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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream + Bp?

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#1 snowcake

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:53 AM

Hello! I'm new to the Regimen and have just begun using benzoyl peroxide this week. After washing my face at night, i allow my skin to dry, then apply benzoyl peroxide. After about 15 min, I use Cetaphil moisturizing cream. I expect my dry skin to feel relieved from the cream, but gradually the burning and itching sensation increases. It is really difficult not to rub or scratch my skin when this happens, but I notice that when I do a couple minutes later, what looks like a grey version of the formerly white cream comes off. Not to gross anyone out or anything but they kind of resemble eraser crumbs, yet softer.

Is this normal or is there something wrong with the cetaphil cream? I was wondering if maybe it reacted with the BP...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

A lot of people seem to have this reaction, including myself. If you look at the acne.org reviews of Cetaphil moisturizing cream, a lot of them complain about a burning sensation. I even experienced this burning sensation when my skin was not new to BP. In my opinion it's not a very good moisturizer but that's just my opinion :) CeraVe is very gentle but it sounds like it occasionally breaks people out. :/

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

I get the exact same thing, but I find that if I leave my face alone after I blot the excess moisturizer off, Cetaphil works quite well at keeping flakiness under control. Which is really good, because that's one thing that bothered me about Dan's moisturizer, it didn't do much for my flakiness, even when I applied jojoba oil with it


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