This creamy formula is clinically proven to provide continuous hydration to protect against dryness. Formulated with Micellar Technology that gently yet effectively removes dirt, makeup and impurities.
Designed with a dermatologist-backed blend of niacinamide (vitamin B3), panthenol (vitamin B5) and hydrating glycerin to improve the resilience of sensitive skin
Clinically proven continuous hydration to protect against dryness while leaving the skin hydrated after cleansing
95% of users felt the product gently cleansed their skin
Dermatologist tested and clinically proven to be gentle on sensitive skin
Directions for 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. Directions for use with water: Apply cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Rinse.
This creamy formula is clinically proven to provide continuous hydration to protect dryness, all while leaving the skin hydrated after cleansing. Formulated with Micellar Technology to gently yet effectively remove dirt, makeup and impurities, plus a dermatologist-backed blend of niacinamide (vitamin B3), panthenol (vitamin B5) and hydrating glycerin to reinforce the skin's natural moisture barrier. Defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness and a weakened skin barrier.
Won't clog pores
defends against 5 signs of skin sensitivity
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Gentle face wash that cleanses, hydrates and soothes skin
Panthenol or pro-vitamin B5 is the active form of vitamin B5. This natural ingredient provides soothing effects to the skin. It also has natural moisturizing properties which help skin retain moisture and remain soft, smooth, and radiant.
Glycerin is a naturally occurring compound. It is a water-soluble emollient that softens and smooths skin. It also produces long-lasting moisturization by attracting water into the skin and helping to retain skin moisture, leaving it appearing healthy and youthful.
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This creamy, non-foaming cleanser effectively cleanses your face, and improves the resilience of your skin, providing it with continuous hydration to protect against dryness. It can be used with or without water.
To use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser with water, follow these steps:
Wet your face with lukewarm water.
Apply a generous amount of the cleanser to your hands.
Gently massage the cleanser onto your face in circular motions, using light pressure.
Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
You can use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser as part of your daily skincare routine both in the morning and evening.
To use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser without water, follow these steps:
Begin by ensuring that your face and hands are clean.
Squeeze a small amount of the cleanser onto your fingertips or onto a soft cotton pad.
Gently apply the cleanser to your face using circular motions.
If you're using a soft cloth or cotton pad, make sure to use gentle pressure and avoid scrubbing too hard to prevent irritation.
Once you've applied the cleanser, use a clean, dry cloth or tissue to gently remove any excess product from your skin.
Remember that this method of using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is intended for situations where water is not readily available, such as when traveling or camping. For daily use, it is recommended to use the cleanser with water to ensure a thorough and effective cleanse.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is not specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. However, this non-irritating, non-comedogenic cleanser is gentle on your skin and doesn’t include any oil, parabens, or fragrance. It’s a suitable product for sensitive skin and in addition, it helps alleviate dry skin, which is a skin concern often associated with some acne treatments.
If you have acne, it's important to use products that are specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. You may prefer using one of the Cetaphil products that have been directly tailored to managing acne-prone skin. Consider using Cetaphil Acne Relief Body Wash and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser as a gentle second cleanser, following your acne treatment cleanser, to help soothe and hydrate the skin.
Yes, you can use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser every day as part of your skincare routine - in the morning and evening. The gentle formula of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser helps to cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils or causing irritation. It effectively yet gently removes dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities through micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles attract, capture and lift impurities away without harsh rubbing or drying.
The cleanser is soap-free, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and clinically tested on sensitive skin. It includes a dermatologist-backed blend of ingredients including niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help smooth skin texture and retain skin moisture barrier, hydrating glycerin, and panthenol (vitamin B5) to hydrate, soothe and preserve the skin barrier. Clinically tested for even the most sensitive skin, this cleanser helps improve the resilience of your skin, providing it with continuous hydration to protect against dryness.
While Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is primarily designed for use on the face, it can also be used on the body if desired. If you choose to use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser on your body, it's important to keep in mind that it may not be the most efficient option for larger areas. The formula is designed for gentle cleansing, and may not be as effective at removing heavy dirt, sweat, or debris from the skin as a body wash or soap.
Additionally, it may not be the most cost-effective option for regular body use. Instead of using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser on your body, explore the Cetaphil range of gentle bars and body washes available.
Although Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has a creamy formula that provides hydration to protect against dryness, it is not formulated as a moisturizer. While the cleanser does contain some moisturizing ingredients, these are not present in high enough concentrations to effectively hydrate the skin as a moisturizer would do.
It is important to use a dedicated moisturizer after cleansing to help keep your skin hydrated, soft, and protected. Cetaphil also offers a range of moisturizers that are formulated to complement Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. These moisturizers are designed to provide long-lasting hydration and protection for the skin, without causing irritation or clogging pores.
“Cleansing is a necessary step in any skincare routine. Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser contains niacinamide and glycerin to ensure continuous hydration while also removing makeup, oil, dirt, and other impurities.”
Rated 1 out of
Causes bad irritationMy wife used it for the first time. She has never had any allergic reactions or irritation to cleansers before. Yet, this particular product made her very red and swollen.
This product is marketed for sensitive skin, and yet it caused an issue in a person who never had issues with such products, and is not even sensitive.
Obviously, an adverse reaction can always happen unexpectedly but one would hope, it is not as frequent in products for sensitive skin. Posting an opinion here so that there is an accurate record of what can happen when using it, and how frequently it happens (hopefully not too many opinions like mine)
Date published: 2023-01-27
Rated 5 out of
Perfect Product !I wanted to take time to say there are two products that I love ! Cetaphil Gentil Skin Cleanser For All Skin Types and Cetaphl Moisturizing Lotion For All Skin Types. Both are perfect and I love!! I have been using since 2010 and I love how makes my skin feel and I love that I can use for face and body. I turned 45 years old this year and I am aways told that I look like I'm 20 !! I total believe that this is because of using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Clenser For All Skin Types and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion For All Skin Types !
I feel so fortunate to have found amazing and perfect products.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 1 out of
Why did you change the formula?!Those of us with truly sensitive skin and allergic contact dermatitis rely on a carefully curated, very small list of safe products. I have 14 chemical allergens that are in almost every soap - this cleanser was my main product for face and hand washing. Now that you have changed the formula without warning, I (and many other allergic individuals) are left scrambling to find a safe replacement. If you are truly a company that markets to sensitive skin, you need to be thinking about the consumers who rely on your products. If you are going to change formulas (which we wish you would not) advance warning would be helpful. This is very stressful for lots of your long term customers.