I thank my parents for blessing me with not-so-sensitive facial skin. When I was growing up, I never had problems with pimples. Yeah, I do get a pimple when my period’s coming, but that’s it. I was never and still am not afraid to try every facial cleanser available in the market because I know I’m not allergic (or sensitive) to any. The worst thing a facial cleanser could do to me is give me dry skin, which I already hate.
I’ve been using Pond’s since college and it has never failed me, except for the dryness it occasionally leaves my skin. I use it night and day, so I figured that maybe I should use a milder facial cleanser to remove dirt and makeup.
I have known Cetaphil way back, but I never considered using it, thinking that it should only be used by people with grave skin problems. There’s something about the brand name and logo that’s so clinic-ky, so I never bothered. Blame it on my judgmental nature. Chos.
If not for the makeup artists I’ve met, I would have not gotten acquainted with Cetaphil’s uses. They use Cetaphil as makeup remover, using a wet tissue and spreading it all over my face. I really liked how it makes my skin feel, so I decided to get one for myself:
It’s quite expensive for a 60 mL, priced at a little less than Php 200.
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.
Non-comedogenic means it does not clog pores, which somehow puzzles me because it doesn’t have scrubs or something, not that I’m saying cleansers should always have scrubs to unclog pores.
The best thing about this cleanser is that you can use it without water.
Just apply it on your skin and rub gently to remove dirt. You’ll need a wet tissue or a soft cloth to remove the excess cleanser.
I was pretty amazed myself after using it. My skin became smooth and soft, I need not apply moisturizer after!
True to its claims, Cetaphil is soothing, mild and fragrance-free, unlike other facial cleansers smothered with perfume (which, I believe, makes cleansers harsh to the skin).
I give the product a good ten. 🙂
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