Skincare Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar versus Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar .

  • these products are both face cleansers
  • they both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens or silicones.
  • they are reef safe.
  • these products have a total of 8 ingredients in common.
Face Cleanser American Brand United States
Face Cleanser American Brand United States

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Protects From UV Rays

Concerns

Drying (2)
May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger

Concerns

Drying (3)
May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Acne Trigger (2)

Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Stearic Acid is a fatty acid that has many roles within cosmetic products.

As an emollient, stearic acid helps soften skin. It aids the skin's protective barrier by preventing water loss. It also provides a gentle cleansing effect without stripping away natural oils.

Stearic acid may also be used to enhance the texture of products. It can add volume and stabilize ingredients such as water and oil. This can help water and oil ingredients from separating.

Sources of stearic acid include animal or vegetable fats/oils such as coconut or shea. It can be naturally found in butter, cocoa butter, shea butter, vegetable fats, and animal tallow.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 2.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 2.

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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying

Sodium Tallowate can be bad for dry skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 3.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 4.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 4.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 5.

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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying

Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid.

The structure of sodium stearate makes it both a cleanser and emulsifier. As a cleanser, it helps dissolve dirt, oil, and other pollutants. As an emulsifier, it helps prevent ingredients from separating. This adds stability to the formula.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 5.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 7.

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What it does: Cleansing, Emulsifying

Sodium Cocoate can be bad for dry skin.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 7.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 9.

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What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt. In skincare, sodium chloride plays many roles.

Sodium Chloride helps make product thicker. It also prevents ingredients from separating.

In some products, sodium chloride may be an abrasive, or exfoliator.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 9.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 11.

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What it does: Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sodium Isethionate.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 11.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 6.

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What it does: Emulsion Stabilising

We don't have a description for Tetrasodium Etidronate.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar contains this as ingredient number 17.

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar contains this as ingredient number 13.

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29% are disliked or very disliked
59% have no rating yet
7% are loved or liked
0% have mixed ratings
40% are disliked or very disliked
53% have no rating yet

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