Alright, I’m pretty certain I bought this cetaphil gentle cleanser out of peer pressure. okay hear me out, it was literally everywhere. It was like every beauty guru I ever followed had this product. People swore by it. So one day, when I walked into the pharmacy to get some ibuprofen, I saw it sitting there on the shelf, just calling my name. I had to pick it up, I just had to.


Now I have really sensitive skin, which is what really drew me to this product in the first place. Do you have sensitive skin? Find out if you have sensitive skin here.


The cleanser is soap free and supposed to be for sensitive skin. I literally was like, ‘yuuup, this is the product for me’…lol…I was wrong. kinda…yeah, I was. Anyways moving on to me getting back home, all excited to get into my new cetaphil cleanser. It was 2pm in the afternoon, but did it matter? no. I walked straight to the bathroom to wash my face.


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I won’t lie, I was feeling really fresh after that first wash. Or maybe it was just the fact that it was a new product, and that’s how you feel when using a new product, or it’s because of all the reviews I had read prio, or maybe it was all in my head. Whatever it was, it felt good. Now let’s skip to 3 weeks into me using it, because that is the only time you can actually give a review of a product. 


You can actually see it’s consistency, It looks and feels like gel/lotion in a light consistency. It has a scent, but very mild. It is actually soap free, so it doesn’t dry out your skin. Before we continue with the review, let’s go through what cetaphil gentle cleanser promises to do.


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cetaphil gentle cleanser review

What Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser promises

  • A mild, soap-free face and body cleanser that hydrates and soothes skin as it cleans.
  • Award-winning classic, and best-seller,  formulated with sensitive skin in mind
  • Ideal for dry, sensitive skin. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Clinically tested hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so it won’t irritate skin or clog pores
  • Dermatologist tested and clinically proven to be gentle on sensitive skin and Fragrance free.



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


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How to use:

This product can be used with or without water. For without water, you just get a good amount in your hands and rub it on your face in circular motions. If you still have excess on, just wipe it with a cotton pad.

For washing with water, you apply a generous amount to your face, and rub in circular motion, with your hands or a brush. Just remember circular motion, and then rinse out with lukewarm water.


My own review of cetaphil gentle skin cleanser

Before we get on with this can I just say I have really sensitive skin. My skin is so sensitive, I barely use a lot of products, and I mostly stay away from products that promise to get rid of acne or anything crazy like that. That is how sensitive my skin is. I don’t play. Needless to say, I have managed to come up with a skincare routine that works for me, which you can check out.

Let’s continue with my review of the product. Fast forward 2 weeks into using it. I noticed my skin reacting to it. I didn’t have any pimples or anything, but like I said I have very sensitive skin. My skin broke out in some crazy tiny rashes. To be honest, I noticed it within the first week, but I just didn’t think cetaphil was the reason I was breaking out.


After 2 weeks, I was sure it was the cause of my rash breakout. But I knew the product was good, because of all the good reviews I had read, and also, it looks gentle. It doesn’t even foam in water. By the third week, I was looking straight up crazy, with rashes on my face. It was not cute at all. No makeup could save me. I was even better off drowning my face in moisturizer. The rashes looked better drenched in moisture. That was when I decided, ‘you know what…let it go’.


So yes i still have it sitting in my bathroom. I’ve been contemplating throwing it out, which is what inspired the blog post. I also recorded a whole video on skincare products I react to. It’s crazy actually, these are not products you would think anyone reacts to, but I guess, different strokes, for different folks, right. You can totally check out that video. And let me know if you have tried the cetaphil cleanser.


You can also read my review on YVES ROCHER Pure System Clean Pore Cleanser. Another product people go crazy about!

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