October 27, 2009

My Favourite Things: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Of the many cleansers that sit in my bathroom right now, (very) few I will gladly repurchase over and over and over again. Some cleansers come and go, bought only to satiate a fancy or curiosity. But this one's here to stay. For good.

Ladies (and gentlemen), meet Cetaphil - my best friend in a bottle.

How can it possibly be that we've kept a beauty blog all this while, and NEVER reviewed this Holy Grail cleanser? I have no idea. So much has been said about this legendary product that I will be frank to mention that I'll just be one more rave from among its legion of fans.

So read on for my take!

Cetaphil really is what is says - a gentle skin cleanser. Many dermatologists recommend it for people with dry, sensitive skin. I've also read it's highly recommended for people with eczema. Even though I don't fall into any of the listed categories, what with combi-oily skin and all, I find it works perfectly well for me.

One pump is sufficient to cleanse my entire face, and I usually go over it a second round - this time with a bit of my fave Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub added in. I find that that way, it's emollient yet exfoliating, which results in really clean and happy skin.

Don't expect foam and lather. You will find none of it. Instead, you'll find a thick translucent liquid that goes on very smoothly and easily. After a wash, there is no pulling, no tightness, nothing. It's gentle as gentle gets. I love that it's also very kind to the eyes and does not sting, which is a huge plus is my books.

Generally, at the end of a work day with my usual makeup on (ie. powder foundation, blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow), this cleansing routine is enough to get everything off. For those who wear heavier makeup, you might need to use a makeup remover beforehand.

I first started using Cetaphil early this year, after somehow including it in my daily cleansing regime. By and by, used together with several other amazing products, I noticed that my skin had cleaned up and started looking much happier.

Those of you who have been following this blog will know that for a long time, my favourite cleanser has been the Himalaya Herbals Gentle Face Wash Cream. But guess what? Cetaphil has officially bumped off Himalaya Herbals from first place. I love it thaaat much.

Available in most major pharmacies, it's not too pricey with the current promotions going on everywhere. I recently bough a pack of two huge 473ml bottle for only RM40ish. Totally worth the dough, if you ask me.

And so, while this won't stop me from trying out different cleansers (because I have itchified fingers), Cetaphil will certainly have the top spot on my bathroom counter for a long, long time.

This really is love. Have you tried it?

17 comments:

Tine said...

Am I the only person who would also use Cetaphil to wash her private bits? :P :P

ms.iu said...

ohh i also love2 cetaphil///huhu but i bought... for oily/acne prone skinn.. love it to bitss!!

Connie De Alwis said...

this is a MUST have for me. MUST! I use this every single day without fail. It's as if my skin will die without it.

Tine: I've done that a couple of times... ;)

plue said...

lol, this has never caught my attention, and i highly doubt so i would in the near future. Haha!

but it's great to find something you love so much and would use it over and over again :D

Syen said...

Tine: Hello girl! Haven't seen you in a while! =P No, I've never tried this for my private bits, but I really don't see why not. After all, it's ultra gentle and all. My regular Johnson's body wash is good enough for me. Which is probably why I never thought of using Cetaphil for that purpose. Although now that you mention it, I might just try it out! LOL.

ms.iu: Glad you love it too! Thanks for commenting!

Connie: Yay! High-five babe! =)

plue: Are you suuuure? *grin*

Askmewhats said...

I haven't tried Cetaphil my whole life but my hubby uses it and it works for him! But right after finishing one and repurchase the 2nd, he told me the 2nd doesn't work as well as the first one! LOL he's blaming the change of ingredients, I am blaming him for being paranoid LOL

~Lisa said...

I haven't tried it yet but I'm always trying new cleansers!! I have like 5 sitting in my bathroom >.< I need to control myself. LO

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rinnah said...

Cetaphil is a god-send for my eczema skin! Heh. And I use it for everywhere, including the private bits, like Tine. :)

p.s. How come your packaging is different from my bottle?

Syen said...

Rinnah: This one's the new packaging. My previous bottle was the old packaging too. =P

Carol Lee said...

i have nothing against to say about Cetaphil execpt that fact that it contains paraben. ~ acne dermatologist in NYC

Anonymous said...

Agree with Carol Lee. It contains paraben, but if i'm not mistaken, its gentle cleansing bar, doesn't have any. Btw, i'm also using cetaphil. Most cleansers will tighten my skin. But this cetaphil is totally gentle on my skin. After finish this one bottle, maybe I would buy the cleansing bar. Hehe

isabel marshal said...

Gentle Skin Cleanser removes dirt and make-up without stripping skin of common defensive oils or emollients, or upsetting your skin's regular pH offset.

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Thiện Nguyễn said...

Review sữa rửa mặt CETAPHIL - Thành phần chính của dòng sữa rửa mặt Cetaphil bao gồm nước, glycerin, cetyl alcohol và propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben.

Caldì said...

Sữa rửa mặt Cetaphil dành cho da nhờn - Da nhờn có thể tấn công bất cứ ai, không kể tuổi tác, giới tính hay vị trí địa lý. Có vô số yếu tố gây nên da nhờn cũng như khiến tình trạng da nhờn trầm trọng hơn, đặc biệt là do làm sạch da mặt không kĩ. Chẳng hạn như Sữa rửa mặt Cetaphil cho da nhờn Daily Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin được thiết kế đặc biệt dành mọi loại da, kể cả da nhạy cảm. Với công thức làm sạch da dịu nhẹ, loại bỏ bụi bẩn, bã nhờn và lớp trang điểm trên da mà không làm khô da, mang lại một làn da sạch sẽ và tươi sáng.

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Joanna Rees said...

I wasn't a fan of it at all, made me feel really greasy, and hate it when my skin feels like that, I did get a free sample of it though, so didn't lose any money on it, got the sample from http://www.fabfreesamples.co.uk/free-cetaphil-cleanser/...