Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a mild, soap-free formula that cleanses without irritation.  Its’ unique, clinically proven 2 in 1 (dual) action formula protects the skin’s natural protective oils and natural pH to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin as it cleans. Cetaphil is gentle enough for baby’s delicate skin or as a makeup remover.

  • Recommended by dermatologists for over 65 years.
  • It is oil-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
  • Mild cleansing for all skin types.

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Cetaphil Cleanser - Spring 2018 Ratings and Seals


AIZA P., TORONTO, ON, Oct 17, 2018

Great for someone who has dry and sensitive skin. It's not foamy which I find good and doesn't have perfume smell to it. (Reviewer received a free sample from


I m always nervous about using new products on my face, as it is ultra sensitive and highly reactive. But had a great experience with this one. Will be buying it ! (Reviewer received a free sample from


I've always loved Cetaphil products and this one is no exception. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser works well with my skin (I do have sensitive skin) and leave it looking great, clean and fresh. I would highly recommend this brand and product to everyone and I will definitely be buying them again! (Reviewer received a free sample from

AMNA P., BURNABY, BC, Oct 16, 2018

This products works well, it doesn't contain soap and it doesn't strip my skin. It has a jelly-like texture and doesn't lather, which was not too bad. I don't like that it contains parabens. (Reviewer received a free sample from

CAMILLA V., EDMONTON, AB, Oct 16, 2018

I found that it didn?t clean enough for my oily skin but I think this would be a good cleanser for sensitive skin (Reviewer received a free sample from


The cleanser was nice, it did a good job cleansing my face and washes off well. I have sensitive skin so this product works well, is gentle and isn't scented. (Reviewer received a free sample from

DRAGANA R., BARRIE, ON, Oct 10, 2018

I use this product on a daily basis and like that it is scent-free and non-abrasive. I wish it would lather just a little bit, but the cleansing power is just right for rinsing off your face after a day out. (Reviewer received a free sample from

AARON C., FRANKVILLE, NS, Oct 10, 2018

I love Cetaphil! It made my skin feel nice and clean without drying it out. I do wish there was a scented option, I don't care for the smell of it, however, it makes my skin feel so nice that I'll continue to purchase it. (Reviewer received a free sample from


The product is a good quality cleanser but I don't like the smell or texture. I would recommend it to someone who has sentitivity to chemicals or perfumes. I found it was very gentle but did a good job cleaning. (Reviewer received a free sample from

CARIN B., COURTICE, ON, Oct 09, 2018

This product is gentle on the skin. A lot of my friends and family use Cetaphil and it works great for them. Unfortunately for me the product I found did not clean my face the way I expected it too. (Reviewer received a free sample from

MARIA G., MARKHAM, ON, Oct 03, 2018

I really trust the brand and loved that it didn't leave my skin taut after drying. I would have preferred more lather as it doesn't work as well on eye makeup but it works on gentle cleansing on no makeup days. (Reviewer received a free sample from

TERILYN G., NORWOOD, ON, Oct 03, 2018

This cleanser worked wonders on my face and didn't dry out my skin or irritate it in any way. Skin felt soft all day. (Reviewer received a free sample from

TRACY M., SYDNEY, NS, Oct 03, 2018

I have sensitive skin and I'm prone to breaking out. After years of trying expensive cleansers, finally I found this! Thank you (Reviewer received a free sample from

YVETTE S., INGERSOLL, ON, Oct 01, 2018

I had to fight with my teenage daughter to use this! She had decided to claim this for her,and we both loved it. Mild, no irritation, and a good clean, important for mom and teenage girls! (Reviewer received a free sample from


I have eczema so it is hard on my skin using regular soap or body wash. Most products irritate my skin. This product did not irritate my skin at all. I bought it and have been using it and I am very impressed with how gentle it is (Reviewer received a free sample from

CAROLYN A., GRIMSBY, ON, Sep 27, 2018

I have actually tried this product before and I love the fact that it can be used without water. There are times when that is unexpectedly useful. It seems gentle and doesn't sting my eyes or aggravate my sensitive skin. (Reviewer received a free sample from

NADIA A., KITCHENER , ON, Sep 27, 2018

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is my favorite ,it gives me nice and clean wash that I want without any harsh chemicals. (Reviewer received a free sample from


I have sensitive skin, and Cetaphil has not bothered my skin in any way. I love that it?s lightweight and chemical-free as well! (Reviewer received a free sample from

TERRI W., ELGINBURG, ON, Sep 27, 2018

This made my skin feel great - super clean without being dry or irritated. I have to use up the last bit of my current cleanser but I'll definitely be switching to Cetaphil once it's gone. (Reviewer received a free sample from


I was truly surprised how much I liked this product! It was light weight but refreshing. It is a great addition to my bedtime routine before putting on nighttime moisturizer. Highly recommend. I'm so happy I received the sample because I probably would not have tried this product otherwise. Thank-you! (Reviewer received a free sample from

Jene, Burlington, ON, Jan 27, 2018

Amazing! I am 22 years old, but have been using Spectro Gel as my face wash since I was 14. I recently switched to Cetaphil because one Beauty Guru from Instagram recommended it, and I absolutely love it! I like the texture better, and I like how it turns foamy when you rub it enough on your skin. My face feels smoother and cleaner.

Diane, Courtenay, BC, Oct 26, 2017

I was at my dermotologist this week for lazer. Cetaphil was recommended as a moisturizer because of the drying and flaking.

