Cetaphil Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar

4.2

257 reviews

82% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Sodium Cocoate, PEG-20, Sodium Chloride, Masking Fragrance, Sodium Isethionate, Petrolatum, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Sucrose Cocoate, Titanium Dioxide, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, May also contain Sodium Palm Kernelate.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

DRYING AND SPOTS APPEARING

Generally bar soaps are over-drying anyway. You shouldn't really use because it is too alkaline for our pH. The ingredients do not make it better. Sodium chloride is too drying and will cause spots (plus more sebum). Salt scores highly of 5 in comedogenic level. The salt will harden up the oil to create clogged pores. There's also petrolatum which is supposedly not comedogenic but it will clog up the skin. It's covering up the pores so the pores won't be able to breathe plus petrolatum is hard to wash off (i.e vaseline). In the long run it'll make your face worse. Probably is "gentle" as it has no irritants present.

https://www.sageskincare.com/Articles.asp?ID=255
http://www.simonsons.com/docs/Comedogenic_Ingredients_Information_Folio_12.5.14.pdf



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

LIFE SAVER!! I've been using Retin-A for about 10 months. And everything I tried on my skin made me burn and red! Also, I travel a lot, in the past 10 months I've been in 6 countries, all with different climates.. With my now sensitive skin, it went crazy on me. Dry, cracking, peeling... Yucky. I've been using cetaphil cleanser in the morning in combination with the cetaphil moisturizer. Ahhhmaaayyyziiinggg. Big change in my skin.

although my skin was no longer peeling or breaking I still felt a bit tight, so I now use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to clean my face at night.. Oh sweet moisture, it gives me the most beautiful glow. after the washing, the oils stay on the skin! I wait 20 minutes, then apply my 1% Retin-A, wait 10 minutes then apply my Lamer cream. My skin is finally (almost) how I want to it be! LALALALALA! That's a huge statement coming from me! :-p

*I also use my juicer daily - lots of greens, lots of beta carotene, vitamins and minerals, ya'll! You are what you eat! Stay away from yucky foods.. It shows on your face!
*Drink LOTS of water
*Omega 3 supplements
*Biotin supplements (mostly for my hair, but it's lightened a couple freckles, yay!)
*Organic coconut oil, sugar and honey to exfoliate once a week
*I sleep next to a humidifier. -Keeps my skin from drying out from the aircon/heater
*Cardio! Sweat out those toxins, and glow, baby!



3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My skin has been dry lately and nothing in my cabinet was working. Liquid cleansers left my skin feeling tight, so I tried this non-soap bar because it's labelled for dry skin. It's not really moisturizing per se but the important thing is that my skin doesn't feel tight.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Use this for full body cleansing every single day in the shower and only for facial cleansing every other day when I'm not using my rodan+fields sulfur wash. This is so gentle and mild but really makes my facial skin feel clean and fresh which is so hard to find for my very greasy, sensitive skin. All I do is take this with my hands, rub it between and distribut evenly over my face and neck. Then I go in with my Clarisonic Mia with the Luxury Cashmere brush head. For in shower body cleansing this is the only bar cleanser I have ever found that actually makes my skin super soft and not dried out even though I don't have super dry skin to begin with. Makes my body feel fresh and really takes off my deodorant well as it lathers amazingly. It's anti-bacterial properties are also amazing for body and facial acne as well as cleaning very sensitive private areas of the body.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is the best cleanser ever! Leaves skin feeling soft without drying it! With the price being so affordable you should try this product!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

In an attempt to use less chemicals on my body i came across this bar. Very little ingredients. No SLS which is nice.

I use it by rubbing it on a face cloth and then washing my body. This is what i have found:
-It lathers great
-I feel clean afterwards
-Skin feels moisturized, no need to lotions after shower
-great for shaving as the razer glides nice and smooth over it
-Does not leave a film on the skin like many other bars do
-very affordable as bar soaps last forever

Only downside might be that it isn't as exciting as brightly coloured nice smelling shower gels. But being clean, well moisturized, and avoiding many unnecessary chemicals can can be fun too!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My favorite of all the Cetaphil cleansers. It doesn't have any of the harsh/toxic ingredients the others do. It has a slight fragrance though, which I like. It leaves my skin feeling soft and deeply cleaned. Very balanced, not tight or irritated. It has helped my acne soooo much. I have even had body acne and nothing has helped it, like NOTHING. So, if this had costed $20 it would still be totally worth it to me. It's also nice being able to use the same thing on your body and face. Makes things easier.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

My toddler uses this product and I sometimes do when I run out of soap :)

Its good, very mild.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

During the summer months my skin becomes very sensitive. I decided that this year I would take control of the situation. I originally bought this for my face but because I am already using the gentle cleanser from cetaphil I decided to use this for my body. By the next day my skin has calmed down. It has a very light scent thay I enjoy and I will continue to use this


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is way better for your face, because it is a gentle cleanser. But I don't find that this does anything for my face. Maybe I have high expectations when I'm buying soap- especially soap to use on my face. I'd like my soap to have some natural ingredients, as well as brightening properties; along with anything else that soap can do- but this is just a gentle cleanser. Other than that, it doesn't do anything. It feels great, and lathers up nicely, but I won't be repurchasing this soap. Not to mention, when I lather it up after a few times of using it- the soap breaks apart in little white flakes. #NotCute.


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