Cetaphil Gentle Clear Cleanser - 4.2 fl oz

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About this item

At a glance

Clean
Clean
Contains Salicylic Acid
Contains Salicylic Acid
HSA/FSA Eligible
HSA/FSA Eligible
Sensitive Skin
Sensitive Skin
Oily Skin
Oily Skin
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist Tested
Combination Skin
Combination Skin
Acne-Prone Skin
Acne-Prone Skin

Highlights

  • CLEARS & PREVENTS BREAKOUTS IN SENSITIVE SKIN: NEW clinically proven regimen designed to clear and prevent breakouts in acne-prone, sensitive skin
  • HYDRATES & SOOTHES SKIN: Balanced formulas are specially formulated with hydrating and soothing ingredients to nourish skin.
  • DEFENDS AGAINST FIVE SIGNS OF SKIN SENSITIVITY: Defends against five signs of skin sensitivity including a weakened skin barrier, irritation, roughness, tightness, and dryness
  • DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED for Sensitive Skin

Specifications

Health Facts: Contains Salicylic Acid, Contains Aloe
Product Form: Liquid
Beauty Purpose: Deep Cleaning, Basic Cleansing, Anti-Acne
Recommended Skin Type: Combination, Oily, Acne-Prone, Sensitive
Net weight: 4.2 fl oz (US)
Features: Dermatologist Recommended, Dermatologist Tested
TCIN: 82215655
UPC: 302994119004
Item Number (DPCI): 037-12-2964
Origin: Assem USA w/foreign/dom. parts
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Description

This gentle cream-to-lather formula deep cleans to clear and soothe breakouts in acne-prone, sensitive skin without drying. Balanced formula is specially formulated with 2% acne treating Salicylic Acid plus soothing aloe and white tea extract to nourish skin.
Clean
Your clear choice for clean. Formulated products are formulated without select chemicals of concern in the following chemical groups: phthalates, propyl- & butyl-parabens, formaldehyde donors, musks, nonylphenol ethoxylates ethanolamines, glycol ethers, siloxanes, and perfluorinated substances (PFAS). Additional details, by category: • Beauty, Baby, Personal Care & Cleaning - also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals. • Pest Control - also classified as a Minimum Risk Pesticide by the EPA. • OTC Medicines - also formulated without synthetic colors, artificial flavors and sweeteners, methyl-parabens, DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide), DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), cyclodextrin, bisulfites and more. • Supplements – formulated without ingredients prohibited in OTC products plus no amygdalin, ephedra, kratom, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anti-oxidants, pharmaceuticals like benfotiamine, phentermine and sulbutiamine, and more. Third-party certified by NSF or USP to be free from contaminants and adulterants. Sports Supplements also third-party certified as NSF Certified for Sport or Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) Drug Free. Also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals. • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pet Food - made with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives • Car Seats - fabric, foam and labels made without intentionally added flame retardants and stain repellents (PFAS)
Contains Salicylic Acid
Contains Salicylic Acid.
HSA/FSA Eligible
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Sensitive Skin
Recommended for Sensitive Skin.
Oily Skin
Recommended for Oily Skin.
Dermatologist Tested
Dermatologist tested product.
Combination Skin
Recommended for Combination Skin.
Acne-Prone Skin
Recommended for Acne-Prone Skin.
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Active ingredients

salicylic acid 2.0%

Purpose

Acne Treatment

Uses

Use For the management of acne

Directions

Directions Apply to dampened skin and gently massage, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Designed for twice daily use. Can be used less frequently if dryness occurs.

Inactive ingredients

water, cocamidopropyl betaine, distearyl phthalic acid amide, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium chloride, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, disodium edta, isopropyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butylene glycol, camellia sinensis leaf extract

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1.575 inches length x 2.474 inches width x 6.813 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.337 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Is this product ok for baby acne?

submitted by Greg - 1 year ago
  • A: Hi there – we always recommend checking in with your child’s doctor before using any new products on their skin. Thanks for your question.

    submitted byGalderma Team Member - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Hi Greg! We would recommend checking out Cetaphil's baby product for anything that would be used on a baby's face. Hope this helps!

    submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year ago
    Brand expert
4.2 out of 5 stars with 249 reviews
80% would recommend
40 recommendations
effectiveness: 4.41 out of 5
quality: 4.36 out of 5
value: 4.37 out of 5

Faulty bottle

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ftlaud28 - 7 days ago, Verified purchaser
I literally cannot even open the bottle. After seeing other people mention this, I feel assured that I haven't lost all upper body strength. I even used a knife to try and open it but cant!! So this could be the best cleanser I've ever had...but I will never know bc I can't open it lol
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Gentle

