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Cetaphil

Ultra Gentle Refreshing Body Wash

16.90 fl. oz. for $ 6.50
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Ultra Gentle Refreshing Body Wash claims to be well-suited for "even the most sensitive skin," but the formula misses the mark due to the inclusion of fragrance. It's still an overall good option to consider—just not one we'd go on record recommending as "ultra gentle."

Aesthetically speaking, this cream-gel formula produces a light lather that's easy to rinse. Skin is left feeling clean, yet not stripped or dry in the least.

We aren't overly concerned about the light "refreshing" scent since this is a wash-off formula that has minimal contact time with skin, but fragrance free is always the safer way to go to avoid irritation no matter your skin type.

The bottom line: We don't recommend this body cleanser for those with truly sensitive skin, but otherwise, Ultra Gentle Refreshing Body Wash gets the job done at an ultra-reasonable price.

Pros:
  • Leaves skin feeling clean but not stripped dry.
  • Budget-friendly option for the whole family.
Cons:
  • Contains fragrance, which isn't recommended for those with sensitive skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Refreshing Body Wash gently cleanses even the most sensitive skin without stripping it of its natural moisture, while delivering nourishing ingredients to help maintain the skins moisture barrier.

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Fragrance, Glycol Distearate, Lauryl Lactate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Laureth-4, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Heliotropine, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Hydroxide.

Cetaphil At-A-Glance

This familiar, widely distributed skin-care collection is manufactured by Galderma, the same company that markets the prescription products Differin and MetroGel.Given the dermatology heritage of Galderma, it's surprising the Cetaphil line hasn't advanced beyond the basics. Yes, most of what's available is a safe bet for those with sensitive skin!

If you're in search of simplicity, this is a good line to consider. We should note that many of the formulas omit more complex anti-aging ingredients, but they can always be used alongside a serum or treatment of your choosing.

Strengths: Inexpensive; mostly fragrance-free products; affordable and widely available; offers complete ingredient lists on its website; the sunscreens offer sufficient UVA protection.

Weaknesses:A few formulas could be updated with more complex ingredients, but forgoing that there is a lot to like here.

For more information about Cetaphil, call (817) 961-5000 or visit www.cetaphil.com.

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