Cetaphil is a brand I’ve heard so much about but I’d only ever tried the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser thanks to a free sample that was included within a Superdrug order maybe a year ago. The sample was only around 10ml so there wasn’t enough for me to decide whether I loved it, but after seeing my lovely friend Kenzie rave about the Cetaphil Daily Defence Moisturiser I decided I needed to try more from the brand.
My skin has become more and more sensitive over the last year or so, so I’ve been more cautious with which skincare products I try. Cetaphil have received over 160 awards for their products, and they offer gentle skincare products for the face, body and baby too.
You can purchase their products from Superdrug, Tesco, Boots and Amazon. I have been really surprised by how many different products they have. I thought they only had maybe 3-4 products, but there are at least eleven different Cetaphil products available at Superdrug alone.
“Cetaphil believes a healthy skincare routine is part of an overall routine for total health and wellbeing, alongside healthy diet and exercise. The Cetaphil range of gentle, dermatologically tested and pH-balanced products has helped people care for their skin for 70 years. I
t was developed by experts and is trusted by dermatologists, celebrities and beauty insiders worldwide. Cetaphil products help all skin types to achieve optimum condition by being better equipped to defend against moisture loss and withstand external irritation.“
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 236ml £8.99
“Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a mild, non-irritating cleanser that leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy. It soothes skin as it cleans, removing dirt and impurities without stripping skin of natural lipids. It is fragrance free, does not block pores and matches the pH value of skin, making it ideal for daily use on even the most sensitive skin.“
The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used on both the face and body, and it can even be used with or without water as a light makeup remover. I was a little skeptical that the cleanser could be used without water, as I wondered how would you remove it from the skin? But it really does work without water as you can use a tissue or cotton pad to remove any remnants of the cleanser.
If you were to use this cleanser to remove makeup, I would always use it with water because I wouldn’t like the idea of the melted makeup lying on the surface of my skin. However this particular cleanser would be so handy when travelling or at festivals where access to water isn’t always possible but you still want to cleanse your skin.
I really like that it comes with a pump as it makes it easy to use, and it has a milky gel appearance when first dispensed from the bottle which turns into a milky lather when massaging into the skin.
The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser has a non-comedogenic formula which is fragrance free, and it’s so sensitive that I’ve been able to use it on my skin when it has had a reaction without stinging or irritation. I’ve tried this cleanser with waterproof mascara and it was very effective which surprised me considering how gentle the formula is.
Normally with the more gentle cleanser formulations, they’re not always the most effective but even with smokey eyes, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser worked well at dissolving my makeup without any irritation to my skin or eyes.
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion 236ml £8.99
“Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is a light moisturiser clinically proven to bind water to skin and prevent moisture loss. It absorbs quickly providing immediate soothing and softening of even the most sensitive skin for lasting hydration.
It is fragrance free, does not block pores and suitable for use on damaged skin associated with common skin conditions and following dermatological treatments.“
The Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is designed for use on the face and body, with a fragrance-free formula which is non-comeodogenic just like the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Like the cleanser, the Moisturising Lotion is also packaged within a pump bottle except it has a green pump and the Cleanser has a blue pump.
On the front of the bottle there’s a little rating dial showing you how rich the formula is, and the Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is said to have a ‘light’ formula but there are richer formulas in the range should you prefer them.
I recently had a really bad allergic reaction after an ECG as the electrode stickers left me with blisters and my skin was extremely sore, and I had no idea what I could use on my skin to relieve some of the discomfort. I decided to give this lotion a try as the description said it could be used on damaged skin associated with common skin conditions and following dermatological treatments.
I am so glad I did as it was extremely gentle, didn’t make my blisters worse and it relieved the intense itching sensation I had where all ten electrodes had been stuck to by skin for only a couple of minutes. I can’t ever imagine being without this lotion now and whenever I have one of my allergic reactions, it’s this that I’ll be reaching for as it works wonders and it’s so affordable too.
Cetaphil Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF50+ 50ml £12.99
“A light-weight, easily absorbed day cream. It hydrates skin and provides very high, broad-spectrum UVA/B photoprotection to help defend skin against the effects of daily exposure to sunlight and help skin maintain its natural protective barrier. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.“
The summer this year in the UK has been a scorcher and we’ve seen temperatures of 35c+ which will sound like nothing to many, many countries but the UK is seriously not used to high temperatures. Nobody has air-conditioning, and houses are built with cavity wall insulation to keep the heat in, so it has been unbearable.
I wear SPF every single day anyway but with the extreme temperatures, the Cetaphil Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF50+ has been my SPF of choice since June and I really like it.
A lot of facial SPFs can feel chalky, greasy or heavy on the skin, and certainly don’t layer well under makeup but that’s definitely not the case for this SPF. It’s a lightweight cream which absorbs easily, and as it’s non-comeodogenic it doesn’t make me breakout.
I always find SPF to be one of the least exciting ‘beauty’ products but it’s an essential step we can’t skip as protecting the skin is so important, and if you’re on the hunt for the perfect facial SPF this one is so worth trying.