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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 418 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (259)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (50)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (176)
  • Leaves clean feel (120)
  • Not greasy (108)
  • Moisturizing (86)
  • Improves skin texture (76)

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 (102)
  • All skin types (85)
  • Dry skin (63)
  • Combination skin (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (100), Budget shopper (89)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (3)

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.

Reviewed by 418 customers

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5.0

LOVE this!

By 

from Seattle, WA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Pros

  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

      My husband has super-sensitive skin, this is the only cleanser that doesn't make him break out in zits or scaly dry skin. It works for my skin too, which is on the sensitive side but relatively "normal".
      Cetaphil is very gentle, it takes my makeup off (mascara included) but definitely doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. I don't think I will ever use anything else!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Irritates skin! Contains sodium lauryl sulfate!

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

      Both my son and I noticed that we were getting itchy rashes when using this product. It is labeled 'gentle' but when I took a closer look at the ingredients, I noticed that it contains sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient known for skin irritation! The labeling is misleading and I'm shocked to see a product labeled as 'gentle' contain SLS. I would like a refund for the two bottles of this product that I purchased.

       
      5.0

      Wonderful on my dry skin , love it !

      By 

      from Massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedtime

        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

        Wonderful for dry skin !

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product.

        By 

        from Oregon

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        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

            Cetaphil products were recommended to me by my dermatologist years ago
            and I have been using them ever since.

             
            4.0

            This Cleanser is the best

            By 

            from DORAL

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedtime

              Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

              this cleanser is the best

               
              5.0

              best cleanser on the market for sensitive skin

              By 

              from New York

              describe yourself Brand Buyer, Budget Buyer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • does not dry out skin
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Dry/Chapped Skin
                • Eczema
                • Winter Dryness

                Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                I have dry sensitive break-out prone skin and tried many more expensive cleaners over the years. This is the only product that works for me.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Disappointed

                By 

                from GA

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                Pros

                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Doesn't Absorb Well
                • No suds
                • Watery

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                  My dermatologist gave me a few samples of this cleanser and I loved it. Went onsite and order a full size bottle and it was like having a bottle of lightly scented water? No foam, so I ended up adding some other body wash to it so I could feel clean. I had to look again to make sure I hadn't ordered the lotion by mistake, but no it was the cleanser. Highly disappointed. It was like someone had watered it down?

                   
                  5.0

                  Great cleanser

                  By 

                  from San Diego

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                      Wonderful non irritating cleanser. Cleanses without stripping the skin.

                       
                      5.0

                      Can't live without

                      By 

                      from Pullman, WA

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                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Moisturizes Well

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Deep Moisturization
                        • Dry/Chapped Skin
                        • Eczema
                        • Winter Dryness

                        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                        I use this product as my only and only soap. Showering, washing hands, everything. I have serious eczema, and this cream works wonders in moisturizing my skin again. I don't know what I would do without this cleanser.

                         
                        4.0

                        very good product

                        By 

                        from manama

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                        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

                        i have oily skin and this cleanser suites me

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                        Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

                         – Keeping your skin clean is one of the fundamental steps toward maintaining a clear complexion and a soft, smooth feel to face and body alike. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a very popular option for those with the sort of sensitive skin that can react adversely to harsh cleansers--or anyone who values dependable skincare products made from high-quality ingredients.

                        Great for Everyday Use



                        The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is designed for use on all skin types--from normal and well-balanced to dry and easily aggravated. Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, the cleanser is mild but effective. It cleanses away grime and other impurities and moisturizes your skin while preserving its naturally protective and healthful oils. The cleanser washes away cleanly without leaving behind pore-clogging residue. The end result is exceptionally smooth, remarkably soft-to-the-touch skin.

                        Mild enough to be used each and every day as part of your normal skincare routine, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser works well not only on the face but also the hands and the rest of the body.

                        An Influential Brand



                        Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and the other offerings from the Cetaphil brand spring from one of the world's leading skincare companies, Galderma, which was founded in 1981 in a partnership between Nestlé and L'Oréal. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Galderma distributes skin care products across 70 countries while collaborating with such institutions as the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, and the American Skin Association in its efforts to promote dermatological research. The company runs five research and development centers around the world: in the U.S., Japan, France, Sweden, and Switzerland. The French lab, according to Galderma, is the world's biggest dermatology research center.

                        Along with the general cleansers and moisturizers available in the Cetaphil brand, Galderma also addresses symptoms of specific conditions such as acne and rosacea with a variety of formulations.
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