Why We Need a pH Balanced Cleanser: ft Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

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The nature of my job forces me to wear makeup all day long. So at the end of the day, I have to make sure my skin breathes by removing my makeup and trying to be religious with my skin care routine. Sometimes I use makeup wipes especially on days I wore a lot of waterproof products but on my lazy days I skip that and just proceed to cleansing my face. I have tried a lot of facial wash and cleansers before but the one thing that I always repurchase is my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Even before trying it, I heard a lot of positive things being said about this product. It has been around for years and I read that the manufacturers of this product has not changed its formulation. I think they don't really need to since consumers love it the way it is. 

The cleanser comes in a white, plastic bottle with a flip-top cap. Wished they made it clear so we can see how much product remains inside. This cleanser can be a bit pricey depending on which country you are or where you buy yours (I got this 250ml from Lazada). As you can see on the photo above, the product description, directions and ingredients are all there. This cleanser can be used wet or dry but I prefer to use mine wet. I like how this cleanser is pH balanced unlike other facial washes/cleansers I've used before, which is probably the reason why it does not leave my skin tight and dry. 

I highly suggest everyone to use a cleanser that is pH balanced and not think of it as just a typical marketing slogan. Our skin is slightly acidic in nature at a 5.5pH level. Most soaps, facial washes and cleansers leave our skin a bit too alkaline which is why our skin feels tight and dry after using them. High alkalinity of the skin makes it susceptible to pimples, wrinkles and sagging, especially if you have poor skin care and diet.

The cleanser itself is a milky-white liquid that has no scent. I don't have sensitive skin so I'm not sure if it will work great for those with sensitive skin. The product says it is good for all skin types (including babies) so maybe for those with sensitive skin I suggest to do a patch test first before you use it. Since this is a product review, let's do a mini test of its cleansing powers.


I swatched some makeup on the back of my hand like so (Bottom-Top: VS kohl eyeliner, Nature Republic Lip Crayon, Tony Moly concealer, Nature Republic cream blush, Maybelline 24H COLORINK cream eyeshadow, Milani Liquideye in Aqua, and a waterproof liquid liner).  Since some products here needed to dry first, I waited before I applied the cleanser.


I applied as much just for demonstration purposes but feel free to use more of the product (I usually use more to remove stubborn waterproof makeup.). Massage the cleanser afterwards concentrating on those waterproof makeup. Then wash it all off with water and pat it dry. This is how my hand looked liked after I rinsed the cleanser.


As you can see it may have been a bit red because I may have rubbed my hand with the towel a bit too hard but still, all the makeup I swatched earlier are gone. Some of you might even think this is a photo taken before I swatched it but just trust me when I say it isn't. The redness also disappeared after a couple of minutes after my hand dried ;)

This bottle is a repurchased which means I was so satisfied with this product before (I initially bought the 60ml product to try it out) that I feel like it's a must for me to have it again. I feel like it does its claims. It feels very gentle enough that when I try to get waterproof eye makeup off, it does NOT sting my eyes. It does not feel drying and completely removes my makeup better than other cleansers and makeup wipes I used before.

So to summarize this product review:

Packaging: 4/5 (-1 bec I wish it comes in a clear bottle)
Product claims: 5/5
Price: 4/5 
Overall Rating: 4.3/5




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