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How to Use Cetaphil Cleansers

How to Use Cetaphil Cleansers

Woman using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

You don’t have to be a skincare expert to have heard of Cetaphil, the dermatologist-recommended American skincare brand that places sensitive skin front and center. Among Cetaphil products, cleansers are super popular, and it makes perfect sense: they’re simple, effective, and cleanse the skin without drying it out. If you’re new to the brand and want to understand how to use Cetaphil cleansers to improve your sensitive skin care routine, look no further! Today, we’re learning everything there is to know about Cetaphil cleansers, and helping you figure out which one is right for you. Let’s get started!


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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Use if you have dry skin

What it is: a gentle, fragrance-free cleansing lotion for dry and sensitive skin. With a soap-free formula that is widely recommended by dermatologists, this cleanser cleanses the skin while preserving its natural moisture balance. All of this without aggravating feelings of sensitivity, itching, or tightness.

How to use it: we get a lot of questions on how to use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and for good reason, as this product can be used to cleanse the skin with or without water. Here’s how to make it work:

  • With water: apply the lotion to damp skin and massage in order to create a lather. Rinse thoroughly with water, and then dry the skin softly by patting with a soft towel;
  • Without water: apply the lotion directly yo the skin and massage gently. Then, remove the excess of product with a cotton pad.


Cetaphil Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Use if you want a gentle face scrub

What it is: a mild, dermatologist-approved face scrub that is gentle enough for everyday use. Formulated with micro-fine bamboo particles, this scrub provides a soft buffing action that will benefit all skin types. It is not, however, a makeup remover–look to the previous option if you’re looking to remove makeup!

How to use it: apply a small amount of product to damp skin. Then, massage gently using soft circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and pat the skin dry. You’re all done!


Cetaphil Pro Oil Control Foam Wash

Use if you struggle with excess oil

What it is: a daily cleansing foam for oily and acne-prone skin. With a pH-balanced formula that works with the skin’s natural balance, this cleansing foam removes excess oil and reduces shine in order to create a perfect matte finish.

How to use it: apply a small quantity of the foam to damp skin. Massage with gentle circular motions, then rinse. Pat gently with a soft towel, and enjoy the feeling of pure, clean skin.


Cetaphil Pro Redness Control Foam Wash

Use in case of redness and sensitivity

What it is: a daily cleansing foam for sensitive and redness-prone skin. Dermatologically tested and formulated to preserve the skin’s barrier, this gentle foam cleanses the skin without drying it out. At the same time, it soothes sensations of discomfort, redness, and itching.

How to use it: this foam can be used twice a day, in the morning and evening. Start by applying the foam to damp skin, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.


Cetaphil Cleansing Bar

Use on the face and body

What it is: a gentle cleansing bar for the regular hygiene of the face and body. With a gentle formula that cleanses without drying or irritating the skin, this gentle cleanser leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It is suitable for the face and body, so it can be used in the bath or shower like any body wash.

How to use it: in the shower, apply the cleansing bar to the damp skin of the face or body. Lather gently, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.


Five products later, you know how to use Cetaphil cleansers in your sensitive skincare routine! Now it’s time to explore the full Cetaphil range in the shop–who knows if you won’t find a new moisturizer to go with your cleanser!

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