Nam, Edmonton, AB, Jul 17, 2017

This is a wonderful product. It works well with any skin type. It also makes my skin feel amazing after using

Yvonne, Toronto, ON, May 15, 2017

This product has worked as it has claimed for as long as I have known it, which is well over a decade. It gently cleans without soapy suds and leaves skin feeling supple. To test how well it cleaned my skin, I used micellar water after cleansing with Cetaphil and the cotton pad did not remove any further residue. I typically use this in the shower, at night and in the morning, to cleanse my face, neck and ears. It's great.

Sharon, Toronto, ON, May 14, 2017

This is a great fragrance-free cleanser for my combination acne prone skin. I like that doesn’t dry out my skin but gently leaves it feeling fresh and clean. At first, it was a bit strange not having any foam while cleansing but I like that it didn’t irritate the dry patches on my skin. I now use it with my Clarisonic to cleanse my face twice a day.

Anessa, Calgary, AB, May 14, 2017

I received this product as part of the Glam Sense Program in return for an honest review. This product works great to remove makeup without irritating my (sensitive) skin. I appreciated that it was not overly scented and left my skin feeling fresh.

Theresa, Amaranth, ON, May 14, 2017

I received this product through the GlamSense TopBox program. I loved it. My face is dry with a lot of redness. This was very calming. No burning or stinging. My face felt squeaky clean.

Courtney, Ottawa, ON, May 14, 2017

Wonderful product - gentle on skin!!!

Meaghan, Toronto , ON, May 14, 2017

This was my first time using the gentle skin cleanser. I like how smooth it made my skin feel. It seems a little weird to use water with it, but I will still continue to do that. Works well with Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. I will most likely purchase this product.

Joanne, London, ON, May 12, 2017

Great cleanser takes my makeup off without drying out my skin or causing it to break out

Tina, Lacombe , AB, May 11, 2017

Great cleanser, took off my makeup and left my skin feeling soft

Suzana, Halifax, NS, May 10, 2017

I have sensitive skin and I really like this cleanser. It did not dried out or irritated my skin and was great to remove makeup.

heather, Vancouver, BC, May 10, 2017

I've used this cleanser on and off for years. This gentle cleanser is recommended by many derms. However, if you prefer more natural skincare or products with more active ingredients, then this isn't a great choice. It probably won't hurt you, but it probably won't help you either. That said, it's decent for those with sensitive skin like me! Note: if you dislike parabens and sulfates, steer clear. *Received sample in exchange for honest review


Galderma, Canada, Jun 15, 2017

Hi, Heather. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We understand that some of our customers have concerns about parabens, and we can assure you that our products are safe. Please note that preservatives are added to many of your day-to-day items to ensure that products do not experience harmful bacteria growth. Cetaphil products are safe and continue to be recommended by Pediatricians and Dermatologists around the world. If you would prefer a product without parabens, you may want to try the following Cetaphil products: Barrier Cream (with Meadowfoam Oil), DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion, Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15, Moisturizing Lotion, Restoraderm, Dermacontrol and Baby.

Karena, Richmond, BC, May 10, 2017

Love this Cleanser. I have very sensitive skin. When I used this product my skin did not break out and it clean my skin really well without rubbing too hard.

Nicole, Kingston, ON, May 09, 2017

This is perfect for my normal skin - not too drying, but cleans my skin well.

Rhiannon, Palmerston, ON, May 09, 2017

Good cleanser but leaves some makeup behind. I need to follow up with a toner to remove all traces of makeup.

Charlene, Milton, ON, May 08, 2017

I tried this product for the first time and I really like it. I have Rosacea and this product did not make my face red or inflamed. Will definitely use this product again.

Iuliia, Calgary, AB, May 07, 2017

Awesome cleanser! So gentle and multitasking - works on face and body, water or no water, and is a great makeup remover as well!

Amy, London, ON, May 07, 2017

I'm a big fan of Cetaphil cleanser. I was recommended to use by a dermatogist several years ago and anything else I've tried over the years leads to breakouts. Cetaphil gets my skin clean without feeling tight. It doesn't dry out my skin or cause any irritation. Once a week, a combine it with an exfoliant and it works great!

Suzanne, Victoria, BC, May 04, 2017

I’ve used cetaphil in the past on and off, and I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s super gentle so it won’t irritate your skin at all and it does help keep acne at bay. Whenever my skin is feeling extra sensitive i tend to use Cetaphil for a few days because I know it’ll soothe my skin but keep blemishes down. It’s a great product to have on hand!

Isabelle, Montreal, QC, May 03, 2017

As someone with sensitive, dry skin prone to eczema, I really loved this cleanser. The best part was that it is gentle enough to use on your face and your body (that’s what the instructions said). As someone who likes to travel light and pack as little as possible when traveling, I love that this is multipurpose. I used this in conjunction with the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion and Moisturizing Cream which all worked very well together. The products made me feel clean and lightly but still adequately hydrated.

Susan , Simcoe, ON, May 03, 2017

I received this awesome gentle skin cleanser from GlamSen by Top Box. It definitely helped with my acne and was super gentle on my skin. I'm so happy I was chosen to try Cetaphil products as I probably would not have tried them otherwise. I am definitely a Cetaphil girl now.

How to Use

Can be used with or without water. With water: Apply to skin, gently massage and rinse. Without water: Apply to skin, gently massage and remove with a clean dry cloth.