Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser can be used with or without water. To use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser with water, apply the cleanser to the skin, rub gently and rinse. To use Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser without water, apply a generous amount of cleanser on the skin, rub gently and remove it with a soft cloth or tissue.
Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser is composed of several different mild ingredients, including water, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a cleanser and propylene glycol softens and smooths the skin as it cleanses. Cetaphil also includes other ingredients, such as propylparaben, methylparaben and butylparaben.
The cleanser is formulated to work with sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. It is irritation free and does not clog pores. It is suited for all skin types and can also be used for babies. In addition, the cleanser does not remove the skin's natural oils.
Cetaphil is fragrance-free and dissolves oil, dirt and makeup; however, it cannot remove mascara or eye shadow. The cleanser is also not suited for super oily skin. Its cleansing formula moisturizes the skin without leaving it greasy. Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser is praised by dermatologists, and has won the Allure Reader's Choice award and Best of Beauty award.