Sadly, this did not work for me. CVS was having a sale in the travel aisle and I got a mini bottle of the Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion for $.99. I have super sensitive skin, and after reading the ingredients and seeing macadamia nut oil, I was super wary about trying it out. But I did anyway. I wore it for one night out and when I came home I immediately saw that this clogged my pores. I got raised bumps, some red and some flesh colored. This is something that happens to me often when I try a new product. I am sad because I really wanted this to work, as I am fond of the Gentle Skin Cleanser. The Moisturizing Cream also broke me out in the same clogged pores. If you want to try this, see if you can get the travel size on sale, it's way cheaper.
This is a review for the lotion (not the cream).
I have my mother to thank for getting me onto this product very recently. I was spending all kinds of money on expensive Clinique moisturizers and they did the trick well enough, but I couldn't help but notice each time I saw my mom over the past few years, her skin kept looking younger and younger. To my horror, people were mistaking her as my sister, as her skin was starting to look younger than mine and she is in her 60's! Plump with moisture and pretty much line-free, so I broke down and asked her what she was using.
Well, within just a few days of using this, I could see my skin also starting to plump out and look very well hydrated. I followed the directions to apply it liberally while the face was still wet after washing. It makes an obscene mess allover my face, but I keep massaging it in while watching some tv, then I wait about 20 minutes before applying foundation overtop. If you are in a hurry to apply your foundation, you may have to choose another moisturizer that day.
Wow! What a difference my this makes to how my foundation applies and looks though. It is like I'm 16 all over again. With Cetaphil under, my foundation glides on like butter (as it did when a teenager, lo those many years ago) and looks so smooth. I can't get over how my face and foundation look really great with the Cetaphil under. There is no odor and although it may be too oily/shiny for skin that is already oily, this product makes my dry skin look years younger. I'm super-pleased.
I really can not seem to find the hype in the Cetaphil brand. The cleanser was a waste of time to me. This lotion honestly leaves me greasy & makes me 10x more oily than I normally am. If I use a small amount, I feel dry. Even using it on my hands or body I felt completely greasy. I hated this lotion. continued >>
I bought this in the travel size when I was on a winter vacation without moisturizer. I intended it for my legs and arms, but when I saw how nicely it absorbed and kept my skin soft without making it greasy, I used it on my cheeks and forehead. This is a beautiful moisturizer for me, much better than expensive Sephora ones I've tried. (Though not as good as Philosophy Miracle Worker, my HG.) The chief benefit is that it sinks in right away, and keeps my skin soft for hours without getting it shiny or eating my makeup off. As someone with combination skin, this is quite a blessing. That said, I only use it on the dry parts on my face.
And of course, its low price tag doesn't hurt.
GREAT FOR THE BODY, loved it! Moisturized my dry, scaly looking legs to a much smoother texture.
However, it's TOO HEAVY FOR MY FACE and IT BURNS WHEN APPLIED. It worked great for a couple of weeks on my dry winter patches, but after that I had tons of whiteheads. Oh no...
Will repurchase for the body only.
This is the best body moisturizer I have ever used. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter and this is the only lotion I have ever used that keeps my legs soft. I have bad allergies and cannot use most scented lotions at all so I love that this is scent free. I use it every night and the difference is incredible. I haven't used another moisturizer since.
I use this as the last step to remove makeup after applying extra virgin olive oil! It's very pleasant, gentle, leave my skin so smooth and clean!
however, I don't think it suits for oily skin of if you want a cleaner cleaser!
Wonderful stuff! I have used this this lotion for years and have never had a complaint about it. I was using bio-oil for a while after a case of chicken pox left me with scars, but even a pure oil product didn't make my skin as moisturized and smooth as cetaphil.
I even use it as a make up remover. Put a generous amount on a cotton pad and boom! No more make up! Granted, I don't wear heavy make up, but its always worked wonderfully for me.
I was searching for a very moisturizing lotion that does not irritate my acne prone skin and this works very well! Although it is a bit greasy on the skin, I would much prefer a dewey glow than a dry, flakey complexion. So in that area I do not really have any complaints. It is an awesome winter moisturizer, especially for the night time. I think this may be a bit too heavy for the summer so I will probably just use it as a nighttime moisturizer then and stick with an spf moisturizer for the day. My one complaint is that it does not have spf. However, I highly recommend this product to anyone whose skin is irritated very easily or has acne prone skin.
Edit: This worked for my very well when my skin was dry and irritated during the winter months, but I started developing cystic acne as soon as the weather started warming up. I stopped using this and my skin began to slowly clear. So use this with caution if you are acne prone!
Love this stuff.
My skin has been super dry and sensitive this winter and all of the other moisturizes i tried irritated my skin or didn't provide enough moisture. I literally tried every drugstore moisturizer and even a few higher end ones and nothing compared to this.
It feels great when it goes on my skin. I use it in the morning and at night. I have to be careful not to apply too much to my t zone though or else it gets a little oily.