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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, For all skin types, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)
Softens As It Cleanses.
CETAPHIL® cleanser was formulated for dermatologists as a gentle, non-irritating cleanser for even the most sensitive skin. Unlike soap, CETAPHIL is completely non-alkaline, non-comedogenic, and fragrance free. Soothes and softens as it cleanses, helping the skin retain needed moisture. Use for face, hands, and the entire body. Also an excellent cleanser for the delicate skin of babies.
Moisturizes as it cleanses
Rinses off easily, will not strip the skin of natural oils
Ideal for skin with conditions such as: Psoriasis, Rosacea, Acne, Diaper rash, Eczema, and dry skin
Gentle enough for children, teens, and adults
Cetaphil is manufactured by Galderma Laboratories, a major benefactor of the Dermatology Foundation, helping to fund critical dermatology research
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228 of 260 found the following review helpful:
Gentle, but does contain questionable ingredientsMay 24, 2009
By L. Gonzalez
"Student of Presence"
My dermatologist gave me a free sample of this after being diagnosed with facial eczema. Here are the pros: gentle, non-irritating, fragrance free, won't burn even on inflamed skin.
Now the cons: contains parabens and SLS's. I won't get into why these chemicals are bad for us here, please take a moment to research those to form your own opinion. Also this cleanser has like a mucus texture to it. Kinda gross feeling.
It doesn't lather either. But it does remove make-up, and any other gook on your face.
I do pair this with Cetaphil Fragrance Free Moisturizing Lotion, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2), which I do recommend highly.
Bottom line is it's gentle for even the most sensitive skin, but I'm gonna keep looking for a natural alternative that won't burn my skin.
And I'll hope Cetaphil gets with the program and removes the parabens and sulfates, as a lot of other beauty products have followed suit too.
203 of 232 found the following review helpful:
Used to love it until I looked at the ingredients - contains Parabens in itJan 31, 2014
Only recently did I start making a more proactive effort to rid myself of toxic chemicals, in my beauty products, as well as in cleaners for my house etc. Parabens are highly toxic to the body, especially for women. This has three of the worst kinds of Parabens in it, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, and Propylparaben.
Just google the word "Parabens" and you'll know why I gave this 1 star. "Parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells. They also increase the expression of genes usually regulated by estradiol (a natural form of estrogen); these genes cause human breast cancer cells to grow and multiply in cellular studies." Byford JR, Shaw LE, Drew MGB, Pope GS, Sauer MJ, Darbre PD (2002). Oestrogenic activity of parabens in MCF7 human breast cancer cells. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 80:49-60.
This product contains Methylparaben and Propylparaben. "A 2004 UK study detected traces of five parabens in the breast tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied . This small study does not prove a causal relationship between parabens and breast cancer, but it is important because it detected the presence of intact parabens--unaltered by the body's metabolism--which is an indication of the chemical's ability to penetrate skin and remain in breast tissue. A more recent study found higher levels of one paraben, n-propylparaben, in the axilla quadrant of the breast (the area nearest the underarm) . This is the region in which the highest proportion of breast tumors are found, although paraben concentration in the tissue samples was not related to location of breast tumors in individual women." More good info and applicable citations can be found on this site: safecosmetics
I have been loyally using this for 10 years, and foolishly ignored the ingredients list. But since I am a women, and have no desire to get breast cancer, I am stopping use of this. Its just not worth the risk. Breast cancer is on the rise and besides the BRAC genes, nothing is 100% certain to cause breast cancer. We only have some factors that can increase your "risk." Ex. having your 1st pregnancy after 36, but who really knows. For me, Parabens are not worth the added risk. Especially when its mimicking such a major hormone in my body. I also have just come across a few references indicating it affects fertility too!!!!
Recently I read a study where researchers tested the blood and urine of 20 teenage girls, ages 14 to 19, looking for 25 chemicals often found in cosmetics. The teens involved in the study lived in different parts of the country and included white, black, Asian-American, and multiethnic girls. Tests detected 16 chemicals from 4 chemical families in either the blood or urine of the girls. God knows what will happen if you use Parabens for decades, these girls are only 14 and already have lingering carcinogenic agents in them!!!!
The FDA is aware that estrogenic activity in the body is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, however, FD&C Act does not authorize FDA to approve cosmetic ingredients. Thus cosmetic manufacturers may use any ingredient they choose. Which means its up to use to make sure we check the ingredients list, something I didn't think to do before. I admit I am disappointed since I first turned to this product after I read celebrities such as Jessica Alba praising this face wash. Someone's opinion I regarded more highly then others since she's very conscious of what she puts in her body. So I didn't think twice when I added it to my regime almost 10 years ago. Now I am I my late 20's and wish I never used this.
It may take some time breaking away from such highly used carcinogens such as this (I've come to find it everywhere) and go all natural, but it makes all the difference. I have since moved on to something organic, and I do not need to be concerned about harm to my body like with this product. There are lots of great all natural face washes out there that are gentle on the skin without cancer causing agents like BHT, BHA, Parabens, etc. For those who are label conscious this is a good site to refer to; skindeep site, and the Environmental Working Group, as well as the one mentioned above.
28 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Love it wont buy another brand of facial cleanserJan 24, 2016
By Yaasmeen Haywood
Love this loris before I was doing lemon and baking soda cleanser as my everyday routine notice within two weeks my face was burning and had rash that led to dry patch on my skin and will dry up fast leaving my cheeks to peel it's bad in the winter but I only use baking soda and warm water wash off after four minutes and add cetaphil cleanser let me tell u two weeks later and being on diet and staying away from sweets my skin was appearin to look flawless and no more dry skin oh and add to that at the end of washing off cetaphil cleanser off my face add organic almond oil which I love and also clear up my acne scars quick
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
What happened to this cleanser?Jun 23, 2015
By Jenny K.
This used to be the best cleanser. The last two that I've purchased (not here on Amazon, but at a large chain store) were either bad batches, or Cetaphil changed the formula. Had to throw them both out!
Instead of being the really nice, gentle but effective, transparent cleanser that it had been for years, what I got was a milky paste with no soap and no cleansing qualities whatsoever. Just paste, zero cleansing ability. Terribly disappointed and will not purchase again.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Very light, mainly for sensitive skin typesJan 11, 2015
By Bill G
I ordered this to be used as a daily soap and face wash. It is extremely light and I felt as though it was not give me a strong enough clean feeling to continue use. I imagine this would be more focused to individuals with allergies or skin concerns.
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