About Cetaphil

Cetaphil® is a skincare brand recommended by dermatologists for over 70 years, and still used today by millions of people with sensitive skin from all over the world.

The original product, called Cetaphil® Gentle Cleansing Lotion, was invented by a pharmacist in 1947 specifically for dermatological needs. The product quickly became popular, and today, generations later, it’s called Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser. While the name has changed, the formula has remained essentially the same—and Gentle Skin Cleanser remains a worldwide favorite and our best-selling product.

The essence of Cetaphil® is in the name: the ‘-phil’ at the end means ‘love’ while ‘Cet’ comes from the hydrating agent cetearyl alcohol. Cetaphil® therefore is the love of moisturising and soothing skin.

Cetaphil® today offers a product line that includes face and body moisturisers, cleansers, baby care, sun care and products for common skin issues and daily skincare. Across its different offerings, Cetaphil® is committed to providing users with effective yet gentle skincare formulas that strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin. Cetaphil® understands that great skincare leads to glowing, beautiful, healthy skin—and healthy skin is integral to leading a healthy life.