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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream


Water (Purified), Petrolatum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Dimethicone (and Dimethiconol), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PEG 30 Glyceryl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol.

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Reviewed on September 1, 2017

Not for breakouts, IMO. Even when I had super dry tretinoin skin, this stuff made everything worse, I became a closed comedone city and am still recovering lol. Avoid if you are prone to clogged pores! May be alright with extremely dry skinned-people who have more cystic stuff.

Great nighttime moisturizer for dry skin
Reviewed on August 5, 2017

This is a really gentle, effective moisturizer for night time use. I would NOT recommend using during the day in most circumstances. It is a CREAM moisturizer, very thick and will leave a greasy look to your face.

Good with time
Reviewed on February 1, 2017

I like this cream. At first it causes breakouts and a stringing sensation but I think it's because my skin was dry at the time. This cream is acidic and close to the skin's natural ph which benifits skin with acne overtime. This will restore your acid mantle over time with nighttime use, one a night. Use this with the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and use no water as instructed on the bottle. If creams bother you, just use the Cleanser. Read my review on the Cleanser.

A must have on my regimen
Reviewed on September 9, 2016

I initially didn't like this product as I thought the consistency was way too thick for regular applications. Turns out this is the only moisturizer that's strong enough to counter my flaking due to the use of BP. I now use this every night as a vital part of my regimen. I love my BP but it can really dry out my skin. This product makes sure that doesn't happen.

This moisturizer is the BEST
Reviewed on June 22, 2016

This is the only facial moisturizer I trust. Even though it's a cream, it goes on thin enough that it doesn't clog your pores or leave your face feeling oily or greasy. The thing to remember with this moisturizer is that less is more! I only use total two pea sized amounts each time I use it and that's enough for my entire face.

Gets rid of flakiness and dryness
Reviewed on June 21, 2016

At first, I didn't like this product as it didn't help with my flakiness and was burning my skin after I had used BP. To get rid of the flakiness the only thing that worked for me was Lush "oatifix" which Is a very moisturising face mask that also helps with acne so if you are suffering from dry skin and flakes, please try that out as it worked for me. Anyway, this product is a great product for when I still get some dry skin and flakiness on my face after a facial treatment. Yes, this product doesn't really sink into your skin quickly so I suggest putting it on at night. Also, it works best after you have just had a shower and your face is still wet, slather some of this on and in the morning your face is so soft, moisturised and all flakes and dry skin is gone, trust me. I put on a very generous amount and it doesn't break me out or irritate me. It is very soothing to my skin after I had popped a few pimples as it calms it down. I would definetely recommend this product, and make sure you use it right because some people don't use it the right way which causes them not to like it. This is the only moisturiser that helps my dry skin. So please put a generous amount on after a shower while your face is still wet. :) hope this helps anyone.

Bad for face
Reviewed on May 21, 2016

It did moisturized my skin well but it caused a lot of closed comedones which are hard to remove. It is more suitable for the body than on face.

Made me break out
Reviewed on March 25, 2016

The stuff is like as thick as body lotion and it does moisturize well but it made my acne worse. I used it for 3 months, I was on birth control that gave me horrible acne (I had mainly clear skin before the birth control) and I thought cetaphil would help calm the breakouts- but it didn't. I eventually quit the birth control and my skin got way better but I was still having breakouts. So I quit this and after I quit using it my skin got even better. It's still not back to normal but eliminating this has helped a lot.

Not for me...
Reviewed on February 27, 2016

I decided to try this last night as an alternative for acne.org/dan's moisturizer. So after applying dan's bp and letting it dry for 15 minutes, I gently slathered the cetaphi. cream on my face. First thought, it felt too greasy and uncomfortable on my face and after about 1 minute, I felt my face burning. At first I thought it was normal since that's what would always happen every-time I apply dan's moisturizer.


30 minutes has passed... my face is still burning

2 hours has passed.... and i think the burning feeling has increased so I told myself okay this is enough. I had to wash it off from my face because I couldn't stand the pain and burning feeling it gave me.

Now I woke up and has 3 new pimples on my face :<

I'd give it a 5 star as a moisturizer for my body as this has helped me moisturized my dry skin but a 2 star as a moisturizer for my face. it's great for my body but for my face just no.

There's a trick to using this, read.
Reviewed on January 9, 2016

BEST EVER! I bought the generic version from Target and walmart - both good. Pat/Tap onto your face, don't rub or smear on to your face. Put a big gob in your palm, rub both hands together and tap tap tap pat pat all over your face that was treated with benzoly P. Works great, not oily and keeps skin from ever flaking. I only use the regimens benzoyl P and this. Had pretty bad acne for years until finally using this and neutrogena bar soap. 3 steps that really work.

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