Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 16 fl oz (473 ml)
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  • product details

    For All Skin Types

    • Mild, non-irritating formula
    • Softens as it cleans
    • Non-comedogenic/fragrance free
    • Dermatologist recommended

    This gentle, soap-free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.

    • Soothing, non irritating cleanser ideal for face, hands and body
    • Helps skin retain needed moisture
    • Rinses easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy
    • Mild enough to cleanse a baby's delicate skin

    Made in Canada

    ©Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

  • ingredients
    Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben
  • reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz
     
    4.1

    (based on 407 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (252)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (49)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Gentle (176)
    • Leaves clean feel (120)
    • Not greasy (103)
    • 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 (95), Budget shopper (86)
      • 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 407 customers

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    5.0

    Good as always

    By Becky into Beauty

    from Boston, MA

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

    I use this twice a day (once in the morning to wash my face while showering, and once at night to remove my makeup). It's gentle yet effective formula feels good on the skin. Keeps my skin soft and in good shape (no dryness or breakouts).

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By SeattleJayhawk

    from Seattle

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    Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

    Love it!

     
    5.0

    Perfect for face and hands

    By Librarian

    from Lexington, KY

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleanses Without Drying

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cleanser Not Moisturizer

      Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

      This is a great facial cleanser, thorough but gentle on sensitive skin. I started using it this winter as a hand soap and it seemed to keep my hands from drying out as much as they usually do in the cold weather.

       
      5.0

      Best Product for My Family

      By Vikki

      from Los Angeles,CA

      describe yourself Brand Buyer, Budget Buyer, Mother

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Dry/Chapped Skin
        • Eczema
        • Winter Dryness

        Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

        This product is very gentle on my face AND my 3 little precious kids. We don't ever have to worry about any fragrance or sting in the eyes. We've been using Cetaphil for many years.

        Highly recommended!

         
        5.0

        love it

        By irene yao

        from DELAWARE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, 16 fl oz:

            I`m very like it.I use it that feel refreshin and moisturizing

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Reduces skin Irritation

                By DeboChicago

                from Chicago, IL

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

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                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 2 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.

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                      • directions

                        CETAPHIL cleanser is easy to use:

                        • 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.
                        • With Water: Apply to the skin and rub gently. Rinse.

                         

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