I bought this for $11 U.S. for a HUUUUGE bottle that will probably last me all year. seriously, you get a ton for the price. I chose the lotion over the tub cream because althugh my skin is very dry, I don't want something too heavy. The first time I put this lotion on, I was a little on the fence. It is very very thick, and a bit tacky. I did a no-makeup day so I could really see how it affeced my skin throughout the day. After it had sunk in for a few minutes, my skin felt great!!! very natural, not sticky or slimy at all. just like my normal face. did not irritate my overly sensitive skin at all. did not turn me red or blotchy, which happens with other lotions. throughout the day, my skin did not get oily or greasy. *UPDATE* I used this on a 6 day camping trip in michigan....no showers, and tons of dirt, mud, smoke and grease were on my face. I washed only in the morning with a bottle of water and my bar of cetaphil cleanser, and then covered my face with this. LOVE! no red marks, no pimples, just clear beautiful skin. my sunburn did not even peel. I am a convert!!!!!!!!!
I definitely cannot use this on my hands since it's not strong or moisturizing enough for my severely dry hands (I use Aveeno for my hands). It felt uncomfortable on my face (since it doesn't have that non-greasy after-feel that Aveeno, Curel, or Vaseline Intensive Care has) and made the skin on my face break out with cysts. It was also not as moisturizing for my body as I'd prefer in the cold and dry winter months.
I was recommended this product on the boards.
For reference I am a 24 year old GGG, with skin that is still young but definitely needs its moisture. I have combo skin, which can either be dry or oily depending on the day. It can be a bit on the sensitive side.
I was hoping to find a light moisturizer which worked well and didnt have any additional properties other than moisturizing. I noticed the product had some silicones in the list of ingredients and I was surprised but still decided to give it a shot since most moisturizers seem one silicone in their ingredients.
This didnt break me out, but gave me little bumps, and I think it is clogging my pores. All on my forehead, my cheeks. It is not too bad looking, thankfully it didn't break me out badly, but I am not fond of having little dots on my face.
Returned, and am glad to be rid of it. It may work for some, but for my non acne prone sensitive combo skin, it was nothing to rave about.
I used this moisturizer for a LONG time, I just recently stopped (a couple weeks ago). It's ok.... but the problem is just that... it's OK. I found something much nicer: Earth Science Almond-Aloe moisturizer.. natural, matte, gorgeous. I found that the cetaphil always left my face greasy (nothing MAJOR, but always needed something to matte it.. even over foundation, still needed powder). The good thing about this moisturizer is that, pretty much guaranteed, it won't bother your skin at all. But other than that...... I think that there are nicer ones out there for sure, like the one I said above, definite HG (Earth Science Almond-Aloe).
Good basic moisturizer. Not too heavy, not too light. I appreciate that it doesn't sting or burn my skin, and it leaves it feeling clean and soft.
I've always had dry, itchy, sensitive skin. I have very bad eczema and if I don't take care of it, it flares up.
Cetaphil lotion is the only lotion that has saved my skin. I lotion up everywhere after my shower and when needed. It keeps my skin hydrated, and it appears as if I do not have eczema at all. My skin is glowly and very smooth.
I would recommend this product if you have dry skin. Do not use it on the face though. A bottle costs about $12 Canadian, but it's often on sale for $10.
This is a great lotion not only for the face but for the whole body. It doesnt clog your pores and it makes yous skin feels soft and smooth.
This moisturiser does eventually leave my face feeling soft and moisturised - when I wake up the next morning after having applied it the night before.
My skin is on the dry side of normal and this feels too heavy for it. It takes some time to absorb and feels greasy for the longest time.
It is the middle of winter as I am using this as well, so I can't imagine how it would be in the warmer weather. Definitely not for me either way.
This, just like the Cetaphil cream, made me break out. I have combo/sensitive/acne-prone skin.
I have very sensitive, dry skin, also very acne prone. I found that Cetaphil's cleanser made my face kinda itchy and caused more pimples (I didn't know at that time that sodium lauryl sulfate is a serious pore clogger), and the Cetaphil cream contains propylene glycol, which is fine for most but makes my skin sting like something fierce, but ... this lotion is really kinda good. It's surprisingly rich, so a little goes a long way, but I love the glow I get from this. It's light enough that I don't feel suffocated, but enough substance that it really prevents that tight feeling I inevitably end up with by mid afternoon. Layers well with sunscreen products, which I use for day. I just wish it came in a travel size. I've been through so many expensive facial moisturizers (that either didn't do enough for my dry/combination skin, or caused stinging or irritation), I just wish I'd tried this first. *EDIT 7/22/07: Still enjoying it, especially now that my face is angry at me for all the various acne products (BHA, BP and a retinol product, pretty much cycling through them) I used this after my retinol and something about this is just so soothing it's crazy. And really, it takes so little to do the job, it took me a few times to decide how little to use. I basically put one whole pump on my hands and pretend it's just for that, and then press hands against face... the residue is all I need in some places. Then go back and touch up any areas that seem to need it. Any excess can go on elbows or neck or where ever and it'll be great. I'm still a little bit undecided on this one (it's nice, but a little bit greasy), but it can take me a very long time to really make up my mind about these things. In the mean time, there are too many good lotions like this and better out there, so I probably won't repurchase.