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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - 16 fl oz

4.2 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • One 16-ounce squeeze bottle of gentle skin cleanser
  • Originally formulated for dermatologists; gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin's needs, making it excellent for daily facial cleansing
  • The optimal choice for patients with skin conditions; non-soap, neutral pH formulations leave no irritating residue and are non-comedogenic
  • Clinically proven to be four times less irritating than Dove bar, and contains the humectant propylene glycol, which helps enhance hydration of the stratum corneum
  • Cetaphil is manufactured by Galderma Laboratories, a major benefactor of the Dermatology Foundation, helping to fund critical dermatology research

Product Description

Size: 16 fl oz

Softens As It Cleanses.

CETAPHIL® cleanser was formulated for dermatologists as a gentle, non-irritating cleanser for even the most sensitive skin. Unlike soap, CETAPHIL is completely non-alkaline, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free.  Soothes and softens as it cleanses, helping the skin retain needed moisture. Use for face, hands, and the entire body. Also an excellent cleanser for the delicate skin of babies.

Product Details

Size: 16 fl oz
  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.1 x 2.1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000052YMV
  • UPC: 885398324002 885642730696 879488268697 801148135773
  • Item model number: GALDERMA097287
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Important Information

Water, Acetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.

Use Without Water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Remove excess with a soft cloth, leaving a thin film on the skin. Use with Water: Apply cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Rinse.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Size: 16 fl oz
I have VERY sensitive skin, with some atopic dermatitis. My face, earlobes, chest and shoulders, and insides of wrists seem to be the most tender and will get red, itchy, hot, or blotched with a rash, if I am not careful about gentle cleansers, lotions, perfumes, fabrics, etc. Compound this sensitivity with the fact that my skin is extremely acne prone if I am not careful. I have switched from Purpose liquid cleanser (a nice product) to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser lotion and am amazed by how nice it makes my skin feel. It is extremely soothing. I no longer get the above mentioned red, itchy, hot, rashy etc. skin since I've started using this product and the Cetaphil Cream (original cream in the jar) twice daily. The Cetaphil products are not a treatment for acne, but they are so gentle that they don't interfere with the topical meds you might be using - and for me that is exactly perfect. (I use an AHA to exfoliate my skin and keep it acne free) Both Cetaphil products seem to help my skin heal old marks that I thought would stay as light scars, and it keeps my skin so much healthier than before. My skin now never feels taught, or dry. My skin now feels smooth and soothed. The cleanser is not like anything I've ever used - it does not "lather" in the traditional sense. It is like smoothing a soothing lotion all over your skin - you gentle rub, and it removes all traces of my waterbased makeup and mascara (better than anything I've used before!). It seems like the makeup just melts away and rinses off, rather than being lathered away. I like the feeling now that I'm not expecting it to suds. The great part - it never stings my eyes. I even use it when shaving my legs, as a shaving cream, and I don't get razor irritation anymore. It's gentle enough for babies too.Read more ›
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Size: 16 fl oz
I am a licensed ESTHETICIAN and love and recommend Cetaphil. I am an African American woman in my mid twenties and have suffered from moderate to mild acne since my teen years. Every product I tried left my face tight and dry (i have oily/combo skin)which is what I thought I needed for my oily nose and forehead. One day I saw a girl on youtube who shared a similar story and now had beautiful glowing skin. She said she used Cetaphil, and at this point I was like I gotta try it. Guys it is so true that you should not strip the natural oils from your skin! This product ROCKS! My skin felt smooth, glowed, and looked younger...yes younger. I kid you not. I am not trying to over hype this product but it's so true. It has this wonderful light smell that makes me want to lather my entire body in it. It has evened my skintone as well. I believe all these results are due to the fact that it is so hydrating and skin loves and needs lots of hydration. The price is good and you can always save a few bucks on it at Walgreens cause they often run sales. I will try the moisturizer next. Oh as another reviewer stated it doesn't do much for acne, but I use the ELF zit zapper on my breakouts and this works great for me. However I have seen fewer breakouts since using it. Clients seem to think the overpriced cosmetic products have to be so great. Sometimes you need to simplify to get the best results. Tip 4 Mild-Moderate Acne Peo: *never touch your face unless you are cleansing it-hands carry many germs, *invest in a silk pillowcase-regular pillowcases hold dirt and oil from your face, neck and hair, *use gentle cleanser like Cetaphil, *use gentle moisturizer free of parabens and lanolins, *try a toner like THAYers, splash face with warm water b4 cleansing to open pores and rinse product off with cold water to tighten pores(make pores smaller) and *drink lots of WATER to keep skin-largest orgin in the body, free of toxins that can contribute to outbreaks. Hope this helps GOD Bless
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Size: 16 fl oz
I love this product! My doctor had recommened it to my brother who has extremely sensitive skin. And I tried it because I ran out of my usual face wash and hasn't switched back since (4 years ago). It says you can leave a thin film on, but I find that it makes my skin itchy so I rinse it all off with warm water or if I am camping, I just wipe it off with a wet towel.

It's the best as a make-up remover - especially eye makeup like mascara. I used to use the Lancome Bi-facil double action eye makeup remover which is really good, but this works even better for so much less.

I also use it like a moisturizing face mask - wash and rinse face (with the cetaphil), apply a fair amount onto skin and leave for about 10 minutes, then rinse off again.

This stuff is like 1/10 the cost of my previous face wash but works better! And because it's doubles as make-up remover and mask, I can carry less when I travel.

BUT my husband, who has really oily skin, thinks this stuff is too "weak". He still uses it, but doesn't think its as great as I do.
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Size: 16 fl oz
I am 13 and have extreme combination skin. Some places are so oily that 6% benzoyle peroxide cleanser was prescribed my my dermatologist, other places were so dry that my skin cracked, peeled, and burned painfully. I noticed my little brother, who is 3 and has eczema, was using it. I read on the bottle that it was a cleanser, so i looked it up on the internet and heard how good it was. I've used it for two days and my skin is clean and soft. The different skin types have been evened out already, the oily places not nearly as oily, the dry places moisturized without that disgusting clog your pores feeling. I apply it, rub in, then towel off, leaving a tiny bit behind. I'm not going back to my prescription cleansers and moisturizers, why should I? Cetaphil is reasonably priced, fragrance free, and my face doesnt hurt. Thats reason enough for me.
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