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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is excellent for sensitive and problem-prone skin. It gently cleanses, moisturises and removes what your skin doesn’t need, without stripping away the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or without disturbing the skin’s natural pH balance.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser also offers the mildest cleansing available. It allows a gentle and thorough cleansing without the irritation associated with harsh soaps.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser Key Benefits:

  • Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins
  • Daily skin care routine to treat the dryness caused by topical medications used in the treatment of acne, fine lines and wrinkles even for daily make-up removal
  • Can be used on the face, hands and entire body
  • Gentle enough for children, teens and adults
  • Exceptionally soothing
  • Fragrance-free
  • Fluid texture
  • Skin friendly pH
  • Non-comedogenic (does not block pores)
  • Non irritating

How to use: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used with or even without water. With water: apply Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser to the skin and rinse with water. Without water: apply a generous amount of Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser to the skin and massage gently. Remove excess with paper tissue or cotton wool.

If used on nappy areas in children under 3 years of age, the product must be rinsed off.

For external use only. Avoid direct contact with the eyes. If discomfort occurs, rinse with warm water.

Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Pantolactone, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid. Fil.1747.V00

What is Cetaphil?
Cetaphil is a line of skincare products specifically designed and clinically proven to help people take care of their sensitive skin. Cetaphil believes your skin health is what leads to beautiful, glowing skin, and so we develop all of our products with your skin’s health first and foremost in mind.

What Makes Cetaphil Different?
The Cetaphil team is dedicated to skin health, not superficial fixes. Their work is based in science and research, and to make sure that their products truly take care of your skin, they work closely with dermatologists to develop their cleansers, moisturisers, toners and eye gels. Cetaphil products are suited to even the most sensitive skin, which is why dermatologists have recommended us and trusted us for over 70 years.  

Who can use Cetaphil?
Cetaphil products are designed to be gentle and effective on even the most sensitive skin. This means that whether you have generally normal skin, acne-prone or eczema-prone, Cetaphil respects your skin and can provide the cleansing, moisturising and protection against dryness that your skin needs.

Why is Cetaphil cleanser suited to sensitive skin?
Across its different products, Cetaphil uses formulas that reinforce the skin’s natural protective barrier. Cetaphil cleanser was designed to have a pH level that respects the skin’s acid-alkaline balance. Cetaphil make sure to only use high quality ingredients, and in addition, many of their formulations are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic/ non-irritant, making Cetaphil ideal for daily use even on sensitive skin.

How are the alcohols contained in Cetaphil products different from those found in other products that tend to irritate the skin?
Alcohols can be skin irritants, but only the “drying” alcohols (the most common ones are ethyl alcohol and isopropyl or rubbing alcohol). Cetaphil products contain none of these irritating or drying alcohols. The alcohols in Cetaphil are much larger molecules than the typical “drying” alcohols. Thus, the ingredients they use, such as cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, tend to trap water and are moisturising – not drying. These ingredients are part of the reason why Cetaphil is such a gentle cleanser. 

Do Cetaphil products expire?
Cetaphil products in the UK include a standard expiry indicator shown on their packaging, which indicates how many months you have to use it once it has been opened.

Is Cetaphil packaging recyclable?
Please see recycling symbols and information provided on the packaging. Ensure to remove the pump or cap.

Are the ingredients used in Cetaphil safe?
Cetaphil products are fully compliant with the current local market safety regulations for cosmetic products. Products have been tested under dermatological supervision to be non-irritating, non-sensitising and suitable for their intended uses.

Is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser product best to use on dry or eczema-prone skin?
The Gentle Skin Cleanser is a global best-seller and has been clinically tested to be suitable for use on dry and very sensitive skin. It is a non-foaming, soap and fragrance-free cleanser that can be used with or without water and works to retain the skin’s moisture as it washes away excess oil and dirt on the face or body.

Is Cetaphil good for acne-prone skin?
Cetaphil is not a treatment for acne, but gentle skin care can help you to care for acne-prone skin as part of your daily regime. Cetaphil products are suitable for cleansing and moisturising acne-prone skin - they will help to remove dirt and oil, hydrate your skin and be respectful to and gentle on the natural skin barrier. All of the Cetaphil moisturisers are non-comedogenic, so they won’t block your pores.

Is Cetaphil good for redness and rosacea-prone skin?
Cetaphil products were created for dermatologists and are still recommended today by dermatologists and skincare experts for the care of sensitive skin. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser was designed to deliver expert cleansing and moisturising daily care for this type of sensitive skin, and is dermatologically tested on sensitive, redness and rosacea-prone skin.

You don’t have to wash Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser off—is this true?
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is so gentle that if you choose, you can apply it to your skin and then simply wipe it off with a cotton pad—it’s even more gentle to your skin than water! However, many of our users prefer rinsing off Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser with water like more traditional cleansers. That’s perfectly fine, too.

Is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser a liquid soap? Does it produce foam?
No, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is not a liquid soap, and it doesn’t foam like bar soaps or liquid soaps. However, even without the soap suds, Cetaphil does a great job cleansing your skin of excess oil, dirt and makeup, with a clinically-proven formula that is both gentle and effective.

Can I use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser every day?
Yes, you definitely can! A daily skin-care routine is important for maintaining skin health, particularly for those with sensitive skin. And our formula is gentle enough for daily cleansing, morning and night. 

Can I use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser on oily skin?
Yes, Cetaphil is suited to all skin types, and effectively removes excess oil, dirt and makeup. If you have especially oily skin, you can also try Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser —it does a great job of mattifying skin without irritation.

Is Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser a facial wash or a body wash?
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is designed to be gentle enough for daily facial cleansing, but can also be used in the shower as a gentle and effective body cleanser.

Does Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser effectively remove makeup?
Yes, while Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has a clinically-proven gentle formula, it is effective at removing excess oil, dirt and makeup. 

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