Ever since I was a kid, my mum has been repeatedly reminding me about the importance of adequate facial cleansing. I attribute this to the fact that I used to be quite a tomboy-ish girl with questionable hygiene habits.
Yes, can you imagine that!!!! Me, a tomboy. I think the very suggestion of that idea might make some of my friends chuckle. I really wasn’t much of a girly girl when I was growing up, and my mum was horrified at how I would only use water to cleanse my face (if I remembered to specifically wash it, at all).
The very first facial cleanser brand she introduced me to when I was in Primary School, was Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
And now, about a decade and a half later, you can still find Cetaphil in my toilet, and it’s still one of the most recognizable gentle washes available in the market, loved by many over the years!
You know a brand is worth relying on when it’s been around for this long and still going strong. About one bottle is sold every minute across the globe and its formula developed in 1947 still holds true to tradition, without change – even to this day.
Part of my daily essentials, Cetaphil is a powerful yet gentle wash that is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin! They even have a specific range for babies’ delicate skin. I had rather sensitive skin that was going through tons of hormonal changes when I was younger, so it’s no wonder that my mom introduced me to a brand that would be gentle on my adolescent skin, that’s packed with moisturizing ingredients.
This soap-free cleanser has won numerous awards from beauty industry insiders and the healthcare community. Its gentle, non-irritating properties soothe your skin as it cleans!
I’m quite particular about the facial cleansers that I use. I want something that cleans deeply and thoroughly without drying out my skin too much, and not too strongly scented or peppered with chemicals that might be harsh on my skin.
It also cannot be too mild or rich, because I tend to have oily skin on my forehead while I’ve got dry spots on my cheeks. Having combination skin (oily + dry in certain areas) can be problematic, but the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser pretty much solves that issue for me because I don’t need to worry about the formula at all, it’s perfect for everyday use and my skin feels clean without feeling dehydrated, each and every time!
Other perks of the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser that you can expect:
✓ Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
✓ Ideal for both face and body
✓ Works without causing skin irritation
✓ pH-balanced non-soap formulation
✓ Can be used with or without water
I can even share this facial cleanser with my boyfriend which is a huge plus point, because we enjoy interchanging and sharing facial products whenever I stay over at his place, however sometimes men’s facial products can be too strong for me to use and he finds some of my cleansers too flowery scented for him.
He likes trying new brands but often gets break outs whenever he applies a new product because his skin is even more sensitive than mine, and I like to keep a bottle of Cetaphil around for him whenever his skin is going through a bad week, because it instantly calms his complexion and tones down the general redness.
Don’t just take my word for it, you have to try Cetaphil if you’re looking for an all-rounder facial that will be gentle and good to your skin. For all of the stress we put our skin through, including environmental factors (dusty / overly sunny situations), application of make up products, smoking, drinking alcohol and general negligence towards our skin and health – it’s good to know we will always have something to fall back on.
This article is brought to you in collaboration with Galderma Singapore.