This cream is definitely too thick to put on my face, but for my body and dry legs, it's perfect during the winter time! I just bought my third bottle (the 20 oz ones) and it's been my all time favorite body cream. The smell is not great, but you get used to it. I actually like the smell of this cream better than other "fragranced" lotions that's way to perfume-y.
You might like this cream if you use it for your body and not your face!
I think everyone should understand that this is like the best lotion ever. I can't say anything bad about it. To me, it's just the standard. It's like vaseline jelly, just someone everyone must have. It works on the body and face, perfectly. When i used to have dry skin, this didn't have enough moisture for me, but now i have normal/oily skin and it's perfect. This is my holy grail lotion, enough said.
i love this! i have dry/combination skin. just don't use any creams if u r very oily overall. but first i used a bit too much and thought that this was bad, but then i learned to swipe just a little on my cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin and i was all set to go! it has great slip, so a little will go a long way. i wouldn't recommend this if u have serious acne all over, use liquid foundation, or do a lot of excersize or sit in heat a lot of the day. unless u have dry skin. i use cetaphil as my daily skincare for cleansing, moisturizing, etc... my acne has actually improved over 1 week immensely. and the price is great! it may be a bit pricey for some of u who like the drugstore, but this jar will last at least 10 months. if not more. make sure ur hands are washed before u use this, since u dont want more bacteria in there. i have improved in skin tone, acne, and my face felt instantly smoother and left it feeling like a baby's but. make sure u use very little so that it can sink in. i think many of u think its oily because u r simply using too much of it. i use this, use maybelline fit me powder which i love just on my t-zone!, and some mascara and i look amazing. many people always ask me about my skin becuz it looks glowing. and it does! that's why i think all those super mattifying powders are stupid because so many women think it is because it makes them look non oily. well, u want radiance and shine, just not greasy shine. a bit of shine looks amazing! all in all, if u are looking for a great moisturizer that actually moisturizes your skin wonderfully, buy this!
I love this moisturizer, although I don't use it daily but it had always helped me pull through after using anything that didn't quite work out for my skin. it's not sticky or runny, very smooth and easy to apply + it didn't cause my skin to breakout! would definitely continue to use it and repurchase.
I also like to massage it into my neck at night to help maintain my chin/skin area.
I have the initial impression of this product a four, because I just purchased and started using it.
Price? The initial price shock was pretty high for me. However, after initially using it for the first time yesturday; I know I'll have this for a long time to come. So over all the investment isn't that bad at all.
Packaging? I actually like the tub idea. I will be purchasing a smaller tub to go into my purse. While I don't anticipate putting this on, "on the go", it will still be nice to have at my disposal, or simply, just for travel purposes.
The extended review:
This jar is jam packed with product. Has a clean, almost non existent scent. I have combination skin that is prone to bad hormonal break outs. I have been using Cetaphil brand face wash for several months now, so last night, I followed up with this.
I literally just swiped my index finger across the top of the cream, twice. I didn't dig, I just swiped. I STILL had enough product left to rub into my hands. I applied it to my entire face, chin, neck, and chest. I anticipate having this for over a year with daily use (provided my husband doesn't use it). I paid about $13, so even if it lasts me a year, thats $.03 per application.
It took a couple of minutes to soak in, but wasn't greasy. It was wonderful. And my face was instantly smoother. I applied it last night based on some of the "greasy" reviews. I now know I don't have to do that, and can apply the cream in the morning after my normal shower.
Great product so far. Would repurchase. I will edit this review should anything else develop. Wonderful.
Don't let the initial sticker shock stop you from purchasing!!!
I wanted to love this, I really did.
First, I didn't like the huge tub. With acne-prone skin, I really have to be mindful of bacteria touching my skin and obviously it's bad news if you must dig into a huge tub of lotion to get product.
Second, this was way too greasy. It created a sheen on my face. I even tried using it VERY sparse and mixed it with a bit of water, and no dice. I also tried only applying powder mineral makeup long after application thinking it would give it time to soak in. Nope, I was patting that oily sheen look that I so don't like off my face for the entirity of the day.
Third, it broke me out. It made underground, strange, clogged-up bumps where I had none before. Then, when I went to "get rid" of the bump (yes, squeeze) weird, hard, snake-like sebum came out. I swear it was from the Cetaphil.
Like I said, I was really disappointed that things didn't work out between us and we had to break up, haha. I do find that it is useful to use on my arms, feet, and legs, especially right after shaving. I also use it on the tip of my nose sometimes when it is flaky around the nostrils and it works wonders. Sometimes I reserve it **just** for underneath my eyes if they are feeling particularly dry. But I won't even put it on my entire face again. It also has some ingredients which are on the black list if you have acne-prone skin.
I absolutely love this moisturiser. I use benzoyl peroxide which leaves my skin quite dry and itchy and this completely counteracts all of that. Most moisturisers that I have used, including high potency Vitamin E cream have not lasted the night, so that when I woke up my skin felt overly dry, tight and itchy. I have found no such problem with this moisturiser.
The tub it comes in is not terribly hygienic, but considering I only apply it after thoroughly washing my face and hands, it shouldn't be too much of an issue.
I think this works great as a basic moisturizer. It does what a moisturizer is supposed to do--MOISTURIZE! The ingredients don't break me out either, and the price is good. I think i bought it at cvs for $9? Can't remember exactly. I use it after cleansing and toning my face, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes before applying a spot treatment (if i feel the need to apply a spot treatment, if not then i just leave my face alone.) I think my only gripe is the packaging. I hate the fact that you have to unscrew the top to get to the product, and though i've seen another cetaphil moisturizer with a pump, i haven't tried it sooo i can't really say anything bout that. And maybe it's just me, but my tube always get dirty -.- I still like this and would buy again though.
I've tried Cetaphil's Moisturizing Lotion and I did not find it to be anything special but this stuff is the bomb! As soon as you put it on it has this really smooth feel. A little goes a long way; you'll use no more than a dime size amount. I bought a 16oz jar of this stuff for $15 plus tax at my local Riteaid. I suggest to get the jar because you get a lot more bang for your buck than the tube which only has 3oz, but I can see people still buying it because of sanitary reasons or for traveling around with. I'd also like to mention that I have not broken out due to using this cream.I've tried it for a while now and I really love it. I recommend this to anyone looking for a moisturizer that moisturizers the skin without causing breakouts or leaving a greasy look or feel.
I've been using this off and on since my teen years as my dermatologist recommended using while I was on Retin-A. I do use it around eye area when I need more moisture. I have rosacea and this is very soothing. Never caused irritation or breakouts so I highly recommend this! Wish came in a big tube is my only complaint.