HG, people! Listen to your dermatologists! This is amazing for everyone with dry or sensitive skin, especially those of you with eczema or those who are on Roaccutane/Accutane or other harsh acne medications. I started using Cetaphil at around 15, I was DESPERATE for something that wouldn't aggravate my poor, eczema-ridden face. I had such irritated eyelids that the skin actually cracked and bled, and I also had terrible acne. I started taking Roaccutane (a "last resort" acne medication) and feared my skin would worsen. However, Cetaphil saved me. I buy the big-ass tub of this each year, it seems to last one year exactly for me.
- GREAT as a foundation primer, provides lots of slip to apply liquid foundation.
- thick, creamy texture (for me this is a pro as I love to slather it on before bed and let it sink in!)
- fragrance free! I honestly don't understand why anyone would voluntarily use a product containing fragrance. Those ingredients are not meant for the delicate skin on your face!
- last and most importantly, this product is very affordable for the quantity and quality.
- The only one I can think of is try not to apply this to areas where you may have excess oil (nose, eyelids) as it may make you oilier.
I owe my life to Cetaphil, seriously... I will continue to endorse their products to no end even though I'm in no way affiliated because I'm just so THANKFUL!
Cetaphil is cheap and effective, so what are you waiting for? Give it a shot, and thank me later. ;)
I am actually using this as a cleanser! So recently my skin has had multiple personalities. In general I have a VERY oily t-zone with dry cheeks. This story begins with my hair- stay with me on this one- Over the past few months I noticed that I was losing a lot of hair in the shower and getting tender bumps around my hairline (it's always something!) By chance a friend of mine who works at whole foods sent me a bunch of samples of an organic shampoo and conditioner. I started using them and on the 1st day noticed I only lost about 3 or 4 hairs in the shower (vs. the 20 I had been counting on the shower wall) I kept using it and still SO much less shedding. In addition the bumps around my hairline totally went away- I am thinking that maybe I have developed a sulfate sensitivity? So now to my skin. Even the gentlest foaming cleansers were leaving my skin clean, but very dry and tight with little fluid filled pustules popping up around my mouth and under my nose- so annoying- My nose and forehead would react by kicking out a gallon of oil to counteract the drying effect. The cleanser that irritated me the least was Simple, but I was still having issues. I tried so many (Neutrogena for sensitive, Aveeno cream cleanser, Cetaphil, apple cider vinegar w/water, cleansing with just water, cleansing with extra virgin olive oil, etc) Still the same problem. One night I was dreading cleansing my face because I knew the cyle that awaited me. I was looking at my graveyard of products and labels, and tried a blob of my Cetaphil cream on my Clarisonic Mia, and WOW! My skin was so soft. No redness, no dryness or reactive over-oilness, no bumps, took off all of my makeup- I keep touching my cheeks and checking in the mirror- I am thinking that maybe i have a sulfate sensirivity on my face as well as my hair? Whatever the culprit has been, I will definitely keep using this as a cleanser- My only complaint is that it is in a big jar which makes me cringe at the possible germ factor.
Excited by the good reviews from MUA, I decided to try this because I ran out of the other Cetaphil moisturizer I was using (the daily SPF 15 one).
My skin is very acne prone and within 2 days of using this, I developed multiple little pimples on my face. I hoped that this cream wasn't responsible for them and tried putting a lesser amount of it on but that didn't work either.
I'm still giving this a 3 because it works really well for my hands, arms, legs, areas other than my face. It's very moisturizing. I'm going to have to kick down another star for the unsanitary jar/packaging, though.
This is the only cream that helped my dry skin! I had a problem with dry skin for six months until I grabbed my brother's Cetaphil Cream. Three days later my skin was supple without breakouts. The packing for the jar is is a little unhygenic, but that can be solved by using a q tip to scoop out the project.
A little goes a long way as well!
I bought this TUB of cream over a year ago and i'm not even halfway done. I have dry/oily skin and breakout only during aunt flow's visit. Before this moisturizer I tried so many but none seemed to work. This cream is perfect, at first it may seem like its too much but over time you get used to it. it makes my skin super soft which no dry patches at all, anyone whose skin dries over winter should definitely use this cream. A little goes a loooooooong way!
I have dry, acne prone skin and this is the perfect moisturiser for me. I use it only at night to counter the dryness of my acne medication and benzoyl peroxide gel 5 %. It definitely moisturises the skin and makes it very soft and supple. It also does not break me out in acne (so far), so I will definitely repurchase. And unless you have very, very dry skin, I would not recommend this before you put on make up in the morning, as it will cause your make up to slip and slide off your face…Argh! Very cheap too, so will repurchase
I got this in the tube, so no hygiene issues here!
I have horribly dry and flaky skin on my nose year round. I had tried everything on it to try to help the skin become less flaky and dry but not even vaseline worked on it. Finally my younger cousin whom was exema (sp?) recommended it to me. No more dry skin now. I dislike how unsanitary the packaging is as you have to dip your fingers in but its great other than that. I can wear it under foundation or without. When my skin has a really bad dry spell, slathering it on overnight always does the job for me. I would recommend this to anyone with dry skin and will most certainly repurchase when I need to (I've used about 1/6 in the past 6 months).
I tried this years ago at a friend's house (she raved about it) so when I needed a good facial moisturizer recently, I decided to give it a try. I haven't explored skincare as much as many people here, but I can say that this stuff is very moisturizing for my skin, and it almost gives a perfect to my skin (maybe a a tiny bit too moisturized, but it's hardly apparent and I would only take like .1 or .2 from my overall star rating.) I think this is one of those products that can work well for every skin type (unless they are allergic). The packaging is simple and effective.
Fragrance Free. Doesn't irritate. My go-to product for winter and spring when I feel the need for a thicker moisturizer. I prefer the tube packaging.
Love this product! I was recommended this by my dermatologist after I tried this terrible acne cream that left my skin burned and peeling..I literally could not even leave the house cause it was that bad. I was skeptical at first because I had already tried a bunch of moisturizers to try and soothe and moisturize my skin, but none seemed to help and all the moisturizers I tried had burned my skin since my skin was peeling. I then finally decided to give this a try and bought it. It wasn't that cheap, I think around $11 or so dollars? but it's a pretty big jar. Once I bought it, I immediately slapped some on my face to see if it could moisturize my dry skin, at first it didn't seem much different than the other moisturizers, but I just kept putting more and more on throughout the day whenever my skin felt dry again, and after just one night my skin was almost back to normal, plump and moisturized! I was soooo freaking happy, and now I love Cetaphil! But now since my face is healed, I don't use this on my face every night because it's a little too oily for my "already oily face" but I use it on my stomach where I have little dry patches and it really helps A LOT, better than any other creams I've tried. Anyways, I love this cream, and if you ever have any burns or experience something bad with your skin and you need to soothe or moisturize it, WITHOUT it burning, Definitely try this! It doesn't contain any extra ingredients that other moisturizers have that will Burn your skin, this is just a moisturizer that Moisturizes your skin and i lovee it!
PS. the packaging is pretty bad, I lasts a long time, but I hate how you have to keep sticking your fingers and alkjfasdfgjl all the germs get in each time.. but i still love this cream.