Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cetaphil Cleansers & Moisturizers for the Face and Body

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While I neither have Rosacea nor Eczema, I do understand why many who do use Cetaphil products. They are super gentle on even the most irritated skin, they are soothing, and they are fragrance free. Years ago, my sister and I simultaneously were having issues with sensitive and irritated skin, with the added frustration of some breakouts, and we pulled the plug on all of our high-end department store skincare products and started using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion, and both did wonders for our irritated skin. In fact, these products were instrumental in healing our skin, and since that time I have almost always had a bottle of their cleanser and lotion on hand. Additionally, since I began blogging I have sought refuge in these products when I have had a negative reaction to products that I am testing. 

Here are five ultra gentle Cetaphil products that I have been using lately:

1) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (Suggested Retail: $13.99 for 16 oz. from Amazon,,  ULTA, Walgreens and Target): This is the very cleanser that I began using years ago, and it remains a staple when my skin needs a break after a product skin reaction. It is a lightweight, non-foaming, gel that effortlessly sweeps away dirt, cleans thoroughly and never strips the skin. It feels soothing, and my skin always feels hydrated and balanced afterward.

According to Cetaphil,

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a mild, non-irritating formulation that soothes skin as it cleans. In fact, it's gentle enough for a baby's delicate skin. Designed specifically to work for all skin types, it is a simple, yet highly effective way to care for your skin.

• As gentle as it gets — soothes and cleanses, leaving skin smooth and soft.
• Mild, soap-free formula cleanses without irritation — it won’t strip skin of its natural protective oils or emollients.
• Moisturizes without leaving residue that can clog pores.
• Good for special skin needs including those of rosacea-prone skin.

Directions for use without water: Apply a liberal amount of cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Remove excess with a soft cloth, leaving a thin film on the skin.

Directions for use with water: Apply cleanser to the skin and rub gently. Rinse.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.

2) Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 (Suggested Retail: $16.99 for 4 oz. from Amazon,, ULTA, Walgreens and Target): This is an ultra lightweight and fast absorbing lotion that leaves my skin soft, supple and moisturized. The fragrance-free formula is non-irritating, and has never caused my combination skin to breakout. I do, however, use an additional sunscreen since I prefer using a higher SPF on a daily basis.

According to Cetaphil,

Under your makeup or after shaving, Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 is a gentle moisturizer suitable for all skin types. Daily use improves your skin's ability to retain vital moisture.

• Light, silky-smooth facial moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated
• Protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays that can cause premature lines and wrinkles
• Improves skin’s ability to retain vital moisture without clogging pores
• Non-irritating, fragrance-free

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: ask a doctor.

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Octocrylene 10%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Diisopropyl Adipate, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer 940, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine.

3) Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths (Suggested Retail: $7.49 for 25 cloths from Amazon,, ULTA, Walgreens and Target): I absolutely love cleansing cloths to remove makeup, and these are probably the most gentle that I have tried. Each cloth is ultra soft and gentle against the skin, and they don't irritate my sensitive eyes in the least bit. Not only do they remove all of my makeup effortlessly, but they also leave my skin soft and moisturized– rather than stripped.

According to Cetaphil,

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths will leave skin feeling fresh and clean - without drying out or disturbing skin's natural pH balance.

• Convenient, pre-moistened - perfect for when you're on the go
• Ultra soft and gentle
• Thoroughly removes makeup and dirt, leaving skin clean, refreshed and balanced
• Mild, soap-free formula cleanses without irritation - it won't strip skin of its natural protective oils or emollients
• Moisturizes without leaving residue that can clog pores
• Fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested

Directions: Gently wipe your face including eye area to remove makeup and impurities. There is no need to rinse. Close lid securely after each use. Please dispose of used cloths in trash receptacle (do not flush).

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Citrate, Butylparaben, Allantoin, Zinc Gluconate.
4) Cetaphil RestoraDerm Eczema Calming Body Wash (Suggested Retail: $17.79 for 10 oz. from Amazon,, ULTA, Walgreens and Target): I absolutely love this body wash! It is an ultra-gentle soap-free cleanser that has a satisfying lather. It neither strips the skin, nor does it leave behind a residue, but instead it gently and thoroughly cleanses the skin. My skin is left soft, supple and moisturized.

According to Cetaphil,

Same eczema-soothing power, now easier to find at the shelf!  Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Wash is formulated to soothe dry, itchy skin associated with eczema and atopic dermatitis. Using advanced technology, this creamy wash gently cleanses and rinses without irritation and holds skin–nourishing oils in a gentle, soap–free cleanser.

• Clinically proven to provide non-irritating and moisture-enhancing cleansing, while soothing the dry, itchy, skin symptoms associated with eczema-prone skin
• Patented cleansing technology offers rich suds that preserve skin hydration, leaving skin soft and smooth
• Advanced Filaggrin technology™ helps moisturize as it cleanses
• Safe even for babies as young as three months

Directions: Apply to wet skin and massage into lather. Rinse and pat dry. Avoid contact with eyes.

Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Niacinamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Arginine, Citric Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium PCA, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA.

5) Cetaphil RestoraDerm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer (Suggested Retail: $17.79 for 10 oz. from Amazon,, ULTA, Walgreens and Target): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing moisturizer that deeply hydrates skin, and the effects last for many hours. My skin feels moisturized, soothed, soft and supple.

According to Cetaphil,

Same eczema-soothing power, now easier to find at the shelf! Cetaphil RestoraDerm® Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer is formulated to moisturize and bring soothing relief to atopic skin and symptoms associated with eczema. Its advanced technology helps to repair your skin's protective barrier and promotes hydration for even the toughest skin conditions like eczema, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cradle cap, and more.

• Soothes, replenishes and protects very dry and eczema-prone skin for long-lasting relief.
• Unique combination of patented ceramide and Filaggrin technology™ that’s clinically proven to help strengthen skin’s protective layer.
• Helps restore skin moisture.
• Safe even for babies as young as three months.

Directions: Apply liberally as often as needed or as directed by a physician.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sorbitol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Panthenol, Arginine, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium PCA, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetyl Alcohol.

Overall Assessment: This is such a gentle and effective line, and definitely worth having on hand.

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