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Today I’m going to talk about a brand that never gets enough love from what I’ve seen: Cetaphil! I’ve got the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to show you.

Cetaphil products are the only brand recommended by more than 90% of dermatologists across all four major categories: body cleansers/ body washes, facial cleansers, general body moisturizers, and facial moisturizers.

Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser Website Claims
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for daily makeup removal. Originally formulated for dermatologists, this cleanser is gentle on your skin and sensitive to your skin’s needs. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser will not strip the skin of natural protective oils or emollients, or disturb the skin’s natural pH balance. This dermatologist-recommended cleanser is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is gentle enough for children, teens and adults.”

“This gentle, soap-free cleanser was originally formulated for dermatologists, specifically for everyday cleansing of even the most sensitive skin.”

  • Mild, non-irritating, hypoallergenic formula, mild enough to cleanse a baby’s delicate skin
  • Helps prepare skin for topical medications
  • Neutral pH, non-comedogenic
  • Soothing, non irritating cleanser ideal for face, hands and body
  • Helps skin retain needed moisture
  • Rinses easily and leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy

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

Cleanser Pricing
$7.99 for 8 oz $11.49 for 16 oz., though price varies by location.

Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 Website Claims
Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is specially formulated to be effective, light and silky-smooth — ideal for facial use. In addition to providing gentle moisturization for all skin types, Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 gives you moderate protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays that are responsible for premature lines and wrinkles. This skin moisturizer is lightweight, fragrance-free and suitable for use under makeup or after shaving.”

  • Non-comedogenic
  • Lightweight, non-greasy
  • Fragrance free
  • Helps with UVA/UVB protection
  • Helps provide moderate daily sun protection

Moisturizer Ingredients
Active: Avobenzone 3% (sunscreen), Octocrylene (10%) (sunscreen)
Inactive: Water (Purified), Diisopropyl Adipate, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate / PEG 100 Stearate, Polymethylmethacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer 940, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine

Moisturizer Pricing
$13.99 for 4 fl. oz.

Let me tell you about my experience with the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. First, it’s the best moisturizing cleanser that I’ve ever tried. After washing my face with it, it feels clean, soft and moisturized, not dry or tight. Since I’ve been dealing with my skin feeling dry from Rosacea and my Rosacea meds, I am constantly fighting with dryness. Being able to use a cleanser that doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped, I’m guessing because it doesn’t remove the natural oils from my face, is definitely something I like. It hasn’t irritated my skin at all. I’ve not broken out at all.

I can easily see why this cleanser is a holy grail for people. Since the first night I tried it, I haven’t reached for any other cleanser. The weather has changed here in Florida to be cooler and dryer. This means that my sensitive combo skin is dryer than normal in some places. Using a cleanser that moisturizes the way Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser does has really made a difference for me. Right now it’s the perfect cleanser for my skin and I wish that I had tried it sooner! Additionally, my dermatologist recommended this cleanser to me, so when I told her that I’d tried it and loved it, she was happy.

Next is the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15. This facial moisturizer SPF 15 does a good job of moisturizing my skin. I use it on my face, eyes, neck, décolleté and hands. It doesn’t irritate my skin or break me out. It doesn’t irritate my eyes. It wears well and my makeup doesn’t ball up funny underneath it. However, the SPF of 15 is not sufficient for my skincare needs. Because of my Rosacea, my dermatologist wants me using a minimum of SPF 30. I prefer SPF 40 to 50. So while this is a good moisturizer with SPF 15, it doesn’t suit my needs.

I’ll definitely be purchasing the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser again once mine runs out. It’s been wonderful with my sensitive skin. While I will not be purchasing the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 again because it doesn’t meet my SPF needs, I do recommend it if you don’t have a high SPF requirement.

Have you tried Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15? If so, what did you think of them?

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