Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser review

Posted on Sunday, at bought • 679 views

  • Vendor: Cetaphil / Galderma Laboratories (owned by Nestle)
  • Availability: part of their regular line; available at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Description: non-foaming soap, usually in a pump bottle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$3.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser

Manufacturers have started changing their formulas in the past ten years, offering soaps and shampoos whose ingredients are less harsh and damaging to skin and hair while still actually cleaning off dirt and older oils. Cetaphil has been around since 1947, when it was first marketed by the dermatologist who came up with it. The Gentle Skin Cleanser does what I need it to do, does it well, and doesn’t cost an outrageous amount.

I like that it’s available in a larger bottle with a pump, so that I can get however much I need without having to remove a cap. (I also like the larger bottle because with the larger base, it’s more difficult to me to accidentally knock off my counter. Yet I manage to do that semi-regularly anyway. I’m just such an overachiever.) I started using Cetaphil when I was in my mid-30s, so I don’t know how well it works on teenage acne-prone skin. I do like that even when I am having one of my now-rare breakouts, I know that I’m not going to irritate that area any further when I wash with this.

You can use this with any facial puff or washcloth (flannel) or even just your hands. I used to use a regular washcloth, but now I use microfiber cloths. (Hint: you can gt a 10- or 12-pack of good quality microfiber cloths at places like Home Depot or Lowe’s, especially as the weather starts to get warmer. They’re usually next to things for washing or maintaining your car or car upholstery, they’re larger and cost less than what’s marketed to women for “facial cloths.” The damn pink tax strikes again…) I keep my facial cleanser bottle in the shower. I shower, facial-cleanse, step out, pat my face dry, wrap a towel around my hair, apply facial serum, dry the rest of myself…and by this time, my serum has absorbed quite nicely into my shower-warmed, freshly-cleansed face and neck.

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