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Alex H - 9 days ago, Verified purchaser
Gentle and effective
value: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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No major issues but wouldn't buy again

3 out of 5 stars
Pc5f - 30 days ago, Verified purchaser
A bit drying but doesn’t irritate. Hard to apply to face though - kind of moves around your hands and face without lathering or spreading well.
effectiveness: 3 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
quality: 3 out of 5
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Great Great Great!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Yasas - 1 month ago
originally posted on cetaphil.com
This is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
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Donot work

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
False - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Waste of money product doesn’t work
quality: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
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So good!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mir - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This stuff is the BEST! I was struggling with a pesky pimple that would not go away regardless of how much SA, tea tree, warm compresses, etc. I used on it. I picked this up because I have overall sensitive skin and cannot use many “acne” specific cleansers. This stuff cleared up my pimple so quick!!!! And since, I have not had any major breakouts (keep in mind- I do have fairly good skin. I don’t get lots of acne- just around my chin and occasional small bumps). However, my fiancé has oily, acne prone skin and this stuff works well for him- just need to get him on a twice a day basis and I think it will work much better. I’m terms of the smell, people are so dramatic lol if anything, it smells like water color paint (you know, when you dip the brush into the water to clean it). It’s really not that big of a deal and doesn’t linger. BUY THIS!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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:)

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
hello - 3 months ago
so affordable and clears your skin really well!
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Am really enjoying this

4 out of 5 stars
CDS0512 - 4 months ago
originally posted on cetaphil.com
I was looking for a very gentle way to introduce salicylic acid into my skin care routine and this wash off cleanser is it! I love how it contains a very minimalist ingredient list and the cleanser feels super hydrating on my skin. It does not have any drying effects and it really helps smooth your skin instantly. I cannot give feedback yet on its effects on acne (have only been using 1 week) but so far, no adverse reactions or irritation which is always a concern for my super sensitive, acne prone combination skin. I am really enjoying this product- I just wish it was a tad easer to lather up.
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Pass

2 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
krfred - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
Too drying for my oil prone, acne skin.
value: 1 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Didnt do anything for me

2 out of 5 stars
emmc - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
I liked how it doesn't dry you out but it didn't do anything for my skin . Maybe for someone else it would.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Smells like dirty motor oil

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Carly - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Whether it works or not I dont care lol because this cleanser smells like dirty motor oil. Some unscented products have a slight weird smell because they are unscented but this was unusable. Had to throw it away. Nothing like any unscented product I have ever used. It's like I'm at a steel mill if anyone knows what those smell like.
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Good for acne maintenance

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mislissy - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
I don’t get much acne, just a few small breakouts here and there. I needed something for acne maintenance on my face. This product seems to do the job. I use it 4-5x/week alongside another Cetaphil cleanser. Not sure how it works for moderate or severe acne, but if you have a little it definitely helps. It doesn’t dry out my very dry skin, either. Also, it’s a cream to foam cleanser so the texture is weird at first.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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CLEARED MY FEW ACNE SPOT

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Cosplay girl - 6 months ago
I usually don't break out that much but it's very hard to get rid of the few acne spots I have and it worked really well with the moisturizer and didn't burn like the nutrogena one and I have really sensitive skin.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Good cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Splash - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Does not dry out my acne prone skin.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Excellent

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
M - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
It Works fast and immediately
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 3 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Good Cleanser

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
DianaH - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have been using this product for about a year or so and it has helped gently reduce acne (I have combination skin type).
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
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Love it!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mom 2 - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
This has really helped my sons breakouts. His skin is looking amazing!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Gentle clear wash

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Lj - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Purchased this when I was having a terrible break out, hard to foam but if you work it long enough into your skin it will foam. Not good for makeup removal do you need a pre cleanse
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Sensitive, oily, acne-prone friendly

4 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Melo - 8 months ago
I have never been a fan of Cetaphil's standard line of cleansers, but I'm impressed by this newer addition to their lineup. It's a nice morning cleanser and hasn't given me any irritation even when I have to wear a face mask for 8+ hours for the rest of the day. I am knocking off one star for the texture. I would describe it as "stiff" coming out of the tube; it resists spreading at first. Going in with wet hands, lathering it a bit between my palms, and applying to an already-wet face solves that in my experience, but it may be offputting for some. Also, this is fragrance-free with very low amounts of plant extracts - the smell is raw ingredients, a bit plasticky in nature. Doesn't bother me and isn't impacting my score, but that's been showing up in a lot of reviews and it's worth mentioning.
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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This Is Very Helpful!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ariella - 8 months ago
I'm really happy I purchased this item! I have acne prone skin, and I was hoping this could help. It helps really good, and so far I don't have much acne at all now! This is great to moisturize my face on certain areas!
effectiveness: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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