Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Review Cetaphil cleanser

Ever since my skin has become more and more dry I've been on the lookout for a new cleanser, one that doesn't irritate my sometimes sensitive skin. So far I've come across cleansers that are just so-so and fine but none that wowed me over... I came across this cetaphil cleanser in an IU-store while browsing new skin care products and decided to give it a go, it's a well-known -classic old- brand that gets quite the praise around the net.

Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. Recommended for years by dermatologists, it is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser is gentle enough for children, teens and adults.

The packaging is very basic and simple, yet again, I like simplistic packaging what can I say? This is the 200ml plastic bottle that you have to squeak, but they also offer a 500ml one with a pump. The cleanser is a white cream-gel that has absolutely no scent at all, it doesn't contain perfume. When using it, it doesn't foam up so you need a bit more than with any other cleanser. This products spreads easily and cleanses without any trouble. It doesn't irritate me in any way or make my cheeks turn red. Afterwards I remove the gel with a wet washing cloth and my skin feels nicely refreshed without feeling heavily cleaned (sensitive skin will recognize this feeling!).

However, the product isn't all glorious: it isn't the best product to remove make-up even though it claims it will do so. If you wear make-up you will need to use a seperate make-up remover before using this cleanser. On a side-note: this cleanser is intented for people with normal to dry skin, they also offer another one for oily skin but I don't know if it's available in Europe. The price is also nice enough: around 10euros for 200ml and around 500ml for 20euros.

The goods: great for sensitive skin, cleanses, good price, ingredients (no perfume - alcohol)

The bads: doesn't do well on make-up removal

I really really like this product, this is the first cleanser that never irritates my skin or makes it turn red. I mostly use it in the morning or combined with a make-up remover, and then this is pure love. I've heard mixed feelings about this cleanser, either you like it or you don't - however if you have normal to dry and/or sensitive skin, do try this, it's totally worth a shot! I'm almost out of my 200ml bottle and will surely buy the bigger version...


Perfectly Unordinary said...

Hier heb ik al veel over gehoord! Ik heb wel een ander huidtype, maar zou het toch wel eens willen proberen.

G A B Y said...

I should definitely try this old classic as my skin tends to get super dry in the winter )= Thanks for this review!

Evelien said...

Moet je eens kijken of die andere voor normale tot vettige huid ook hier in België is te verkrijgen, of een proefje scoren ergens :). Ik was aangenaam verrast.

Gaby, you're welcome - it's a good idea to try this one then in the winter, it doesn't dry your skin out at all, I hope you like the product as much as I do!

Ormas said...

Je kan cetaphil krijgen bij IU, heb het onlangs plots zien staan :)

Evelien said...

Ormas, ja, dat staat ook in mn 1e alinea waar ik het gehaald heb hihi (maar dat is de gewone, de versie voor de vette huid is denk ik niet in Europa want ik heb die nog niet gezien) of je kunt het ook op Belgische apotheeksites online bestellen. Het is gemakkelijk te krijgen.

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