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Reese Witherspoon always travels with this gentle Cetaphil face wash — and a big bottle is down to $13

The ever-youthful star is hardly the only fan: 'I have never used another product and will not start now,' raves a longtime user.

Despite her well-deserved A-lister status, Reese Witherspoon is one of the more relatable celebrities out there, especially when it comes to her beauty favorites. She may have the means to buy the most expensive skin-care products, but Reese can't help but love a beauty bargain as much as the rest of us. The A-list actress once told Refinery29 that her go-to face wash is one you can easily find on the shelves of your local drugstore: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, which can be yours for just $13 from Amazon.

This dermatologist-approved cleanser is noncomedogenic — that means it won't block pores — and safe to use no matter your skin type.

$13 at Amazon

Good beauty finds — especially celebrity-backed products — are usually pricier. So whenever someone like Witherspoon raves about a skin-care goody that won't break the bank, it's time to scoop it up. While Cetaphil is normally a reasonable $15, you can grab a 20-ounce bottle for $13 on sale.

The affordable face wash is infused with glycerin and niacinamide to hydrate skin while it cleans it. Other cleansers can leave your skin feeling dry, but this hypoallergenic option is formulated to preserve your skin's moisture barrier and provide up to 48 hours of hydration. This skin-care essential has been clinically tested and approved by dermatologists, plus it's noncomedogenic and safe to use on all skin types, including sensitive skin. No wonder Reese says it's also one of her travel favorites.

Reese Witherspoon attends the AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 12, 2024 in Los Angeles, California
Even A-listers like Reese Witherspoon love affordable beauty products. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

Of course, a brand this beloved has plenty of fans outside of Hollywood too. Over 8,400 Amazon shoppers have given Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser a glowing five-star rating. Plus, shoppers have snapped up more than 20,000 bottles in the last month alone.

"I've been using Cetaphil for over 50 years, including many years spent in the sun. I am constantly told that I have great skin," explained a longtime fan. "At 71 years old, I'm just starting to get wrinkles, but the skin is still great. I have never used another product and will not start now. It's the best product on the market. I am the result of a great product."

"Does a great job of cleansing my extremely sensitive skin while not drying it out," raved another. "If I use it regularly, my dry, flaky skin and my eczema are greatly reduced."

"My dermatologist, who sells all brands of high-end products in her clinic, recommended this cleanser as the best one for her patients to use," a third Amazon shopper shared. "When I started using it, it is hands-down, by far the best facial cleanser I have ever used! It is light and removes everything ... My serums absorb better and into my skin, leaving it much brighter and clear!"

Wrote another five-star reviewer: "As a man, I have pretty much used shampoo as body wash, shaving cream as lotion, soap as shampoo, you name it. I had no idea that there's a separate kind of soap you're supposed to use for your face until my wife had this, and I began using it because I ran out of my stuff. My face began feeling refreshed, my blackhead collection was gone, and my pores were much smaller. My face has stopped being so oily, and it honestly feels great."

Some reviewers said they don't like the new pump design, which a few mentioned can also get broken during shipping. "Ordered a two-pack and one had the pump loose in the box. I can't get it to pop back on," said one shopper.

"Product is excellent," said another. "But the container has one of those squirt tops that you are supposed to twist to open. Doesn’t work. So ... you have to open the top and pour the contents out. Poor container."

Looking to stock up on smaller bottles? You can also grab Reese's favorite cleanser on sale in a pack of three — that's just over $4 per 8-ounce bottle. 

$13 at Amazon

Cetaphil isn't the only budget-friendly beauty find that Reese loves. She also told Refinery29, "I like the Revlon Eyelash Curler; it's as good as any eyelash curler I've ever used." It's marked down to a mere $6.

Grab this beloved beauty gadget while it's half off (Reese Witherspoon's gorgeous lashes not included). 

$6 at Amazon

Boasting the brand's signature triple-tiered lash pads, the handy gadget curls lashes at three different points to create a dramatic curl with just one squeeze.

"I've been curling my eyelashes for over 40 years and I've always used the old-fashioned curlers with the metal on top and black pad on the bottom," wrote one customer. "Not only did this curler give a natural-looking curl, it made my lashes look so much longer and so pretty!"

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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