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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Review

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is one of my favorite products for a while, It is highly regarded as “the cleanser for sensitive skin“. One of my college roommates (a long, long, long time ago, before this blog even started!) once commented upon seeing the Gentle Skin Cleanser in my skincare stash: “Oh , you wear this! goes with sensitive skin!” If you are at this stage, you know that the product is quite cult among its users. Some of the dermatologists I’ve been with have also suggested this product to me as one of the affordable yet readily available gentle cleansers for sensitive skin. Which is why I started using the product in the first place.

People with sensitive skin may discovery that this product works for them. It works well to rid the skin of oil, dirt and other impurities. The best part remains that it doesn’t dry out your skin in the process. The cleanser also has a low pH that is closer to skin level. This lets it to work more effectively on your skin. The skin has a slightly acidic normal barrier.

What is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser_

Use of Cetaphil Cleanser

There are two method to use Cetaphil Cleanser. One is with water and the other without. To use Cetaphil Cleanser with water, pump an suitable amount into your hands and put on to your skin. Massage gently. Then rinse with lukewarm water and perfectly dry.

To use Cetaphil cleanser without water, pump the cleanser onto a cotton ball. Gently wipe around your face. Use a towel or cotton ball to wipe extra cleanser off your skin.

Using the waterless cleanser is maybe best for those who travel a lot or places where water is an issue while on the go.

Can Cetaphil Cleaner be Washed Off?

So you can leave it as it is. Simply wipe off the excess afterwards. Then dry with a towel. It can also remain a matter of convenience. When a friend of mine traveled by train, he had a bathroom but no water.

He felt his skin getting oilier. So he wanted to wash it. He really likes this cleanser because he can apply it without washing it off. It was comfortable for him.

It also leveraged positive reviews from users, both individuals and influencers. The hype and praise for the user experience is the social proof we need to tell us that Cetaphil Cleanser is really worth it.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser by GALDERMA for All Skin Types

  • Mild, non-irritating formula
  • Softens as it cleans
  • Gentle skin cleanser removes dirt, excess oil, makeup remover and other impurities without drying the skin
  • Gentle Skin cleanser remains a slight formulation that can remain used every day with or without water
  • Non- Comedogenic
  • ph Balanced
  • Fragrance Free

How To Use

Apply the cleaner to the skin and massage mildly. You can rinse with water and dry with a soft towel. Or wipe off the remaining cleaners with a soft cloth or cotton.


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Texture, color and smell

It is a white, creamy yet gel-like cleanser with a smooth texture. It spreads easily on the skin. The smell is almost non-existent.

My opinion

I have been using this cleanser intermittently for 5 years. I usually use it in the winter as my oily skin tends to behave a little weird in the winter. Develop dry areas. It reacts poorly to strong moisturizers, while a mild one doesn’t seem to work. A creamy cleanser remains the only thing that can retain my skin healthy in the winter.

From the texture it’s really creamy and smooth, I use it as a mask when I have thirsty patches on my skin and they disappear from the first application.


Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser does its job well. It cleans the face without irritating it and most importantly it feels good on my skin. It’s not particularly flashy with scent, color, and texture. It’s smooth and it works. It all that matters. The handy bottles are just the right size for me to take with me when I travel. One bottle can last for months which is a great investment.

I almost had the feeling that this is the cleaner I will be looking for a long time. But I’m always willing to go new products. This marks the end of my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Review article. I hope this helped you get some useful ideas about what this purifier is.

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