My dermatologist recommended this to me when I was using retin-A micro. At the time, it was good for my flaky skin. Fast forward ten years: no longer using retin-A, (though using d/s retinol products) and I do not need such intense moisture. For a lotion, this is indeed intense moisture and other reviewers are absolutely correct in saying that in can feel greasy. This does not, however cause breakouts, which is great. Now, though I use it for the delicate skin around my eyes and for my neck, each night and morning. I have never found a cream specifically for eyes that works as well as this Cetaphil lotion. It does not sting, and makes applying undereye concealor smooth. Considering I use so little, this bottle will last me forever, however with the packaging, it is hard to travel with, so being that I cannot go a day without it, I have a special little travel bottle just for my cetaphil "eye cream". Love it for my eyes, not necessarily for my face.
I don't mind it on my body, find it a bit sticky on my face, but it's my boy's HG moisturiser for face and body. He has rosacea and eczema and swears by this stuff.
Pros: Unscented, v moisturising, well priced.
Cons: It tends to stay quite sticky.
EDIT: I was right the first time. It was too heavy. It was one of the reasons I was always breaking out, even with so much benzoyl peroxide. I used it for three months on Dan Kern's regimen, and while it did soothe my skin and prevent flakes, I'm pretty sure it was the combination of cetearyl alchohol and ceteareth 20, and maybe the macadamia nut oil, that contributed to the formation of acne. But it's perfect for lips, hands, and body! And for that, I kept the rating at 4 lippies, instead of taking any off for the adverse reaction my face had while using it.
I avoided this product for a while because I had heard that it was too heavy and greasy for the face. But I use a lot of benzoyl peroxide so I need the extra moisture, since my skin starts to flake without it. I was a bit apprehensive at first, but this moisturizer did the job, and very well too. I haven't broken out, and my skin is sooooo soft. I also use this for my lips, as they tend to crack. It's the most moisturizing lotion I've ever tried. I only use it at night, since it doesn't have SPF. I've only been using this for a couple weeks, so I'll see how it works out in the long run. So far I'm very very very happy with it.
This is unexpectedly wonderful! I only bought this because it is quite cheap for the amount you get and figured if I didn't like it it could be a body moisturizer. However, my skin absolutely loves this stuff, which is amazing because I have very sensitive yet clog prone skin which is a bizarre combination of oily and dry. This really seems to balance my skin, and gets rid of all those dehydration lines. I can even put this around my eyes, and it moisturizes better than the newish Clinique All About Eyes Rich (which I had been using but luckily will not need to repurchase). I do wear this in the day time even though I am an oil slick so I occaisionally blot, but my skin is much more comfortable (and I think sort of less oily) when it doesnt get dried out. All around great product, my nails and cuticles love it too.
Well, I LOVE that this product doesn't irritate my skin but I think it makes me greasy. I just think it may be too much for my skin in the summer, but I haven't been able to find anything else out there that has no smell and is this gentle.
i use it at night with my Tazorac. Great product.
my skin: rosacea, dry, aging, itchy, sensitive.
This product went on great. super application. Then it started itching and my face turned red and then I had pastules which seemed to form right away and then a huge under the skin cystic acne cropped up on my chin!!!
I did a split face with this. The side that I applied this on looks horrible.
Oddly enough, I am okay with Cetaphil cleansing lotion.
it's a really good moisturiser for my sensitive, acne prone yet dry skin! i used this last year and it cleared out my acnes! even my scars had faded! then i switched to other brands because i wanted to shrink my pores.. but recently my acnes have come back! i don't know whether it's the problem of the moisturiser or my hormone, and my skin has become so so so dry! i tried the other moisturisers but none of the moisturisers i have used can compete with this cheap yet great moisturiser! at the end, i still come back to cetaphil, it's still the best :)
I really wanted to love this lotion. And I have heard all the hype about Cetaphil being a good brand. But after continue use my skin feels itchy and red bumps starts to form. But since it has no warning about it being a possible allergent and it claims that it is non comedogenic, I continue using this wholeheartedly. I only knew about stopping after my skin got pretty bad. ( from having almost perfect skin) I just thought there should be more responsibility with labeling their lotion "non comedogenic" as well as warning people to stop usage if irration continues. I am pretty mad at Cetaphil now... sigh
I use this product every 3 days on my face. I switch between 3 different moisturizers. It works well. Not greasy. Easily penetrates the skin. Good price.