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Cetaphil is dedicated to effective cleansing... while being completely gentle on your skin. That's why we've developed a range of products that's right for you, regardless of your skin type. So whether your skin is easily irritated and dry, or accumulates excessive oil, you'll find a Cetaphil product that's formulated just for you.

This is why Cetaphil is the number 1 skincare brand recommended by dermatologists worldwide, and why we'd like to share a good thing with you.



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Average but satisfactory

Cetaphil claims to be the #1 dermatologist skin care brand in Singapore that’s gentle and can be used even on babies. I was recommended to use Cetaphil because of my sensitive skin and was very prone to breakouts at the slightest irritation on my skin.

It didn’t work for me when my skin was at its worst, probably due to the alcohol content. One reason why I never invested in using Cetaphil was the fact that there’s alcohol in the ingredients, which made me skeptical. Afterall, they claim that even babies can use cetaphil. When my skin got better, I figured I’d try it out again so I wouldn’t waste the entire bottle. It worked for awhile, then stopped working after 3-4 months. Seems like it lost its effectiveness on my skin. Cetaphil might not have worked for me, but I have friends telling me how it worked wonders for their skin. I would recommend anyone to give it a try.

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Great for Sensitive Skin

I was born with sensitive skin, which causes breakouts at a slightest touch of a dirty finger. I have tried countless brands but to no avail, leaving my body dry and face full of pimples. Finally, my dermatologist recommended Cetaphil, and I have stuck with it for many years.

Best applied on sensitive or oily skin, Cetaphil cleanser can be used on the entire body; even as a shampoo. It definitely kept my sensitive skin condition at bay with its balanced pH level. The cleanser doesn't excessively dry your skin out unlike other skincare brands. Cetaphil also helps cut out unnecessary skincare routine for me in the morning. My daily skincare routine now comprises of washing my face, slapping on a layer of Cetaphil’s facial moisturiser; and I’ll be on my way.

The range of products may be a little expensive in Singapore compared to when I bought them in Australia. But it is worth the money for flawless skin.

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The cleanser is not strong enough

It is said that dermatologists recommend Cetaphil cleanser for problematic, oily skin but this cleanser is too gentle I don't think it is cleanses my face well. It leaves a slight film on my face after I rinse off the cleanser. I don't like this but some people may think that it is a good thing because it doesn't dry out the skin.

I end up using the big bottle of cleanser for my body instead as I really do not like the film on my face. I'm currently using Clinelle cleanser which is good for sensitive skin too.

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Good for sensitive skin

I was recommended this range of products by my general practitioner (GP) because I had sensitive skin that was prone to break outs and rashes.

The products are a tad expensive that when compared ml to ml, can be twice or even thrice more expensive than other drugstore brands. However, unlike other drugstore brands, I did not experience rashes or break outs after using the product, so it was well worth every dollar spent. I highly recommend this brand for anyone with sensitive skin like myself. A decade after my GP's recommendation and I am still using this range of products, I am sure this speaks volume for the effectiveness of the products.

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effective, no-frills skincare

As a skincare and beauty junkie, I tend to try everything that my paws can get on. Cetaphil is no exception! I have read so much about it online and on youtube. Beauty bloggers are saying how much it has helped them and all. It sounded really promising and it did not disappoint me.

The face cleanser does not contain fragrance, which I am happy because it reduces the chance of my skin reacting negatively. This cleanser does the job well for my super oily skin. After cleansing, there isn't dryness which might happen with strong cleansers. My skin felt clean and fresh and it continued to stay that away for the next few hours. After 2 weeks of using, I did not experience any breakouts or irritation as well. The selling point of this product is the affordability of it. It is essentially a dermatologist product at a pocket-friendly price point. It also comes in huge bottles and I usually decant it into smaller bottles for the sake of convenience. I haven't seen this cleanser retailing anywhere besides Watsons, so your best bet would be Watsons!

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Best

I had oily/ combination skin but after a round of very bad acne breakout due to some excessive travelling that caused my skin to degrade due to the change in weather conditions, I now have sensitive combination skin and is very sensitive to the type of cleansers. I really like Cetaphil as it has no oil or fragrance and is perfect for my skin such that it does not cause too much dryness and it also doesnt cause it to over produce oil.

This is like the miracle cleanser that I found and it is an essential in my skincare routine. Be it the extreme countries that have such terrible weather, this cleanser still works wonders and I dont have to worry about the break outs anymore. Gosh I sound like a commercial.

I would think that it is a little pricey in Singapore as compared to when I get it in australia though, a huge bottle there can cost up to $8 while it is about twice the price here. Although it is really worth the money, as compared to all those expensive little cosmetic sticks that hardly last more than a month!

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(Updated: February 24, 2013)

Low-Cost Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

As I have sensitive skin, I only use products that are recommended by my friends who also have sensitive skin. Hence, I started trying out Cetaphil cleanser after a friend's dermatologist recommended it to her.

Before Cetaphil, I was using another skincare range exclusively. That brand is expensive. A bottle of 200ml cleanser costs more than $20. When I saw Cetaphil's price, I was so happy. 2 bottles of 1-litre cleanser costs about $60! Price is amazingly low! I guess the reason the price is so low is because the brand has no promoters. Brands with promoters tend to cost a lot more.

For the low price, the product works like a dream! Till today, my skin has developed no allergic reactions to it. This is one of the rare products that are both CHEAP and GOOD--qualities sought by most Singaporeans!

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great for sensitive skin

As I have sensitive skin, Cetaphil is one of the brands which I use for facial wash after my mum recommended it to me. With a balanced pH level, it does help my skin and greatly improves it. However, it is quite tough to find it as not every guardian/ watsons stocks this brand. Also, many staff have not heard of this brand before and are hence not helpful in our search to restock the product.

I recommend this product if you have sensitive/ oily skin, however be prepared to pay a high price for this brand as it does not come cheap. However, the bigger bottle which I buy for both face and body soap combined is much more reasonable at such a price tag. If not, I recommend trying Isoderm instead, it also acts as a facial cleanser and body soap combined, and it does wonders too! The latter has been the brand I've been using before I switched to Cetaphil. (:

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Instant Oil-cleansing Drops!

Cetaphil is a rather established brand with an adequate amout of market presence locally. Having intensely fierce competitors, I never thought of trying Cetaphil until one of close friends recommended it to me. I bought a tiny bottle of facial wash which costed a BOMB but yknow girls, they'd do anything to improve their complexion so I went ahead, in spite of my guilt pricking me.

After using Cetaphil's face wash for 2 months, my oily skin condition has no evident improvement. It has however, fulfilled it's job in removing every trace of oil on my face, for that moment. Or maybe I should shift the blame to my skin for shamelessly producing excessive oil at every time of the day. Also, my sensitive eyes does get irritated whenever I wash my face, which wasn't a good sign as other brands' senstive facial wash does not. There might not be any correlation between 'soap for sensitive skin' and sensitive eyes scientifically I don't know, but I'm not too happy about running to grab eye wipes every morning while I'm barely even awake.

Anyway, I consulted my friend on this issue (that its not as miraculous as she claimed) and she said she only tried the body wash which cured her back acne. What a misunderstanding, maybe you guys should try that instead.

In defence, I should point out some good points of this product. The face wash is sufficiently effective in DROPS! My face is super oily, and my face still feels slightly greasy after using most facial washes but this one is strong enough to combat my horrific skin condition. The recommended usage was "a small walnut-sized" (how cute) but even for me, a peanut size is good enough. It was definitely more value for money than thought and I'd reckon it'll last me for at least a year.

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