LOVE this stuff. I get really bad eczema during the wintertime..Which is like... 90 Percent of my climate here in seattle. :) My skin gets super duper dry.. this is the only thing that will help keep my skin moist through out the whole entire day. I usually dont have to reapply.
This is thick but when I apply it to my face it still feels tight from dryness. I guess the stuff is too thick to moisturize my skin. And its hard so it clogs my pores. Not for my skin. I need more emolients and oil in my creams. The lotion version is more moisturizing though, I can use that.
Oh Dear LORD.
RELIEF. I have eczema whenever it's dry and windy, which where I live is 9 months out of the year.
I've been using steroid creams for a while, but I've become wary as to the overuse of steroid creams.
So I began my search. I tried organic stuff (cocoa butter, shea butter, oils), but nothing would relieve the eczema. I would just end up all greased up but still itchy, with the eczema still worsening.
I read on internets that Cetaphil is the best for eczema prone people, so I took a dive and paid $15 (as of 2012.01.21 @ Walgreens). $15 may seems steep for a drugstore lotion, but this isn't just -some- lotion. It's the only thing that has relieved my eczema. IT'S THE CUREEE (for me at least - cannot promise everyone with eczema that they will be cured as well).
Anyway. I just can't shut my mouth when I'm finally relieved of horrible ugly itchiness. So. :]
If I have any side effects, I'll update later. If I don't update, it means all is peachy-keen. :]]]
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As I promised, if everything was peachy-keen, I wouldn't update.
And it almost is! It's like a couple notches below peachy-keen.
I noticed that when I layer on thick amounts of the Body Cream, it starts to peel/roll off my skin. It's not a big deal for me since I only use this at night and at home, but for people who are looking to use this during the day - just remember to use a thin layer! Or you might be experiencing the same peeling/rolling of product as well.
I use a little bit each night to also remove my gel (Bobbi Brown) eyeliner and my waterproof cream eyeshadows (MUFE's Aqua Creams). Put a little smear on your fingers, gently massage it into your eye area to loosen your eye makeup. Wipe off with tissue. At least 99% of it should be gone. Just wash your face.
I don't recommend it for people who tend to get millia though. I don't know if it causes millia if you put it on your eyes, but so far for me it's been working out very well. :]
-Edit 3- October 6th, 2012
Don't you wonder if people still like the products 1 year later? It's currently October 6th, 2012 (so almost 10 months), and I still have to say that I am in mad love with Cetaphil's Moisturizing Cream. Sometimes when my allergies are bad or my stress is increasing, I can feel the dry patches on my skin encouraging eczema to thrive. As soon as I feel the dry itchiness or dry tightness, I quickly apply this to wherever, and after a couple days the threat of eczema disappears. I have about 30% left of the original jar left, so this was definitely a worthy investment.
Also, sometimes when I'm really lazy and I have a little extra cream on my hands, I just use it as face cream (I don't recommend this for everyone, especially if you're prone to acne / break out easily / have cystic acne).
- Edit 4 - September 15, 2013
I finally had to buy a 2nd jar about a couple months ago. My eczema has flared up again due to the inconsistent dry/humid weather that's been happening. This is the ONLY lotion that I've been satisfied with for so long. I LOVE THIS, so much.
I noticed other lotions often 1) sink too quickly into my skin (I have dry flaky skin) and leave my skin feeling dry even afterward, 2) the smell/fragrance is too strong, or 3) absorbs more into my bedsheets/pajamas than my own skin.
Cetaphil's cream avoids all 3 things, which is why I love Cetaphil's cream even 2 years later.
Wow, why did I shell out $50+ for moisturizers when I can get this for dirt cheap?
I have drier skin, no blemishes; the only concern is dry patches during winter. I slap this on morning and night after toner in the winter. Perfecto!
For the other seasons, I use a light moisturizer in the morning.
BEST LOTION FOR ECZEMA! I have the worst eczema spots on my legs, wrists, hands .... basically all over my body. I went to the dermatologist and this is what she had recommended to me. That was 7 years ago and I have used this ever since. I put it on morning and night and it works wonders!
I live in Boston and Philadelphia and the winters in both locations are extremely harsh with the dry air and awful windchill. This stuff really makes my skin feel so much better and really keeps it moisturized. I will always use this product because no matter what, my skin looks and feels so much better after I put it on. You will honestly see such a great improvement in your skin in just one day!
Definitely get this - plus it's only $11 for the massive tub they give you! I only have to buy this maybe every 6-8 weeks, so it's worth it!
i have the worst dry oily skin combination, lets just say my skin is very very Bipolar and it hates every lotion out there theres only 2 lotions my skin will not have a fit with which would be Mark lees hydrafluide lotion but i cant always afford that sadly so next to this awesome lotion is the very awesome cetaphil lotion! this stuff is very nice it makes my skin feel so silky smooth right after i do my face wash stuff. It is a little heavy but it still is worth it! and would work grate as a night lotion. This stuff is grate for dry/oily acne prone skin it wont make your skin go insane :)
This is my Favorite moisturizer ever, keeps my skin super hydrated especially during cold winter months. Doesn't breakout my skin at all and has actually improved my skin tone drastically. I do wish they would make the packaging more sanitary, a pump would be amazing. That aside I'll never use another moisturizer ever!
FINALLY!! Oh my gosh, why did I not try this earlier???? Oh that's right, because I tried the Cetaphil lotion, hated it, and figured I would hate this, too. I am kicking myself for not trying this sooner! I have spent SO much money on different high end moisturizers, trying to find one that will moisturize and not irritate my very dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Finally I found reviews for this cream, bought it, and I am in love! I'm currently using it both day and night. While it's a bit heavy for daytime under my makeup, I've found that if I apply it and let it sink in for about 10 minutes before applying my makeup, my makeup goes on smoothly with no problems. Love. :-)
After a really nasty breakout that would NOT go away, I made an emergency appointment with my dermatologist. I told him what I was using and he immediately told me to STOP using this cream. Within 3 days of stopping this cream (and all moisturizers), my face calmed down and cleared up about 75%. While I don't think this was actually causing me to break-out, it was definitely hindering my preexisting breakouts from healing.
I love applying this moisturizing cream on my body because it feels so refreshing every time. It isn't as thick as aveeno cream but does a better job at keeping my eczema away. At first, I purchased this to use on my face as well, but realized it was too thick and felt way too heavy. Aveeno lotion still does a better job in keeping my face soft. Because the cetaphil cream comes in a tub, just remember to wash your hands every time to keep the product lasting longer. A lot of physicians recommend cetaphil cream to patients with eczema. I'm not super impressed with this product so I don't have much to say. It comes really close to my aveeno cream. Both have similar texture, and both do a decent job for eczema. If I have to choose between the two, aveeno lotion wins for the face and cetaphil cream for the body.
This cream is great for moisturizing your body NOT your face. I initially first bought this to use for my face because I get really dry in the winter, sadly it did not work out to well for that. It broke me out really bad, definitely a pore clogging cream. I then decided to use it for my body and it worked out great for that. Definitely cures me of my dry cracked winter skin. The price is a bit steep for me though to just buy this to use as a body cream but I would repurchase when I have the money to splurge.