          I usually wear a light make-up. It cleans the light make-up and leave some moisture on my skin.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.

          By Disgruntled and not using this anymore

          from New York, New York

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Caused Acne
            • Gave Me Zits
            • Made acne worse

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

              I tried Cetaphil, because "hey, what the heck the reviews are wonderful and I have enlarged pores around my nose and I wish my face would just be clear and beautiful?" but instead I got a face with pimples. Zits. I have never gotten zits before. It's very embarrassing that I now have pimples on my cheeks. My cheeks were always the clearest part of my face, but after using Cetaphil my acne has spread to places where it never was before. I never write reviews, but I had to do something that took my hands off of my face, I cannot stand what this has done to it. Sure, at first it felt wonderful and it looked like it was working for the first two days. But then after a week I'm left with a face that I don't want to look at in the mirror. I have never ever had acne this bad.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Apprehensive at first but LOVING results

              By Javier

              from Indianapolis

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Men
                • Oily Skin
                • On-the-go
                • Women

                Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                I've had cystic acne since I was 13(23 now) and I have tried every product imaginable for my skin. I've tried microdermabrasion, acid peels, various acne kits to no avail nothing has ever worked consistently. I started using this was a week ago and it pulled all of my deep cysts to the top of my skin and they're healing now. My face is usually red and now the tone is evening itself out. I cannot say enough wonderful things.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The Gentle formula is fragrance free.

                By MindyR

                from California

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Fragrance free

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                    Cetaphil cleanser comes in regular and gentle formulas. The gentle is fragrance free.

                    They have "Gentle Skin Cleanser" (original formula) and "Daily Facial Cleanser" (smells funny).

                    Several years ago I had a bad case of eczema on my face and hands. There was hardly any product I could use without irratating them. When I tried the Cetaphil, it actually felt GOOD on my skin. What a relief. I've been using it ever since.

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                    2.0

                    just ok

                    By kibum

                    from seoul

                    Pros

                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                    I have sensitive skin and a really oily forehead and this didn't help at all. It also doesn't remove makeup and made my skin feel tight. Gave it 2 stars because it worked for 3-4 days on my forehead but then made it worse and left bumps. Bottom line is it's too gentle. Didn't work on whiteheads on chin either.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Washing Hands

                    By kinCO

                    from colorado

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                    Pros

                    • Gentle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Skin
                      • Washing Hands

                      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                      For years, I have been plagued by chronic, painful, bleeding splits in the skin of my fingertips. As expected, the problem is worse during the cold, winter months but it never really goes away. I have tried every imaginable cream and lotion. I have slept, worked and relaxed in gloves over hands slathered with moisturizers. Nothing really made much difference until last winter when I decided that perhaps I should try a gentler type of soap. A bottle of Cetaphil now sits beside every sink in my home. I still have an occasional crack or split emerge on my fingertips but the frequency has been dramatically reduced since switching to Cetaphil for washing my hands throughout the day. Interestingly, my husband and sons, always leery of change, have also come to prefer Cetaphil to our old brand of soap. Skin is a complicated thing and everybody's is a bit different. For me, the gentle cleaning that Cetaphil provides has made a huge difference in my comfort.

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                      5.0

                      Terrific cleanser

                      By AmyC

                      from Belmont, MA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gentle
                      • Moisturizing

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

                      Best Uses

                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                      Great cleanser, works well on my sensitive skin.

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