Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a mild, soap-free formula that cleanses without irritation.  It protects the skin’s natural protective oils and natural pH to moisturize and soothe sensitive skin as it cleans. 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.

Beauty Award Winning CleanserChatelaine Award


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.