I was so happy I got this in a BOGO sale. I have always been a fan of Cetaphil's moisturizing cream (the one in the tub) since the regular lotion wasn't moisturizing enough for my dry skin. I was worried at first that it wouldn't be moisturizing enough, but actually, this bottle has a nice package and delivered enough moisture! Now I've switched from the moisturizing cream to this lotion because of the packaging and the effectiveness of the product.
Although I don't have eczema, I have had seriously dry skin since going on Accutane years ago.
Absorbs quickly and provides long lasting moisture. The smell is neutral-ish to a little bit chemical--y.
I would probably put this between the cetaphil lotion and body cream. Yes it is more expensive. But in the winter when it stops my legs from itching like crazy, totally worth it.
I am a severe atopic eczema patient and my skin is always dry, i mean ultra-dry! I tried many things and mostly medicated cream to soothe my dry and itchy skin but none of them really helps. I was having a very bad outbreak few weeks back and my dermatologist recommended this to me. I am now using both Cetaphil Restoraderm body wash and moisturizing cream.
Cetaphil Restoraderm skin restoring moisturizer really a good stuffs. Just after a few days use, I think I will repeat this cream when my current bottle runs out. The moisturizing power is superb, I applied immediately after shower - 1 pump for upper body and 2 pumps for lower body. When your body still wet, the cream spread evenly across your body and it really does what it claimed.
After full day activities in office (or anyplace out of the house), I can still feel my skin is soft, smooth and supple. This cream is really a good stuffs and I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! Will repurchase.
I have eczma and have been using a mix of hemp seed oil and sorbalene during dry Australian winters.
This is great when I need something a little less heavy and seems to calm my skin down as good as the hemp seed oil. Brilliant for eczma prone skin but like other reviewers say it is very expensive ($20 per bottle) so I don't use it unless I have to.
I have insanely dry skin that is always flaking off my face. Since I started using this my problem is almost non existent. My only complaint is the price, it was $16 which I find to be very high for a drug store brand. But it works better than any lotion I have ever used, doesn't clog my pores, and works excellent so I will absolutely be buying another bottle when I run out.
Also, I mix this with liquid foundation to make a tinted moisturizer. Love it!
First off, this product is NOT expensive. It was about $13.00 at my Walgreens, and compared to the billion other high-end products that hardly work out there, this was very reasonably priced.
This winter my skin (face) has become dry, and itchy. I have dry patches on the upper sides of my nose bridge, cheeks, forehead and eye lids. My face felt like it was itchy EVERYWHERE, especially my eyelids, jaw line and forehead. I picked up Cetaphil Restoraderm after Googling moisturizers for dry, itchy skin, and POOF i came across this! i LOVE it! It's definitely not a one-time miracle, but after a week my skin felt SO much better! I wish it was jut a bit more moisturizing though, but nothing a second layer on some areas wont fix! =)
I've heard comparisons between Cetaphil and Cerave, i've never tried Cerave, but i'd recommend trying it if cetaphil doesn't work out for you.
A little pricey, but i wouldnt mind paying this much if the product actually worked. It has niacinamide in it which i like but it didnt do too much to calm my redness from eczema down, i didnt like the stickiness either, cerave lotion gave a softer feel than this. will not repurchase, the search for a lotion to help eczema continues..
This moisturizer is great! I bought this on a whim without checking p-ville while I was suffering from a dermatitis-like rash that was scaly and craving moisture. I'd been hunting for a more hydrating moisturizer for PM use that wouldn't be heavy or greasy and actual provide moisture. I loved Cerave but broke me out.
This is a fantastic alternative. All I need is a pea sized amount. It doesn't just "sit" on my skin, which is great because I can use a dab in the am along with my usual Complex 15 for an extra boost of moisture. I've been using it for a few months now and It hasn't broken me out. Every morning I wake up with supple, smooth skin.
Some of the reviews mention a stinging experience and I will admit I felt that as well. In the first couple of weeks or so my skin did sting a tiny bit and look the slightest bit red, but this eventually subsided. And I do not feel any stinging at all anymore. I'm not sure if this is because my skin became accustomed to the ingredients or that the mysterious dermatitis outbreak I was suffering from at the time is now gone and perhaps that was the source of irritation. Either way, I think this is a product that is worth a try. And given how little is needed to cover the face and even neck, the price isn't that bad. continued >>
Overall I like this moisturizer. I use this on my face, on my neck and sometimes on my hands. I think it's way too expensive for what it is, but I will make do since it does seem to quench my extremely dehydrated skin's thirst (at least for a while). I have to apply around two peas' size to my face and neck, but seeing that there is a lot of product in the bottle it's fine. The ingredients are what made me purchase this, it contains more nourishing and interesting ingredients than the normal Cetaphil lotion. I used to be on Retin-A, which made me search endlessly for the right moisturizer: hydrating, calming, (hopefully) fragrance-free, not too oily under makeup and being able to keep me flake-free for at least 12 hours. Sadly, I never found it. Whenever I try to soothe my Retin-A caused dry skin with this lotion, I end up getting a lot of small clogs on my nose and chin. I also got a bunch of whiteheads. However, I stopped Retin-A recently to go on two medications: Mynocycline for a month, followed by Accutane (40mg per day). My skin is now completely dry, dehydrated and flaky. It is still as sensitive as before (which was caused by Retin-A from the beginning). I now use this with my EL ANR, EL Hydrationist, Avène Hydrance Riche, and I finish with Cetaphil. I layer them all in that specific order. These four layers of serum and moisturizer do keep my skin soft and plump, but I still have doubts about Cetaphil since it clogged me before. What I can say is that it is rather moisturizing, but it doesn't feel too greasy and soaks in a few minutes after application. If I don't layer it with something else, it leaves my skin dry and flaky the next morning. All in all I find that this is a good basic moisturizer, but I doubt that I will repurchase.
This has to be the best hand/body lotion I've ever used. During winter I get a bit of eczema patches between my fingers. This relieves it like no other. My son's pediatrician gave me samples due to his constant itching and dry skin from swimming and summer heat. Works like a dream for us. It comes in a somewhat smaller bottle compared to what I'm used to which is a bit of a bummer.
Some of the brands I've tried: Vaseline Intensive, Equate, St. Ives, Lubriderm, Aveeno, Gold Bond, Eucerin, Suave, Palmers. Many of the drug store brands.