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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 402 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (247)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (49)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (176)
  • Leaves clean feel (120)
  • Not greasy (102)
  • 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 (94), Budget shopper (84)
    • 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 402 customers

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4.0

good

By TN

from Maryland

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Moisturizing

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

      I use this cleanser for removing a make-up when I wear a light make-up. This is so gentle and does not remove excess moisture from my skin.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Reduces skin Irritation

      By DeboChicago

      from Chicago, IL

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

        This was recommended to me by a dermatologist after I complained of painful skin irritation on my hands. For the past few years I've been keeping these dispensers by he kitchen and bathroom sinks in my home and have rarely if ever had a recurrence of that bad rash. Very effective stuff.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Great skin cleansing product

        By SheBrews

        from MidAtlantic

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

          I use this product daily (at least once a day). I like that it moisturizes and cleanses my skin. I also like that you do not have to always use water with it, which is great when you have to refresh your face on a road trip.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Now my favorite

          By Longview Mom

          from hudson valley, ny

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

            When My former cleanser was discontinued I was not optimistic that I would find a comparable replacement. I read lots of reviews and settled on Cetaphil. After a month, I am hooked. Super gentle and it cleanses so effectively. And you can't beat the price. I'm glad my former cleanser is no longer available. The only thing I miss is the subtle clean fragrance but no fragrance isn't a bad trade-off, considering the other gains.

             
            5.0

            Beginning To Love My Skin Again

            By Lisa Leau

            from Chicago, IL

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            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.

               
              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.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Been Using For 40 Years!

                By Grumpsy

                from Wilton, CA

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                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!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (4 of 7 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

                        (0 of 2 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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                          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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