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Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser

by Ifunanya
Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser

I have always avoided writing product reviews because quite frankly I don’t think I have the range. Personally I doubt I know enough descriptive words to pull it off. But most importantly, I’d hate to intentionally mislead anyone but alas, here we are.

I stand  sit really before you here today ready and prepared to delve into my first product review.

But first, a short back story.

In June of 2017, I was called to serve my fatherland and posted to Taraba state. I never “experred” the things that followed. In the 3 weeks I stayed in Jalingo camp, my face went from “passably smooth” to “rocky road in the desert sun

Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser

Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser













This is a picture of me after 3 weeks in Jalingo, Taraba State,compared to just one week before I left for camp.

Weep for me my dear reader, weep for me.

Between the extreme weather conditions, the unbelievably hard water and the “paradigm shift” that my entire body system had to endure, I can’t really say what went horrible wrong.  I tried numerous things. I dabbed my face in this, scrubbed my face with that and sprayed on everything else in between. Nothing seemed to work. But as I was ready to give up and accept my new found status as “Ms pimple face”, a friend shined a light in my face life.

I had not seen her in a couple months and so I noticed that her skin(particularly her face) looked much better than I remembered. So I inquired and she told me about Cetaphil Skin Cleanser and showed me a video by Dinma Umeh and a couple other people.

If I’m going to be honest I wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about it at first. Like I said earlier I had gone through series of products which either didn’t work at all or lighten me or even darkened me. Plus Cetaphil Skin Cleanser isn’t exactly the cheapest product outchea. But my friend swore by it, so I swallowed hard and took the plunge and boy was I glad I did.

Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser

Now, the actual product review;

This review is based on a 3 things.

  • Availability
  • Affordability/Quantity
  • My personal experience.
About the Product

Cetaphil Skin Cleanser is a soap-free, fragrance free cleanser that has been formulated specifically for everyday cleansing. It helps skin retain moisture. It’s a soothing, non-irritating cleanser that rinses off easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy.

Availabilty:  Although Cetaphil Skin Cleanser is not the most available thing in the market, I can guarantee you wont have to send out a search party to find it. I purchased mine at Roban Stores Awka but I have seen it in a couple other stores in Lagos and Porthacourt since then. Stores like Ebeano, Spar, Med Mart and even Casablanca. But the best part for me is that it is readily available on Jumia and on Amazon and for about the same price you’d get it in a walk-in store. So on availability, I’d rate it a 6/10

Affordability/Quantity: My dearest reader, I am gonna tell you straight up, Cetaphil Skin Cleanser is not the most affordable thing in the market. It cost a whooping N8000. But yet it is tricky to rate it as expensive because you get about 591ml of product. And with this product, a little goes a long way so it really is great value for your money. But that is if you don’t mind tying down N8000. I’ On affordability and quantity, I’d rate it 7/10

My personal experience: The first time I used  Cetaphil Skin Cleanser was a funny one. I wasn’t sure what to do or what to expect. This product can either be applied with water or without water. I applied mine with water and gently massaged it into my skin as was instructed. Honestly I didn’t really feel anything while cleaning my face and the fact that it is soap free didn’t help either but after rinsing it off, the first thing I noticed was that my face actually felt clean and soft without that dried out, stretchy feel you’d get from a lot of face cleansers. It was a huge relief. There were no overnight changes but after a couple days I could feel my face regaining its natural moisture. I also noticed that I was breaking out less and less.

I have been using Cetaphil Skin Cleanser since then and over all I have had a good experience so far.

How to use Cetaphil Skin Cleanser:

Directions for use with water: Apply cleanser and gently massage into skin. Rinse.

Directions for use without water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser and gently massage into skin. Remove excess with a clean cloth, leaving a thin transparent film on the skin.

Shelf life: I noticed that there are no indications of an expiry date on the product so I took the internet to find a suitable response and this is an excerpt from what I found on amazon 

According to the Cetaphil Team answering questions on the Walmart website around February 2014: “Our Gentle Skin Cleanser does not have an expiration date. Most Cetaphil products are shelfstable, meaning they’ll last for many years, as long as they’re not exposed to extreme temperatures.

Product Review: Cetaphil Skin Cleanser
Will I recommend it?

Yes! I will definitely recommend it. Granted, it isn’t the cheapest product but the quality and quantity you get for the price makes it  worth it. Also, consider the fact that it is shelf stable so you won’t have to worry about it expiring either.  Overall, I’d rate it an 8/10

Have you ever used the Cetaphil Skin Cleanser or any other Cetaphil products? Please share your experience in the comment section.

N/B: This post is not sponsored by Cetaphil or anyone affiliated with them. All opinions stated are mine unless otherwise stated.


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Desire Uba October 30, 2018 - 10:55 am

Cetaphil seems to be the holy grail ineveryone’s skincare life. I tried it about 5 years ago but I didn’t notice anything grand so I went back to Clean and Clear or something. Let me not lie, the fact that I don’t feel any soapiness kind of creeps me out. I’m wondering how it can really leave my skin clean when I am out in these dusty, hot Lagos streets and I lowkey was thinking that it is made for clean, AC-laden oyinbo land.
This review helps me look back at it, maybe I should try it again. I also love the backstory.
Ps: Not looking forward to this whole NYSC thing😭😭

Ifunanya October 30, 2018 - 11:03 am

Sis!! Like I was thinking the same thing! I always feel like I need to see lather to be convinced it’s actually scrubbing away Lagos stress from my skin😂😂 But I’m really glad I stuck to it.
Don’t worry, NYSC is more than sunburns and sleepless nights. You’ll still find ways to have a great time…xx

Oma October 30, 2018 - 12:33 pm

This review ✨😂😂lol at ‘rocky road in the desert sun’. I have heard about this product before nbut the price is the only thing stopping me from getting it.

Great review b. I love your sense of humor 🌺

Ifunanya October 30, 2018 - 1:06 pm

I know right? The price will honestly have you rethinking the whole decision. But it’s totally worth it in the end. I’m so glad you like the review…xx

Amaka November 1, 2018 - 10:40 pm

The price is intense o but the product has definitely caught my interest with this your review. Maybe I’ll pick up the cleanser when I blow like that. I am very skeptical about the whole ‘non’expiry’ thing because everything should have an expiry date, but what do I know? Great review!

Funmi November 5, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Cetaphil sure is another essential on the market of recent. I’m also one who would appreciate some lather when using a facial wash. It just makes the wash process more convincing lol. But I’m glad it’s worked well for you. The cost isn’t so terrible if one bears in mind how much product one gets. It’s a great product.

Funmi xo

Patinka November 6, 2018 - 1:58 am

yes this is a great product!


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