Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser

Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser

Skin type: For acne-prone, sensitive skin

This gentle cream-to-lather formula deep cleans to clear and soothe breakouts in acne-prone, sensitive skin without drying. Balanced formula is specially formulated with acne-fighting Salicylic Acid plus soothing aloe and white tea extract to nourish skin.  

  • Formulated with salicylic to clear and prevent breakouts plus white tea and aloe to nourish and soothe sensitive skin
  • Deep cleans to clear breakouts without overdrying
  •  Starts working immediately to unclog blocked pores to reduce acne blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads while maintaining skin’s moisture barrier 
  • In a 12-week clinical study, 96% said this cleanser leaves skin feeling refreshed 
  •  Dermatologist tested and clinically proven to be gentle on sensitive skin

 

HOW TO USE


The cool-touch applicator instantly soothes skin while the lightweight formula provides itch relief for up to 12 hours.


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FEATURES

 

This gentle cream-to-lather formula deep cleans to clear and soothe breakouts in acne-prone, sensitive skin without drying. Balanced formula is specially formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid plus soothing aloe and white tea extract to nourish skin. Deep cleans to clear breakouts without overdrying, this cleanser starts working immediately to unclog blocked pores to reduce acne blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads while maintaining skin’s moisture barrier. In a 12-week clinical study, 96% said this cleanser leaves skin feeling refreshed. Defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier.

  • fragrance free

    Fragrance free

  • paraben free

    Paraben free

  • wont clog pores

    Won't clog pores

  • Hypoallergenic

    Hypoallergenic

  • 5-signs

    Defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity

STEP 1: CLEANSE

 

This gentle cream-to-lather formula deep cleans to clear and soothe breakouts in acne-prone, sensitive skin without drying. Balanced formula is specially formulated with acne-fighting Salicylic Acid plus soothing aloe and white tea extract to nourish skin.

Step 2: TARGET

 

This milky-gel serum with 0.5% salicylic acid improves the appearance of breakouts in just 3 days. With 24-hour hydration, it is formulated with soothing succinic acid to resurface skin and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone.

Step 3: MOISTURIZE

This lightweight moisturizer with acne-fighting Salicylic Acid, helps clear and prevent breakouts while soothing acne-prone, sensitive skin. Hydrates for 48 hours, and improves skin tone and texture.

Dermacontrol Oil absorbing moisturizer

Step 4: PROTECT

This lightweight, oil-free lotion delivers 24 hour hydration while MicroPearl mattifying technology helps to control shine. Formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30, this facial moisturizer provides protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

ALL INGREDIENTS


ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Salicylic Acid 2.0% 


INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Distearyl Phthalic Acid Amide, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.


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FAQs

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser cleans the skin by removing excess oil, dirt, and impurities that can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts. Here are the steps you should follow when using this acne foaming cream cleanser:

  1. Dampen your face with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water as it can dry out your skin and make acne worse.
  2. Squeeze a small amount of your acne foaming cream cleanser onto your fingertips, a cotton pad, or a soft wash cloth.
  3. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions, focusing on areas where you have acne or oily skin. Be careful not to scrub too hard, as this might irritate your skin and make acne worse.
  4. Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure to remove all traces of the cleanser.
  5. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Again, avoid rubbing.

We recommend using an acne foaming cream cleanser twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, as part of your daily skincare routine.

Cetaphil offers several cleansers that can be helpful for acne-prone skin, but we recommend using Cetaphil Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser or Cetaphil Gentle Clear Complexion-clearing BPO Acne Cleanser. Both are especially tailored to deep clean and soothe breakouts without drying your skin. Also, both are science-based, clinically tested and defend against the five signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, and a weakened skin barrier.

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser has a gentle cream-to-lather formula and comes with a balanced formula of salicylic acid to help clear and minimize breakouts, plus soothing aloe and white tea extract to nourish your sensitive skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Complexion-clearing BPO Acne Cleanser comes with a creamy, soothing formula plus 2.6% micronized benzoyl peroxide (BPO), zinc, and licorice root to soothe irritated skin and help reduce acne-related redness and surface level oils.

Cetaphil cleansers are designed to help gently remove excess oil and impurities from the skin without over-drying or irritating it. This can be beneficial for those with acne-prone skin, but it may not be enough to clear acne on its own.

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Clarifying Acne Cream Cleanser starts working immediately by unclogging your blocked pores to help reduce acne blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads while maintaining your skin’s moisture barrier.

Cetaphil Gentle Clear Complexion-clearing BPO Acne Cleanser also starts working immediately to help clear breakouts by targeting acne causing bacteria while helping to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier.

The length of time it takes for Cetaphil products or any skincare product to clear acne can vary depending on the severity of your acne, your individual skin type, and your skincare routine. It's important to note that while a good cleanser can help manage acne, it's not a cure-all solution.

A comprehensive skincare routine that includes a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and acne-fighting treatments like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid may help improve breakouts. We recommend following up a cleanser with a serum that is suitable for acne-prone skin, such as Cetaphil Gentle Clear Triple-action Acne Serum. Don’t forget to help keep your skin hydrated by also applying a moisturizer for acne-prone skin, such as Cetaphil Gentle Clear Mattifying Acne Moisturizer.

Cetaphil products can be a helpful part of a skincare routine for cystic acne-prone skin, but results depend on the individual's specific skin type and concerns. Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that is characterized by large, painful, and inflamed cysts beneath the skin's surface. It's important to consult a dermatologist for appropriate medical treatment options.

“I love this line and specifically the Acne Cream Cleanser for balancing treating acne while hydrating and soothing the skin with aloe. It is a cream-to-lather formula formulated with salicylic acid 2% which works beautifully and unclogging pores to reduce blackheads and breakouts.” 

DR. LIBBY, DERMATOLOGIST

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Am really enjoying this I was looking for a very gentle way to introduce salicylic acid into my skin care routine and this wash off cleanser is it! I love how it contains a very minimalist ingredient list and the cleanser feels super hydrating on my skin. It does not have any drying effects and it really helps smooth your skin instantly. I cannot give feedback yet on its effects on acne (have only been using 1 week) but so far, no adverse reactions or irritation which is always a concern for my super sensitive, acne prone combination skin. I am really enjoying this product- I just wish it was a tad easer to lather up.
Date published: 2022-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing special? I switch face wash brands often because my skin is not sensitive, so this time I bought this Gentle Clear cleanser. I’m not that picky in general but some things I do NOT like about this cleanser is that the bottle opening does not match the texture? I have to squeeze VERY hard to get the product out and it comes out slowly; could be a manufacturing error? I also do not like the texture — it is very thick and not consistent throughout, which causes the product to clump in certain places. Lastly, it doesn’t smell like anything pleasant, which I wouldn’t care about too much, but with these other issues, the least they could do is make it smell good or like anything at all.
Date published: 2023-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good not foamy enough Right off the bat, I liked the cooling effect after washing off the cleanser and pat drying my skin. The only complaint is the product is hard to extract from the tube. It’s very thick and it doesn’t break up in the water to form a foam while gently washing the face. The scent is very medicinal even though it says it’s fragrance free. I’d reformulate the viscosity and add a fresh green scent just for us who like a little scent while washing our faces. I’d like to see a toner and acne mask, too!
Date published: 2021-08-15
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