My summertime moisturizer for my dry, dry skin. This isn't always enough in the winter, but does the job in the summer. Gives my body smooth, glowey skin. People always compliment me on my skin when I wear this. I definitely recommend this, especially to us Brown Girls!
I'm also using a prescription product for acne, but my skin is closer to normal. I only really show oil on my forehead and nose until late in the day, but don't have to blot througout the day until summer. I barely use any moisturizer in these areas anyway & use sunscreen in the am instead. Yet, even in light evening use, this hasn't clogged my pores. I like that it has the oil for protection of the deeper layers since my eyes & mouth area need that. It has nothing that irritates and is a great moisture binder. Plus the tocerpherol in it is an antioxidant, too. An earlier reviewer mentioned this is expensive, but did they really notice how much more you get than the typcial drugstore or department store size? I used to use a moisturizer by Paula's Choice that she discontinued so I changed to this and glad I did because for the price you get much more than her 2 to 4oz size.
UPDATE: Clogs my pores in T zone in summer, but will still use under my eyes along with on my cheeks in winter. continued >>
Not my HG, but it helped when my cheeks were dry and peeling. Not good for oilier skin, since my nose & forehead did get oily afterwards. Works for my hands though :) continued >>
I really want to like this product too as many people said, but it did make my skin break out in just 2 days....i have a combination skin, oily t-zone but very dry cheek, so i really want a lotion that can moisturize my cheek but won't give me pimples...however, this lotion still doesnt work. After the first day, i can feel my skin was irritated, i didnt see pimple, but the cheek was red, 2nd day i had small red bumps on forehead and cheek.... it did make my dry skin soft and smooth, but at the same time im getting bumps too.. =(
I have tried a LOT of different types of moisturizers--(i am a bit of a skincare junkie). And for some reason recently, my skin started getting itchy and flaky. I didn't know why since I hadn't recently changed any of my skincare products. I tried using the most non-irritating things (burts serum which just has a variety of natural oils) to estee lauder Night repair serum. But NONE of them would sooth my flaky and itchy skin. I was getting a little panicky since my cheeks and forehead would always get flaky and my overall skin texture felt more rough--and I had never had any of these kinds of problems with my skin before.
UNTIL I was at the drugstore and decided to try Cetaphil Moisturizer lotion. I have a science background in dermatology, and so i was aware of the importance of having good humectants as well as occlusives in a lotion (humectants draw and bind moisture, whereas the occlusive component prevents waterloss from the skin). And this has both. Seriously, right after I used this (i use this after washing my face before all water has evaporated), my skin is completely healed. I feel silly saying that cause it sounds so cliche, but this lotion worked really well for me. If you want a good straightfoward non-irritating lotion, THIS is it!
(just as an FYI, based on reading various scientific posters at dermatology meetings, the bottom line to taking care of your skin is a GOOD moisturizer and sunblock. The addition of extra "antioxidants" and other additives etc, rarely show statistically significant improvements in clinical trials when compared to a basic moisturizer. I have read a several posters from companies such as L'oreal and perricone.)
I like this moisturizer because it's very good for sensitive skin. It's a lotion so it's lightweight and it doesn't clog pores. I took one lippie out because it does make me break out sometimes since it contains some oil however overall it's an excellent moisturizer for a very fair price and no crazy sophistications
I really like Cetaphil Cleanser. I use it religiously. I bought the lotion, hoping I would like it too. I like everything about it except it burns the red Rosacea areas of my face. It's probably not the fault of Cetaphil. I just have some sensitivities. I really wish this would work for me, but I have other choices that don't burn my skin. I will probably use it as a lotion for neck, chest, etc. I think it could be a very good moisturizer for many people without this type of sensitivity.
This is very expensive for a drugstore brand, and I am disappointed with the results. I have the formula for dry skin but there's no way anyone needs this much grease on their face! It makes my skin feel oily and gross all day. It is better suited as a night moisturizer because it does lay on top of the skin for so long.
This lotion is GREAT!! Take it from someone who has tried pretty much every other one you would find on that shelf. The reason I didn't try it before is that it is for some reason difficult to find in Toronto. It is VERY moisturaizing and makes your face feel velvety smooth. For those of you who have tried Loreal's Happyderm, just know that this product does what Happyderm claims to do (but fails..) Other products that I think come close to this are Nivea Rich for face. Spend your money on this product because it is actually effective and worth it. Enjoy!