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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Reviews

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The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is removes surface oils, dirt and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or overly dry. For normal to oily skin, this daily facial cleanser rinses clean without leaving any residue that is irritating!

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is non-comedogenic and lets your pores breathe.

See their main website for more info at: www.cetaphil.com

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    May 02, 2009

    I have super dry skin and I needed a cleanser that left my face squeeky clean without leaving it super dry. My doctor suggested I try Cetaphil or Spectro-gel. I've been using Cetaphil and Spectro-gel for a few years now and I love it. It never dries out my skin and it feels clean afterwards. I've had my oily skin friends try it out and they hated it.. so I would only suggest this cleanser for any dry skin friends out there. I found Spectro-gel did the same job, they both don't smell that great but they do the job.

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    May 02, 2009

    I have really sensitive skin and this is the only cleanser I have found that does not give me a rash. It works better than cleansers that cost a lot more. I highly recommend this facial cleanser, especially if you have sensitive skin.

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    5.0/5
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    April 20, 2009

    Love, love, love this cleanser. I have been dealing with adult acne for the past year and this is the only cleanser that I use. It is basic and gentle. It kind of smells like baby shampoo. If you have dry skin, you shouldn't use this formula.

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    5.0/5
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    April 08, 2009

    when i was little my family took me to the doctor and found out i was allergic to water so i was only aloud to take 2 showers a week i lived off this product.... they have multiple products from bath in a bottle to their amazing lotions it is so worth it to keep your skin so fresh clean and moisturized. even if you have oily skin its still good because it balances your skin out

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    4.5/5
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    March 28, 2009

    My dermatologyst recommended me this product. I have been using it daiy for 10 years aprox and I am vey happy with the results.

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    3.3/5
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    March 02, 2009

    I use this stuff after I exfoliate. Its so light and clean. It feels like you're cleaning your face with liquid oxygen. That might not make much sense, but that's the best description I could think of. It's a little expensive for me because I'm a cheap-ass, but I think its worth the extra money. Plus it comes in a really large pump action bottle, so it lasts a really long time. I've had mine for almost 6 months. I would definitely buy this again and again. It leaves my face feeling much cleaner than anything else. I've had other facial cleansers that felt like the left a soapy residue, but this just leaves my skin super clean and soft.

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    January 31, 2009

    I am in love with this product. It does exactly what it says it will. It's not harsh, it cleanses and rinses well, and it just works well in general. I really have to take issue with some of the complaints here. As for the the film it leaves behind, it states on the bottle that it will leave thin film behind to help seal moisture into your skin...it's not an unexpected or unpleasant surprise, if you just read the back label. Also, this cleanser is not intended to remove makeup, it's just meant to cleanse your skin and keep it healthy and good-looking. It doesn't have the "extra stuff" that heavier, more irritating cleansers have, which is the point. You need a makeup remover to effectively remove your makeup, or a heavier cleanser with different properties. I suggest either Pond's Clean Sweep (love it!), or something by Olay, Aveeno, or Dove. I'm not crazy about the price, even though it is a good cleanser, and I wish it came in a pump design to make it more "user-friendly". Despite that, I love it. And lastly, if you have oily skin, this not the product for you. It is intended for people with dry/normal and dry/sensitive skin ONLY. Most of the negative reviews for this cleanser are from people with combination & oily skin. Cetaphil makes a cleanser for you people: Daily Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin.

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    4.5/5
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    January 21, 2009

    Even at 33, my skin is terribly acne prone; this cleanser claims to be non-comedogenic--and truly is, unlike many other cleansers.

    It is extremely gentle, slightly more than the regular Cetaphil cleanser, and several dermatologists have recommended it to me.

    It does not foam up and create suds, so if that is your preference, this is not for you. But if you want a gentle cleanser that truly cleans your face and leaves it moisturized---but not too much, as I have oily skin---and with no residue or dryness, this one is for you. And there is no annoying scent.

    I use it by wetting my face and putting a small amount in my wet hands and gently washing my face and neck. You may use too much in the beginning as it does not react like the cleansers that foam up, but you will adjust in time.

    I often use a washcloth or a nylon scrubber when I feel in need of extra exfoliation.

    About once a week, depending on my skin, I add some baking soda ssssssss(a bit more than a teaspoon) to the Cetaphil in my palm, mix them together, and get a super exfoliation by by scrubbing softly in circles around my face and neck. I concentrate on the T-zone where I have extra oil and enlarged pores, it helps with both.

    That formula is more gentle to my skin than other cleansers with added grit in them, and yet leaves my skin feeling as soft as a baby's, and helps pimples get on their way faster than usual. It also works great on my chapped lips.

    Cetaphil can even remove non-waterproof mascara for me, if I have gone light with the amount that day. Don't let the low price fool you--I went through "the pricier the better" phase way too long--this is as good as it gets.

    Many drugstores and discount stores sell their own version of Cetaphil. I have tired several when only thatEven at 33, my skin is terribly acne prone; this cleanser claims to be non-comedogenic--and truly is, unlike other cleansers.

    It is extremely gentle, slightly more than the regular Cetaphil cleanser, and several dermatologists have recommended it to me.

    It does not foam up and create suds, so if that is what you like, this is not for you. But if you want a gentle cleanser that truly cleans your face and leaves it moisturized---but not too much, as I have oily skin---with no residue or dryness, this one is for you. And there is no annoying scent.

    I use it by wetting my face and putting a small amount in my wet hands and gently washing my face and neck. You may use too much in the beginning as it does not react like the cleansers that foam up, but you will adjust in time.

    I often use a washcloth or a nylon scrubber when I feel in need of extra exfoliation.

    About once a week, depending on my skin, I some baking soda(a bit more than a teaspoon) to the Cetaphil in my palm, mix them together, and get a super exfoliation by by scrubbing softly in circles around my face and neck. I concentrate on the T-zone where I have extra oil and enlarged pores, it helps with both.

    That formula is more gentle to my skin than other cleansers with added grit in them, and yet leaves my skin feeling as soft as a baby's, and helps pimples get on their way faster than usual. It also works great on my chapped lips.

    It also removes non-waterproof mascara for me. Don't let the low price fool you--I went through the pricier the better phase way too long--this is as good as it gets.

    Many drugstores and discount stores sell their own version of Cetaphil, I have tired several of them when the brand was sold out. Most were quite good, better than more costly cleansers, but the two or three extra dollars is worth it for the real thing.

    was available and most were quite good, better than more costly cleansers, but the two or three extra dollars is worth it for the real thing.

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    4.0/5
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    December 14, 2008

    I absolutely love Cetaphil! I seriously don't know what I would do without this brand, especially this cleanser. It is by far the best product I have EVER used. I have very sensitive skin on my face as well as rosacea and this is the only thing that makes my rosacea look less red, while other cleansers just aggravate it and make usually end up making it more red! I use this to remove makeup and it works just fine. You can also leave it on or rinse it off, it is a very gentle, easy and amazing product! There's nothing to loose, so definitely try Cetaphil if you are looking for a great, gentle cleanser. The only problem is it doesn't do the greatest job at removing mascara/eyeliner, but I still think very highly of this cleanser!

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    3.8/5
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    December 09, 2008

    This was very gentle on my face. I works well for removing makeup. I use it in the shower and it removes even my toughest eyeliner.

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